What we’re watching Saturday

BY rublek  January 4, 2014 at 10:04 AM EDT

South Sudan rebels to meet with government negotiators

Direct peace talks between the South Sudan government and South Sudanese rebels will take place on Sunday, according to Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Dina Mufti.

The negotiations are being held in Ethiopia and have experienced several delays.

Freezing weather to hit Midwest

Parts of the Midwest could experience some of the coldest temperatures in decades due to a ‘polar vortex’ expected to hit the region on Sunday.

The low temperatures are expected to break records and continue through early next week.

Iraq fighting continues

The Iraqi army battled al Qaeda fighters in Ramadi on Saturday after shelling the western city of Fallujah overnight.

At least eight people were killed and 30 were wounded in Fallujah, Reuters reports.

The troops are attempting to regain control of Anbar province, which has been held by al Qaeda linked militants since Monday.