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Brazil army to go door-to-door to fight Zika

            BRASILIA (AFP) – Some 220,000 soldiers will hand out leaflets door-to-door across Brazil on Saturday, ahead of a massive insecticide-spraying operation as the government tries to stem an outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. “We have to protect the population, especially pregnant women, athletes ...

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US Senate backs new sanctions on North Korea

The United States Senate has backed new sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear program. The senators unanimously backed North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act in a 96-0 vote on Wednesday, arguing the UN Security Council was too slow in stifling the Asian state’s threat. “China, the very entity ...

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NY ex-mayor says he may run for president in 2016

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he is considering a run for US president, a move which could significantly reshape the 2016 presidential election. The media mogul told the Financial Times he was “looking at all options” when asked about a possible bid for an already chaotic 2016 race. ...

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US deploying anti-missile system on N Korea’s doorstep

The US Department of Defense says it is planning to deploy an advanced missile system to South Korea “as quickly as possible” to counter the growing threat of Pyongyang’s weapons capabilities.   The Pentagon confirmed on Monday that it will start formal talks with Seoul on placing the Terminal High ...

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US military’s F-35 still dogged with ‘deficiencies’: report

The plane is supposed to form the backbone of the military�s future fighter fleet. WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US military’s futuristic F-35 fighter jet remains dogged by dangerous problems sure to further complicate what is already the most expensive weapons project in history, a Pentagon report says. The plane, which ...

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