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Home nations learn World Cup draw

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 20:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales learn their qualifying opponents for the 2014 World Cup finals tournament in Brazil.
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Live - 2014 World Cup qualifying draw

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 17:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales await the qualifying draw for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
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Three indicted for Amazon murders

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 4:48

Police in Brazil indict three people for the killing of two prominent environmental activists in the Amazon three months ago.
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Brazil crash out of Copa America

Monday, July 18th 2011, 1:58

Paraguay hold their nerve in a penalty shoot-out against defending champions Brazil to advance to the semi-finals of the Copa America.
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Brazil plane crashes, killing 16

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 14:48
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A small plane crashes in the city of Recife in north-eastern Brazil, killing all 16 people on board.
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Carrefour's Brazil merger fails

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 8:23
related countries: France France

Brazil's Abilio Diniz suspends plans to merge his supermarket chain Grupo Pao de Acucar with the local arm of France's Carrefour.
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Carrefour shares hit by deal news

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 11:34
related countries: France France

Shares in French supermarket giant Carrefour fall more than 4% on reports that a merger in Brazil may have stalled.
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No takers for Brazil train plan

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 10:41
related places: Sao Paulo

Brazil is to hold new bids for a high-speed rail link between Rio and Sao Paulo, officials say, after there were no initial takers for the $24bn project.
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Brazil 2-2 United States (3-5 pens)

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 20:14
related countries: France France, Sweden Sweden, United States United States

The United States beat Brazil 5-3 on penalties to join France, Japan and Sweden in the Women's World Cup semi-finals.
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VIDEO: New cable car ride helps Brazil slum

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 5:23

The cable car ride should take around 16 minutes to cover 6 stops, saving residents hours of walking and bus rides.
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Brazil's transport minister quits

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 1:28

Brazilian Transport Minister Alfredo Nascimento resigns amid newspaper allegations of corruption involving bribes at his ministry.
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'We're not villains'

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 0:23

Brazil's Amazon settlers fear for future
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VIDEO: New oil fuels Brazil's shipping boom

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 22:14

Brazil's maritime industry is booming following the discovery of several significant new oil fields.
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Pao de Acucar battle intensifies

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 9:31
related countries: France France
related places: Pao

The battle between France's Carrefour and Casino over Brazil's Pao de Acucar intensifies as Casino raises its stake in the firm.
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Playing for time

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 8:09

Brazil's 2014 stadiums are behind schedule and over budget
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French food fight for Brazil firm

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 7:34
related countries: France France

Two French food giants are locked in a battle to take over Brazil's number one retailer, Grupo Pao de Acucar.
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VIDEO: Brazilian homeless man takes to tree

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 2:40
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Sao Paulo

The life of one homeless shoe-shiner in Sao Paulo, Brazil, who has chosen to live in a tree to avoid the dangers of staying on the streets.
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Pride on parade

Saturday, June 25th 2011, 11:44

Gay rights and homophobia in Brazil
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Fifa concern over Brazil delays

Friday, June 24th 2011, 14:25

Fifa admit concern over Brazil's World Cup preparations falling behind schedule.
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VIDEO: Mass gay wedding in Brazil

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 12:39

Dozens of gay and lesbian couples tie the knot in Brazil to celebrate newly acquired rights.
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'World's oldest woman', 114, dies

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 21:40

A woman thought to be the world's oldest person has died in Brazil just a few weeks shy of her 115th birthday.
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Clegg seeks greater Brazil trade

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 21:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nick Clegg says the UK should aim to double the value of exports to Brazil as he seeks to develop trade links on a visit to the country.
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Landless activist held in Brazil

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 23:34

Police in Brazil arrest landless activist Jose Rainha Jr on suspicions of misappropriating public funds.
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World Cup 2014 qualifying begins

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 9:24
related countries: Belize Belize, Montserrat Montserrat, Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago

Qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil begins on Wednesday with Trinidad hosting a preliminary match between Montserrat and Belize.
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Brazil Amazon sees another murder

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 8:47

A rural worker reportedly threatened by illegal loggers is shot dead in Brazil's Amazon, land rights campaigners say - the sixth murder there in a month.
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Chile volcano wreaks fresh havoc

Friday, June 10th 2011, 21:39
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Chile Chile

A cloud of ash spewed from a volcano in Chile continues to ground flights in Argentina, Uruguay and now southern Brazil.
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Italy recalls Brazil ambassador

Friday, June 10th 2011, 14:40
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy recalls its ambassador to Brazil after the country refuses to extradite Italian fugitive Cesare Battisti.
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Italy takes extradition to Hague

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 13:31
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy says it will go to the International Court of Justice in The Hague in a bid to overturn Brazil's decision not to extradite fugitive Cesare Battisti.
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Brazil refuses Italy extradition

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 7:20
related countries: Italy Italy

Fugitive Italian rebel Cesare Battisti is released from jail in Brazil after the Supreme Court there rejects an Italian extradition appeal.
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Chords of discord

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 1:51

Brazil orchestra split over auditions
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Brazil launches anti-poverty plan

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 14:57

Brazil's government unveils a broad initiative to help some 16 million impoverished Brazilians and eradicate extreme poverty by 2014.
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Brazil approves Amazon dam build

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 15:42
related places: Belo Monte

Brazil's environment agency grants a licence for construction to begin of the Belo Monte hydro-electric dam in the Amazon, bitterly opposed by campaigners.
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Toxic and cheap

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 8:38

Brazil sees spread of Amazon 'crack cocaine'
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Lagarde in IMF charm offensive

Monday, May 30th 2011, 14:01
related countries: China China

Christine Lagarde plans to visit China, India and Brazil to drum up support for her bid to head the International Monetary Fund.
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Huge rise in Brazil deforestation

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 8:25

New satellite images show deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest has increased by almost six times in the past year.
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Endangered tamarin monkey born

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 1:28

A black lion tamarin monkey is the first born outside of Brazil for eight years.
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No jail for Brazil crash pilots

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 10:40
related countries: Botswana Botswana, United States United States
related places: Amazon

A Brazilian judge sentences two US pilots to community service over the 2006 mid-air collision over the Amazon that left 154 dead.
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VIDEO: Bull makes dramatic exit from clothes shop in Brazil

Friday, May 13th 2011, 1:20

A bull trapped in a boutique in Brazil has smashed through plate-glass windows to escape.
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Brazil forest law vote postponed

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 11:04

Brazil's Congress holds a marathon debate but fails again to vote on controversial changes that would ease protection of its forests.
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Brazil gay couples get new rights

Friday, May 6th 2011, 0:59

Homosexuals in same-sex unions in Brazil should be given the same legal rights as married heterosexuals, the country's Supreme Court rules.
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Air France voice recorder found

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 8:21
related countries: France France

A second flight recorder from an Air France plane that crashed in 2009 off the coast of Brazil has been recovered, French search officials say.
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Air France flight recorder found

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 9:51
related countries: France France

One of two flight recorders from an Air France plane that crashed in 2009 off the coast of Brazil has been recovered, French search officials say.
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Air France flight recorder empty

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 22:31

Part of a flight recorder from the Air France jet that crashed in 2009 en route from Brazil is found but without its data section.
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