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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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Brazil landslides claim 12 lives

Monday, April 25th 2011, 7:40

Landslides and floods in southern Brazil leave at least 12 dead and affect some 40,000 people, officials say.
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Brazil hit by deadly landslides

Sunday, April 24th 2011, 1:24

Landslides and floods triggered by torrential rain have killed at least 10 people in southern Brazil, officials say.
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Brazil airports unready for 2014

Friday, April 15th 2011, 1:41

Most of the 13 airports being upgraded for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil will not be ready in time, a report warns.
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Rio lawmaker had 'criminal ties'

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 0:26
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Police in Brazil arrest a local lawmaker Rio de Janeiro for allegedly leading a paramilitary group which controlled more than a dozen neighbourhoods of the city.
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Foxconn 'mulls $12bn Brazil move'

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 6:25
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Foxconn is planning to invest as much as $12bn (£7.4bn) in Brazil, according to Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff.
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Rio flies to top of UK box office

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 15:11
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Animated comedy Rio, about a birdnapped parrot's adventures in Brazil, tops the UK and Ireland box office with first weekend takings of £1.5m.
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VIDEO: 'World's tallest' Lego tower in Brazil

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 14:44

Thousands of children in Brazil have built what organisers say is the world's tallest Lego tower - with a bit of help from parents and a crane.
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Twelve die in Rio school shooting

Friday, April 8th 2011, 3:43
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Rio de Janeiro

A man enters a school and opens fire on children in Rio de Janeiro, leaving 12 people dead and 18 injured, officials say.
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VIDEO: Gunman opens fire in Rio school

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 18:32
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Rio de Janeiro

A gunman has shot dead at least 12 children at a school in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro before killing himself, police say.
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Brazil rejects dam halt request

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 15:04

Brazil says a request to halt work on its hydro-electric dam in the Amazon is unjustified, despite concerns of indigenous groups and environmentalists.
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Sick Robin Gibb axes Brazil gigs

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 7:58

Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb pulls out of a series of shows in Brazil after he is taken to hospital with abdominal pains.
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New boss for Brazil mining giant

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 6:05
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The Brazilian mining giant Vale, the world's biggest iron ore producer, appoints a new executive after months of government friction.
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Brazil banks 'fund deforestation'

Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 0:56
related places: Banco, Brasil

Brazil's biggest bank - the state-owned Banco do Brasil - is sued for allegedly funding illegal deforestation in the Amazon.
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Scottish FA seeks Brazil apology

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 16:06
related countries: Botswana Botswana, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan writes to the Brazilian FA to request an apology for Neymar's accusation of racism from Scotland fans.
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Brazil joins Bolivia drug fight

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 22:43
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, United States United States

Brazil signs an agreement to help Bolivia tackle cocaine production and trafficking, taking on a role previously filled by the US.
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Former Brazil vice-president dies

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 21:43

Brazil's former vice-president, Jose Alencar, dies at the age of 79 after a long battle with cancer.
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Arsenal identify banana thrower

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 14:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A German teenage tourist admits throwing a banana at Brazil star Neymar at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, Arsenal football club confirm.
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Scotland v Brazil as it happened

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 15:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Scotland are taught a lesson by five-time World Cup winners Brazil in a friendly at the Emirates Stadium.
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Brazil beat Scotland in friendly

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 15:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kilmarnock

Neymar strengthens his burgeoning reputation with both of Brazil's goals as they see off Scotland 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium.
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