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Brazil: Over 100 arrested in huge anti-paedophile sting

Brazilian police claim to have arrested more than 100 people who’re accused of being part of a massive paedophile ring. The nationwide operation saw people held in 24 of the country’s 26 states, and in the capital Brasilia. Those arrested are said to have produced or distributed pornographic material of …

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All Passengers Dead After Plane Crashes Into A Garden Swimming Pool

Three people were killed when a plane crashed into a garden swimming pool in Brazil. The light aircraft came down in a residential backyard in Sao Jose do Rio Preto on Monday. Video footage shared by the City Hall of Rio Preto shows the wreckage of the Beech craft plane …

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FIFA bans Equatorial Guinea from 2019 Women World Cup

FIFA has banned Equatorial Guinea from the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France for fielding 10 ineligible players and using forged documents. The players all took part in qualifying for the 2016 Olympic women’s tournament in Brazil.  FIFA has also imposed a fine of $102,000 on the country’s football association.  The two-time champions will not …

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Brazil: Anti-corruption fever rages on eve of protests

A lot’s rotten in Brazil – from politics to tainted meat exports – and activists hope big crowds will show their disgust on Sunday. A long-planned day of nationwide protests will seek to turn the screws on corrupt leaders and to defend prosecutors heading politically explosive probes into bribery and …

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Brazil: President Michel Temer reassures foreign countries after meat scandal

Brazil’s president met on Sunday with dozens of ambassadors from countries that import Brazilian meat, seeking to minimise damage from a corruption probe that alleges meatpackers bribed inspectors to keep rotten meat on the market. Speaking at the presidential palace, President Michel Temer told the diplomats that Brazil’s “government wants …

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15 injured in another Rio Carnival float collapse

Part of a float has collapsed during Rio de Janeiro’s world famous Carnival parade, injuring at least 15 people, according to doctors at the scene. The incident, which happened in the early hours of Tuesday, involved the second float of the popular samba school Unidos da Tijuca. Doctors at Rio’s …

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