US national parks to close amid Congress deadlock

National parks across the US will be closing until the US Congress can agree a budget deal.

In Yosemite National park, where the Rim forest fire is still being contained, campers have been given 48 hours to pack up and leave, local TV station CBS Sacramanto reports.

Parts of Yosemite National Park are still recovering from the Rim fire. Credit: Reuters

Read: Which services would a US 'shutdown' affect?

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US military protest shutdown

Hundreds of US military veterans gathered in Washington, DC, to demand that the country's war memorials are reopened. The memorials have been temporarily closed as a result of the federal government shutdown.