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Factbox: How the shutdown affects the US
The effects will be felt in various ways, some of them acute, others barely noticeable.
Last updated: 02 Oct 2013 00:01 GMT
US says food prices to soar due to drought
The Department of Agriculture predicts an above-normal food price inflation in 2013 as drought hits half of the US.
Last updated: 26 Jul 2012 00:11 GMT
US corn crops hit by drought
Natural disaster declared in 26 states as drought and record-setting heat wave wither crops and drive up prices.
Last updated: 14 Jul 2012 01:12 GMT
The militarisation of poverty in Africa
Increasing the rewards for those forces able to capture the state, by any means necessary, inevitably leads to war.
Toby Leon Moorsom
Last updated: 29 May 2012 21:19 GMT
US says 'no risk' from new mad cow case
World's top beef exporter scrambles to reassure global consumers after discovery of first case of disease since 2006.
Last updated: 25 Apr 2012 19:45 GMT
Cow in US tests positive for BSE
A cow has tested positive for mad cow disease in the United States, the US Department of Agriculture announced.
Last updated: 11 Jun 2005 08:38 GMT
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