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...but a new start for Rio?

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 6:26

The BBC's Babita Sharma looks back on Rio 2016, as the Olympic Games draw to a close in Brazil.
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'Abuse rabbi' returns to Israel

Wednesday, October 28th 2009, 17:59
related countries: Israel Israel

A self-styled rabbi suspected in one of the worst cases of child abuse in Israeli history is extradited from Brazil to face questioning.
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'Arrest sought' of top Brazil politicians

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 16:47

Brazil's chief prosecutor seeks the arrest of top politicians from the party of interim president Michel Temer, local media say.
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'Biggest cash haul' in Brazil ex-minister's apartment

Wednesday, September 6th 2017, 12:43
related countries: Peru Peru

Police find $16m in an apartment said to be used by former cabinet minister Geddel Vieira Lima.
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'Corrupt' Brazil senator expelled

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 22:35

Brazil's Senate votes to expel Demostenes Torres, an independent senator, over allegations that he has links with a gambling ring.
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'Dead' Brazilian freed from body bag

Monday, August 25th 2014, 19:26
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A 54-year-old man is rescued from a body bag two hours after being declared dead by doctors in north-eastern Brazil.
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'Don't look back'

Tuesday, July 18th 2017, 23:30
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

While their future is uncertain in Brazil's border towns, they say it is better than in Venezuela.
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'Drug lord's' Brazil farm invaded

Monday, January 21st 2008, 20:33

Landless protesters in Brazil occupy a farm owned by an alleged drug lord hours before it was to be auctioned.
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'Feminism is sexist': The women backing Brazil's Bolsonaro

Tuesday, October 23rd 2018, 0:39

Jair Bolsonaro may have made sexist comments but he has a strong following among women.
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'Flying' priest's balloons found

Wednesday, April 23rd 2008, 16:15

Search crews off Brazil's coast find the balloons that were being used by a missing priest trying to set a flight record.
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'Food boom' for emerging nations

Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 14:28
related countries: India India, Russia Russia

Brazil, India, China and Russia will enjoy an agricultural boom over the next decade as output stagnates in Western Europe.
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'Good progress' for Brazil's Lula

Monday, December 12th 2011, 22:39
related places: Silva

Doctors treating Brazil's former President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, for throat cancer say his progress is "impressive".
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'Hezbollah treasurer' Barakat arrested in Brazil border city

Saturday, September 22nd 2018, 0:55
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, United States United States

The US says Assad Ahmad Barakat has laundered money for the Lebanese militant group in South America.
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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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'Huge' gas field found off Brazil

Tuesday, January 22nd 2008, 7:08
related places: Rio de Janeiro

A massive natural gas field is found off Rio de Janeiro's coastline, Brazil's state-controlled oil company says.
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'I don't deserve to be raped'

Monday, March 31st 2014, 17:33

The women fighting Brazil's outlook on rape
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'Lame duck'

Monday, May 29th 2017, 6:42

The BBC's Katy Watson reports on the growing demands in Brazil for President Michel Temer to resign.
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'Lula, Son of Brazil' makes first public screening

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 10:18
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A film about the Brazilian president's life proves controversial because of a clash with the next election.
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'Mass rape' video shocks Brazil

Friday, May 27th 2016, 16:47
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian police search for more than 30 men suspected of raping a teenage girl in Rio de Janeiro, and putting images of the attack on social media.
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'No glitches' on Brazil crash jet

Thursday, August 9th 2007, 22:39

An airliner that crashed in Brazil in July showed no signs of mechanical or computer error, an Airbus boss says.
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'Off the hook'

Friday, November 25th 2016, 11:37

Much of Brazil's elite is being investigated, but may not end up in jail due to new moves by MPs.
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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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'Scandalous' referee angers Croatia

Friday, June 13th 2014, 7:36
related countries: Croatia Croatia

The referee who awarded Brazil a controversial penalty should not be at the World Cup, says Croatia defender Dejan Lovren.
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'Serial killer' probe tarnishes Brazil hospital

Thursday, February 20th 2014, 0:25

Doctor on murder charges throws Brazil hospital into turmoil
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'Sexual' World Cup T-shirts pulled

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 22:25

Sports giant Adidas says it is suspending the sale World Cup t-shirts after Brazil's authorities complained they sexualised the country's image.
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'Slave' labourers freed in Brazil

Tuesday, July 3rd 2007, 18:38

More than 1,000 labourers are found by government officials on a plantation, working 14 hours a day.
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'The largest foreign bribery case in history'

Saturday, April 21st 2018, 23:55

Brazil's Odebrecht scandal is one of the biggest corporate corruption cases in history.
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'Time bomb' warning on mining dam disasters

Thursday, February 7th 2019, 17:22

The catastrophic collapse of a dam at a mine in Brazil has exposed a darker side of an industry that the world depends on.
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'Unsafe' Brazil nightclubs closed

Friday, February 1st 2013, 19:58

More than 150 nightclubs, restaurants and bars in Brazil are declared unsafe and closed by authorities, following a fire that killed 236 people.
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'Vigilante police' held in Brazil

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 20:06

Officials in Brazil say they have arrested 19 police officers on suspicion of belonging to a vigilante group accused of killing dozens of people over the past decade.
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'Watched all day'

Saturday, June 26th 2010, 12:30

Brazil tackles stubborn problems of forced labour
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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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'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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100 Women: 'Cheerleading is not just for women'

Friday, October 27th 2017, 23:11

Despite movie stereotypes, there are very few all-female cheerleading teams in Brazil.
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2014 glory beyond England - Eriksson

Monday, November 4th 2013, 21:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former boss Sven-Goran Eriksson writes off England's chances of winning the World Cup in Brazil next summer.
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27 world records...

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 10:25

BBC Sport presents the key facts and figures from this summer's Olympic Games in Brazil.
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A page for the homeless

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 1:45

The Facebook page lifting Brazil's homeless from anonymity
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Abuse 'rife' under Brazil military rule

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 14:01

A report by Brazil's national truth commission says that the country's military regime systematically carried out torture and executions.
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Abuse law protects Brazilian man

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 11:09
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A law to protect women from domestic violence in Brazil is used to protect a man from an abusive ex-wife.
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Accident on flagship Brazil monorail

Monday, June 9th 2014, 22:23
related places: Sao Paulo

One person dies and two others are injured after a section of a prestigious monorail project in Sao Paulo collapses.
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Accused Brazil TV host 'missing'

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 4:08

Police in Brazil say a TV crime show host accused of ordering killings to boost ratings has gone missing.
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Aerial footage of Brazil ferry disaster

Friday, August 25th 2017, 9:56

Survivors of the latest incident said the ferry capsized when it was hit by a powerful wave.
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Africa sets off on road to Brazil

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 16:53

Africa begins its 2014 World Cup quest on Friday as eleven matches take place in the continent's preliminary phase of qualifying.
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Africa's TP Mazembe make history

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 17:55
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

TP Mazembe become the first African side to reach the Club World Cup final after a surprise 2-0 win over Brazil's Internacional in Abu Dhabi.
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African cadets homesick in Brazil

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 23:52

The African navy cadets learning the lingo and training in Brazil
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