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and a cold night to come, away and a cold night to come, especially across northern england, northern ireland and scotland, some freezing fog patches as well but then here is the big complication. some rain pushing in from the west. eventually bringing milder air but as the rain and it will bring snow and ice for a time for northern ireland and wales through the night, and that area of rain, sleet, snow and that area of rain, sleet, snow and ice will spread further north and ice will spread further north and eastwards during tomorrow. bear that in mind if your travel plans. this is the wet weather, sliding across wales, the midlands, northern england and up into scotland. anywhere from the midlands northwards, especially over high ground, we can see snow for a time, turning back to rain by the end of the day. it will be rain in the south—west because it will be very mild, 12 degrees in plymouth, and windy day as well. those milder conditions will wind out into the week ahead, but with that we see some spells of wind rain at times. this is bbc news, our latest headlines. the us government grinds to a halt on the first anniversary of president trump's inauguration — as the senate fails to agree on a budget to fund many public services.
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america knows this is the trump shutdown. only the president can end it. gunmen in afghanistan are reported to have attacked a top hotel in the capital, kabul. turkey deploys tanks to shell kurdish fighters in northern syria, as turkish air strikes are ordered. the move is likely to cause tensions with the united states. mary lou mcdonald is confirmed as the only candidate nominated to replace gerry adams as sinn fein president. now on bbc news, sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday, with mejohn watson and lizzie greenwod hughes. the headlines this evening. league leaders manchester city put their defeat to liverpool behind them with victory over newcastle. the battle for the quarterfinals
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in rugby union's champions cup is hotting up. saracens have kept their hopes alive. a return from injury and a return to form. why rory mcilroy could be the man to beat on the final day in abu dhabi. plenty to get through but we start with football where a sergio aguero hat—trick has helped manchester city maintaina12 hat—trick has helped manchester city maintain a 12 point lead at the top of the table. after liverpool ended their winning run of the table. after liverpool ended theirwinning run in of the table. after liverpool ended their winning run in the league last weekend, city put the disappointment behind them, beating newcastle 3—1 to continue their seemingly relentless march towards the title. drew savage reports. pep guardiola said city were bound to set up sooner or said city were bound to set up sooner or later but history suggested their march to the title would continue today. last time
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newcastle united beat them at their own ground, that ground was main road and alan shearer was playing up front. they created a surprise early chance but lacked shiraz style benching. guardiola's side took control after that, just a question of when city would score. when they did, some were asking how much contact aguero got an kevin de bruyne's cross. not too much debate about whether this was a penalty. and no dispute about the identity of the scorer this time, aguero's 21st of the season. usually, that would be that but out of nothing, the visitors responded. excellent finishing from jacob murphy. briefly, the match looked like a contest. but normal service resumed at the other end. it looked like leroy sane was going nowhere but he found a way through to aguero for his 11th manchester city hat—trick, manchester city's record scorer. the march to the title continues, iii league games to go and i2 march to the title continues, iii league games to go and 12 points clear again. drew savage,
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league games to go and 12 points clearagain. drew savage, bbc league games to go and 12 points clear again. drew savage, bbc news. hugely impressive from manchester city once again. rounding up the rest of the day, jon bennett is with lizzie. we are going to start with united because we have done city and they will win the league anyway. manchester united beat burnley 1—0, yet again, another 1—0 defeat for burnley but the bbc website said this was an effective instead of an entertaining game which seems to be a current theme for manchester united but at least they are winning. i thought the segunda for the detaining, probably me! workmanlike from manchester united but i think jose mourinho will be pleased with their character because burnley made it difficult for them, they did not look like a teen who are struggling at the moment but now seven premier league games without a win so they had to work hard, united, only had two shots on target and one of them was the goal, anthony martial has beenin was the goal, anthony martial has been in fantastic form this season for united. jose mourinho keeping the pressure on manchester city. we
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are talking about alexis sanchez to close tojoining close to joining united, jose mourinho said and he was pleased with the win. these three points are the same as when you win 3—0 or 4—0. this is a stadium where it is not just a stadium, the opponent, even when they go to your house, the way they play, they are brave. they are physical. they are very consistent in their approach and it was really difficult. but we scored our goal, we could have scored more. we defended very well. in the end, the definitive moment is a fantastic finish. sometimes that happens against big teams because you can take them on in many different ways as we did today and they have found the moment. that is our next stage of development, i think, in tight games like that, can we find the moment? we have done that a lot this season, by the way, so we are not too far away, especially with performances like that. burnley have done so well but we have talked about them a lot but
