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Gaming pays off for two teenagers

Monday, November 9th 2015, 0:01

How computer gaming paid off for two Brazilian teens
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Brazil Fifa official Marin extradited

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 21:37
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, United States United States
related places: Marin

The former head of Brazilian football, Jose Maria Marin, is extradited from Switzerland to the US to face corruption charges.
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Eritrea footballers 'gain asylum'

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 22:39
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea

Botswana grants asylum to 10 Eritrean footballers who refused to return home after a World Cup qualifying match, their lawyer says.
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Second Fifa official to be extradited

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 14:01
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, United States United States

The former head of Brazilian football has agreed to be extradited from Switzerland to the US to face corruption charges, Swiss justice officials say.
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Rio de Janeiro rocked by blast

Monday, October 19th 2015, 14:26

An explosion, believed to have been caused by a gas leak, levels dozens of buildings in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.
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Brazil speaker 'hid millions abroad'

Friday, October 16th 2015, 22:35

Brazilian prosecutors say the speaker of the lower house of Congress, Eduardo Cunha, hid millions of dollars in undeclared foreign bank accounts.
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Eritrea players seek Botswana asylum

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 23:31
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea

Ten players from the Eritrean football team seek asylum in Botswana after playing a World Cup qualifying match there, officials say.
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Opponents 'coup-mongering' - Rousseff

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 3:17

Embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff accuses the political opposition of seeking to oust her government via "coup-mongering".
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Brazilian mother's battle for natural childbirth

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 23:16

A Brazilian mother's fight to give birth naturally
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'Rogue' Brazilian policemen arrested

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 23:33
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Sao Paulo

Police in Brazil arrest nine of their fellow officers suspected of carrying out a series of killings on the outskirts of Sao Paulo in August.
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Botswana cheetah Legolas killed

Monday, October 5th 2015, 17:53

A Botswana cheetah called Legolas that was taking part in a research project has been shot and killed, a conservation group says.
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VIDEO: Rio video 'shows police planting gun'

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 9:43

Five Brazilian police officers are taken into custody for allegedly putting a gun in the hand of a teenager they allegedly killed in a shootout in a Rio slum.
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Rousseff reshuffle to shore up support

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 16:14

Embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff closes eight ministries and reshuffles her cabinet in an effort to cut costs and shore up support.
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Brazil's farmers wake up to their coffee

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 23:35

How Brazilian farmers are doubling the value of their coffee
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Fugitive Brazil mayor hands herself in

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 13:24

A Brazilian mayor who became infamous for governing from afar via Whatsapp and boasting of her luxury lifestyle hands herself in to police.
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Gates Foundation sues Petrobras

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 0:29

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation sues the Brazilian state-owned oil company, Petrobras for investment losses due to corruption.
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Parents deny Neymar evaded taxes

Friday, September 25th 2015, 23:25

The parents of the Brazilian football star, Neymar, deny their son has done anything wrong, after a judge formally accused him of evading $16m in taxes.
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Brazil police seek to question Lula

Friday, September 11th 2015, 22:02

Brazilian police are seeking to question former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva over a corruption scandal at state-owned oil giant Petrobras.
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Brazil bus crash kills 15 people

Monday, September 7th 2015, 0:52

A bus crashes on a steep winding road near the Brazilian colonial era coastal town of Paraty killing 15 people and injuring another 30.
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Tension at Brazil indigenous killing

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 0:18
related countries: Brazil Brazil

The Brazilian justice minister condemns the killing of an indigenous leader, shot during a land protest in the state of Matto Grosso do Sul.
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Botswana prisons lose HIV drugs case

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 13:40

Botswana's court of appeal upholds a ruling that foreign prisoners should receive free treatment for HIV/Aids, rights lawyers say.
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VIDEO: Can Brazilian athletics catch up?

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 11:57

With less than a year to go until Rio hosts the 2016 Olympics, Brazil's athletes are speaking out about a lack of investment in the sport.
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Brazil house speaker facing charges

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 23:28

Brazilian prosecutors file corruption charges against the speaker of the lower house of Congress, Eduardo Cunha, and former President Fernando Collor de Mello.
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Brazil probes World Cup corruption

Friday, August 14th 2015, 21:53

Brazilian prosecutors launch an investigation into allegations of corruption and overpricing in the construction of a stadium used during the 2014 World Cup.
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Brazil city's mature male beauty show

Friday, August 7th 2015, 8:58

The Brazilian city of Sao Paulo names its most handsome elderly male, in a twist on the traditional beauty contest designed to promote self-esteem.
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Corrupt Brazilian executives jailed

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 1:51
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A judge in Brazil sentences two former executives of construction giant OAS to 16 years in jail over corruption at the state-owned oil company.
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Man Utd's Rafael agrees to join Lyon

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 19:22
related countries: France France
related places: Lyon

Manchester United's Brazil full-back Rafael da Silva will join French side Lyon on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
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Police in Rio 'killed hundreds'

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 10:55

Amnesty International says that military police in the Brazilian city of Rio have killed more than 1,500 people in the last five years.
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Michael Jackson's father has stroke

Monday, July 27th 2015, 14:47

Joe Jackson, the father of late singer Michael Jackson, suffers a stroke, according to a Brazilian hospital.
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Amazon city sees surge in violence

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 5:54

Brazilian police in the Amazon city of Manaus investigate a wave of 35 killings reported over the weekend.
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Brazil police in Petrobras searches

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 0:25

Brazilian police search properties linked to politicians suspected of taking bribes in a scandal related to the state-run oil company, Petrobras.
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VIDEO: Pele's American dream

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 23:15
related countries: United States United States

In June 1975, Brazilian superstar Pele joined the New York Cosmos soccer team. Clive Toye was the man to sign him.
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US 'routinely spied' on Brazil

Saturday, July 4th 2015, 19:16
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United States United States

Wikileaks says it has evidence that the United States has routinely spied on senior Brazilian government officials since 2011 or earlier.
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