BBC News - Home 22 January 2018

US shutdown: Government services closed as working week begins

Many federal services will not open on Monday as politicians struggle to agree on a new budget.

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Jerusalem: US embassy to move by end of 2019 - Pence

Vice-President Mike Pence makes the announcement in a speech to the Israeli parliament.

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Three Billboards triumphs at Screen Actors Guild awards

The dark comedy scoops three prizes including best actress for Frances McDormand.

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Mysterious Dead Sea Scroll deciphered in Israel

Ancient fragments written in code reveal new details about an ancient Jewish sect.

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Syria offensive: Turkish troops 'capture villages' in Afrin

Turkey's president vows to "sort out" a Kurdish-held area on the third day of a military offensive.

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Venice restaurant bill outrages Japanese tourists

The city's mayor promises justice for four Japanese tourists charged €1,100 for a meal.

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Amazon opens a supermarket with no checkouts

Amazon opens its first grocery store without cashiers to shoppers in Seattle on Monday.

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Tokyo amusement park cleared in missile drill

Tokyo carries out an evacuation drill amidst fears of a missile attack from North Korea.

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Teen sexualisation made Natalie Portman rethink film roles

The actress spoke at the Women's March in LA on how male behaviour made her change her image.

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Catalonia crisis: Puigdemont's Denmark visit draws anger from Spain

The ex-leader's trip is said to be the first time he has left Belgium for about 80 days.

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George Weah sworn in as Liberia's president

Liberia's new leader says becoming president is a "feeling like no other".

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Australia police in fresh search for missing Beaumont children

An industrial site in an Adelaide suburb will be excavated in a bid to solve a 52-year-old case.

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Mount Mayon volcano: Philippines fears violent eruption

The Philippines raises its volcano alert after two weeks of increasing activity.

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Boing Boing blog sued over Playboy centrefolds link

The pornographic magazine wants damages for linking to a pirated gallery of centrefolds.

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Princess Eugenie to marry boyfriend Jack Brooksbank

Her marriage to Jack Brooksbank will take place at St George's Chapel, Windsor, in the autumn.

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'Our powerful voices are no longer silenced'

Speeches about gender in Hollywood and female empowerment dominate the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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'Airline poo' falls on India village causing confusion

An official told the BBC some villagers thought the frozen ball was an "extra-terrestrial" object.

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Ex-footballer George Weah faces toughest challenge

An inspiration on the pitch, Liberia's new president could struggle to meet expectations off it, writes Fergal Keane.

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: The legacy of Africa's first elected female president

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made history in Liberia but was also accused of corruption, writes Tamasin Ford.

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Jimmy Armfield: Blackpool and England legend dies at the age of 82

Jimmy Armfield is described as a 'national hero and football legend' after news of his death at the age of 82.

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Australian Open: Novak Djokovic beaten by Hyeon Chung

Six-time champion Novak Djokovic is knocked out of the Australian Open by an inspired Hyeon Chung.

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Michael O'Neill: Northern Ireland manager turns down Scotland job

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill turns down the opportunity to replace Gordon Strachan as Scotland boss.

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