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1 hr ago | Monterey County Herald

Brazilian archbishop robbed at gunpoint in Rio

Brazilian church officials say the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro has escaped injury during a robbery by three gunmen. Rio archdiocese spokesman Adionel Carlos da Cunha says the robbery occurred Monday night when Cardinal Orani Joao Tempesta was being driven to a local radio station to participate in a debate.

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1 hr ago | The Rio Times

Archbishop of Rio Robbed in Santa Teresa: Daily

Three armed men robbed Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, Cardinal Dom Orani Joao Tempesta on the night of Monday, September 15th, while Tempesta traveled by car by from Rio's Zona Norte neighborhood of SumarA© to the Archdiocese of SA o SebastiA o located in the neighborhood of GlA3ria. Victim of armed robbery on September 15th in the Santa Teresa neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Archbishop of Rio Orani JoA o Tempesta was appointed Cardinal by Pope Francis earlier this year on January 12th, photo by Tomaz Silva/ABr.

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1 hr ago | ABC News

Brazilian Archbishop Robbed at Gunpoint in Rio

Brazilian church officials say the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro has escaped injury during a robbery by three gunmen. Rio archdiocese spokesman Adionel Carlos da Cunha says the robbery occurred Monday night when Cardinal Orani Joao Tempesta was being driven to a local radio station to participate in a debate.

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3 hrs ago | Western morning News

Westcountry businesses ready to conquer new Brazil markets with...

Three firms from Somerset, Devon and Cornwall will join the nine-strong delegation to South America in a bid to bolster commercial exchanges between the Westcountry and the emerging Brazilian powerhouse. The five-day visit, organised by the UKTI will give businesses the opportunity to secure major contracts in this rapidly growing and lucrative South American market.

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6 hrs ago | Nerve News

Rio golf course on track, says Games chief

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 16 - Rio's 2016 golf test event is on track to be held next year despite a legal row over the course's development, Brazil's top Olympic official said. A local court has given organisers until Wednesday to present an alternative proposal to the current project earmarked for a nature reserve, reports Xinhua.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

International Business Times

Alien Mystery: The Most Famous Unexplained Alien Abduction Cases

Reports on alien abductions and UFO sightings have always done the rounds, intriguing both the scientific world and lay men alike. The truth behind these abductions and sightings still remain a mystery but a few cases have got the scientific world thinking, if it really is true, what is the purpose behind these strange visits and what do they intend to do with the abductees.

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The Washington Post

Brazil's indigenous seek out city, end up in slums

They huddle in a tight circle, shaking seed-filled maracas and shuffling in time to a rhythm that has pulsed through their tribes for generations. The dancers raise their voices in song, conjuring an ancient spirit that vibrates above the traffic roaring from a nearby expressway and the beat of funk music blasting from a neighbor's loudspeaker.

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ABC News

Brazil's Indigenous Seek out City, End up in Slums

They huddle in a tight circle, shaking seed-filled maracas and shuffling in time to a rhythm that has pulsed through their tribes for generations. The dancers raise their voices in song, conjuring an ancient spirit that vibrates above the traffic roaring from a nearby expressway and the beat of funk music blasting from a neighbor's loudspeaker.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Lula mobbed in Rio, defends govt on Petrobras

Influential former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Monday rallied behind successor Dilma Rousseff as she chases re-election next month amid a corruption scandal and weak economy. Brazilian former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva arrives at a demonstration in support of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff on Sep 15, 2014.

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USA Today

Raw: Rio beachgoers clash with suspected thieves

At least 30 people were arrested Sunday on Rio de Janeiro's Ipanema beach after a scuffle between alleged thieves and beachgoers, according to local reports. Raw: Rio beachgoers clash with suspected thieves At least 30 people were arrested Sunday on Rio de Janeiro's Ipanema beach after a scuffle between alleged thieves and beachgoers, according to local reports.

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Marine News

Brazil to Hold Next Oil Rights Auction in 2015

Brazil will hold the 13th round of its oil rights auctions in the first half of next year, a senior mines and energy ministry official said on Monday. Marco Antonio Martins, the undersecretary in charge of the oil industry at the ministry, said at an industry event in Rio de Janeiro that the auction will sell blocks under a concession system.

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Barron's

More Brazil Energy Crimes Alleged

Rio de Janeiro prosecutors seek to freeze assets valued at 1.5 billion Brazilian reais belonging to Batista, and people close to him. Batista, 57, also could face jail time if found guilty.

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Wall Street Journal

Global Crusade Against Dengue Fever

Scientists hoping to eliminate dengue fever, a debilitating disease of the tropics that has made its way to parts of the U.S., are launching an extensive eradication experiment in different regions of the world. The trial comes as a deadly outbreak of dengue fever is hitting Malaysia and as cases recently reached Japan, the country's first outbreak in 70 years.

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ZDNet

Brazil IT trade bodies call for government support

One of the biggest IT industry events in Brazil kicks off on Monday to generate business and discuss the need to create better public policies to support the local tech sector. Given that the presidential elections are taking place next month, the Rio Info conference will center its debates around the the ways in which the government could - or should - support the sector, as well as providing a networking environment for more than 120 IT providers and buyers.

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Switched

Shakira Is Expecting Another Baby Boy

JULY 13: Shakira and her son Milan preforms the closing ceremony during the 2014 World Cup final match between Germany and Argentina at The Maracana Stadium on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Colombian star finally confirmed her second pregnancy last month, and now her mother Nidia Ripoll has revealed to Spain's Hola magazine that the couple are expecting another baby boy .

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Customer Interaction Solutions

TV Globo Puts Dalet Media Life at Center of its Entertainment Production

Paris, France September 15, 2014 Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, has announced that TV Globo, the world's second-largest commercial TV network by annual revenue, is placing Dalet Media Life, based on the award-winning Dalet Galaxy Media Asset Management platform, at the heart of its entertainment archive.

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RedOrbit

Ancient Flying Reptile Resembled Ikran From...

Image Caption: The head reconstruction of Ikrandraco avatar is shown in this illustration courtesy of Chuang Zhao. Scientists on Thursday announced the discovery of fossils in China of a type of flying reptile called a pterosaur that lived 120 million years ago and so closely resembled those creatures from the 2009 film, Avatar that they named it after them.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Bloomberg

Brazil's Batista May Face Trial Within One Year, Lawyers Say

Brazil's criminal case against former billionaire Eike Batista will be a complex one that may take a year to come to trial and as long as 10 years to be fully resolved, lawyers said. Brazilian federal prosecutors accused Batista of financial-market crimes and are seeking to freeze his assets valued at as much as 1.5 billion reais .

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Utility Products

EDF agrees 400 MW Brazil hydro takeover

French group EDF agreed to buy a 51 percent stake in Brazil's 400 MW Sinop hydroelectric project as it continues to increase its footprint in the country. The deal with local developer Alupar was confirmed to Brazil 's antitrust regulator Cade and published in federal gazette Diario Oficial da Uniao on Thursday.

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Bloomberg

Brazil Prosecutors Seek to Freeze Assets Owned by Eike Batista

Brazilian federal prosecutors in the state of Rio de Janeiro said they are seeking to freeze assets valued at as much as 1.5 billion reais belonging to businessman Eike Batista . The prosecutors said the measure is part of an investigation into possible insider trading and market manipulation, according to a statement posted on the office's website.

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