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Can the US get its house in order?
We examine what is behind the political standoff in Washington that led to a partial shutdown.
Last updated: 02 Oct 2013 13:03 GMT
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
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Gunning down the taxmen of Somalia
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Down and out in upscale Japan
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printing and the future of disaster relief
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Protecting Mongolia's parent-less children
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
JOURNALISM UNDER FIRE
Sistine Chapel for rent: Is nothing sacred?
What happens to the Caucasus when Russia stumbles
Will France take Sarkozy back?
Western fascination with 'badass' Kurdish women
Bashir's calculated diplomatic dance
Big rethink for counterterrorism
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