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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.

Heavy flooding brings chaos to Sao Paulo

- Brazilian megalopolis Sao Paulo saw violent storms and heavy rains Wednesday, causing flooding and traffic chaos as authorities announced a state of alert in some parts of the city.

Brazil truth commission urges end to dictatorship amnesty

Bras - A truth commission on Wednesday urged Brazil to scrap an amnesty for torturers, in a final report on the 1964-1985 military dictatorship that says at least 434 people were killed or disappeared by the regime.

Plane crashes into Maryland home, 3 confirmed dead

Three passengers are confirmed dead after a small jet crashed into a Maryland residence on Monday. A possible fourth passenger has yet to be accounted for.

Thousands march in Brazil against Rousseff, corruption

- Around 5,000 demonstrators marched through downtown Sao Paulo against government corruption and the recent re-election of President Dilma Rousseff.

Great Horned Owl caught doing breast stroke

After narrowly escaping the attack of two falcons, a Great Horned Owl is caught swimming to safety in style. How you ask? By doing the breast stroke of course.

Malnourished Indiana Girl, 15, found weighing only 35 lbs.

The discovery of a 15-year-old girl weighing a mere 35 pounds leaves the residents and authorities of Madison County, Indiana stunned.

New shrimp frying method is literally explosive

In a video drawing attention worldwide, shrimp is fried in a way that has never been seen before. The shrimp is cooked by a one of a kind "Cooking Detonation Velocity Cannon."

Autopsy on former Brazil leader inconclusive

Bras - An autopsy on former Brazilian president Joao Goulart has failed to show traces of poison and while it is possible he was assassinated, he could have died of natural causes, officials said Monday.

A whole lot of love in Rio: Nearly 4,000 tie the knot

Rio De Janeiro - It was Rio's biggest mass wedding: a total of 1,960 couples who exchanged vows Sunday in a hall next to the famous Maracana stadium.

Pele taken off dialysis, hospital says

Liberdade - Brazil legend Pele was taken off intensive kidney treatment on Sunday and his condition was improving, said the Sao Paulo hospital that is treating him.

Brazil's Amazon region houses latex 'love factory'

- Deep in Amazonia, Raimundo Pereira expertly cuts a gash in a rubber tree to collect white sap destined for the nearby factory at Xapuri, the world's only producer of contraceptives made from tropical forest latex.

Sao Paulo drought issue for global concern

Piracaia - He cast his rod happily here for 30 years -- but where a river once teemed with fish, Brazilian fisherman Ernane da Silva these days stares out over a valley of weeds and bone dry, sun-parched land.

Pele says he's 'doing fine' in hospital

Liberdade - Brazil football legend Pele, who has been hospitalized for three days suffering from a urinary infection, reached out to his fans via social media Thursday to say he's "doing fine.
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