BBC News - Home 21 January 2018

Syria: Turkey says ground troops moved in on Afrin

US-backed Kurdish militants say they have beaten back Turkish troops in northern Syria.

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Kabul: Gunmen shot Intercontinental Hotel diners - eyewitness

Foreigners at the Intercontinental Hotel were deliberately targeted, an eyewitness told the BBC.

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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.

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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.

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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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Climbers rescued from snow-covered ridge

Coastguard footage shows the men being rescued after they spent the night in sub-zero temperatures.

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DR Congo: Anti-Kabila protests dispersed with tear gas

At least one person is killed during a crackdown on protests against President Joseph Kabila.

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Ethiopia Waldiya: Five killed by police at religious festival

Officers fired on a crowd that had reportedly begun shouting anti-government slogans.

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Iraq sentences German woman to death over IS involvement

Captured in Mosul, she was found guilty of giving logistical support and helping carry out attacks.

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US shutdown: Senate in bid to end impasse

The US Senate will hold a rare Sunday session to try to break the impasse over federal funding.

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Australia v England: Jos Buttler century leads tourists to series win

Jos Buttler's majestic century leads England to victory over Australia in the one-day international series with a 16-run win in the third ODI at Sydney.

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Australian Open: Grigor Dimitrov beats Nick Kyrgios to reach quarter-finals

Grigor Dimitrov ends home hopes of a men's champion with a stunning victory over Nick Kyrgios at the Australian Open.

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Marco Silva: Watford blame Everton as they sack manager - Javi Gracia lined up to come in

Watford sack manager Marco Silva, blaming Everton's approach for the Portuguese earlier this season as the "catalyst for this decision".

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Australian Open: Kyle Edmund reaches first Grand Slam quarter-final

Britain's Kyle Edmund powers into a first Grand Slam quarter-final with a four-set win over Andreas Seppi at the Australian Open.

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Kenenisa Bekele to face Sir Mo Farah and Eilud Kipchoge in London Marathon

Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele will race Britain's Sir Mo Farah and Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge in the London Marathon in April.

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Tommy Fleetwood wins Abu Dhabi Championship

England's Tommy Fleetwood wins the Abu Dhabi Championship by two shots

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