BBC news for Inverness-shire

Travel warning as heavy snow hits Scotland

Police urge motorists in Dumfries and Galloway to "avoid unnecessary journeys" after a spate of accidents.

Climbers rescued from snow-covered ridge

Coastguard footage shows the men being rescued after they spent the night in sub-zero temperatures.

Traffic chaos at Nevis Range and Glencoe ski centres

Police urged people heading to Nevis Range or Glencoe Mountain Resort to turn back.

'Unfair' delivery charge dossier sent to watchdog

A MSP refers 124 firms to an advertising watchdog over "misleading" delivery charges promises.

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Kabul: Afghan forces end Intercontinental Hotel siege

Some 160 people are rescued but at least six civilians die after gunmen attack a hotel, officials say.

Syria: Turkey says ground troops moved in on Afrin

US-backed militants deny Turkish reports, saying they have "repelled" attacks in northern Syria.

North Korea Moranbong girl band leader heads Olympic inspection team

The team is on a landmark visit to inspect cultural venues for next month's Winter Olympics.

US shutdown: Senate in bid to end impasse

The US Senate will hold a rare Sunday session to try to break the impasse over federal funding.