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Last flight home for icon of 'German Autumn' of terror

Berlin - Forty years ago next month, German anti-terror commandos stormed a Lufthansa jet in Somalia, shot its Palestinian hijackers and freed 90 hostages, a climax in a bloody era of far-left militancy.

Brazilians demonstrate for gay rights after 'cure' controversy

S - Thousands of Brazilians demonstrated for gay rights Friday after an uproar over a judge's ruling that psychologists can administer so-called "cures" for homosexuality.

Brazil's army deploys in Rio after favela shootout

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian soldiers deployed by armored vehicle, truck and helicopter Friday to reinforce police after heavily armed drug traffickers rampaged through the country's biggest favela, spraying bullets and terrifying locals.

Brazil's army sent to help quell shootouts in Rio favela

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian soldiers deployed Friday to help Rio de Janeiro police after heavily armed drug traffickers rampaged through the country's most heavily populated favela, spraying bullets in the built-up community.

Brazil court opens door for Congress to vote on Temer trial

Bras - A corruption trial against Brazilian President Michel Temer moved one step closer Wednesday when the Supreme Court rejected a last-ditch attempt to have the case suspended.

British kayak adventurer slain in Brazil's Amazon

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police said Tuesday that a British woman missing during an attempt to paddle the entire Amazon by kayak has been murdered and that three people are in custody.

Scandal-plagued Lula heads Brazil election poll

Bras - Brazil's scandal-plagued former leftist president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and a tough-talking rightwing congressman lead voter intentions ahead of next year's presidential elections, a poll said Tuesday.

Brazil warns 'no alternatives' to democracy in Venezuela

New York - Brazil's leader on Tuesday warned that there were "no alternatives to democracy" in Venezuela as he voiced solidarity with the people of the crisis-consumed nation.

Brazil's economy needs your prayers: minister

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's economy has taken such a battering that veteran Economy Minister Henrique Meirelles wants serious help: your prayers.

Corruption-plagued Brazil gets new chief prosecutor

Bras - Brazil's newly sworn in chief prosecutor vowed Monday that no one would be "above the law" but signalled a possibly less aggressive approach to an avalanche of corruption investigations, including against President Michel Temer.

Rio's bid to wrest 'favelas' from gangs loses steam

Rio De Janeiro - Known as the setting of a Michael Jackson video clip in the late 1990s, Santa Marta is Rio's best known favela, a hillside community perched between Sugarloaf and a colossal Christ the Redeemer.

Six dead in Rio drug gang violence

Rio De Janeiro - Shoot-outs between drug gangs left at least six people dead over the weekend in two Rio de Janeiro favelas, the latest in a flare-up of violence in recent months.

Brazil prosecutor charges President Temer with corruption

Bras - Brazil's chief prosecutor on Thursday charged President Michel Temer with obstruction of justice and leading a criminal group in the biggest climax yet to the country's ever-growing corruption scandal.

Brazil prosecutor files two corruption charges against Temer

Bras - Brazil's chief prosecutor on Thursday charged President Michel Temer with obstruction of justice and leading a criminal group.

Brazil's Lula undergoes new grilling by anti-corruption judge

Curitiba - Brazil's once hugely popular president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva underwent a new grilling Wednesday by the country's chief anti-corruption judge, Sergio Moro, in a case that could decide whether Lula can return to power.

Brazil's top court refuses to remove prosecutor from Temer probe

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an attempt by President Michel Temer to have the prosecutor leading a corruption probe against him removed from the case.

Brazil's Lula faces new grilling by anti-corruption judge

Curitiba - Brazil's once hugely popular president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva faces a new grilling Wednesday by the country's chief anti-corruption judge, Sergio Moro, in a case that could decide whether Lula can return to power.

Brazil's Temer lashes out at corruption allegations

Bras - Brazil's President Michel Temer lashed out Tuesday against what he described as an out of control judiciary's use of unsubstantiated corruption allegations to destroy reputations.

Brazilian meat billionaire flown to jail in graft scandal

Bras - Brazilian meatpacking billionaire Joesley Batista was flown by police Monday to detention in the capital Brasilia in a corruption scandal centered on President Michel Temer.

Judge orders arrest of exec linked to Brazil president

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court ordered the re-arrest of a businessman in a corruption scandal that has implicated the country's President Michel Temer, in a ruling made public Sunday.

Brazil investigates alleged tribal massacre in Amazon

S - Regional authorities confirmed Friday the alleged massacre of several indigenous people from an uncontacted Amazonian tribe by illegal miners in northwestern Brazil, according to the Amazonia Real news agency.

Brazil ex-minister sent to prison after giant cash find

S - A Brazilian ex-cabinet minister was sent to prison Friday after police found his fingerprints on suitcases bursting with more than $16 million at an apartment he used in the northern city of Salvador.

