BBC News - Home 20 January 2018

US shutdown: Trump and Democrats blame each other

Recriminations start after the US Senate fails to pass a new budget, leading to a shutdown of services.

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Syria: Turkey ground operation in Afrin begins 'de facto'

President Erdogan says a ground operation against Kurdish fighters in Afrin has 'de facto' begun.

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Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea will send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang

North Korea will send 22 athletes to compete in three sports at the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

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Paul Bocuse: Top French chef dies at 91

He is said to have passed away in his famous three-Michelin-starred restaurant near Lyon.

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Ed Sheeran engaged to long-time girlfriend Cherry Seaborn

The couple met in school although they only got together in 2015.

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In case you missed it

When a penguin decides to hop on board, and other stories you might have missed this week.

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British tourists warned to 'stay in resorts' in Jamaica security emergency

Tourists in Montego Bay should stay in their resorts after a number of shootings, foreign office says.

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Asian wildlife trafficking 'kingpin' Boonchai Bach arrested

Boonchai Bach is accused of heading of one Asia's biggest illegal wildlife smuggling networks.

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Turkey bus crash: Eleven killed in motorway accident

The bus taking families on a skiing trip crashed in the north-west in reportedly good road conditions.

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Syria conflict: 15 refugees found frozen to death

Children were among the 15 people who died trying to cross from Syria into Lebanon in a snowstorm.

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Macron says 'special' UK deal possible

It might fall between the single market and a trade agreement, the French president tells the BBC.

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'Drunk' pilot removed from BA plane at Gatwick Airport

The British Airways flight to Mauritius was delayed at Gatwick Airport for several hours.

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Pad Man: A man's 'period poverty' rescue becomes a film

A new film, Pad Man, charts one man's 20-year bid to make cheaper sanitary towels available in India.

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Profoundly deaf Maisie Sly is the star of a short film which may be nominated for an Oscar

Profoundly deaf six-year-old Maisie Sly is the star of The Silent Child, a short film which could be vying for an Oscar.

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Australian Open: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic into fourth round

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic both make round four of the Australian Open with straight-set wins - although the Serb suffered an injury scare.

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Brighton & Hove Albion 0-4 Chelsea

Chelsea go level on points with second-placed Manchester United after two goals in the opening six minutes prove too much for a spirited Brighton.

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Australian Open: Angelique Kerber beats Maria Sharapova in straight sets

Former champion Angelique Kerber beats Maria Sharapova to confirm herself as a title contender at the Australian Open.

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Volvo Ocean Race: Man dies after collision with Vestas team

A man dies after the fishing boat he was on collided with the Vestas 11th Hour Racing team during the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race.

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Australian Open: Simona Halep saves match points to beat Lauren Davis in epic

World number one Simona Halep saves three match points in an epic victory over unseeded Lauren Davis at the Australian Open.

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