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Brazil Declares Official Mourning Period After Deadly Hospital Fire

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At least 11 people have died in a fire in a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, with Brazil declaring an official mourning period of three days.

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The Aussie Who Befriended Brazilian Gangsters And Became A Minor Celebrity

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Going into one of Brazil's most dangerous favelas was just "an adventure" for a daring Aussie, who is now trying to raise money to benefit the poor slum area.

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Brazil Will 'Reject' $30 Million From G7 To Fight Amazon Fires

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Leaders at the G7 Summit pledged $30 million to help battle the Amazon fires, but Brazil is poised to reject the money.

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Is Anything Being Done To Stop The Amazon Burning To The Ground?

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Brazilian warplanes have been deployed and 44,000 troops made available as a record number of wildfires rip through the Amazon rainforest.

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Planet In Jeopardy: International Row Erupts As The Amazon Burns To The Ground

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As the world's largest rainforest burns at a record rate, a vicious international row has erupted with Brazil refusing international help.

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'Day Turned Into Night': The Amazon Rainforest Is Burning At Record Rates

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One a winter's afternoon, a Brazilian city was plunged into darkness. 

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Gang Leader Found Dead After Dressing As Daughter To Escape Prison

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A convicted Brazilian drug dealer has been found dead in his prison cell three days after his elaborate escape was foiled.

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Criminal Gang's Drug Delivery Pigeon Captured In Maximum-Security Prison

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Prison guards apprehended a feathered law-breaker on Saturday at a maximum-security penitentiary.

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Gang Leader Caught Dressed As Daughter In Dodgy Prison Break Attempt

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As far as attempted prison breaks go, this could be the most creative yet.

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Mass Decapitations, At Least 52 Killed In Prison Riot

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At least 52 inmates died, with 16 decapitated, in a prison riot on Monday in the northern Brazilian state of Para, the state’s prison authority said.

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Man Straps Fireworks To Drone, Attacks Neighbours -- But It Might Be A Hoax

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When people talk about the potential dangers of drone technology, this isn't usually what they have in mind.

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Close To 40kgs Of Cocaine Found On Plane Carrying Brazil President's G20 Entourage

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The Brazilian President has been left red-faced after one of his airforce officers was allegedly caught with 39 kilograms of cocaine.

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Parrot Arrested For Tipping Off Dealers About Drug Raid

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A very clever and loyal parrot was detained in Northern Brazil after squawking "mum, the police!" as officers prepared to swoop on a drug den.

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Who's The Father? Identical Twins Both Forced To Pay Child Support

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Two Brazilian brothers refused to say which one fathered a child and DNA tests were inconclusive so now both have to cough up cash.

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This World Leader Posted A Sexually Explicit Video On Twitter But It's Not Been Removed

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Brazillian President Jair Bolsonaro posted an explicit video on Twitter, claiming to "expose the truth" about how people express their sexuality.

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Terrifying Moment Deadly Brazil Dam Collapses Caught On Camera

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A video aired on local media, has captured the moment a dam at an iron ore mine in south Brazil burst, releasing a wall of toxic sludge and mud.

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Insult To Injury! Downed Brazilian Footballer Run Over By Medical Buggy

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It's something out of a blooper's reel. Brazilian football Bernado was down injured when the unthinkable happened.

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World First: Healthy Baby Born From Uterus Transplanted From Dead Body

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A healthy baby girl has been born using a uterus transplanted from a dead donor, doctors say.

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Two Dead, 12 Injured After Plane Smashes Into Building In Brazil

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A small plane which crashed into a two-story building in São Paulo, Brazil has killed two people.

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Horror Twist In Footballer's Grisly Mutilation And Murder

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Warning: GRAPHIC IMAGES

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Dam You! Brazil's Likely New President Has Big Plans For The Amazon

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According to polls, Brazilian presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro is likely to be elected in Sunday's runoff vote.

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Brazil Is About To Elect Its Own Trump And He Might Wreck The Amazon

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Anti-gay, pro-dictator, racist -- and maybe a disaster for the world's most important rainforest.