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VIDEO: Zika virus: 'The worst day of my life'

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 1:52

The threat of the Zika virus has now become international, but the alarm was raised in Brazil last year when a growing number of cases of microcephaly began to emerge.
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Rio announces Olympics Zika plans

Sunday, January 24th 2016, 12:32
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Brazil's authorities announce plans to prevent the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Rio de Janeiro during the Olympic Games later this year.
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Zika virus triggers pregnancy warnings

Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 5:22
related countries: United States United States

Four Latin American and Caribbean nations warn women to avoid pregnancy after Brazil's outbreak of Zika, a virus linked to severe birth defects.
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Zika virus travel warnings spread

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 20:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Africa

US travel warnings to pregnant women are extended to parts of Africa and Oceania after Brazil's outbreak of Zika, a virus linked to birth defects.
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VIDEO: What is happening to Brazil's babies?

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 21:31

Brazil says thousands of babies have been born with abnormally small heads, since October.
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More Brazilian babies born with defects

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 18:07

The number of babies born with microcephaly in Brazil reaches nearly 4,000, with the mosquito-borne Zika virus likely to be the main cause.
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Brazil chemical fire out after two days

Sunday, January 17th 2016, 1:10

A chemical fire that started after an explosion at a cargo warehouse in Brazil is put out after two days.
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Brazil port fire unleashes toxic gas

Friday, January 15th 2016, 10:16
related places: Santos

A chemical explosion at a cargo warehouse in Brazil spreads a plume of toxic gas over the country's biggest port, Santos.
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Israel warns Brazil over ambassador

Monday, December 28th 2015, 12:14
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States, West Bank West Bank
related places: Brasilia

Israel warns Brazil that ties could suffer if the South American nation refuses to accept a West Bank settler as ambassador to Brasilia.
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South America flood 'worst in 50 years'

Sunday, December 27th 2015, 4:05
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Paraguay Paraguay

Vast areas in Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil are being hit by the worst flooding in 50 years, forcing the evacuation of more than 150,000 people.
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South America floods displace 150,000

Saturday, December 26th 2015, 0:04
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Paraguay Paraguay

Some of the worst flooding in the region in decades drives more than 150,000 people from their homes in Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.
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Brazil blocks mining giants' assets

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 18:33

A federal judge in Brazil blocks the assets of mining giants BHP Billiton and Vale in the country over the collapse of a dam last month.
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Brazilian finance minister replaced

Friday, December 18th 2015, 23:30
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff replaces pro-austerity Finance Minister Joaquim Levy amid a serious recession in Latin America's largest economy.
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Major setback for Brazil impeachment

Friday, December 18th 2015, 0:47

In a major setback for the opposition, Brazil's Supreme Court scraps a commission dealing with impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff.
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Brazil WhatsApp messaging suspended

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 11:06

Mobile phone firms in Brazil are ordered by a court to block the popular WhatsApp smartphone application for two days.
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Brazil police raid speaker's homes

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 11:18

Police raid the homes of Eduardo Cunha, the powerful speaker of Brazil's lower house of Congress, as part of an investigation into a massive corruption scandal.
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VIDEO: Protesters flood Brazil's Copacabana

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 22:28
related places: Copacabana

Protests have been held in several cities in Brazil to call for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.
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Brazil Workers Party suspends senator

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 1:43

Brazil's governing Workers Party suspends Senator Delcidio Amaral, who was arrested last week for allegedly obstructing a major corruption investigation.
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Bid to impeach Brazil president launched

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 23:14

Brazil's lower house of Congress opens impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff over claims she broke the law managing last year's budget.
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Billionaire arrested in Petrobras probe

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 0:15

One of Brazil's richest businessmen and a leading senator are arrested as part of a corruption inquiry into the state oil giant Petrobras.
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Brazilian star Edilson facing charges

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 4:08
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Prosecutors in Brazil request the indictment of former football international Edilson for alleged involvement in a lottery fraud scheme.
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Brazil toxic mud 'devastated forests'

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 2:00

Toxic mud from the dam that collapsed in Brazil earlier this month destroyed a vast area of natural vegetation, the environment minister says.
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VIDEO: Toxic mud concern in Brazil

