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UK plan to make social housing tenants 'pay to stay' won't meet aims - report

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's "pay to stay" rule requiring social housing tenants to pay higher rents may leave local councils worse off, cause stress for families and fail to generate expected revenues for central government, according to a report published on Monday.

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Brazil's Dilma Rousseff takes stand in impeachment trial 4:02am BST

BRASILIA Suspended President Dilma Rousseff will make a last stand in Brazil's Senate on Monday in an impeachment trial that is widely expected to remove her from office and end more than a decade of leftist rule by her Workers Party.

Singapore confirms first case of locally transmitted Zika virus 27 Aug 2016

SINGAPORE Singapore has confirmed its first case of a locally-transmitted Zika virus, which has been linked to microcephaly, a rare birth defect, in Brazil, the health ministry said.

Singapore confirms first case of locally transmitted Zika virus 27 Aug 2016

SINGAPORE Singapore has confirmed its first case of a locally-transmitted Zika virus, which has been linked to microcephaly, a rare birth defect, in Brazil, the health ministry said.

Rio court to return passports to Irish Olympic officials 27 Aug 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO A Rio de Janeiro court will return the passports of three members of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) and they will be allowed to leave Brazil, a source in the Rio state security services said on Friday.

Rio court to return passports to Irish Olympic officials 27 Aug 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 26 A Rio de Janeiro court will return the passports of three members of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) and they will be allowed to leave Brazil, a source in the Rio state security services said on Friday.

Brazil climate pledge questioned after ethanol snub 27 Aug 2016

SAO PAULO Biofuel and climate experts have questioned Brazil's commitment to a plan to cut carbon emissions by raising ethanol use after the country's government this week said it planned to scrap a tax break on the biofuel.

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Brazil police seek graft charges against ex-president Lula 26 Aug 2016

SAO PAULO Federal police in Brazil urged prosecutors on Friday to bring corruption charges against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his wife, Marisa, according to police documents seen by Reuters.

UPDATE 3-Brazil police seek graft charges against ex-president Lula 26 Aug 2016

SAO PAULO, Aug 26 Federal police in Brazil urged prosecutors on Friday to bring corruption charges against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his wife, Marisa, according to police documents seen by Reuters.

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Miami hotel bookings slow, airfares fall since Zika outbreak 26 Aug 2016

Travelers have booked fewer hotel rooms in downtown Miami, and leisure airfares to the greater Miami area have inched down in the weeks since the Zika virus was detected there, data reviewed by Reuters shows.

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Turkish army thrusts deeper into Syria, monitor says 35 villagers killed

KARKAMIS, Turkey Turkey's army and its allies thrust deeper into Syria on Sunday, seizing territory controlled by Kurdish-aligned forces on the fifth day of a cross-border campaign that a monitoring group said had killed at least 35 villagers. | Video