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chelsea are back to winning ways in some style, beating brighton 4—0. we will discuss the match in a moment but first, let's see the goals and the report. a minute's applause to mark the death of cyrille regis, who passed away last sunday at the age of 59. the players in black armbands to honour the former england international, widely regarded as a pioneer, who helped break down racial barriers in the game. brighton were hosting the premier league champions, chelsea, who were missing a number of first—team regulars through injury and suspension. one man who was playing was eden hazard. and it didn't take long for him to make his mark. three minutes later, half the brighton team could do nothing to stop this intricate passing move. the brazilian international, willian, with a well worked goal, which again involved hazard. and things didn't get any betterfor the home side, who felt they should have had at least one penalty in the first half. brighton did have their chances after the break, but it was that man again, hazard. a brilliant solo effort to put antonio conte's side 3—0 up
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and on course for all three points for the first time this year. but they weren't finished just yet. victor moses making it four. an emphatic victory for chelsea. it was a memorable day for eden hazard, the man of the match, and perhaps even more memorable for this young fan. ade adedoyin, bbc news. john and i'm marvelling at the damage moses did to the pitch. the groundsman won't be happy! antonio co nte lata py groundsman won't be happy! antonio conte lata py but groundsman won't be happy! antonio conte latapy but there has been quite a lot of discontent at sta mford quite a lot of discontent at stamford bridge leading up to the game. —— looked happy. stamford bridge leading up to the game. -- looked happy. first win in 2018, five draws in a row if you count the win against norwich on penalties as a draw but without morata, they perform so well today, proved they could play without him, hazard and willian superb and decent performance from patchway, good afternoon for chelsea and you wonder if they will increase their efforts to signa if they will increase their efforts to sign a new striker. edin dzeko has been mentioned. a quick line on
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brighton before we hearfrom antonio co nte brighton before we hearfrom antonio conte because they were hard done by a bit, 4-0 conte because they were hard done by a bit, 4—0 not really retrospective. they had a penalty appeal turned down, tried five at the back but it didn't work but they have not beaten chelsea since 1933 and it would a lwa ys chelsea since 1933 and it would always be difficult and antonio conte's side won the day. i saw important things. now we have to continue because don't forget, in the last four games, we have finished three games with 0—0. today, we scored four goals. i'm very happy. arsenal beat crystal palace 4—1. who needs alexis sanchez because he was not playing. they were 4-0 up after 22 minutes, palace were poor but great football by arsenal, the la cazette great football by arsenal, the lacazette goal in particular was superb, brilliant assist by mesut ozil. milivojevic got a goal back
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for crystal palace in the second half but arsenal were really good. arsene wenger has talked about tra nsfers arsene wenger has talked about transfers and said they will only sell sanchez if they can get mkhitarayan but it looks as though the deal will happen. he says nothing is happening with pierre—emerick aubameyang at the moment but a fantastic win. and they lost the war god. this is what asim wenger had to say. —— they lost theo walcott. we started very well. we played our game like we can play it, you know, quick, fast passing and good combinations and movement. some good chances. after that, i think the whole first half was all top quality. the second half didn't manage to keep the same urgency and drive but overall, it was a convincing win. now to arguably the win of the day, stoke beating huddersfield 2—0 which does not sound amazing but this man has only been there a couple of days. what has paul lambert done? kept a clean sheet because they conceded ten in the last three, joe allen with the first, the second was
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really well ta ken, allen with the first, the second was really well taken, great team move, finished off by mame diouf, the likes of xherdan shaqiri looks like different players. paul lambert was very animated on the touchline, got into the game and got the fans behind the team. huddersfield are in bad form, have not won since mid—december but still a good win for paul lambert who was a happy man after the game. i thought the performance from start to finish was outstanding. we've only been in since last tuesday, three days training, trying to get as much into them as you possibly can without overloading the brain but their effort and drive and commitment along with the support was huge. i thought we looked really good. their next game, everton against west brom, 1—1, so many talking points but mostly, james mccarthy with a nasty broken leg. and horrendous injury, he will be out for a long time and we wish him well. most of the players were really u pset well. most of the players were really upset with the incident. salomon rondon was in tears because it wasn't his fault but he was tackled by mccarthy, very unlucky.
