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  1. News - World

    Brazil firefighters accused of evading duty after deadly nightclub blaze

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 01:00pm by Reuters in Rio De Janeiro

    ... Reuters in Rio de Janeiro Nightclub fire resulted in death of 242 people Brazilian police accused eight firefighters of dereliction of duty for their alleged failure to enforce fire codes at a nightclub where a blaze in January resulted in the deaths of 242 people, the Record TV network reported on Wednesday. The accused, all men, were responsible for inspections of the Boate Kiss ...

  2. Brazil leaders call emergency meeting as protests and violence grow

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 02:09pm by Associated Press in Rio de Janeiro

    ... enraged about being unable to drive along a street. In Rio de Janeiro, where an estimated 300,000 demonstrators poured into the seaside city’s central area, running clashes played out between riot ...

  3. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazilians fill streets with protests and violence

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 09:35am by Associated Press in Rio de Janeiro

    ... More than half a million Brazilians poured into the streets of at least 80 cities on Thursday in demonstrations that saw violent clashes and renewed calls for an end to government corruption and demands for better public services Riot police battled protesters in at least five cities, with some of the most intense clashes happening in Rio de Janeiro, where an estimated 300,000 ...

  4. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazil court sentences three for rape of American student in Rio

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 10:44am by Agence France-Presse in Rio de Janeiro

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rio de Janeiro Heavy jail terms handed to men A court in Rio de Janeiro sentenced two men to almost 50 years imprisonment Thursday for brutally raping an American ... Jonathan de Souza, and Walace de Souza Silva, 21, each received a jail term of 49 years and three months for robbery, rape, extortion and corruption of minors. Under Brazilian law, they will serve ...

  5. News - World

    More Brazil street protests as public demands reform

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:06pm by Agence France-Presse in Rio de Janeiro

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rio de Janeiro Brazilians frustrated by corruption and lack of investment A new wave of street protests swept Brazil on Sunday amid mounting popular support ... - but not at the expense of living standards, something protesters say politicians do not care about. Some 2,000 people marched along the promenade of Rio de Janeiro’s world famous Copacabana beach. “I don’t think ...

  6. Sport

    China’s Ji Cheng assumes a special place in Tour de France history

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:11am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Ji Cheng assumes a special place in Tour de France history Chinese rider Ji Cheng said he wants to get away from cycling for a while after completing the Tour de France. Ji was a visible member of the peloton over the last three weeks, relishing his role as the “breakaway killer” for his Giant-Shimano team. And although the 27-year-old did not set ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Future of Tour de France winners is beginning to look more 'bleu, blanc and rouge'

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:55pm by AFP

    ... When the Tour de France started in Britain with a British reigning champion riding for a British team, in some quarters there was the feeling that a piece of French heritage was being dragged ... the spiritual home of the sport. For the previous two years Britain had been the epicentre of the Tour de France as Team Sky won the 2012 and 2013 editions with first Bradley Wiggins and then Chris ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    French riders sew up podium finish in Tour de France

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 12:46am

    ... Associated Press in Perigueux, France Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France and two Frenchmen will join him on the podium after a dramatic penultimate stage on Saturday. After his remarkable deeds in the mountains, Nibali finished the individual time trial in an impressive fourth place behind winner and German speedster Tony Martin, and padded his overall lead ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    I'm no Armstrong, says new Tour de France 'boss' Nibali

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 12:40am by AP

    ... Nibali As his team hoped, Vincenzo Nibali has demonstrated he's the "boss" of the Tour de France. Just don't compare him to the last rider to regularly bear that sobriquet at cycling's greatest race, Lance Armstrong. In a tour de force, Nibali blew away the peloton on a Pyrenees ascent too tough to be rated in stage 18, all but locking up victory when the race ends ...

  10. Sport - CYCLING

    Vincenzo Nibali ‘still in comfort zone’ as he controls Tour de France

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:25am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Pau, France Nibali still has energy to spare Vincenzo Nibali is winning the Tour de France so easily that the Italian admitted he is actually riding within himself. ... “It’s due to the work that we did with the whole team because we prepared for the Tour,” he said. “We didn’t pick the best riders for the Tour de France, we picked a group and worked together. ...




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