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Turkish military 'retaliates' against fire from Syrian Kurds

Jan 20, 2018

Turkey's military says it has retaliated against fire into Turkey from across the border in a Kurdish-controlled enclave in northwest Syria

Spotlight to focus on women at 24th annual SAG Awards

Jan 20, 2018

Screen Actors Guild Awards to keep spotlight on women with a show inspired by last year's historic women's march

Long haul: No. 1 Halep fends off Davis in 3:45 marathon

Jan 20, 2018

Top-ranked Simona Halep saved three match points and finally finished off a 4-6, 6-4, 15-13 victory after a 3-hour, 45-minute marathon against American Lauren Davis to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open

India accuses Pakistan of fresh attacks on Kashmir frontier

Jan 20, 2018

Indian officials say a teenage boy and a soldier have been killed in firing by Pakistani troops along the volatile frontier in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Thai police arrest suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking

Jan 20, 2018

Thai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal trade for over a decade

Volvo Ocean Race yacht involved in fatal collision

Jan 20, 2018

Volvo Ocean Race officials say one fisherman was killed and nine others were rescued after their boat was involved in a collision with Vestas 11th Hour Racing some 30 nautical miles off Hong Kong as the yacht was sailing toward the finish line of Leg 4

Manson follower Leslie Van Houten denied parole by governor

Jan 20, 2018

California's governor has denied parole for a follower of Charles Manson yet again, refusing to let Leslie Van Houten go free

Indian army soldiers fight fire from highly polluted lake

Jan 20, 2018

Thousands of Indian troops are fighting a huge fire emanating from a highly polluted lake that has caused panic among thousands of people in the southern city of Bangalore.

Governor denies parole for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

Jan 20, 2018

California Gov. Jerry Brown has again denied parole for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of the late murderous cult leader Charles Manson

Analysis: Trump support carries rewards and risks for Israel

Jan 20, 2018

Analysis: President Donald Trump has given Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu the unprecedented gift of strong US alignment with a nationalist Israeli government. But this friendship has unleashed forces that could harm Israel in the long run.