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1-1. tackled by mccarthy, very unlucky. 1—1. rodriguez putting west brom into the lead. emotional occasion because they were remembering cyrille regis as well and then oumar niasse equalised for everton 57 seconds after coming on, fair result. leicester beat watford 2—0, a really good win for leicester and watford are stuttering again. one win in 11 for marco silva's men. leicester we re for marco silva's men. leicester were excellent, jamie vardy with a penalty. they should have made it two lots earlier but riyad mahrez finally doubled their lead. a nerve—racking transfer window for leicester fa ns nerve—racking transfer window for leicester fans because riyad nerve—racking transfer window for leicesterfans because riyad mahrez is always linked with a move away but claude puel doing a really good job and pay up to seventh. they will keep hold of jamie job and pay up to seventh. they will keep hold ofjamie vardy, though?” think so. but they are always worried about riyad mahrez and he never goes and i'm amazed. looking at the other results, the one we have not mentioned is bournemouth. west ham against bournemouth. west ham against bournemouth. it was an even game but
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the funny thing is, it was two goals in two minutes, bournemouth took the lead with fraser and thenjavier hernandez equalised for west ham, again, pretty fair reflection, even david moyes admitted it. let's see how the results have affected the top of the table. united close the gap and then they didn't because city were the winners but i suppose today's big winners are leicester. yes, left up to seventh. liverpool play on monday and spurs tomorrow so the pressure is on them, the race for the top four will be really close but it is the race to stay up at the bottom which will keep us interested towards the end of the season. stoke out of the relegation zone which is crucial for them. southampton going in, they play spurs and they lost 5—2 against them on boxing day. they have been struggling a lot recently. swansea play liverpool on monday. thanks, john. cardiff dropped points in their push
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for automatic promotion as they were held 0-0 for automatic promotion as they were held 0—0 with sheffield wednesday in the late championship kick—off. they are now two points of second placed derby and 11 of the leaders wolves. it was a game of very few chances but the best one came wednesday's way, adam reach blasting over after jordan rhodes' effort was well saved by neil etheridgejust jordan rhodes' effort was well saved by neil etheridge just after half—time. both sides left frustrated but adam reach should have done better there. the league leaders missed the chance to go 12 points clear as they suffered an upset at home, beaten 2—0 by nottimgham forest. aston villa are third, they beat barnsley 3—1. fulham thrashed bottom of the table burton 6—0, to maintain their push for promotion. while millwall won a seven—goal thriller at 10—man leeds. sunderland, now under the guidance of manager chris coleman, gave their hopes of survival a boost, with victory over hull. ryan christie sccored twice for aberdeen as they eased their way into the fifth
