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Syria: Turkey says ground troops moved in on Afrin

US-backed militants deny Turkish reports, saying they have "repelled" attacks in northern Syria.

Kabul: Gunman shot Intercontinental Hotel diners - eyewitness

An eyewitness recounts the terrifying moment gunmen burst into a Kabul hotel shooting diners.

Kabul attack: Guests use sheets to escape hotel

Guests used sheets to climb down from balconies during an attack by gunmen at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul.

North Korea Moranbong girl band leader heads Olympic inspection team

The team is on a landmark visit to inspect cultural venues for next month's Winter Olympics.

French President says Donald Trump is not a 'classical politician'

France's president criticises Donald Trump's crude comment about African countries, in a BBC interview.

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International Herold Tribune - Asia & Pacific

Fire Traps Workers in Delhi Factory, Killing at Least 17

Many workers were trapped on the upper floors as they were making firecrackers, although the police said the factory had been licensed to make plastic items.

Afghan Forces Retake Control of Kabul Hotel After Deadly Siege

Officials declared an overnight attack on the Intercontinental Hotel over, saying 160 people, including 41 foreigners, had been rescued. Five civilians died, as well as four assailants.

North Korean Pop Singer Leads Pre-Olympic Delegation to South

The advance team of North Koreans, headed by Hyon Song-wol, one of the North’s best-known propaganda singers, arrived in the South on Sunday.

Wildlife Trafficking Kingpin Arrested in Thailand

Boonchai Bach is suspected of fueling much of Asia’s illegal animal trade for over a decade, overseeing a criminal syndicate that has smuggled poached items including ivory and rhino horns.

Myanmar Soldiers Sentenced for Killing 3 Civilians in Kachin

Six soldiers were sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing three people in war-torn Kachin state. It was a rare prosecution in a country where the military has operated with impunity for decades.

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International Herold Tribune - Africa&Middle East

Resolving Who Owns What Land Lies at Heart of Zimbabwe’s Future

Even as villagers in land coveted by Grace Mugabe celebrated the end of an era, determining who has title to farms is a critical step in Zimbabwe’s development and democratization.

Trying to Defend President Trump’s Derision, Diplomatically

In embassies around the world, some of America’s diplomats are being dressed down by their host nations. Others are considering leaving their posts.

Sudan Jails Journalists in New Sign of Repression

The arrests of seven reporters covering economic protests reflect what advocacy groups call increasingly harsh censorship in the vast African country.

Roy Bennett, White Zimbabwean With Black Political Base, Dies in U.S. Helicopter Crash

Mr. Bennett, 60, was a coffee grower whose farm was seized as part of the land redistribution program of Robert G. Mugabe. He was a formidable leader of Zimbabwe’s main opposition party.

Gabon Says It Busted a Major Ivory Smuggling Network

Officials said they had dismantled an ivory trafficking network with links to Boko Haram in a region where poaching has decimated the elephant population.

International Herold Tribune - Africa & Middle East



MSNBC.com

Congress, pointing fingers, fails to reach deal as shutdown continues

The politics of which party is blamed for a government shutdown are also in full effect as President Donald Trump's campaign released a divisive campaign ad.

In the Trump era, there's no 'room where it happens'

Trump's world view is not to trust anyone and not to be trusted himself. And now we are living in his world.

The government is shut down. What happens now?

The White House and Congress failed to reach a deal on funding the federal government. Here's what what happens now.

Government shutdown 2018: What's open and what's closed?

The Statue of Liberty is not accepting huddled masses at this time, but the beleaguered U.S. Post Office is still processing packages and delivering mail.

Without CHIP funding, 1.7 million kids could lose healthcare in weeks

"I'm tired of my daughter's health being used as a political weapon," said Lisa Nunez, whose 11-year-old daughter is a CHIP recipient.

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The New York Times

Trump, Syria, Women’s March: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

After Vowing to Fix Washington, Trump Is Mired in a Familiar Crisis

Immigration policy, the issue that propelled President Trump’s political rise, snarled negotiations to avert a government shutdown.

Bitter Bickering Muddies the Path to Ending the Government Shutdown

With the government shut down and the two parties faulting each other, senators from both parties were looking for an agreement to end the crisis.

Open, Closed or Something in Between: What a Shutdown Looks Like

The vast machinery of the federal government began grinding to a halt, but much of the bureaucracy will stay in motion for a while.

1 Son, 4 Overdoses, 6 Hours

Drug deaths draw the most notice, but more addicted people live than die. For them and their families, life can be a relentless cycle of worry, hope and chaos.

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