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US unveils new sanctions against Iran
Sale of goods or services to car industry and transactions in riyal to attract penalities under new executive order.
Last updated: 03 Jun 2013 23:53 GMT
US Senate rejects gun background checks
President Obama's campaign to curb gun violence dealt sharp blow after plan to expand checks for gun buyers was denied.
Last updated: 17 Apr 2013 22:20 GMT
Senate vote opens US gun control debate
Even if new gun control rules clear the senate, they face a serious challenge in the Republican-led House.
Last updated: 12 Apr 2013 00:15 GMT
US senators agree on gun background checks
Agreement between conservative lawmakers makes it likely that Senate will pass gun control legislation in Thursday vote.
Last updated: 10 Apr 2013 22:35 GMT
US House debates Senate 'fiscal cliff' deal
Republican-controlled House of Representatives considers Senate bill, including series of tax hikes for the wealthy.
Last updated: 01 Jan 2013 20:19 GMT
US set to miss 'fiscal cliff' deadline
Senate reported likely to vote on 11th-hour budget deal by midnight, but House not to reconvene until later on Tuesday.
Last updated: 01 Jan 2013 02:13 GMT
Last push to avoid US 'fiscal cliff'
Drastic tax increases and spending cuts likely to kick in on January 1, as Congress strains to strike last-minute deal.
Last updated: 31 Dec 2012 09:16 GMT
US presidential candidates cool on warming
Though polls show more Americans believe the planet is warming, the issue is seldom discussed on campaign trail.
Last updated: 29 Oct 2012 17:08 GMT
War-weary Republicans rebuke Romney
More conservatives are shifting their positions on Iraq, Afghanistan, and military spending.
Last updated: 05 Dec 2011 09:45 GMT
Obama vows to fight gay troop ban
US president urges senate to try again to overturn ban on openly gay troops after bid to repeal the policy is blocked.
Last updated: 10 Dec 2010 06:01 GMT
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Displaced CAR Muslims in dire straits
UNHCR says hundreds of people trapped in Yaloke town risk death if they are not evacuated to safety urgently.
'Enough is enough': US anti-racism protests
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Uruguayans cautiously welcome former inmates
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Australia's indigenous incarceration crisis
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
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