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Police fire rubber bullets at Sao Paulo fare protest

- Sao Paulo riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse thousands of people demonstrating against a rise in public transport fares.

Never be curious: How to stay alive in Rio

Rio De Janeiro - Stay away from the windows, don't come out of hiding until the shootout is over and keep your hands visible to police at all times.

European car sales rise in 2014, ending six-year slump

According to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) car sales in the European Union rose in 2014. Sales have been up for the first time in six years.

Rousseff 'outraged' at Indonesian execution of Brazilian

- Brazil's president was "distressed and outraged" after Indonesia defied her repeated pleas and executed one of her countrymen convicted of drug trafficking, a spokesman said Saturday.

Protesters, police clash at Sao Paulo bus fare demo

- Sao Paulo protesters clashed with police who used tear gas and sound bombs to disperse crowds, as thousands rallied against Brazil's latest round of bus fare hikes.

150 hurt as Brazil Olympic buses collide

Rio De Janeiro - At least 150 people have been injured Tuesday in two collisions between rapid transit (BRT) buses being rolled out in Rio ahead of next year's Olympic Games, officials said.

Brazilians detained in protests over bus fare hikes

Rio De Janeiro - Tensions were high in Sao Paulo after police resorted to tear gas and detained some 50 protesters, as thousands took to the streets against the country's latest round of transport fare hikes.

Brazil train collision leaves 158 injured

Rio De Janeiro - Two trains serving Brazil's much-criticized commuter rail service collided outside Rio de Janeiro, injuring 158 people, authorities said Tuesday.

Brazil's Workers Party backs Lula for 2018

Bras - Brazil's ruling Workers Party would back former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to seek a third term in 2018, the country's chief of staff said in an interview published Sunday.Aloizio Mercadante told the Folha de S.

Brazil's Rousseff vows to tackle graft, boost economy

Bras - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff kicked off a second term, vowing to tackle corruption and revamp the economy as her government reels from a series of setbacks.

Seven held hostage in latest Brazil prison uprising

Rio De Janeiro - Inmates at a prison in southern Brazil have taken seven staff hostage in the latest in a series of mutinies at penitentiaries in recent months, Brazilian media reported.

Rise of Brazil's ranching queen sparks green protests

Bras - Before her husband died, Katia Abreu was a housewife who didn't know a cow from a bull.

Argentine court grants captive orangutan human right to freedom

Buenos Aires - Sandra, a Sumatran orangutan has spent the last 20 years in a zoo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Now, an Argentine court has decided that she should be recognized as a non-human person with a right to be free.

Too 'ugly' to rape: Brazil lawmaker comment sparks fury

Bras - A debate about sexual violence in Brazil sparked by a lawmaker's comments on the floor of Congress has spread beyond government chambers, triggering a national debate about rape and sexism in the South American nation.

Study finds natural supplements can prevent colorectal cancer

Scientists in Great Britain have found a link between the levels of selenium in our blood and a decreased risk of cancer.

Judge charged for planting drugs on woman who denied his advances

On Thursday, a former judge was found guilty on charges after he allegedly planted methamphetamine on a woman after she refused his sexual advances inside his chambers.

'Super-bug' found in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic waters

Rio De Janeiro - The quality of the water in Rio's Guanabara Bay is a continuing embarrassment, With promises by Brazil to clean up the sewage-filled waters and little to nothing being done, the problem has gotten worse. Researchers have found a "super-bug" in the waters.

At least five dead in Pennsylvania shooting spree

Five confirmed dead in a shooting spree that took place in four separate locations. Reports coming in say at least five have been confirmed dead. Authorities say death toll is likely to rise.

The Dalai Lama not allowed to meet Pope Francis, was told 'No'

The Dalai Lama requested to meet Pope Francis but was refused the right to meet with him. The Dalai Lama was in Rome on Thursday for a Nobel Peace Prize winners' conference.

Brazilian admits killing 41 people 'for fun'

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian man accused of stabbing a woman to death in a Rio suburb has confessed to have murdered 41 people, almost all of them women, "for the fun of it," police said Thursday."He wanted to kill women -- white women, not black ones.
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