Monday, September 30, 2013

World News Briefs -- September 30, 2013

US Government On Verge Of Shutdown -- Voice of America

The U.S. Senate is scheduled to meet on Monday afternoon, allowing itself just hours to reach a compromise with the House of Representatives on a spending bill before a midnight deadline for a partial shutdown of the U.S. government.

Republican lawmakers are insisting that any measure either delays or defunds President Barack Obama's signature health care law intended to provide coverage for millions of uninsured Americans.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has promised that a spending bill passed by the House in the early hours of Saturday morning, which would delay key parts of the Affordable Healthcare Act, known as Obamacare, for one year, will not be approved.

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U.N. chemical weapons inspectors leave Syria.

More rebel groups reject Syrian opposition coalition - statement.

Syria conflict: Neighbours plead for international help.

Car bombs kill 54 in Shi'ite districts of Baghdad.

Militants seize army base in Yemen, kill three soldiers.

Obama to meet with Netanyahu.

Iran nuclear deal could be reached in months: Kerry.

Bahrain unrest: 50 Shia Muslims sentenced to up to 15 years.

Turkey frustrated over stalled EU membership bid.


US Defense Chief: North Korea watching world deal with Syria.

India, Pakistan leaders say they want better ties but reach no concrete agreements. Pakistan-India talks in New York get muted response back home.

Japan PM open to talks - not concessions - with China.

Pakistan condemns latest drone strike in North Waziristan.

Philippines says Zamboanga crisis 'over'.

Australian PM says "united" with Indonesia on migrants.


Kenyan anti-tank rocket ended Westgate siege: soldiers.

Kenya's Westgate siege: Number of missing reduced to 39.

Egyptian jihadist group claims shooting attacks on 'apostates' and 'criminals'.

Mali: 'MNLA rebels' attack soldiers in Kidal. Suicide bombers target northern Mali military camp. Mali soldiers fight Tuareg separatists.

France seeks permanent victory in Mali.

Sudan protesters call for president Omar al-Bashir to step down.


Eurozone inflation falls to lowest rate in three years.

German coalition talks could last into January.

Austria election: 'Grand coalition' can rule again.

Silvio Berlusconi calls for fresh Italian elections 'as soon as possible'.

Russia accuses Greenpeace activists of posing a threat to platform personnel. Russian court orders all Greenpeace activists to stay in jail.

Popes John Paul II and John XXIII to become saints.


US government shutdown looms as Congress fights over spending bill – live.

Senate set to defeat Obamacare delay as government shutdown looms.

Danger to US economy worries experts weighing potential government shutdown, default.

Venezuela's Sabaneta jail search yields weapons arsenal.

Canadians on hunger strike in Egyptian jail claim they were beaten.

US police obtaining military vehicles to aid hunt for criminals.

Report: Homegrown terrorist plots have surged since 2009.


Africa desert helps breed radicals, from Al Shabab to Boko Haram to Mr. Marlboro.

Terrorists used new tactic to spare some Muslims.

Qaeda plot leak has undermined U.S. intelligence.


Google UK paid £11.2m in corporate tax.

Analysis: New trial for Boeing as Norwegian demands 787 repairs.

US shares hit by the threat of a shutdown.

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