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Gunmen attack hotel in Kabul

Turkish jets hit Kurdish positions in northern Syria
Turkish jets struck Kurdish militia observation posts Saturday in the Syrian town of Afrin, signaling the start of a military invasion to oust the fighters, Turkey's state-run news reported.

What the US government closure means for Americans

US spy ship's seizure nearly sparked war
"This is it, they're taking us out here to kill us," Stu Russell thought as he trudged through the snow in the middle of the night into a dark forest.

How Trump changed the world in one year

Germany limps toward a new government
Six hundred delegates from Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD) will descend on the city of Bonn this Sunday for a special party congress.

Tourists warned after shootings in Jamaica

Renowned French chef Paul Bocuse dies

IOC approves North Korea's participation in Winter Games
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N Korea military parade could derail diplomatic breakthrough
The Winter Olympics opening ceremony may not be the only parade North Korea is planning on participating in next month.

String of rapes shocks India
Five alleged rapes, mostly of minors, within five days in the northern Indian state of Haryana, has forced the issue of sexual violence back onto India's national agenda, provoking widespread condemnation.

Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose
Musician Tom Petty died of an accidental drug overdose of several medications, a statement from his family, posted on, and a news release from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner said Friday.

New US strategy to target China, Russia
The Pentagon now sees China and Russia as "the central challenge" facing the US military, according to the unclassified pages of the Trump administration's new National Defense Strategy.

Alpine skiing: Outsider pulls off historic World Cup win
It is the most feared and challenging downhill in the world, but outsider Thomas Dressen proved his mettle with a debut World Cup win in the classic Hahnenkamm race in Kitzbuhel.

Halep wins record Australian Open classic
The top two seeds at a grand slam having to save match points in the first week? As unlikely as it sounds, it has happened at the Australian Open.

Torture case: The kids were starved, but dogs were well-fed
When authorities arrived Sunday night to a home in the California town of Perris, they found a family with 13 children, most of them starved and startlingly skinny.

Report has new details on Las Vegas shooter
Authorities on Friday released a preliminary investigative report on the Las Vegas shooting in response to large public interest in the case.

Facebook to rank news outlets

The words from Olympian Aly Raisman that made a courtroom applaud

Amazon hikes monthly Prime membership

Doctor delivers baby 35,000 feet in the air
Second-year urology resident Dr. Sij Hemal delivered a baby when a woman went into labor 35,000 feet in the air on flight from Paris to New York.

Blood test may be able to detect 8 types of cancer
Scientists have made progress on developing an experimental blood test that could detect many types of cancer in their early stages, and possibly even their locations in the body.

Women against Trump: 'We're exhausted but still marching'
One year ago, Allison Busch-Vogel of South Orange, New Jersey rented four buses even before she knew if she could fill them.

Refugees found frozen near Lebanon border
The bodies of 12 Syrian refugees who crossed into Lebanon were found frozen Friday in a mountainous area near the border, Lebanon's state-run National News Agency reported.

Woman who started France's #MeToo campaign faces lawsuit
The woman who began France's own version of the #MeToo movement is being sued for slander by the man she accused of making lewd comments about her.

Ancient ruins shed light on mysterious civilization
A team of archaeologists has uncovered two ceremonial chambers in Peru used by the ancient Moche culture around 1,500 years ago. The find, announced last week, is shedding new light on the political life and rituals of the enigmatic civilization and could help us understand its sudden collapse.

Kim and Kanye name their third child
It's Chicago West.

Windstorm sends pedestrians to the ground
Strong wind wreaked havoc on pedestrians and snarled transportation systems in the Netherlands.

Moment Putin plunges into ice-cold water
Russian President Vladimir Putin stripped down to his bathing trunks in freezing temperatures Friday before immersing himself in icy waters to mark the feast of the Epiphany.

Trump Jr to host Indian Trump Tower buyers

Artists respond to one year of Trump with protest art

The life of a golf trick shot artist
Every November, the top 60 players on golf's European Tour battle it out at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

'Monster' created below London
What used to be a disgusting subterranean mass of congealed waste -- also known as a fatberg -- will soon be on display at a London museum.

Japan's 'genderless' subculture
In the narrow alleys of Tokyo's ultra-trendy Harajuku district, a growing number of Japanese men who self-identify as "genderless" are boldly broadening their sartorial and cosmetic choices. With faces expertly made up, hair dyed and stylishly coifed, eyebrows plucked and painted, they sashay from one indie boutique to the next.

Italy's new hot destination
Central Italy's Abruzzo has always attracted visitors thanks to its enviable snow season, but up until recently the majority were European.

The rise and rise of Shenzhen
The first thing anyone tells you about Shenzhen, the city in southern China that borders Hong Kong and has a population of at least 12 million, is that it was once a sleepy fishing village.

The Australian foods and drinks expats miss most
There are countless things about our homeland that Australians miss after moving abroad: the magnificent landscape, the laid-back lifestyle and that endless blue sky, to name a few.

Did Dubai steal its $68M tower?
Visitors to Dubai now have an unusual vantage point from which to take in the emirate's ever expanding skyline.

Dylan Farrow: Dad Woody Allen abused me

$6 million in chips stolen in Wynn casino heist

The moment speeding boat plows into fishing vessel
Minor injuries were reported after a speeding, 30-foot Bayliner crashed into a fishing boat on the Columbia River in Oregon.

'Star Wars Rebels' sets 90-minute series finale

New Zealand PM: Pregnancy 'unexpected but exciting'
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Friday that she and her partner, Clarke Gayford, are expecting their first child in June.

The countries offering the most generous maternity leave

Kabul was under warning for attack
Gunmen on launched an attack on Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, according to Najib Danish, a spokesman for Afghanistan's interior ministry.

US government is closed; politicians point fingers

Singer Ed Sheeran is engaged
Countless newlyweds have chosen Ed Sheeran's ballad, "Thinking Out Loud," to play during their first dance. Now, the British singer-songwriter gets to decide if he wants it played at his own wedding.

Rapper dies at age 27
Rapper Fredo Santana has died in Los Angeles, a family member and the Los Angeles County Coroner's office said Saturday. He was 27.

British Airways pilot taken off plane
A British Airways pilot was taken off a plane on suspicion of being drunk, officials said, before the aircraft took off from London's Gatwick Airport.



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