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Subway strikes grip Brazil's Sao Paulo

Police in Brazil's biggest city Sao Paulo have used batons and fired tear gas to break the subway strikes by the protesting workers and commuters that have caused chaos in the country's economic capital, according to reports.

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Clinton wanted to arm Syria's rebels

Hillary Clinton favoured arming Syria's rebels early in that country's civil war but was overruled by President Barack Obama, the former secretary of state said in her new memoir.

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Canadian police arrest shooting suspect

Canadian police said they had arrested the 24-year-old man who they suspect shot dead three police officers and wounded two more in the eastern city of Moncton, ending a massive manhunt.

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#Haiti police break up anti-government march

Police in Haiti have fired volleys of tear gas to break up a march by demonstrators calling for President Michel Martelly to step down and new elections to be held.

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One dead in #Seattle university shooting

A male in his 20s has died and three others are injured after a shooting at the campus of Seattle Pacific University, a hospital spokeswoman said.

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Police officers shot dead in #Canada

Three police officers have been shot dead and two others injured in Canada's east coast province of New Brunswick, police said, as they conducted a manhunt for a man carrying a rifle and wearing camouflage clothes.

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Hometown of freed US soldier cancels welcome

US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl's hometown has cancelled a rally planned for later this month celebrating his release from five years of Taliban captivity.

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Strikes and protests in Brazil's Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo subway workers have announced an open-ended strike amid fresh protests against the World Cup, threatening preparations for the tournament as Brazil defended itself against criticism over chronic delays and soaring costs.

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#Alaska volcanic eruption disrupts air travel

A volcanic eruption in Alaska that sent a plume of ash and smoke high into the sky has forced a regional airline to cancel flights.

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#NSA whistleblower Snowden seeks Brazil asylum

Edward Snowden, the former US intelligence contractor turned whistleblower, has said he has requested asylum in Brazil, in an interview with journalists from the country.

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