The government shut down at midnight on Friday after Democrats and Republicans, locked in a bitter dispute over immigration and border security, failed to agree on a last-minute deal to fund its operations.
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Twitter to notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during U.S. elections
Twitter Inc , which is reviewing Russian interference during the 2016 U.S. elections, said on Friday it would notify some of its users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service.
U.S. to retry Senator Menendez on bribery, corruption charges
The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it plans to retry Democratic U.S. Senator Robert Menendez on bribery and corruption charges after a jury was deadlocked during a trial in November.
Myanmar finalizes Rohingya repatriation preparations as doubts mount
Myanmar was making final preparations to take back the first batch of Rohingya Muslims who had fled conflict in troubled Rakhine state, state media said on Saturday, despite growing doubts about the plan among refugees and in the United Nations.
Facebook to prioritize 'trustworthy' news based on surveys
Facebook Inc will prioritize "trustworthy" news in its feed of social media posts, using member surveys to identify high-quality outlets and fight sensationalism and misinformation, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday.
South Africa's ANC to force Zuma to quit as president: eNCA TV
South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) declined on Saturday to comment on a report its executive plans to force Jacob Zuma to quit as president, as its leaders gather to outline the party's program for the coming year.
Canceled North Korean visit to prep for Olympics 'not permanent': South Korea ministry
South Korea's Unification Ministry said on Saturday that the sudden cancellation of a North Korean delegation's planned visit to the South to prepare for the North's art troupe during the Winter Olympics was "not a permanent cancellation".
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China's stock market regulator has approved five new initial public offerings (IPOs), which will aim to raise a total of no more than 6.7 billion yuan ($1.05 billion), the official news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday.