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Iraqi army storms to edge of Islamic State-held Falluja; fresh bombings hit Baghdad

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SOUTHERN OUTSKIRTS OF FALLUJA, Iraq The Iraqi army stormed to the southern edge of Falluja under U.S. air support on Monday and captured a police station inside the city limits, launching a direct assault to retake one of the main strongholds of Islamic State militants. | Video

UPDATE 3-Brazil's anti-corruption minister quits over leaked recordings 12:52am BST

BRASILIA, May 30 Brazil's Transparency Minister Fabiano Silveira resigned on Monday after leaked recordings suggested he tried to derail a sprawling corruption probe, the latest cabinet casualty impacting interim President Michel Temer's administration.

Brazil to name new Treasury chief ahead of debt talks -source 12:36am BST

BRASILIA, May 30 Brazilian Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles will name the finance secretary of the state of Espirito Santos as the country's new Treasury chief, a senior government official familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.

Brazil's BNDES to change entire board under new leadership -sources 30 May 2016

BRASILIA, May 30 Brazil's new interim government will replace the entire board of its state development bank BNDES this week, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday, in what would be the latest leadership overhaul in state-run lenders.

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Rio de Janeiro police search slums for suspects in gang-rape case 30 May 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO Rio de Janeiro police swarmed two slums on Sunday searching for suspects in the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old Brazilian girl who said more than 30 men assaulted her, a case that shocked the nation set to host the Olympics in August. 

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Rio de Janeiro police search slums for suspects in gang-rape case 30 May 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO Rio de Janeiro police swarmed two slums on Sunday searching for suspects in the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old Brazilian girl who said more than 30 men assaulted her, a case that shocked the nation set to host the Olympics in August. 

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Delaying Rio Games would give 'false security' on Zika - WHO panel head 30 May 2016

GENEVA Postponing the Rio Olympics due to fears that the event could speed the spread of the Zika virus would give a "false" sense of security because travellers are constantly going in and out of Brazil, the head of the World Health Organization's emergency committee said.

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Delaying Rio Games would give 'false security' on Zika: WHO panel head 30 May 2016

GENEVA Postponing the Rio Olympics due to fears that the event could speed the spread of the Zika virus would give a "false" sense of security because travelers are constantly going in and out of Brazil, the head of the World Health Organization's emergency committee said.

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Missed Rio payment 'credit negative' for all Brazilian states: Moody's 30 May 2016

SAO PAULO Missed debt payments by Rio de Janeiro underscore credit risks facing all Brazilian states, adding to pressure on the federal government to offer more generous relief to struggling states, Moody's Investors Service said on Monday.

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Brazil's primary budget surplus in April above expectations 30 May 2016

BRASILIA The Brazilian government posted a primary budget surplus in April well above market expectations due to a seasonal increase in tax revenues and a drop in subsidies, a senior official said on Monday.

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Japan puts military on alert for possible North Korea missile launch

TOKYO/SEOUL Japan put its military on alert on Monday for a possible North Korean ballistic missile firing, while South Korea also said it had detected evidence of launch preparations, officials from Japan and South Korea said.