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01/20/2018 - 22:56

Attack under way on Kabul luxury hotel, multiple casualties

At least four gunmen stormed Kabul's landmark Intercontinental Hotel in a night-time raid on Saturday and opened fire on guests and staff, officials said, in an hours-long assault that is still ongoing.

Attack under way on Kabul luxury hotel, multiple casualties

At least four gunmen stormed Kabul's landmark Intercontinental Hotel in a night-time raid on Saturday and opened fire on guests and staff, officials said, in an hours-long assault that is still ongoing.


01/20/2018 - 22:30

Trump inauguration anniversary marred by shutdown, protests

Donald Trump's first anniversary as US president was marred by chaos Saturday as Congress struggled to reverse a government shutdown and mass demonstrations erupted in cities across the country.

Trump inauguration anniversary marred by shutdown, protests

Donald Trump's first anniversary as US president was marred by chaos Saturday as Congress struggled to reverse a government shutdown and mass demonstrations erupted in cities across the country.


01/20/2018 - 22:03

Teen Zagitova dethrones European figure skating queen Medvedeva

Russian teen Alina Zagitova dethroned champion Evgenia Medvedeva to be crowned European women's figure skating champion in Moscow on Saturday.

Teen Zagitova dethrones European figure skating queen Medvedeva

Russian teen Alina Zagitova dethroned champion Evgenia Medvedeva to be crowned European women's figure skating champion in Moscow on Saturday.


01/20/2018 - 21:58

Aguero treble gets Man City back on track as United eye Sanchez

Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as Manchester City restored their 12-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 win at home to Newcastle United on Saturday.

Aguero treble gets Man City back on track as United eye Sanchez

Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as Manchester City restored their 12-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 win at home to Newcastle United on Saturday.


01/20/2018 - 21:47

Terrified children, empty streets in Syria's Afrin as Turkey attacks

As soon as Turkish warplanes began bombing raids over Afrin on Saturday, terrified residents of the Syrian Kurdish enclave dashed to take cover in the cellars of their homes.

Terrified children, empty streets in Syria's Afrin as Turkey attacks

As soon as Turkish warplanes began bombing raids over Afrin on Saturday, terrified residents of the Syrian Kurdish enclave dashed to take cover in the cellars of their homes.


01/20/2018 - 21:34

Turkish jets pound Kurdish militia in new Syria offensive

Turkey on Saturday launched a new air and ground operation to oust Kurdish militia from their northern Syrian enclave, defying US warnings that the action risked further destabilising the area after almost seven years of civil war.

Turkish jets pound Kurdish militia in new Syria offensive

Turkey on Saturday launched a new air and ground operation to oust Kurdish militia from their northern Syrian enclave, defying US warnings that the action risked further destabilising the area after almost seven years of civil war.


01/20/2018 - 20:51

'Pope' of French cuisine Paul Bocuse dies age 91

Paul Bocuse, one of the greatest French chefs of all time, died on Saturday aged 91 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

'Pope' of French cuisine Paul Bocuse dies age 91

Paul Bocuse, one of the greatest French chefs of all time, died on Saturday aged 91 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.


01/20/2018 - 20:37

Mass crowds rally for anti-Trump Women's Marches across US

Protestors took to the streets en masse across the United States Saturday, hoisting anti-Donald Trump placards, banging drums and donning pink caps symbolic of the resistance for a second Women's March opposing the president one year to the day of his inauguration.

Mass crowds rally for anti-Trump Women's Marches across US

Protestors took to the streets en masse across the United States Saturday, hoisting anti-Donald Trump placards, banging drums and donning pink caps symbolic of the resistance for a second Women's March opposing the president one year to the day of his inauguration.

01/20/2018 - 23:25

Real Madrid out of top four as Villarreal win

Villarreal moved above Real Madrid and into the top four in La Liga after a 2-1 win over Levante on Saturday that piled more pressure on the struggling champions' coach Zinedine Zidane.

Real Madrid out of top four as Villarreal win

Villarreal moved above Real Madrid and into the top four in La Liga after a 2-1 win over Levante on Saturday that piled more pressure on the struggling champions' coach Zinedine Zidane.


01/20/2018 - 22:42

'Around 200' Russians to compete in Pyeongchang - Mutko

Around 200 "clean" Russians will take part in the upcoming Winter Games, even though their country is suspended, the deputy prime minister responsible for sport, Vitaly Mutko, said on Saturday.

'Around 200' Russians to compete in Pyeongchang - Mutko

Around 200 "clean" Russians will take part in the upcoming Winter Games, even though their country is suspended, the deputy prime minister responsible for sport, Vitaly Mutko, said on Saturday.