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round of the scottish cup with a 4—1win over championship side st mirren. adam rooney opened the scoring from the spot before christie's double gave them a 3—1 lead at half time. then the goal of the game came two minutes into the second half. gary mackay—steven's outstanding effort to seal their place in tomorrow's fifth round draw. dundee united are also through, knocking out alloa. ayr united comfortably beat league 1 rivals arbroath. celtic beat the championship's bottom side 5—0. inverness earned a replay with top—flight dundee. result of the day came from brora rangers who reached the last 16 of the cup for the first time with a 1—0 win over east fife. motherwell won the lanarkshire derby beating local rivals hamilton. quite a view of those sides are part—time in the scottish cup, even braking which i was quite surprised
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about because they are in the championship. now rugby union. the holders saracens remain in contention to reach the quarterfinals of rugby union's champions cup. there was a huge amount to play for heading into the final weekend of group matches, with leinster the only team guaranteed of a place in the last eight at the start of the day. james burford's been working out the permuations. welcome to the mathematical maze that is champions cup rugby. with a host of possibilities, all saracens needed to focus on was putting as many points as possible in the plus column. saints' early progress perhaps flattered to deceive as theirs was the first score. cobus reinach going over for the first points. but then began the onslaught. quick combinations usually equal tries in rugby and no difference here as the home side soon found their feet and the try line. the bonus point has never been more important. securing four scores before half—time a welcome addition. saracens have not been knocked out at the pool stages since 2011. their performance today shows why. seven tries in all and a big win under pressure. they have given themselves a chance,
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the defending champions. they are still part of the equation but it will be a nervous night's sleep awaiting tomorrow's results. james burford, bbc news. well, saracens' lifeline is at the expense of ospreys who lost 24—7 at pool leaders clermont auvergne. nick abendanon gave the hosts the lead. clermont led 13—0 at half time and although ospreys pulled that back to 13—7 with this well—worked move finished by ashley beck, the french side had pulled clear with a couple of penalties this try from luke mcalister finished things off. clermont auvergne finish top of pool b, ospreys are out. that means that scarlets are carrying welsh hopes now after becoming the first welsh side to qualify that the quarterfinals of the champions cup six years, beating three—time winners too long 30—27. what a match. tom brady, hadleigh parkes and dan jones what a match. tom brady, hadleigh parkes and danjones running in the
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tries, and thanks to a losing bonus point for too long, they go through as one of the leading runners up but that in turn ends bath's hopes of qualifying. exeter are also out of qualifying, glasgow ended their hopes. exited losing 20 and 21 at scotstoun, stuart hogg with a try scoring return from injury. tommy seymour with one of the tries of the tournament to help give the warriors their only victory of the competition. wasps play tomorrow and need a bonus point to keep their hopes alive. coming up in the programme... england's ryan wilson produced one of the greatest comebacks in masters history to beat world number three judd trump. and there's a spring of hollywood stardust in the big bash clash between melbourne and sydney. now, there promises to be a thrilling conclusion to the abu dhabi golf championship tomorrow. england's ross fisher has moved into thejoint lead while rory mcilroy‘s return from injury has been a successful one.
