BBC News - World 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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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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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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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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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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Nigeria: Kidnapped US and Canadian citizens freed

The group is found during a joint police and army operation after they were kidnapped on Wednesday.

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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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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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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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