News Masters 2018: Mark Allen beats John Higgins 6-3 to join Kyren Wilson in final 2018-01-20T22:34:31.000000000+00:00 Northern Ireland's Mark Allen ensures there will be a first-time winner of the Masters this year as he beats John Higgins 6-3 to reach the final. Syria: Turkey war planes launch strikes on Afrin 2018-01-20T21:59:55.000000000+00:00 Turkey launches air strikes on US-backed militants in Afrin, opening a new front in Syria. Henrikh Mkhitaryan agrees Arsenal move, Alexis Sanchez set to join Man Utd 2018-01-20T21:29:07.000000000+00:00 Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan agrees a move to Arsenal, with Alexis Sanchez set to go in the opposite direction. Kabul: Gunmen attack Intercontinental Hotel 2018-01-20T21:24:10.000000000+00:00 At least four gunmen launched the attack on the Intercontinental Hotel, Afghan officials say. Manchester City 3-1 Newcastle United 2018-01-20T21:02:10.000000000+00:00 Sergio Aguero's hat-trick gives Manchester City the win over Newcastle United and restores their 12-point lead at the top of the Premier League. US shutdown: Trump and Democrats blame each other 2018-01-20T20:49:07.000000000+00:00 Recriminations start after the US Senate fails to pass a new budget, leading to a shutdown of services. Netball: England fight back to beat New Zealand in extra time 2018-01-20T20:38:07.000000000+00:00 England fight back to beat New Zealand in extra time in their opening game of the Netball Quad Series. Kinks and Zombies bassist Jim Rodford dies aged 76 2018-01-20T20:00:09.000000000+00:00 Rodford, also a founding member of Argent and bassist for the Zombies, died following a fall. European Champions Cup: Scarlets 30-27 Toulon 2018-01-20T19:20:52.000000000+00:00 Scarlets become the first Welsh region for six years to reach the quarter-finals of Europe's premier club competition, with a storming victory over Toulon. Cyrille Regis: Football pays tribute after death of former England international 2018-01-20T19:01:01.000000000+00:00 The Premier League pays tribute to the memory of Cyrille Regis with a minute's applause at Saturday's games.