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Oct 14 2013, 04:29 IST
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SummaryAs the Republicans blamed White House for failed negotiations over fiscal crisis that will come to a head on Thursday.

Senators hold talks over US fiscal crisis

WASHINGTON: As the Republicans blamed White House for failed negotiations over fiscal crisis that will come to a head on Thursday, Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell were set to sit down again on Sunday in an effort to come up with some sort of agreement. Their discussions appeared to be the only hope for a deal after talks broke down on Saturday, with no indication when they would resume. NYT

Attacks across Iraq kill at least 42

Baghdad: A string of bombings in mostly Shi’ite-majority cities across Iraq on Sunday killed at least 42 people and wounded dozens.The deadliest of Sunday’s attacks was in the southern city of Hillah where back-to-back car bombings killed eight people and injured 22, police said. AP

Prince George to have non-royal godparents

London: Prince William and Kate Middleton have opted for their closest friends as godparents to Prince George. William’s school friend Fergus Boyd, childhood friend Hugh van Cutsem and Kate’s Marlborough College friend Emilia d’Erlanger have been selected for the honour in the lead up to the christening of the third in line to Britain’s throne here on October 23. The couple expect that George’s godparents would help bring a sense of normality to his life. PTI

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