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Rio Carnival winner paid tribute to slain councilwoman

Mar 6, 2019

The Brazilian samba school that paid tribute to a slain city councilwoman has won this year's Carnival parade contest in Rio de Janeiro

Slain black councilwoman remembered during Brazil Carnival

Mar 5, 2019

Samba competition is getting political in Brazil, with one of Rio's top samba schools and other groups paying tribute to Marielle Franco, an activist for gays and Afro-Brazilian rights who was slain almost a year ago

Dutch golfer Anne van Dam wins Canberra Classic

Mar 3, 2019

Anne van Dam won her fourth European Tour event with a final-round 6-under 65 and a three-stroke victory at Royal Canberra Golf Club

Brazil's Carnival breaks barriers for special needs kids

Mar 2, 2019

Portela, one of the major samba schools in Rio de Janeiro, is moving toward full inclusion of children with special needs during Brazil's Carnival

Rio de Janeiro Carnival kicks off with Bolsonaro backlash

Mar 2, 2019

Rio de Janeiro's world-famous Carnival officially began with streets parties and revelry amid expectations the first such celebration since Jair Bolsonaro took office would target the far-right president

David Icke, accused of anti-Semitism, denied Australian visa

Feb 20, 2019

British author and broadcaster David Icke, who critics accuse of anti-Semitism and of being a conspiracy theorist, has had his Australian visa canceled ahead of a speaking tour

Thai princess' political bid sunk by her brother, the king

Feb 8, 2019

Thai politics took two astonishing turns when the king's sister sought to make a historic bid to become prime minister, only to have her brother later shut down her effort because it the constitution, which bars the monarchy from politics

Thai princess finds tumult in politics, like life

Feb 8, 2019

The Thai princess who tried to buck tradition to jump into the political arena has always been a bit of a rebel. She has had a fair share of tumult in her life, and her bid to become prime minister is the latest

2 South Koreans arrested in Croatia trying to smuggle eels

Feb 7, 2019

Croatian police say 2 South Korean citizens have been arrested after trying to smuggle about 252,000 live eels out of the country

Australia says last child refugees to leave Nauru camp

Feb 3, 2019

Australia has announced that the last child refugees held on the Pacific atoll of Nauru will soon be sent to the United States, ending the banishment of children under the government's harsh asylum-seeker policy

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