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Lebanese women look for greater role in parliament elections
(AP Photo - Bilal Hussein)
By SARAH EL DEEB
From Associated Press
January 21, 2018 1:23 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon is campaigning to get at least five times more women elected to parliament this spring in its first vote in nearly 10 years, the country's first women's affairs minister says.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, killing at least five people, including a foreigner, and setting off a 12-hour gunbattle with security forces that continued into Sunday morning, as frantic guests tried to escape from fourth and fifth-floor windows.

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Clashes have broken out in Honduras as demonstrators protesting President Juan Orlando Hernandez's re-election blocked roads in several locations and police moved into to break up the barricades.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Koreans seem generally happy they'll see the North Koreans at their Olympics, but aren't as pleased about sharing a team with them.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least four gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital on Saturday evening, triggering a shootout with security forces, officials said.

TRUJILLO, Peru (AP) — Pope Francis denounced femicides and other gender-based crimes that have turned Latin America into the most violent place on Earth for women, calling Saturday for legislation to protect them and a new cultural mindset as he visited one of Peru's most dangerous parts.

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Tens of thousands of Romanians on Saturday protested against legislation passed by Parliament which critics say will make it harder to prosecute crime and high-level corruption.

KOCABEYLI, Turkey (AP) — Turkish jets bombed the Kurdish-controlled city of Afrin in northern Syria on Saturday, 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 State group.

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Two Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped in Nigeria's north-central Kaduna state on Tuesday have been freed and are in good condition, police said Saturday.

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pope Francis' top adviser on clerical sex abuse implicitly rebuked the pontiff for having accused Chilean victims of slander, saying Saturday that his words were "a source of great pain for survivors of sexual abuse."

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on developments related to Syria (all times local): 11:35 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has spoken to the top Russian and Turkish diplomats about Turkey's military operation against the Kurdish-held Syrian enclave of Afrin.

LONDON (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested that Britain is likely to negotiate a unique relationship with the European Union before it leaves the bloc next year, while stressing that any agreement must be consistent with EU rules.

PARIS (AP) — Designer Kris Van Assche travelled back in a fashion time machine Saturday while Robert Pattinson explained the importance of clothes for acting roles as he attended Dior Homme's Paris menswear collection.

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech officials say a hotel fire in downtown Prague has killed at least two people and injured dozens. Prague rescue service spokeswoman Jana Postova says that eight people have been rushed to hospitals with serious injuries after the blaze broke out in the hotel Saturday evening.

PARIS (AP) — Paul Bocuse, the master chef who defined French cuisine for more than a half-century and put it on tables around the world, has died.

PARIS (AP) — He was modest about his accomplishments in the kitchen but grandiose in his dreams. Paul Bocuse credited his long reign as France's master chef to everything but himself: good produce fresh from the garden, a superb kitchen staff and happy diners.

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of French chef Paul Bocuse at 91 (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The Danish chef behind one of Europe's most famous restaurants, Noma, has thanked Paul Bocuse for "a lifetime of work and inspiration."

LONDON (AP) — A team of British soldiers has become the first all-female group to cross Antarctica using only muscle power. After spending 62 days on the ice, the British Army's Ice Maiden Expedition crossed the finish line at Hercules Inlet on Saturday.

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire Saturday along their volatile frontier in Kashmir, killing at least five civilians and a soldier in the latest escalation of violence in the disputed region.

BERLIN (AP) — The leaders of Germany's Social Democrats made a final push Saturday to try and convince party members to approve opening talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on forming a new coalition government, saying it was the best option left on the table.

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Gabon says a major trafficking ring that smuggled six tons of ivory out of the country in 2017 has been dismantled, in a victory against poachers who have killed large numbers of forest elephants in the Central African country.

MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 56 migrants trying to make the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from Africa to European shores.

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials say a bus carrying mostly people going on a ski trip has crashed into trees on the side of a road, killing 11 passengers and injuring 44 others.

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic, considered the main architect of a decade of bloody wars in the Balkans, is not the first person who comes to mind when thinking about subjects for a possible musical.