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Brazil poll favorite rows back on gay marriage

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian surprise package Marina Silva, whom polls suggest could oust incumbent Dilma Rousseff in October presidential elections, rowed back on liberal social policy Saturday after dropping a program reference to gay marriage.

Brazilian Feds arrest destroyers of Brazilian Amazon rainforest

With the Brazilian rainforest under attack, Brazil's Federal Police have dismantled the largest destroyer ($220m (£134m)) of their beautiful Amazon Rainforest. Fourteen arrest warrants, 22 search warrants, and four suspects are in process.

Surprise-package Silva shakes up Brazil vote

Rio De Janeiro - Popular environmentalist Marina Silva has shaken up Brazil's presidential election since her sudden entry into the race, surging to a surprise lead in opinion polls and impressing in her first debate.

Deal reached to end deadly Brazil prison riot

Cascavel - Authorities reached a deal with rioting Brazilian prisoners Monday who killed four fellow inmates, beheading two of them, and held two guards hostage.

Two beheaded during Brazil prison riots

Cascavel - Rioting continues at a Brazilian correctional facility after inmates seized control over much of the facility and beheaded at least two other inmates. Allegedly, another inmate died after being thrown off the roof.

Secrets of the 'zombie' ant fungus

The parasitic fungus that kills its ant hosts outside their nest in order to reproduce and transmit the infection, manipulates its victims to die in the vicinity of the colony, ensuring a constant supply of potential new hosts.

Brazil Socialists pick new candidate, target Rousseff

Bras - Brazil's Socialist party named popular environmentalist Marina Silva its presidential candidate Wednesday, reshaping the political landscape after her late running mate Eduardo Campos died in a plane crash last week.

Brazil Socialists name presidential candidate after Campos death

Bras - Brazil's Socialist party named popular environmentalist Marina Silva as presidential candidate Wednesday, replacing her late running mate Eduardo Campos after his plane crash death last week.

Ferry runs aground in Chilean Fjords, 17 passengers rescued

Puerto Natales - A ferry carrying 17 passengers and a crew of 28 ran aground at Pass Kirke in the Chilean Fjords. All passengers and crew are unharmed but 40 tons of salmon were lost and more than 200 cattle drowned.

Op-Ed: How an innocent smile disturbed Brazil

An innocent smile at a funeral, courtesy former Brazilian Environment Minister, Marina Silva, that was wrongly reported online and that spread over the Internet in Brazil, only makes one wonder how many people judge too quickly a book by its cover.

Silva could win Brazil vote after running mate's death: poll

Bras - Environmentalist Marina Silva could unseat incumbent Dilma Rousseff in Brazil's October presidential vote, a poll found Monday, a stunning political twist after Silva's running mate was killed in a plane crash.

Tens of thousands mourn Brazil presidential candidate Campos

Recife - More than 160,000 mourners turned out to pay their respects to Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos here Sunday after the popular socialist politician's death in a plane crash last week.

Thousands mourn Brazil presidential candidate Campos

Recife - More than 130,000 mourners turned out to pay their respects to Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos here Sunday after the popular socialist politician's death in a plane crash last week.A line of mourners stretching some three kilometers (1....

Brazil vote veers into unknown with candidate's death

Bras - The death in a plane crash of Socialist Party candidate Eduardo Campos has put an unpredictable spin on Brazil's presidential elections, opening the way for a popular environmentalist to challenge incumbent Dilma Rousseff.

Amazon's largest fish is facing extinction

Fans of master-fisherman Jeremy Wade will remember the Animal Planet's "River Monsters" episode when he was rammed in the chest by a large Arapaima. While Wade practices catch-and-release, this majestic fish is being decimated in the wild.

Brazilian presidential candidate dies in airplane crash

Santos - The Socialist candidate to the Presidency in Brazil, Eduardo Campos, died this morning in a private jet crash in Santos, Brazil.

Brazil presidential candidate dies in plane crash

Santos - Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died Wednesday when his campaign jet slammed into houses in Santos city in bad weather, killing all seven people on board and setting buildings alight.

Clean hydrogen energy can allegedly be produced from methane

Rio De Janeiro - Researcher Fabio B. Noronha claims that he and his team with the National Institute of Technology may have found a way to convert methane into hydrogen energy.

Op-Ed: Sao Paulo teachers need a Pap smear? You're kidding, right?

Believe it or not, and this is a shocker, but in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a woman must hand in the results of a pap smear test, or a letter from her doctor proving her virginity before being hired as a teacher.

12% of gamers have hallucinations after long play sessions

Nottingham - According to recent studies around 12 percent of players hear sounds from their games after playing. Hallucinations include hearing bullets, explosions and whispering voices.
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