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Boehner taps House Dems

After two weeks of false starts and Republican infighting, Congress finally voted late Wednesday night to end the first government shutdown in 17 years and to avert a default on U.S. debt.<p>But the deal brokered at the last minute between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch …

Debt ceiling: Obama issues fresh warning to Republicans as stalemate drags on

Barack Obama has warned of immediate damage to US creditworthiness if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling – even if the Treasury can find funds to avoid triggering a technical default in the bond market.<p>With billions of dollars of payments to social security, recipients and lenders competing …

UN caused deadly cholera in Haiti, covered it up, lawsuit says

Survivors and family members of nearly 700,000 Haitians who have contracted cholera are suing the United Nations for billions of dollars, accusing the U.N. of covering up its role in starting the worst outbreak of the deadly disease in modern history.<p>“They have to help us because there are so many …

Violent Clashes Erupt In Egypt; At Least 51 Dead

In central Cairo, as well as other parts of Egypt, clashes broke out between supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and the military-backed government on Sunday.<p>NPR's Leila Fadel tells our newscast unit that at least 51 people are reported dead and more than 200 injured. Sunday's death toll was the …

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Both sides grope for solutions to shutdown, debt ceiling

WASHINGTON — The fight over the government shutdown, which entered its third day Thursday, is rapidly turning into a two-pronged fiscal confrontation to also avoid a potential default after Oct. 17 on the nation's $16.7 trillion debt.<p>House Republicans, led by Speaker John Boehner, are pursuing a …

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Woman slain after car chase from White House to Capitol

Police kill driver after she rammed security barriers near White House. Child in car hurt.<p>A chase that began with a black luxury car ramming a security barricade near the White House on Thursday ended 16 blocks away on Capitol Hill with police killing the woman driver, authorities said.<p>The Nissan …

And they're off! Insurance markets open, but not quickly

The federal government shut down on Tuesday, but Obamacare was full steam ahead … sort of.<p>The new HealthCare.Gov website collapsed early Tuesday morning under the weight of 2.8 million users,said Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.<p>"As with any product …

Obama to Republicans: Reopen the government

President Obama urged congressional Republicans on Tuesday to reopen the government, saying the longer the shutdown continues, the greater the damage to the economy.<p>"More families will be hurt — more businesses will be harmed," Obama said after meeting with supporters about the program at the heart …

Nigeria students killed in college attack

Suspected Islamic extremists have gunned down dozens of students as they slept in their dormitories during a night-time attack on an agricultural college in north-east Nigeria, the school's provost said.<p>As many as 50 students may have been killed in the assault that began at about 1am local time on …

Three dead and dozens trapped in Mumbai building collapse

A five-storey residential block has collapsed in Mumbai, killing at least three people and leaving dozens feared trapped inside, in the latest building disaster to hit India's financial capital.<p>Rescue workers scrambled to find survivors amid the debris of the flattened block, owned by the city's …

Natural Disasters

Kenya mall attack: dozens more bodies believed buried under rubble

Scores more bodies are believed to be buried under rubble in Kenya's Westgate shopping mall as gruesome details continued to emerge on Wednesday from the aftermath of the four-day terrorist siege.<p>As one morgue in Nairobi said it was preparing for up to 160 new corpses, an intelligence source told …

Pakistan church bomb: Christians mourn 85 killed in Peshawar suicide attack

With its Mughalesque features, gleaming white dome and minaret-like towers, the All Saints' church in Peshawar has been a symbol of interfaith harmony ever since it was built in 1883.<p>As in a mosque, worshippers remove their shoes before entering the historic building, where biblical quotations are …

Navy Yard Shooting Timeline

On the morning of Sept. 16, a Navy defense contractor carried out a bloody attack in the heart of the nation's capital, killing 12 civilians and wounding more than a dozen others.<p>In the ensuing chaos, authorities swept the 41-acre Washington Navy Yard, looking for not one, but three suspects, and …

United Nations Report Confirms the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria | The Takeaway | WNYC

The U.N.’s long-awaited report came out on Monday confirming the use of chemical weapons in Syria. But there are several competing interests in the …

Middle East

Libya prepares for its trial of the decade

It is Libya's trial of the decade, the playboy scion and the sinister spymaster facing their accusers in a case that promises to lift the lid on both the horrors and the excesses of the former regime.<p>Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of former ruler Muammar Gaddafi, and Abdullah al-Senussi will go on …

Armed men kill military officer in Egypt

Armed men have killed an Egyptian military officer and a soldier in an attack on an army vehicle northeast of Cairo, security sources say, raising concerns that an insurgency is taking hold beyond the Sinai Peninsula.<p>Tuesday's attack, which also wounded an army officer and a soldier, took place in …

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Philippine rebels take hundreds hostage

At least 170 people have been taken hostage in southern Philippines after fighters rampaged through coastal communities, leaving at least six people dead.<p>Clashes occurred after troops backed by tanks blocked fighters associated with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), from marching into …

Philippines rebels clash with navy and take hostages in key southern town

Suspected Muslim rebels stormed a coastal town in the Philippines and took about a dozen hostages after clashing with a navy patrol off the key southern city of Zamboanga, officials said.<p>Troops and police were deployed to surround the crowded neighbourhood of Rio Hondo, near the city centre. …

Assad tells Charlie Rose no evidence he is responsible for Syria chemical attack

The Syrian president, Bashar Assad, has said there is no evidence he is responsible for the deadly gas attacks the US government claims left 1,429 people dead, including 426 children.<p>In an exclusive interview secured by Charlie Rose of PBS, Assad said: "There has been no evidence that I used …

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Report: Syrian Hospitals Flooded With Thousands Suffering From Chemical Attack Symptoms

Doctors Without Borders, or Médecins Sans Frontières, has been collaborating with medical providers inside Syria since 2012, and provided drugs, medical equipment, and other support. According to a press release, three hospitals in Damascus reported receiving approximately 3,600 patients, 355 of …

Middle East