The brunt of the US government shutdown falls squarely on the shoulders of blue-collar Americans, a voting bloc Trump can't afford to lose.
Somali-American Ilhan Omar, 36, won a seat for the Democrats in Minnesota - one of the first two Muslim women ever to sit in the House of Representatives.
The silver screen and politics have often intertwined in India. Many actors have become politicians while Bollywood has not shied away from tackling political issues in its plotlines.
In pursuit of more barriers on the frontier with Mexico, President Donald Trump consults lawyers on using emergency powers to take unilateral action to construct the wall over objections of Congress.
Trump’s prime-time address, scheduled for 0200 GMT, will be the Republican president’s latest attempt to persuade Democrats to back his push for a steel barrier on the southern border.
India's Supreme Court ruling to allow women entry into a revered Hindu temple in Kerala is exposing the country's communal and political fault lines.
President Donal Trump congratulated Nancy Pelosi on becoming Speaker of the House but insisted the new Congress to fund a wall on the Mexican border, a demand that has led to a shutdown of the US government that has lasted nearly two weeks.
The shutdown may not end until the new year as Trump refuses to budge on his demands, but the standoff has started affected federal employees.
Donald Trump is becoming increasingly unstable as investigations envelop his administration and Democrats make electoral gains.
Pro-Palestinian speech is being increasingly clamped down in the US contrary to the sacred nature of free speech on other issues.
The sale would include 80 Patriot missiles, 60 other missiles and associated equipment, according to a Pentagon security cooperation agency.
Saudi Arabia's criticism of the US Senate resolution is unconvincing and is a sign that US-Saudi relations could be further tested under a Democrat-led Congress next year.
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