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Islamic State kills U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq

STUTTGART, Germany Islamic State militants killed a U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq on Tuesday after blasting through Kurdish defences and overrunning a town in the biggest offensive in the area for months, officials said.

Brazil prosecutors ask to investigate President Rousseff - Globo

SAO PAULO Brazilian Prosecutor-General Rodrigo Janot has asked the Supreme Court to open an investigation of President Dilma Rousseff as part of a massive corruption investigation involving state-run oil firm Petrobras, Globo News reported on Tuesday.


'Bongbong', the son, leads Marcos revival in the Philippines

MANILA For the son and namesake of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, winning the vice presidency in next week's election is as much about restoring his family's tainted image as it is about making the country a better place.


Singapore set to pick military helicopters as arms spending rises

SINGAPORE Singapore will soon pick the winner of a $1 billion (687 million pound) tender for military utility helicopters, the first of several lucrative deals the island nation is pursuing as it modernises its air force and navy amid rising tensions in the region.

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