Latest update: 03/01/2013
US economy narrowly avoids fiscal cliff
Republicans and Democrats battled right up to the last moment but finally struck a last-minute deal to stop the US economy from falling over a cliff. Meanwhile, a home in the United States is now an impossible dream for Russian orphans as President Putin brings in a new law. Finally, the number of Mexicans crossing illegally into the United States drops sharply - we take a look at some of the reasons why.