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Venezuelan officials bury 2 killed in clash

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Caracas, Jan 21 (AP) - Two people killed alongside a rebel police officer in a violent shootout with Venezuelan security forces have been buried by government officials despite protests from relatives, an opposition law-maker said Saturday.
The body of former officer Oscar Perez and four others remained in government control as family members pushed to take custody of the corpses and conduct their own investigation, politician Delsa Solorzano said.
All seven died Monday fighting against...
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Turkish jets bombard Kurdish-run city of Afrin in Syria

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Kocabeyli, Jan 21 (AP) - Turkish jets bombed the Kurdish-controlled city of Afrin in northern Syria on Satur-day, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to expand Turkey's military border operations against a Kurdish group that has been the U.S.'s key Syria ally in the war on the Islamic...
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Blaze at firecracker factory outside Indian capital kills 17

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New Delhi, Jan 21 (AP) - A massive fire broke out at a firecracker factory on the northern outskirts of the In-dian capital on Saturday, killing at least 17 workers, a fire official said.
A dozen fire engines took three hours to douse the fire in the Bawana industrial area of New Delhi.
Seventeen...
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US govt shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

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The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction.
Last-minute negotiations crumbled as Senate Democrats...
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Emboldened Democrats take a risk on a shutdown

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Washington, Jan 20 (AP) - Congressional Democrats are taking a page from the playbook of President Donald Trump and hard-line conservatives: Fight for your base and don't blink.
In forcing a showdown over immigration - and triggering a government shutdown - Democrats have embraced a...
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