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Airstrikes pound Syria's Afrin as Turkey launches 'Operation Olive Branch'

HASSA, Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey opened a new front in Syria's war on Saturday, launching airstrikes against a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Afrin province that raise the prospect of worsening relations between Ankara and NATO ally Washington.

Source: Reuters: Top News | 21 Jan 2018 | 7:28 am(NZT)

Syria: Turkey war planes launch strikes on Afrin

Turkey launches air strikes on US-backed Kurds in Afrin, opening a new front in the Syrian conflict.

Source: BBC News - Home | 21 Jan 2018 | 7:23 am(NZT)

Kabul: Gunmen 'attacking Intercontinental Hotel'

The Intercontinental Hotel is under attack from gunmen, reports quoting Afghan officials say.

Source: BBC News - Home | 21 Jan 2018 | 7:16 am(NZT)

Masters 2018: Kyren Wilson edges Judd Trump 6-5 to reach first final

England's Kyren Wilson produces one of the great comebacks in Masters history to beat world number three Judd Trump 6-5 and book a place in Sunday's final.

Source: BBC News - Home | 21 Jan 2018 | 7:15 am(NZT)

Women's March draws thousands as Trump term enters second year

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters turned out across the nation for the second Women's March on Saturday, marking the first anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration with rallies aimed at channeling female activism into political gains in elections this year.

Source: Reuters: Top News | 21 Jan 2018 | 7:11 am(NZT)



Government shuts down as Trump feuds with Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The second year of Donald Trump's presidency began on Saturday with the U.S. government in shutdown mode while lawmakers gathered in hopes of finding a compromise that would fund federal agencies.

Source: Reuters: Top News | 21 Jan 2018 | 7:00 am(NZT)

Everton 1-1 West Bromwich Albion

Substitute Oumar Niasse comes on to save a point for Everton in a match overshadowed by James McCarthy's horrific leg injury.

Source: BBC News - Home | 21 Jan 2018 | 6:59 am(NZT)

Turkey launches offensive against Syrian city held by US-backed Kurdish forces



Source: News | 21 Jan 2018 | 6:39 am(NZT)

North Korea says to send delegation to prepare for Olympics on Sunday: South Korea ministry

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send a delegation to South Korea on Sunday to prepare for a trip by an art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics, pushing the visit back a day after earlier cancelling it, South Korea's Unification Ministry has said.

Source: Reuters: Top News | 21 Jan 2018 | 6:01 am(NZT)

Former Northern Ireland secretary has lung operation



Source: News | 21 Jan 2018 | 6:01 am(NZT)

Winter Olympics 2018: Tonga's Rio Olympic flagbearer will compete in Pyeongchang

Tonga's flagbearer from the Rio Olympics, whose photo went viral in 2016, will now compete at the Winter Olympics.

Source: BBC News - Home | 21 Jan 2018 | 5:52 am(NZT)

France cries foul over MPs in football shirts and instigates new dress code



Source: News | 21 Jan 2018 | 5:44 am(NZT)

Paul Bocuse, pioneer of nouvelle cuisine, dies aged 91



Source: News | 21 Jan 2018 | 5:23 am(NZT)

British Army’s Ice Maiden team becomes first all-female team to cross Antarctica using muscle power alone



Source: News | 21 Jan 2018 | 5:17 am(NZT)

Two Americans, two Canadians freed after kidnapping in Nigeria: police

KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Two Americans and two Canadians have been freed after being kidnapped in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, a police spokesman said on Saturday, as it emerged that five oil workers had been abducted in the southern Niger Delta region.

Source: Reuters: Top News | 21 Jan 2018 | 3:25 am(NZT)

IOC makes it official: North Korea and South Korea will march together at Olympics

Athletes from North Korea will participate in the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said Saturday.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 21 Jan 2018 | 3:09 am(NZT)

The Pentagon says China and Russia are bigger problems for U.S. than terrorists. American voters may not agree.

A newly released Pentagon strategy document proposes a new vision of America’s national security priorities — one in which competition with China and Russia is more important to the United States than the fight against international terrorism. After almost two decades of a “war on terror” that came at huge expense but often had few tangible benefits, […]

Source: WorldViews | 20 Jan 2018 | 11:00 pm(NZT)

German officials believe rapper-turned-militant Denis Cuspert has been killed

BERLIN — German rapper-turned-militant Denis Cuspert is most likely dead, according to three German security officials and one person close to him. Also known as "Deso Dogg" and later by the nom de guerre "Abu Talha al Almani," Cuspert was one of Germany’s most notorious Islamic State members and a high-profile figure behind the group’s propaganda […]

Source: WorldViews | 20 Jan 2018 | 9:33 am(NZT)



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Pope angers Chile after backing bishop accused of covering up sexual abuse

It was supposed to be an apology tour, but the pope’s Chile visit drew unexpected ire Thursday after the head of the Catholic Church came to the support of Juan Barros, a bishop accused of covering up sexual abuse. The remarks came at the end of a visit that was intended to ease tensions between the church […]

Source: WorldViews | 20 Jan 2018 | 6:18 am(NZT)

Shirtless Putin takes icy religious plunge, and yes, there are photos

The president appears healthy. Russian leader Vladimir Putin dipped into frigid waters early Friday at a lake in northwestern Russia to mark the Orthodox observance of the Epiphany, which commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River. The president arrived for the pre-dawn ceremony flanked by journalists with video cameras and monks holding gold […]

Source: WorldViews | 20 Jan 2018 | 5:48 am(NZT)

North Korea plans military parade on eve of the Olympics, diplomats say

The Winter Olympics opening ceremony may not be the only parade North Korea is planning on participating in next month.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 20 Jan 2018 | 5:05 am(NZT)

France scoffs at Boris Johnson’s plan for bridge across the English Channel

LONDON — As Britain prepares for its departure from the European Union, there has been ample discussion about the building of bridges as Britain finds its new place in the world. And maybe that means building an actual bridge. Britain’s flamboyant foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, sparked a debate about the possibility of a 22-mile bridge […]

Source: WorldViews | 20 Jan 2018 | 4:31 am(NZT)

Trump says 'Russia is not helping' with North Korea

US President Donald Trump may have found another whipping boy when it comes to reining in North Korea.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 19 Jan 2018 | 5:35 am(NZT)

Opinion: Olympics diplomacy could solve the Korea crisis

Olympics diplomacy will get its day, even if it comes beneath the shadow of the North Korean nuclear program.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 17 Jan 2018 | 11:09 am(NZT)

5 ways the world is pulling apart

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