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Airstrikes pound Syria's Afrin as Turkey launches 'Operation Olive Branch' Saturday, 20 Jan 2018

HASSA, Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey opened a new front in Syria's nearly seven-year-old war on Saturday, launching airstrikes against a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Afrin province that raise the prospect of a further strain on relations between Ankara and Washington.  Full Article   |  Video

 
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Several dead as gunmen attack top Kabul hotel Saturday, 20 Jan 2018 

KABUL (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday, seizing hostages and exchanging gunfire with security forces as the building in the Afghan capital caught fire and residents and staff fled.  Full Article  |  Video  

U.S. government shuts down as Trump feuds with Democrats Saturday, 20 Jan 2018 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world's most powerful government shut down on Saturday after President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress failed to reach a deal on funding for federal agencies, highlighting America's deep political divisions.  Full Article  

 
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