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here's the bbc‘s golf correspondent iain carter. yes, a lot of british interest on the leaderboard, especially when you consider that ross fisher coaxed in a tricky little birdie putt on the last for a round of 65, moving him to 17 under par and alongside the belgian, thomas pieters, at the top of the leaderboard. pieters was the overnight leader but rory mcilroy has moved into contention as well, chipping in on the 17th, suffering his only bogey of the week at the 15th but even so, it was a round of 65 from mcilroy and that has moved him to within a shot of the lead. and then a couple of players at 15—under par who are within two shots of the lead. matt fitzpatrick, who was round in the lowest score of the week, 63, and the defending champion tommy fleetwood is also in the mix at 15—under, two shots behind after an excellent 67. i think what will impact on it tomorrow is that we have had perfect conditions really for the first three rounds. the weather forecast is suggesting that there is going to be some
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wind and that really is going to test the players. as i say, they've been playing in perfect conditions with receptive greens. they have been making the most of the scoring conditions. tomorrow will be a different proposition. wind sweeping across, distance control will be difficult and it will certainly really test them as they come down the stretch. i wonder if that plays into the hands of somebody like mcilroy, with all of his winning experience. it's going to be a fascinating finish, rory mcilroy could well be the man to beat. defending champion roger federer is safely through to the fourth round of the australian open after beating richard gasquet. federer‘s yet to drop a set at this year's tournament. meanwhile there was an injury scare for the six—time champion novak djokovic. he needed medical treatment in his match against albert ramos—vinolas. he did win in straight sets but he wasn't at his best. this is his first event since wimbledon. his next opponent is chung hyeon, who's become the first south korean
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man to reach the last 16 in melbourne, and to get there, he produced a real upset as he knocked out the fourth seed alexander zverev. in the women's draw, the world no 1 simona halep survived an epic battle with the unseeded american lauren davis. she saved three match points, before eventually winning 15—13 in the decider. extreme extre m e stuff extreme stuff and we know the temperature is extremely high in australia at the moment. the match between two former winners was rather one—sided, with angelique kerber knocking out maria sharapova. kerber won in straight sets. she's now the only grand slam champion left in the women's draw. sharapova competing at the australian open for the first time since she was banned for failing a drugs test at this tournament two years ago. someone who is clearly enjoying some
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australian sport is will smith, the hollywood actor. he has been at the tennis this week. along with will ferrell. they were watching nick kyrgios. he's been at the cricket as well. an he's clearly soaking up as much sport as possible whilst he's in australia, because he showed up at the big bash to watch the melbourne stars match with sydney thunder, a flashback to his old fresh prince of bel air days here with australia batsman usman khawaja and it was his thunder team that ran out winners. england batsmanjames vince hit a0 as they completed a seven—wicket victory. something is obviously going on in australia, they are filming something, probably. he's promoting them, i think. let's round up some of the day's other sports stories now and history was made at ascot as un de sceaux won the clarence house chase for a record third time.
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in testing conditions, paul townend patiently guided the favourite home while surprise entry brain power had a nasty fall at the second last but was unharmed. it's the eighth grade one win for the willie mullins—trained10—year—old. england have won the opening match of the netball quad series against new zealand, 611—57 at the copper box. the match went to extra time after the score was level at 49—19 at the end of regulation time. this is the fourth edition of the round robin format between england, south africa, new zealand and australia. northern ireland and scotland have guaranteed their place at next year's netball world cup in liverpool. both teams beat wales in their opening matches of the european qualifying tournament in perth in order to secure the two qualification slots available with one game remaining. disappointment for the british women at the final event before next month's winter olympics. a mistake in heat one saw the british duo nearly come out of this led. dramatic pictures. thanks to some
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impressive driving, the pair narrowly escaped trashing. mcneill and douglas finished 17th, 12th in the overall standings. it has been confirmed that athletes from north and south korea will march together under one flag at the winter olympics in pyeongchang next month. the news was announced the president of the ioc. this was not an easy journey but thanks to the commitment of everyone here today, i am happy to announce that athletes from the nao seeds of the dprk will participate in the olympic winter games, pyeongchang, 2018. the ioc today has taken exceptional decisions and has allocated additional quota for 22 athletes from the nao seeds of the dprk, who will compete in three sports and