01/20/2018 - 22:35

Scarlets beat Toulon to reach Champions Cup quarter-finals

Scarlets became the first Welsh team since 2012 to reach the knockout stage of the European Champions Cup when they clung on to a 30-27 home victory over Toulon on Saturday.

Scarlets beat Toulon to reach Champions Cup quarter-finals

Scarlets became the first Welsh team since 2012 to reach the knockout stage of the European Champions Cup when they clung on to a 30-27 home victory over Toulon on Saturday.


01/20/2018 - 22:28

Teen Zagitova claims figure skating crown, French duo break record

Russian teen Alina Zagitova dethroned champion Evgenia Medvedeva and trailblazing French ice dancers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron set a new world record as the European Championships ended in style on Saturday.

Teen Zagitova claims figure skating crown, French duo break record

Russian teen Alina Zagitova dethroned champion Evgenia Medvedeva and trailblazing French ice dancers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron set a new world record as the European Championships ended in style on Saturday.


01/20/2018 - 22:03

Teen Zagitova dethrones European figure skating queen Medvedeva

Russian teen Alina Zagitova dethroned champion Evgenia Medvedeva to be crowned European women's figure skating champion in Moscow on Saturday.

Teen Zagitova dethrones European figure skating queen Medvedeva

Russian teen Alina Zagitova dethroned champion Evgenia Medvedeva to be crowned European women's figure skating champion in Moscow on Saturday.


01/20/2018 - 22:02

Bailey shines as Leverkusen climb to second

Winger Leon Bailey produced a superb back-heeled goal in a dazzling display as Bayer Leverkusen went second in the Bundesliga with a 4-1 win at Hoffenheim on Saturday.

Bailey shines as Leverkusen climb to second

Winger Leon Bailey produced a superb back-heeled goal in a dazzling display as Bayer Leverkusen went second in the Bundesliga with a 4-1 win at Hoffenheim on Saturday.


01/20/2018 - 22:01

Sainz survives dunes to win Dakar Rally

Spanish veteran Carlos Sainz clinched overall victory in the 2018 Dakar Rally on Saturday, finishing safely after the 14th and final stage around Cordoba in Argentina for his second win in the race.

Sainz survives dunes to win Dakar Rally

Spanish veteran Carlos Sainz clinched overall victory in the 2018 Dakar Rally on Saturday, finishing safely after the 14th and final stage around Cordoba in Argentina for his second win in the race.


01/20/2018 - 21:58

Aguero treble gets Man City back on track as United eye Sanchez

Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as Manchester City restored their 12-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 win at home to Newcastle United on Saturday.

Aguero treble gets Man City back on track as United eye Sanchez

Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as Manchester City restored their 12-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 win at home to Newcastle United on Saturday.

01/20/2018 - 20:51

'Pope' of French cuisine Paul Bocuse dies age 91

Paul Bocuse, one of the greatest French chefs of all time, died on Saturday aged 91 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

'Pope' of French cuisine Paul Bocuse dies age 91

Paul Bocuse, one of the greatest French chefs of all time, died on Saturday aged 91 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.


01/20/2018 - 20:14

Sundance debuts dark tale of triplets split at birth

If it were a conspiracy thriller it would be dismissed as far-fetched, but Tim Wardell's astonishing story of triplets separated at birth and reunited by pure chance is all too real.

Sundance debuts dark tale of triplets split at birth

If it were a conspiracy thriller it would be dismissed as far-fetched, but Tim Wardell's astonishing story of triplets separated at birth and reunited by pure chance is all too real.


01/20/2018 - 15:49

Ed Sheeran announces engagement

Ed Sheeran has become engaged to his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, the British singer-songwriter announced Saturday.

Ed Sheeran announces engagement

Ed Sheeran has become engaged to his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, the British singer-songwriter announced Saturday.


01/20/2018 - 08:51

Hollywood's Will Smith hooked after Kyrgios classic

Hollywood heavyweight Will Smith says he's now hooked on tennis after being courtside at the Australian Open to see Nick Kyrgios topple Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a Grand Slam classic.

Hollywood's Will Smith hooked after Kyrgios classic

Hollywood heavyweight Will Smith says he's now hooked on tennis after being courtside at the Australian Open to see Nick Kyrgios topple Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a Grand Slam classic.


01/20/2018 - 08:14

Danny McBride to play Crocodile Dundee's son in new movie

More than 30 years after Mick "Crocodile" Dundee delighted audiences by wrestling wild animals and facing down New York muggers with his massive knife, a reboot is in the works.

