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‘Tropical Trump’ Bolsonaro elected Brazil president

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | Former army captain Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil on Sunday, promising a fundamental change in direction for the giant Latin American country, the latest to take a turn to the far-right. Despite repulsing many with his open support of the torture …

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Belgium shock Neymar’s Brazil

Belgium beat Brazil 2-1, will play France in World Cup semi-final Kazan, Russia | AFP | A superb first half display by Belgium ended Brazil’s hopes of a record sixth World Cup crown as a Fernandinho own goal and a superb Kevin De Bruyne strike proved enough to win 2-1 and …

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Brazilian banks authorized to close for World Cup games

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | Brazilian bankers can breathe a sigh of relief: they’ll be allowed to close up and watch the national team in the World Cup on television. Financial authorities in Latin America’s biggest economy have told all banks they can arrange their working hours around …

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Attacking Jesus is risky – even in a play!

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A man recently jumped on stage during a Passion of the Christ theater play and, in a bid to save Jesus from getting crucified, hit an actor playing a Roman soldier over the head with a motorcycle helmet. The incident took during the Easter …

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World water problems on tap at Brazil conference

Brasília, Brazil | AFP | Brazil — the country with the world’s greatest fresh water reserves — hosts an international conference next week on growing fears over the fragility of drinking water supplies in a heating planet. Under the slogan “sharing water,” the 8th World Water Forum will bring together …

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