Obama urges Congress to end government shutdown

Republicans in the House of Representatives has chosen to shut down the government over a healthcare law they do not like, said President Obama in his weekly address.

Mr Obama urged the Congress to pass a budget that funds the government, with "no partisan strings attached".


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.