Danny McBride to play Crocodile Dundee's son in new movie

More than 30 years after Mick "Crocodile" Dundee delighted audiences by wrestling wild animals and facing down New York muggers with his massive knife, a reboot is in the works.


01/20/2018 - 02:45

Tom Petty died of accidental overdose: family

American rocker Tom Petty died in October of an accidental drug overdose after taking a variety of medications for his ailments including a mix of opioid painkillers, his family and the Los Angeles county medical examiner said Friday.

Tom Petty died of accidental overdose: family

American rocker Tom Petty died in October of an accidental drug overdose after taking a variety of medications for his ailments including a mix of opioid painkillers, his family and the Los Angeles county medical examiner said Friday.


01/20/2018 - 00:42

Ex-employee accuses Michael Douglas of sexual harassment

A former employee has accused Michael Douglas of sexual harassment and misconduct in her presence, charges the Oscar-winning Hollywood megastar has vehemently denied.

Ex-employee accuses Michael Douglas of sexual harassment

A former employee has accused Michael Douglas of sexual harassment and misconduct in her presence, charges the Oscar-winning Hollywood megastar has vehemently denied.


01/19/2018 - 23:10

It's Chicago West: Kim and Kanye name third child

Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West have called their third child Chicago, the reality star announced Friday, opening the floodgates to hefty doses of mockery and consternation on social media.

It's Chicago West: Kim and Kanye name third child

Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West have called their third child Chicago, the reality star announced Friday, opening the floodgates to hefty doses of mockery and consternation on social media.

01/20/2018 - 10:18

Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking

Thai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asia's illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to a family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts to Chinese and Vietnamese dealers.

Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking

Thai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asia's illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to a family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts to Chinese and Vietnamese dealers.


01/20/2018 - 04:46

Spotted hyena returns to Gabon park after 20 years: researchers

A spotted hyena has been sighted in a Gabon national park for the first time in 20 years, conservationists said Friday, the latest large predator to have returned to a region where many had gone locally extinct.

Spotted hyena returns to Gabon park after 20 years: researchers

A spotted hyena has been sighted in a Gabon national park for the first time in 20 years, conservationists said Friday, the latest large predator to have returned to a region where many had gone locally extinct.


01/20/2018 - 04:00

Female Sherpa from Nepal scales new heights

When Dawa Yangzum Sherpa first set her sights on being a mountain guide, she was told it was no job for a girl. Now she has proved her doubters wrong, becoming Nepal's first woman to earn a prestigious international qualification.

Female Sherpa from Nepal scales new heights

When Dawa Yangzum Sherpa first set her sights on being a mountain guide, she was told it was no job for a girl. Now she has proved her doubters wrong, becoming Nepal's first woman to earn a prestigious international qualification.


01/19/2018 - 22:42

Black NASA astronaut is replaced in sudden crew shuffle

Jeanette Epps, 46, a former CIA agent turned astronaut, was about to become the first African-American to embark on a mission lasting several months at the International Space Station.

Black NASA astronaut is replaced in sudden crew shuffle

Jeanette Epps, 46, a former CIA agent turned astronaut, was about to become the first African-American to embark on a mission lasting several months at the International Space Station.


01/19/2018 - 19:14

Mexico shaken by 6.3 magnitude earthquake

Tourist hotspots in Mexico's Baja California Peninsula were shaken Friday by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake -- but no injuries or damage were reported, authorities said.

Mexico shaken by 6.3 magnitude earthquake

Tourist hotspots in Mexico's Baja California Peninsula were shaken Friday by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake -- but no injuries or damage were reported, authorities said.


01/19/2018 - 18:51

Second face transplant for Frenchman in world-first

A man whose body rejected a face transplant he received seven years ago has been given a second donor face after living nearly two months without one, French medical agencies said Friday.

Second face transplant for Frenchman in world-first

A man whose body rejected a face transplant he received seven years ago has been given a second donor face after living nearly two months without one, French medical agencies said Friday.


01/19/2018 - 18:20

Pentagon strategy drops climate change as a security threat

Climate change and the impact it has on national and international security was not included in the US national defense strategy, unveiled by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday.

Pentagon strategy drops climate change as a security threat

Climate change and the impact it has on national and international security was not included in the US national defense strategy, unveiled by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday.


01/19/2018 - 17:37

After two-year wait, Uganda gets its new cancer machine

Uganda's only radiotherapy machine was officially replaced Friday, nearly two years after the previous one broke down, giving hope to cancer patients who had been denied a crucial tool against the disease.

After two-year wait, Uganda gets its new cancer machine

Uganda's only radiotherapy machine was officially replaced Friday, nearly two years after the previous one broke down, giving hope to cancer patients who had been denied a crucial tool against the disease.

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