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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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Bolivian transport strike causes chaos

A transport workers' strike protesting against the local government's plans to regulate public transport has caused chaos in the Bolivian city of El Alto.

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Bergdahl faces US probe amid desertion claims

Bergdhal is still in Germany recovering from five years in captivity [IntelCenter]The United States army has said it intends to investigate the circumstances of Bowe Bergdahl's disappearance in Afghanistan amid claims of his desertion, and anger from former comrades who risked their lives to search for him.

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#Venezuela protest leader 'denied jail visits'

The wife of Venezuelan protest leader Leopoldo Lopez, who is being held alone in a small cell at a military jail, says her husband had not been allowed visitation rights for three weeks.

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US soldier 'walked off base' before capture

Bergdahl spent his time in captivity playing badminton, learning languages and cooking [IntelCenter]A US soldier freed after five years in Taliban captivity walked away from his unit and US military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, a former Pentagon official has told the AP news agency.

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Ex-rebel sworn in as El Salvador president

Rural schoolteacher turned rebel commander Salvador Sanchez Ceren has been sworn in as president of El Salvador.

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