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Dozens dead in Brazil prison riot

A riot in a jail in northern Brazil has left at least 56 dead and resulted in the escape of more than 150 prisoners. This marks the latest clash between the country’s two biggest gangs – and the deadliest in years.

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Dilma Rousseff’s last chance

Can Dilma Rousseff avoid impeachment or will Brazil’s first female president be the first to be deposed? A final vote will decide her fate. DW’s Astrid Prange reports from Rio de Janeiro.

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Egypt’s dream team: handball keeping hopes up in Rio

In Egypt, the national football team has always monopolised the spotlight of the country’s sports scene, supported and cheered for by the population and officials. This year, and especially with the Rio Olympics taking the sports world by storm, the spotlight has started to shine on other team sports, specifically handball. Winning the 2016 African …

Maya Nawar

Brazil promises to present outstanding Olympic Games

There are 11,360 players participating in the ongoing Olympic Games, competing in 28 sports. Brazil dedicated about 47,000 police officers and 38,000 soldiers to be stationed at the events in order to guarantee the safety of 500,000 visitors who came to witness the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro witnessed a magnificent opening …

Maya Nawar

Brazil fire coach Dunga

After a dismal performance at the Copa America, the Brazilian national team have promptly given Carlos Dunga the sack. There was no immediate word about who would take over and lead the team into the Summer Olympics.

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Egyptian-Brazilian trade ties indicate strong relationship

Brazil and Egypt continue to enjoy strong trade relations, a resounding demonstration of the countries’ strategic partnership. It is a relationship that stems back as far as 1924 when bilateral relations between Egypt and Brazil began. Over the years, the countries have enjoyed friendly ties and struck agreements on many important global issues, particularly in …

Michel Alaby

Brazil gears up for 2016 Summer Olympics

Brazilian metropolis Rio de Janeiro has a lot to do before hosting the Summer Games, including overcoming economic crisis and cleaning up its harbor. Eight months before the Games begin, here’s a progress report.

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