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Police hunt Manchester bomber's network, angered by U.S. leaks

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MANCHESTER, England Police scrambled to close down a network around the Manchester suicide bomber with arrests in Britain and Tripoli on Wednesday, as details about the investigation were leaked to U.S. media, infuriating authorities who fear a second attack is imminent. | Video

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Brazil prosecutors reject JBS parent's raised fine proposal 12:33am BST

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO JBS SA's controlling shareholder, J&F Investimentos, proposed paying a 4 billion reais ($1.22 billion) fine as part of a leniency deal to settle Brazilian bribery and corruption charges, but the offer was rejected, a representative of the public prosecutors' office said on Wednesday.

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Tracking Zika: Virus hit earlier than thought in Brazil, Florida 12:03am BST

CHICAGO Studies using gene sequencing equipment to trace the path of Zika through the Americas show the virus arrived a year before the first case was detected in Brazil, and several months before it was first reported in Florida.

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No clear contender to replace Brazil's embattled Temer 24 May 2017

BRASILIA Key members of Brazil's coalition government are struggling to find a consensus candidate to replace President Michel Temer should he be forced from office by a massive corruption probe that has ensnared scores of politicians and business leaders.

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Brazilian ride-hailing app 99 raises $100 million from SoftBank 24 May 2017

SAO PAULO Japan's SoftBank Group Corp agreed to invest $100 million in Brazilian ride-hailing app 99, the startup said on Wednesday, capping off a fund-raising round totaling more than $200 million.

Havaianas flip-flop maker Alpargatas rallies on sale talk 24 May 2017

SAO PAULO, May 24 Shares in Brazil's Alpargatas SA, the maker of Havaianas flip flops, gained on Wednesday, bolstered by reports from Reuters and elsewhere it was among assets that scandal-hit parent company J&F Investimentos SA had considered selling.

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Argentina police search Odebrecht's Buenos Aires office 24 May 2017

BUENOS AIRES Argentine police searched Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht's Buenos Aires office on Wednesday as part of a graft investigation, the company said in a statement.

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China downgrade shows emerging market ratings stuck in reverse 24 May 2017

LONDON A Moody's downgrade on China on Wednesday and the likelihood that Brazil and South Africa face further rating cuts in the coming months is highlighting how emerging market credit quality remains stuck in reverse.

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China downgrade shows emerging market ratings stuck in reverse 24 May 2017

LONDON A Moody's downgrade on China on Wednesday and the likelihood that Brazil and South Africa face further rating cuts in the coming months is highlighting how emerging market credit quality remains stuck in reverse.

ANALYSIS-No clear contender to replace Brazil's embattled Temer 24 May 2017

BRASILIA, May 24 Key members of Brazil's coalition government are struggling to find a consensus candidate to replace President Michel Temer should he be forced from office by a massive corruption probe that has ensnared scores of politicians and business leaders.

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May to appeal for NATO unity to fight terrorism

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May will appeal to NATO leaders on Thursday to unite to combat terrorism by addressing its root causes and the "propagation of poisonous ideology, particularly online".