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Trump Wins Big in Indiana, With a Clear Path as Cruz Quits
Republican front-runner Donald Trump sweeps to a commanding victory in Indiana, putting him on a glide path to the party’s presidential nomination as Ted Cruz finally ends his campaign.
Differences Over Missile Defence, Fine Print Snag US-Israel Aid Deal
Negotiations meant to enshrine US defence aid to Israel over the next decade snagged on disputes about size, scope and fine print of new multi-billion dollar packages, officials said.
Rebels Launch Assault in Syria’s Aleppo, Diplomats Strain to Revive Truce
Rebel fighters launched an assault on Syria’s divided northern city of Aleppo and fired rockets on hospitals, in the latest violence to hit civilians as diplomats struggle to restore unravelling cease-fire and resurrect peace talks.
Bangladesh C Bank to Meet NY Fed, SWIFT; Seek Recovery of Stolen Money
Bangladesh’s central bank chief will meet the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and a senior official of global financial messaging service SWIFT next week to seek the recovery of about $81 million stolen by hackers, officials in Dhaka said.
Wildfire in Alberta’s Energy Heartland Forces Thousands to Flee
Alberta is racing to evacuate thousands of people as an uncontrolled wildfire burns near Fort McMurray, in the heart of Canada’s oil sands region, forcing residents to flee north to safety.
Islamic State Kills US Navy SEAL in Northern Iraq
Islamic State militants kill US Navy SEAL in northern Iraq after blasting through Kurdish defences and overrunning the town in the biggest offensive in the area in months, officials say.
Kenya Arrests Key Member of Militant Group Plotting Attacks
Kenyan police arrest a suspected key member of an Islamist militant group that was plotting attacks similar to one in 2013 on the Westgate shopping mall that killed at least 67 people, authorities say.
Rio’s Slum Hostels Offer Alternative Olympic Housing
Favelinha hostel, like others in several of Rio’s more than 1,000 shantytowns, offers more than just cheap housing for more adventurous among the 500,000 foreign tourists expected for Olympics in August. Establishments also open rich culture of city’s slums for travellers, with a glimpse into one-time “no-go” areas home to about a fifth of Rio’s population.
Singapore Set to Pick Military Helicopters as Arms Spending Rises
Singapore will soon pick the winner of a $1 billion 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 regional tension.
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