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Image copyright Weather watcher/ Annie Image caption There was a thick covering of snow in Taynuilt Forecasters have warned of more tricky conditions on the roads as heavy snow falls across parts of Scotland. Temperatures dropped to -13.5C in the Highland village of Dalwhinnie overnight – the coldest night in the UK in two years. […]

Image copyright AFP Turkish ground troops have crossed into northern Syria as part of Ankara’s campaign to rid the border area of Kurdish fighters, Turkey’s PM says. Binali Yildirim said the aim was to establish a 30km (19-mile) “safe zone” inside Syria, Turkish media report. Turkey launched its operation against the Kurdish YPG militia in […]

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe climbers were winched to safety by a Coastguard helicopter Two climbers were airlifted to safety after being discovered in a “precarious position” on a mountain ridge. The pair had survived a night without shelter in sub-zero temperatures after becoming stuck at 3,000 ft at Bidean Nam […]

England keeper Jos Buttler hit his fifth ODI century, his slowest at 83 balls Third ODI, Sydney England 302-6 (50.0 overs): Buttler 100*, Woakes 53* Australia 286-6 (50.0 overs): Finch 62, Stoinis 56, M Marsh 55; Wood 2-46 England won by 16 runs Scorecard England have won their one-day series against Australia with two games […]

Watch Silva’s final MOTD interview Watford have sacked manager Marco Silva, blaming Everton’s approach for the Portuguese in November as the “catalyst for this decision”. The Hornets have won one of their last 11 top-flight games and are 10th in the Premier League. A Watford statement said they were “convinced the appointment of Silva” last […]

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Image caption Police were called to an address in Brownhills on Saturday night A man has been arrested after an eight-year-old girl was stabbed to death. The child was found at an address in Valley View in Brownhills, near Walsall, with serious injuries, at 19:15 GMT on Saturday. She died in hospital a short time […]

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMajority Republican Leader Senator Mitch McConnell accuses the Democrats of “irresponsible political games” The US Senate is due back in session to try to end a budget impasse before the start of the working week when the shutdown of many federal services will be felt around the […]

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