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Philippines Duterte tells U.S. to forget about defense deal 'if I stay longer'

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hit out at the United States on Tuesday, saying he did not start a fight with Washington and it could forget about a military agreement between both countries if he were to be in power longer.

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Demolition of France's "Jungle" migrant camp set to begin

CALAIS, France France will begin dismantling the "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais on Tuesday as several hundred more inhabitants queued for temporary housing in centers across France.

France 6:22am EDT

South Africa's Gordhan faces tough balancing act in budget speech

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan faces a tough balancing act on Wednesday when he unveils a midterm budget meant to boost the sickly economy and show his looming fraud case is not distracting him.

Africa 6:20am EDT

Turkey's post-coup emergency rule led to torture, abuse: rights group

ISTANBUL Turkey has effectively written a "blank check" to security services to torture people detained after a failed military coup attempt, a U.S.-based rights group said on Tuesday, citing accusations of beatings, sleep deprivation and sexual abuse.

Turkey 6:36am EDT

UK government backs third runway at Heathrow Airport: Sky News

LONDON The British government has decided to allow Heathrow airport to build a new runway, Sky News reported on Tuesday.

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Swedish Migration Agency cuts 2016 asylum seeker forecast

STOCKHOLM Asylum seeker numbers in Sweden are set to drop to around 29,000 this year from a record 163,000 in 2015 as tougher rules imposed by the center-left government bite, the Migration Agency said on Tuesday.

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