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five disciplines in pyeongchang. england's rambles and he's one of the great, in masters history to reach the final. he came back from 500 and to bejudd trump 6—5. he will face either two—time champion jockey games or northern ireland's mark allen who play tonight. welcome back to alexandra palace and what a semifinal we've had, john. brilliant, saturday afternoon here is was a great occasion butjudd trump led 5—2 and looked for all the world like you would go into the final, played a nutcase were shot at 5-2 to final, played a nutcase were shot at 5—2 to give his opponent a chance and suddenly the game turned round and suddenly the game turned round and kyren wilson to his credit stuck m, and kyren wilson to his credit stuck in, dug in and played some brilliant snooker to get through six and viable answers on a postcard, what doesjudd viable answers on a postcard, what does judd trump do?” viable answers on a postcard, what does judd trump do? i don't know. he saw the winning line early, maybe thought he could put the crazy red and win the match if he got it but it was a bit of desperation to get
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over the winning line when he choked so over the winning line when he choked so much patience in the first half of the match but a lack of composure in the deciding frame, another crazy shot, going for the plants did it. wonderful spirit from kyren wilson because he looked dead and buried at 5-2. fabulous, you took this opportunity, got thrown a lifeline by his opponent and boy, did he take it. he's in there with a chance. he will hope it is 6—5 on the black office two potential opponents tonight and they have available meeting where they play until 11:30pm. listen, when you are in it, you can win it. amazing as well that it is only his second masters appearance and he played like that. he looks like he loves the big occasion which is one thing you have got to have if you want to get far into the game will get to the top of the rankings. you have to thrive and play your best snooker in the bigger surroundings. stephen hendrie knows how to play at the masters. that is all from us but we will have more throughout the evening. we will leave you with some of the images from the day when
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trouble came together to pay tribute to one of the game's great pioneers, cyrille regis, who died on sunday. applause hello. good evening. there is something milder on the way. it might not feel like that at the moment, though because things are turning decidedly chilly out there. we have seen some we have seen some snow we have seen some snow today. in oswestry earlier, and our weather
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watcher in coleraine captured this scene beautifully, a lot of snow in northern ireland. one weather system clearing away at the moment and then a zone of clear whether for many of us a zone of clear whether for many of us through this evening. but out west, another atlantic weather system running in which will bring some complications. although it will eventually bring mild air, this weather front is running eventually bring mild air, this weatherfront is running into some stubbornly cold air. as we head through the rest of this evening, it will turn decidedly chilly for northern england, northern ireland and scotland with patches of freezing fog lightly. wet weather sliding in from the south—west which will turn to snow for a time for the likes of northern ireland down into wales. a real range of temperatures, seven in the far south—west and maybe —13 over some of these snowfields of scotland. if you have travel plans tonight but particularly tomorrow, snow and ice could cause quite significant disruption across central and northern areas. we will see this band of wet weather sliding northwards and eastwards as we go through the day, from wales, the midlands, north woods, especially over high ground, we will see some
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snow mixed in but some snow to quite low levels across parts of scotland. snow continuing through the afternoon across northern and eastern parts of scotland but down to the south—west, things turning back to reign as the afternoon goes on. we will get up to 8 degrees in belfast as the wet weather clears away. two all three across northern england, awkward mixture of rain, sleet and snow. bit of snow for parts of lincolnshire and east anglia for a time but no snow for south wales or south—west england, by the afternoon because temperatures are around 12 degrees and it will turn increasingly windy through the day. sunday evening brings rain and what is left of the snow away to the east and on monday, not a bad looking day. some rain flirting with southern areas but essentially most places will be dry. large areas of cloud, some spells of sunshine as well, and the odd spot of rain in western coastal areas and temperatures again a bit up on where they have been recently, 6—10. looking further ahead into tuesday and wednesday, temperatures climbing
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further, 12 or 13. there will be wet and windy weather at times. that is the theme as we head through the weekend —— week ahead, generally speaking, milder with spells of wind and rain at times. but before we get there, snow and ice to content with tonight. full details for where you are on the bbc weather website. this is bbc news, i'm nicholas owen. the headlines at 8pm. the motion is not agree to. us senators vote to shut down the american government in a budget row on the first anniversary of donald trump's inauguration. senior democrats say the president is impossible to negotiate with. america nopes this is the trump shut down. only the president can end it. gunmen in afghanistan have attacked a top hotel in the capital,
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kabul — police there are fighting to regain control of the area. turkey launches an assault on kurdish fighters in northern syria — opening up a new front in the conflict.


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