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 4:59
related countries: Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean
related places: Rio Doce

A wave of toxic mud travelling down the Rio Doce river in Brazil from a collapsed dam has reached the Atlantic Ocean, amid concerns it will cause severe pollution.
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Brazil dam toxic mud reaches sea

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 2:17
related places: Rio Doce

A wave of toxic mud in the Rio Doce river in Brazil from a collapsed dam at an iron ore mine reaches the sea amid concerns of severe pollution.
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Two more dams 'could burst' in Brazil

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 19:57
related places: Minas Gerais

Mining company Samarco, which owns a dam that burst earlier this month in Brazil's Minas Gerais state, says two other reservoirs are at risk.
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Mob beats man to death in Ipanema

Monday, November 16th 2015, 22:34
related places: Ipanema

Police in Brazil question three people who took part in the killing of a street vendor beaten to death after a party on Ipanema beach.
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'Hopes fade' after Brazil dams burst

Monday, November 9th 2015, 1:55

Rescue teams in Brazil continue to search for 26 people feared dead after two dams burst, but hopes of finding survivors are fading, says state governor.
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Brazilian women react after sexual comments are directed at a 12-year-old girl

Monday, November 9th 2015, 0:34
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazil women react after sexual remarks to child contestant
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VIDEO: Many still missing after dam burst

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 4:39

Officials in Brazil say 28 people are still missing after the rupture of two dams holding residue from iron ore mining on Thursday.
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Search for Brazil dams burst missing

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 23:04

Rescue teams in Brazil are searching for 28 people feared dead after two dams burst, flooding nearby homes.
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VIDEO: Brazil dam bursts, engulfing homes

Friday, November 6th 2015, 23:41

At least one person is dead following a dam burst near Mariana, Brazil.
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Brazil dam burst engulfs homes

Friday, November 6th 2015, 10:48

More than a dozen people are feared dead after a dam holding back waste water from an iron ore mine in Brazil burst, flooding nearby homes.
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Fanged eel among Brazil fossil finds

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 17:34

Scientists unearth a haul of reptile and amphibian fossils in Brazil, dating from 278 million years ago when the continents were joined.
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VIDEO: Log carrying as competitive sport

Saturday, October 31st 2015, 4:12
related places: Gaviao

At the World Indigenous Games, Tuxati Jakankrati from Brazil's Gaviao ethnic group, explains the log carrying event they are taking part in.
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Brazil hosts first indigenous games

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 0:18

Athletes from dozens of indigenous ethnic groups are taking part in the first World Indigenous Games Palmas, Brazil.
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Thursday's gossip column

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 6:30
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Liverpool, Porto

Chelsea's Hazard seeks Real Madrid move, Liverpool chase Porto midfielder, Man City in talks with Brazil teenager, plus more.
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Calls for Brazil Congress head to go

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 22:48

Brazil's main opposition parties have publically asked the speaker of the lower house of Congress, Eduardo Cunha, to resign.
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'Rogue' Brazilian policemen arrested

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 23:33
related countries: Botswana Botswana
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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Brazil auditors rule against Rousseff

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 1:21

Auditors in Brazil say President Rousseff broke the law in managing last year's budget, in a move the opposition says could lead to impeachment.
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Brazil to probe Rousseff's campaign

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 11:13

Brazil's top electoral court votes in favour of re-opening an investigation into the campaign finances of President Dilma Rousseff and her running mate.
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Lula to be questioned in Brazil scandal

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 0:41

Officials investigating a corruption scandal at Brazil's state-run oil company will question ex-President Lula, the supreme court rules.
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Wales ranked one place behind Brazil

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 9:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wales are one place behind Brazil - and remain above England - after reaching eighth in the Fifa world football rankings.
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Volkswagen 'allowed torture' in Brazil

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 19:18

Former employees of Volkswagen in Brazil file a civil lawsuit against the carmaker alleging it allowed them to be tortured under military rule.
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Former Brazil party treasurer jailed

Monday, September 21st 2015, 23:07

The former treasurer of Brazil's governing Workers' Party is sentenced to more than 15 years in jail for corruption and money laundering.
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The refugees who chose Brazil over Europe

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 23:38

Middle East refugees who chose Brazil over Europe
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