Two ex-ministers arrested in Panama in Odebrecht bribe probe

Panama - Two ex-ministers have been arrested and were being detained Thursday in Panama as part of a probe into bribes paid by Brazilian construction group Odebrecht in exchange for public work contracts, prosecutors said.

Fake Brazilian warzone 'photographer' duped BBC and others

Bras - He went by the name Eduardo Martins and portrayed himself as a Brazilian war photographer who worked for the UN, liked to help people and who had a fondness for surfing.

Rio Olympics probe puts IOC back under corruption spotlight

Lausanne - The Rio 2016 cash-for-votes inquiry in Brazil has placed the International Olympic Committee under a fresh cloud of corruption less than a week before it is due to award the 2024 Games to Paris.

Brazilian police find suitcases of cash linked to ex-politician

S - Brazilian police on Tuesday found suitcases overflowing with millions of dollars worth of cash in an apartment believed to be linked to a former government minister accused of corruption.

Brazil formally charges two ex-presidents in Petrobras graft

Bras - Brazil on Tuesday formally charged ex-presidents Dilma Rousseff and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva with racketeering for plotting to skim funds from Petrobras, the state oil giant.

Tribe near Brazil's biggest city fights to hold on

Jacuba - Located next to Sao Paulo, one of the world's biggest cities, the Guarani-Mbya tribe's reservation here was always easy to miss. Under a new law, it risks disappearing almost altogether.

Brazil police say Rio Olympics were bought in corrupt scheme

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian officials said Tuesday that the country's Olympics chief was the "lynchpin" in a plot to bribe the International Olympic Committee into awarding Rio de Janeiro last year's Games.

Experts concerned by Brazil environment policy under Temer

S - The international scientific community is "deeply concerned" about Brazil's environmental policy under President Michel Temer, the head of the Society for Ecological Restoration said Friday.
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Early morning laundry in Lençóis  Bahia  Brazil
Early morning laundry in Lençóis, Bahia, Brazil
Aerial view of the Municapality of Ipatinga located in Minas Gerais  Brazil.
Aerial view of the Municapality of Ipatinga located in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
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The second annual Brazil Day Canada Festival in downtown Toronto.
The second annual Brazil Day Canada Festival in downtown Toronto.
Canadian Michele Yakashiro volunteers for MonaVie s MORE Project in Sao Paulo  Brazil.
Canadian Michele Yakashiro volunteers for MonaVie's MORE Project in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
MORE Project
Polished marble of Catedral de Fortaleza  Ceará  Brazil offers relief from hot weather and possibil...
Polished marble of Catedral de Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil offers relief from hot weather and possibility to see modern stained glass windows.
Brazil s Amazon rainforest and deforestation.
Brazil's Amazon rainforest and deforestation.
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A firework is set off during an anti-World Cup protest near Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Ju...
A firework is set off during an anti-World Cup protest near Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 13, 2014
Yasuyoshi Chiba, AFP/File
Germany s Tony Kroos who scored a brace against Brazil celebrates with teammates Khedira and Klose.
Germany's Tony Kroos who scored a brace against Brazil celebrates with teammates Khedira and Klose.
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Confederation Cup teams Spain and Brazil presenting autographed t-shirts to Nelson Mandela.
Confederation Cup teams Spain and Brazil presenting autographed t-shirts to Nelson Mandela.
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Walking deck towards La Garganta del Diablo on the Brazilian side  Foz do Iguaçu  Brazil.
Walking deck towards La Garganta del Diablo on the Brazilian side, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.
Brachycephalus verrucosus.
Brachycephalus verrucosus.
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Partial map of predicted spread of Zika virus.
Partial map of predicted spread of Zika virus.
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A donkey of a local vendor on Canoa Quebrada beach, Ceará, Brazil.
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Brazil World Cup protests
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Kids play at the Piscinao de Ramos artificial lake in Rio de Janeiro  which draws on seawater from G...
Kids play at the Piscinao de Ramos artificial lake in Rio de Janeiro, which draws on seawater from Guanabara Bay
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Spanish biologist  Gonzalo Alonso Hernández  was found murdered in Cunhambebe natural park  close t...
Spanish biologist, Gonzalo Alonso Hernández, was found murdered in Cunhambebe natural park, close to his home.
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Meandering at Urubu River tributary of Rio Negro that empties its waters to mighty Amazon River  Ama...
Meandering at Urubu River,tributary of Rio Negro that empties its waters to mighty Amazon River, Amazonas, Brazil.
Syrian President Basher Al-assad (right) with Brazil s Lula da Silva
Syrian President Basher Al-assad (right) with Brazil's Lula da Silva
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