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The U.S. budget battle will end in Republican defeat

<i>Politics Insider delivers premium analysis and access to Canada's policymakers and politicians. Visit the</i> Politics Insider homepage <i>for insight available only to subscribers.</i><p>Did John Boehner allow the United States government to shut down at midnight because he wanted to save whatever political …

Myanmar rioters attack Muslims and burn homes

Hundreds of Buddhists have rioted in western Myanmar, killing a 94-year-old Muslim woman and setting more than 70 homes ablaze, police say.<p>Kyaw Naing, a police officer, told the AP news agency that the clashes broke out on Tuesday in Thabyachaing village, about 20km north of the coastal town of …

Chemical Weapons Disarmament Team Arrives In Syria

A team of chemical weapons experts has arrived in Syria, where they will begin the long and complicated task of destroying the country's chemical weapons arsenal. Under a plan endorsed by the U.N. Security Council, the weapons are to be destroyed by next June.<p>Syria is wracked by a civil war that …

Syria conflict: Chemical arms experts cross border

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1015000/1015167_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524733097_3419fd892f956dddc163ce809cb7a10e<p><b>A team of international disarmament experts has arrived in Syria to begin work on dismantling the country's stockpile of chemical weapons.</b><p>Syria has …

North Carolina governor vows to fight Justice Department voter ID lawsuit

North Carolina's Republican governor has pledged to fight a lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice in response to a measure that introduces some of the most stringent voting laws in the country.<p>Governor Pat McCrory said that the lawsuit, which warns that the new restrictions are intentionally …

Fukushima Plant Operator Reports New Leak

TOKYO, Oct 1 (Reuters) - The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said on Tuesday that four tonnes of rainwater contaminated with low levels of radiation leaked during an operation to transfer the water between tank holding areas.<p>Tokyo Electric Power Co, or Tepco, has been trying to …

Snowden Is A Finalist For European Human Rights Award

Edward Snowden, the former NSA contract worker who leaked documents detailing America's secret and broad surveillance activities, is on the short list of nominees for Europe's Sakharov Prize, which recognizes those who fight for human rights.<p>Other finalists include Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani …