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Brazil revives bullet-train project


August 24th, 2012 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Aug 24 (IANS/EFE) Brazil has announced the revival of a $16.5 billion high-speed railway project that would link Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.The National Agency of Terrestrial Transport, ... Read more...

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FIFA praises Costa Rica’s victory in pre-World Cup


July 10th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
San Jose (Costa Rica), July 10 (IANS) The international football governing body FIFA praised Costa Rica's national futsal or indoor football team for its victory against Guatemala in the pre-World ... Read more...

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Rio de Janeiro declared World Heritage Site


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg (Russia), July 3 (IANS/EFE) The landscapes of Rio de Janeiro have been entered onto the World Heritage List, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization said.The decision ... Read more...

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Brazil Senate moves to expel lawmaker linked to crime


May 9th, 2012 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, May 9 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian Senate's Ethics Committee decided Tuesday to begin the process of expelling Sen. Demostenes Torres, who is accused of being part of an organization that ... Read more...

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Brazil to launch satellite for military purposes


April 4th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 4 (IANS/EFE) Brazil will launch a satellite for military purposes and to expand broadband Internet service throughout the country, Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo Silva said, adding ... Read more...

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Brazilian government sees economy expanding through 2014


February 14th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Feb 14 (IANS/EFE) Latin America's largest economy will grow 4.5 percent this year, 5.5 percent next year and 6 percent in 2014, the Brazilian finance ministry said Monday.Brazil's ... Read more...

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Brazil privatises three airports


February 7th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Feb 7 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian-led consortiums obtained concessions to operate the country's busiest airport and two smaller terminals, the National Civil Aviation Agency said after Monday's auction at the ... Read more...

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Brazil cabinet minister quits


February 3rd, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Feb 3 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's urban affairs minister resigned Thursday amid allegations of corruption, becoming the seventh member of President Dilma Rousseff's cabinet to step down under fire since she ... Read more...

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Toll in Brazil building collapse rises to 17


January 28th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Rescue workers have found the bodies of 17 people killed in the Jan 25 building collapse in Rio de Janeiro, authorities said Saturday.Officials ... Read more...

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Brazil leases airport to private consortium


November 29th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Nov 29 (IANS) President Dilma Rousseff signed a concession plan Monday that would allow private investments for the first time in airport construction and operation as Brazil ... Read more...

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Brazil’s sports minister quits


October 27th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Oct 27 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's sports minister resigned Wednesday after being assailed by corruption complaints that cost him the confidence of President Dilma Rousseff, officials said.Orlando Silva is the fifth ... Read more...

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Brazil to invest $17 bn in urban transport projects


October 18th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 18 (IANS/EFE) President Dilma Rousseff has said that her administration plans to invest 30 billion reais ($17 billion) in urban transportation projects across Brazil.The plan envisions ... Read more...

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Venezuela keen to test Argentina in Friday friendly


August 31st, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) Undaunted by the "underdog" tag, Venezuela were all keyed up to test their strength against Lionel Messi-led Argentina here Friday ahead of the soccer World Cup ... Read more...

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Brazil displacing poor ahead of World Cup, Olympics: UN official


April 27th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, April 27 (IANS/EFE) A UN human rights expert complained Tuesday that authorities in Brazilian cities that are to host the 2014 soccer World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics ... Read more...

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Qatar pledges to invest $4 bn in Spain


March 1st, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Doha, March 1 (IANS/EFE) Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero left Qatar Monday with pledges from the emirate's government to invest 3 billion euros ($4.14 billion) in Spain's economy, including 300 ... Read more...

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Brazil takes steps to increase private lending


December 16th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Dec 16 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega has announced a set of measures designed to increase long-term lending by private banks and increase liquidity in capital markets.Brazil's BNDES development bank ... Read more...

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Player of first soccer World Cup final dies at 100


August 31st, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Aug 30 (DPA) Francisco Varallo, the longest surviving player from the first soccer World Cup final, died Monday at the age of 100, Argentinian media reported. Varallo was the youngest player ... Read more...

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Crocodile predicts Australian PM’s win in polls


August 20th, 2010 - 3:25 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 20 (IANS) A saltwater crocodile has picked Australian prime minister as winner of federal election in a snap poll in Darwin Thursday, a media report said. The 4.9 metre crocodile named ... Read more...

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Crocodile Harry predicts Oz PM’s win in Aug.25 polls


August 19th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra (Australia), Aug. 19 (ANI): -- An enormous saltwater crocodile named Harry has picked Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard as the winner of the federal election in Darwin of Australia on August ... Read more...

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Lashes Out At ‘Psychic’ Paul


July 29th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey July 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sometimes even speechless innocent creatures might develop enemies overseas. Paul, the 'psychic' octopus, who got renowned across the world for his correct prediction of the winner ... Read more...

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Italian man infuriated by blowing of vuvuzelas open fires, rams car into bar


July 27th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 27 (ANI): An Italian man was so irritated by the incessant blowing of vuvuzelas at a local bar that he got into a fit of anger and fired a rifle ... Read more...

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Man jailed for online gambling in China


July 22nd, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 22 (IANS) In the first case of conviction for online gambling, a Chinese man has been sentenced to one year in prison and fined 10,000 yuan for his involvement in ... Read more...

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Police to stop Iglesias’ naked ski stunt


July 18th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias plans to ski naked in Miami but the police officials are all set to thwart him. The "Hero" singer had said that he would "get ... Read more...

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Enrique Iglesias set to water-ski naked


July 15th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) Singer Enrique Iglesias is set to water-ski naked in Miami. The singer, who is in a long-term relationship with Russian tennis star Anna Kournikova, had said that he would ... Read more...

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Soccer World Cup a success of Africa: UN


July 14th, 2010 - 5:42 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 14 (IANS) UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon Tuesday hailed South Africa and the entire African continent as the real winners of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. As the soccer World Cup ... Read more...

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Soccer WC Cup coverage ‘misogynistic’: Miriam González Durántez


July 13th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): Miriam González Durántez, the wife of Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, says media coverage of the recently concluded soccer World Cup was misogynistic.The Spanish born González has ... Read more...

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Did soccer WC oracle, Paul the octopus, really see into the future?


July 13th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): The 2010 soccer World Cup has two winners, the Spaniards, who lifted the golden trophy, and Paul, the octopus that predicted their victory. The Spanish win is understandable ... Read more...

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Blatter says sold out FIFA WC a fitting answer to critics


July 12th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, July 12 (ANI): FIFA president Sepp Blatter has answered critics of the 2010 Soccer World Cup, who have targeted bad refereeing and poor turnout at stadiums, by pointing to human error ... Read more...

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Kasabian to celebrate Spain’s soccer WC win with Madrid victory party


July 12th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): Brit rockers Kasabian have promised to throw a huge party and perform an exclusive gig to celebrate Spain's victory at the soccer World Cup."We'll play their victory ... Read more...

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Shakira to close World Cup


July 8th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) Colombian singer Shakira will close the 2010 soccer World Cup by performing the official anthem "Waka Waka - This Time For Africa". She kicked off the tournament ... Read more...

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Footie fan crosses croc, hippo-infested river to win soccer WC final ticket


July 6th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, July 6 (ANI): A footie fan from Nelspruit, South Africa was so desperate to get a ticket for the finals of the soccer World Cup that he decided to brave a ... Read more...

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Ali Bacher bats for video technology in football


July 4th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 4 (IANS) Former South African cricketer and administrator Ali Bacher is the latest to support the introduction of new technology in football, following a spate of referring errors during the ... Read more...

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Now, soccer World Cup trophy made of coke!


July 4th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 4 (ANI): Football fever sure has gripped the entire world and even smugglers have not been left untouched - a lawbreaker in Colombia sculpted a FIFA World Cup trophy out ... Read more...

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Listening to sports on radio as risky as drink-driving


July 3rd, 2010 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Listening to the matches of soccer World Cup and other sports on radio while driving can cause distraction and the habit could be as risky as drink-driving, say ... Read more...

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FIFA hails South Africa as ‘perfect’ host


June 27th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 27 (IANS) Soccer World Cup governing body FIFA has hailed South Africa for being the "perfect" host of the tournament and said the country will now be considered as an ... Read more...

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