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US government shutdown begins

Operations for several key agencies ceased at 12.01am on Saturday, despite last-ditch talks that continued on Capitol Hill.

Argentina's ex-leader Kirchner to be tried for corruption

Kirchner is accused of running a criminal network related to the infamous 'corruption notebooks' scandal - revealed through the meticulous records of millions of dollars in bribes paid by businessmen to government officials kept by a ministerial chauffeur.