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No excuses if I don't perform - Rooney

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 12:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fully fit England forward Wayne Rooney says there will be no excuses if he does not perform at the World Cup in Brazil.
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England wrap up to replicate Brazil

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 6:20

England players train in multiple layers and undergo sweat tests in preparation for the heat of the World Cup in Brazil.
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Brazilian police go on strike

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 1:36
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Thousands of police across Brazil go on a one-day strike over pay in another hiccup ahead of the football World Cup, which begins on 12 June.
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Brazil: Where God is on the pitch

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 16:12

Links between faith and football in Brazil
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Sao Paulo turned white by hailstorm

Monday, May 19th 2014, 19:32
related places: Sao Paulo

An unusually heavy hailstorm late on Sunday has left many roads in Brazil's largest city Sao Paulo flooded or coated in white.
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Brazilian prisoners release hostages

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 20:50
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Prisoners at a maximum-security jail in Brazil release 122 hostages held since Saturday after some of their demands were reportedly met.
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VIDEO: 'Land invasion' near Brazil stadium

Friday, May 16th 2014, 23:43

With less than a month to go before the World Cup kicks off in Brazil, the government is facing fresh protests from various groups, including families who have invaded land within sight of the stadium.
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Brazil 2014 dengue risk predicted

Friday, May 16th 2014, 23:37

Scientists develop an "early warning system" to alert authorities to the risk of dengue fever outbreaks in Brazil during the World Cup.
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Brazil's battle to upgrade airports

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 22:55

Brazil's battle to improve its airports for the World Cup
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Fast food worker protests spread

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 18:38
related countries: France France, Indonesia Indonesia, United States United States

US fast food workers join counterparts in countries including Indonesia, France, and Brazil to stage a global walk-out in protest about wages and conditions.
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Scolari faces Portugal tax inquiry

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 17:00
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Brazil's football coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is made the focus of a criminal investigation into tax fraud in Portugal weeks before the World Cup.
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Costa and Torres in Spain squad

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 11:51
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Torres

Diego Costa and Fernando Torres are picked in Spain's provisional 30-man squad for the World Cup in Brazil.
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Brazil launches border security plan

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 0:46

Brazil has begun a massive military operation to secure its lengthy borders ahead of next month's World Cup.
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VIDEO: Disease threat to World Cup fans

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 7:30

Following concerns Brazil will not be ready to host the World Cup, there is also a warning that fans should guard against dengue fever.
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El Nino to undo England's World Cup?

Friday, May 9th 2014, 23:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's bid for World Cup glory in Brazil this summer could be undone by a much-feared weather phenomenon.
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VIDEO: Eighth death at Brazil stadiums

Friday, May 9th 2014, 5:48

A worker has been killed after being electrocuted at a World Cup stadium in Brazil, officials say.
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World Cup hit by new stadium death

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 22:31

A worker is electrocuted at a stadium in western Brazil, the eighth to die in an accident during the building of the 12 World Cup arenas.
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Police threaten World Cup pay strike

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 2:05

Federal police in Brazil stage a 24-hour strike over pay and threaten to continue their protest during the football World Cup next month.
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Kaka and Robinho not in Brazil squad

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 16:56

AC Milan duo Kaka and Robinho are among the big names to miss out on Brazil's provisional 23-man World Cup squad.
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VIDEO: Will Brazil be ready for kick off?

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 18:29

The 2014 World Cup is set to begin in Brazil in less than six weeks, but there are serious concerns that some of the venues will not be ready, while other infrastructure projects are also behind schedule.
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Brazil's frantic eleventh hour World Cup preparations

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 18:27

Brazil's frantic scramble to be ready for the World Cup
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VIDEO: Brazil's unfinished airports

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 9:08
related places: Sao Paulo

Katy Watson reports from Sao Paulo on Brazil's last minute work on its outdated airports.
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Welfare and tax boost for Brazil poor

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 4:16

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff announces an increase in social security payments and tax cuts ahead of her re-election campaign in October.
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Is Brazil facing a housing bubble?

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 23:13

Soaring property prices in Brazil fuel bubble fears
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VIDEO: Sao Paulo's squatter communities

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 8:38
related places: Sao Paulo

Brazil's wealth has grown in the past decade but deep inequalities remain, nowhere more so than the country's biggest city of Sao Paulo.
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VIDEO: Rio Olympic preparation 'worst ever'

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 1:33
related places: Rio de Janeiro

The vice president of the International Olympic Committee has described Brazil's preparations for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro as the worst he has ever seen.
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VIDEO: Rio's favela crackdown 'criticised'

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 22:39

A controversial programme to drive drugs gangs from Brazil's shantytowns has led to accusations of police oppression and murder.
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Brazil military torturer found dead

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 1:31
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian ex-army colonel Paulo Malhaes, who recently admitted to killing prisoners during military rule, is murdered by unknown men in his home.
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Future of the net debated in Brazil

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 9:20
related places: Sao Paulo

Tensions emerge ahead of a meeting being held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to discuss changes to the way the internet is governed.
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Brazil ex-president 'not murdered'

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 23:03

Brazil's National Truth Commission says the death of ex-President Juscelino Kubitschek was an accident, despite claims he was murdered.
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VIDEO: Armed men torch 34 buses in Brazil

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 22:29
related places: Sao Paulo

Heavily armed men have set fire to 34 buses in a Sao Paulo suburb and held employees hostage.
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Brazil cars torched in protest

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 0:43
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Residents of a poor community near Rio de Janeiro torch vehicles in protest at the deaths of two young men in incidents involving the police.
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Court order halts Brazil match

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 2:47
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A Brazilian second division football game is abandoned after 16 minutes, with one team saying they now have a court order to play in the top division.
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Brazilian police end strike over pay

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 20:53
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Police in the state of Bahia in Brazil vote to end a two-day strike which prompted the deployment of federal troops to restore order on the streets.
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Brazil troops guard strike-hit Bahia

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 19:31

Brazil sends thousands of federal troops to maintain order in the north-eastern state of Bahia after police there went on strike over pay.
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Campos-Silva in Brazil 2014 election

Monday, April 14th 2014, 22:49
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A former Brazilian state governor, Eduardo Campos, confirms he will run in October's presidential election with the environmental campaigner, Marina Silva, as his vice-presidential candidate.
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World Cup fever slow to hit Brazil

Friday, April 11th 2014, 23:27

Will public mood shift with two months to go to the World Cup?
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VIDEO: Is this Brazil's biggest football fan?

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 23:08

Meet lawyer Nelson Paviotti, a man so passionate about Brazil he only dresses in clothes sporting Brazil's national colours - and even the food he eats at home has to be green and yellow.
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Woes grow for Brazil energy giant

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 1:08
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian energy firm Petrobras faces growing controversy
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Anelka poised for Brazil move

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 12:53
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Former France striker Nicolas Anelka has joined Atletico Mineiro, according to the Brazilian club's president.
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VIDEO: Fire destroys Brazil favela

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 15:45
related places: Sao Paulo

Four people are injured in a huge fire which swept through a slum in eastern Sao Paulo on Wednesday.
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Sentences over Brazil jail massacre

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 9:47
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A Brazilian court sentences 15 policemen to lengthy jail terms for their role in putting down a notorious 1992 prison riot in which 111 inmates died.
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