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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 - 21:58

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.

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 - 19:37

McDonald, the new face of Ireland's Sinn Fein

Mary Lou McDonald, the incoming president of Ireland's Sinn Fein, represents a new era without the baggage of the party's past as the political voice of the IRA.

Mary Lou McDonald, the incoming president of Ireland's Sinn Fein, represents a new era without the baggage of the party's past as the political voice of the IRA.


01/20/2018 - 16:59

Hazard stars as Chelsea return to winning ways

A sublime performance from Eden Hazard solved Chelsea's recent scoring problems in their first victory this year conjuring two goals in a 4-0 win away to Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.

A sublime performance from Eden Hazard solved Chelsea's recent scoring problems in their first victory this year conjuring two goals in a 4-0 win away to Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.


01/20/2018 - 16:56

Arsenal offer 50m euros for Aubameyang - report

Arsenal have reportedly had a first offer of 50 million euros ($61.1 million) for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rejected by his German club Borussia Dortmund, according to Kicker magazine on Saturday.

Arsenal have reportedly had a first offer of 50 million euros ($61.1 million) for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rejected by his German club Borussia Dortmund, according to Kicker magazine on Saturday.


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

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.

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.

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 - 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.

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 - 21:42

French prison unions vote to press on with strike

A week-long French prison strike looked set to enter a second week after a leading union Saturday rejected proposals to end the standoff and another shunned talks.

A week-long French prison strike looked set to enter a second week after a leading union Saturday rejected proposals to end the standoff and another shunned talks.


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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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 - 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.

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 "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 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.

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.

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