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Record-chasing Vonn cruises to Cortina downhill victory
(Reuters) - Lindsey Vonn cruised to her 79th career World Cup victory in the Cortina downhill on Saturday, finishing ahead of Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather and fellow American Jackie Wiles.
Turkish war planes bombed targets in Afrin - senior official
ISTANBUL, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Turkish war planes bombed Syrian Kurdish militia YPG and PYD targets in Kurdish-controlled Afrin, a senior Turkish official told Reuters on Saturday.
Nadal holds court before prospects battle in Melbourne
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Top seed Rafael Nadal will expect to continue his smooth progress into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday before Nick Kyrgios and Grigor Dimitrov meet in a battle royal of potential as yet unfulfilled.
FEATURE-Tennis-Meet the press: how Federer finds an edge where rivals see problems
MELBOURNE, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova once used a pithy obscenity to describe them, Nick Kyrgios says he hates them, but every professional tennis player, when requested, has to do them.
Power to the Polls: Women's March 2.0 aims to harness Trump opposition
WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of protesters were expected to take to the streets of New York, Los Angeles and Washington on Saturday for the second Women's March, a multi-city mass rally hailed as the start of a new era of female political activism.
U.S.-backed Syrian force says will have to respond if Turkey attacks
BEIRUT, Jan 20 (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces accused Turkey on Saturday of using cross-border shelling as a false pretext to launch an offensive in Syria.
Germany weighs new sanctions against Iran - report
BERLIN, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Germany is lobbying among European allies to agree new sanctions against Iran in an attempt to prevent U.S. President Donald Trump from terminating an international deal curbing Tehran's nuclear program, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Saturday.
Turkish military operation aims to liberate Afrin - senior official
ISTANBUL, Jan 20 (Reuters) - A Turkish military operation over Syria's Afrin region aims to liberate it from the control of Kurdish militants from the YPG and PYD groups, a senior Turkish official told Reuters.
UPDATE 1-Iraqi PM meets Kurdistan region leader for first time since independence vote
BAGHDAD, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met on Saturday with the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region's Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani for the first time since conflict broke out over a Kurdish independence referendum, officials said.
Syrian army, allies take Idlib air base - Hezbollah media unit
BEIRUT, Jan 20 (Reuters) - The Syrian army and allied forces captured Abu al-Duhur airport in Idlib province from insurgents on Saturday, a Hezbollah military media unit said.
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