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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

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

2 divers win Australian award for Thai cave rescue

Jan 25, 2019

Two amateur divers who canceled their vacation plans for what they thought was a hopeless mission to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand have been named winners of one of Australia's most prestigious awards

Police find body of German tourist in Australian Outback

Jan 17, 2019

Police say the body of a 62-year-old German tourist has been was found beneath a tree in the searing heat of the central Australia Outback eight days after she was reported missing

Trump's Cuba policy hurts private sector, new figures say

Jan 15, 2019

New Cuban government statistics say President Donald Trump's Cuba policy is driving hundreds of millions of dollars from the island's private entrepreneurs to its military-controlled tourism sector, the opposite of its supposed goal

Heavy smog, worsened by weather, raises alarm across Asia

Jan 14, 2019

Unusually high levels of smog worsened by weather patterns are raising alarm across Asia

Ronaldinho honored at Rio's Maracana hall of fame

Jan 8, 2019

Ronaldinho has joined the hall of fame of Rio de Janeiro's historic Maracana stadium

Tropical storm's rain, surging seas strike Thai beaches

Jan 4, 2019

Rain, wind and surging seawater from a tropical storm are buffeting coastal villages and world-famous tourist resorts on southern Thailand's east coast, knocking down trees and utility poles and flooding roads

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