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Obama rejects GOP offer to ease shutdown
President dismisses "piecemeal" plan offered by Republicans to restore funding to certain government programmes.
Last updated: 02 Oct 2013 06:41 GMT
US government partial shutdown begins
About 800,000 federal workers staying at home on Tuesday after politicians failed to reach a deal on budget.
Last updated: 01 Oct 2013 14:44 GMT
Senate rejects budget bill as shutdown looms
For second time on Monday, senators strike down spending bill which would have also delayed landmark healthcare law.
Last updated: 01 Oct 2013 02:09 GMT
US government on brink of shutdown
Republicans and Democrats trade blame, but Congress does not meet on Sunday, hours before shutdown deadline.
Last updated: 29 Sep 2013 22:08 GMT
US House defies Obama on funding bill
Republican-led House passes its amended version of Senate bill, removing funding from President Obama's healthcare law.
Last updated: 29 Sep 2013 05:56 GMT
Hagel urges US government to avert shutdown
Republican and Democrat senators locked in budget row, as Defence Secretary Hagel attacks 'dangerous' shutdown threat.
Last updated: 29 Sep 2013 03:58 GMT
US Senate passes bill to avoid shutdown
Bill to fund government operations from October 1 to November 15 passed and sent to House of Representatives.
Last updated: 27 Sep 2013 21:45 GMT
'Obamacare' attacked in marathon speech
US Senator Ted Cruz addresses Senate for 21 hours 19 minutes in bid to derail debate on healthcare.
Last updated: 26 Sep 2013 11:39 GMT
Kerry pushes Senate for Syria action
Putin says Russian proposal only possible if US rejects force, shortly after Kerry's call for action to the Senate.
Last updated: 10 Sep 2013 17:47 GMT
Obama: Syria disarmament could avert strike
US president says Russian offer for Syria to give up chemical weapons "positive", as Senate delays vote on use of force.
Last updated: 10 Sep 2013 09:53 GMT
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A temporary truce in Thai protests
Tensions ease between police and anti-government demonstrators as country pauses to observe king's birthday.
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Kashmir's inherent beauty remains undiminished despite years of conflict that has swept the region.
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