21 January 2018


Kabul Intercontinental Hotel siege ends, all gunmen killed-govt (170)
A man tries to escape from a balcony at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel during an attack by gunmen Afghan Special Forces ended an overnight siege at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel on Sunday, killing the last gunman from a group of three attackers who stormed the hotel, taking hostages and battling security forces for hours. Two gunmen were killed on Saturday night.
Commercial rocket from New Zealand deploys small satellites (20)
A rocket launched from New Zealand on Sunday successfully reached orbit carrying small commercial satellites. California-based company Rocket Lab said its Electron rocket, which carries only a small payload of about 150 kilograms (331 pounds), successfully deployed an earth imaging and two other satellites for weather and ship tracking after blastoff from the Mahia Peninsula on North Island's east coast.
Rallies slam Trump on anniversary of inauguration (17)
Jan 22,2018 LOS ANGELES - Demonstrators from Los Angeles to New York marched in support of female empowerment and denounced President Donald Trump's views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights and women's rights on Saturday, the anniversary of his inauguration. In Los Angeles, Eva Longoria, Natalie Portman, Viola Davis, Alfre Woodard, Scarlett Johansson, Constance Wu, Adam Scott and Rob Reiner were among the
Turkish artillery fires in northern Syria after border town hit (15)
Dominic Evans, Ezgi Erkoyun ONCUPINAR, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey continued to fire artillery at a U.S.- backed Kurdish militia in northern Syria on Sunday, after Turkey's state media said four rockets from Syria had hit a Turkish border town. The cross-border fire marked the second day of Turkey's new front in the nearly seven-year-old Syrian civil war.
Hot back nine lands Fleetwood fresh title in Abu Dhabi (11)
Tommy Fleetwood celebrates winning the Abu Dhabi Championship. Photo: @EuropeanTour ABU DHABI - England's Tommy Fleetwood successfully defended his title at the $3 million Abu Dhabi Championship on Sunday, shooting a seven-under par 65 round to beat compatriot Ross Fisher by two shots. The 27-year-old Southport resident made the turn at one-under par, but was on fire on the back nine.
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