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    Brazilian Amazon sees worst June in 13 years for forest fires

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 11:34pm on July 02, 2020

    Amazon forest fires in Brazil increased by 19.5 per cent in June compared to the same month last year, making it the worst June in...

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    WHO warns of new phase

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 12:33am on June 20, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has passed grim milestones as Brazil confirmed  one million infections and Europe chalked up more than 2.5 million Saturday as the World...

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    Neymar approved for virus welfare

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 11:14pm on June 05, 2020

    Neymar, the world’s most expensive footballer, was approved to receive a $120 welfare payment meant for low-paid Brazilian workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic, in...

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    With attention on virus, Amazon deforestation surges

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 10:19pm on May 09, 2020

    It has not gotten much attention with the world focused on coronavirus, but deforestation has surged in the Amazon rainforest this year, raising fears of...

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    Neymar donates $1m to fight coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 10:19pm on April 04, 2020

    Neymar has donated $1 million to fight the impact of the new coronavirus in his native Brazil, according to TV network SBT. The Paris Saint-Germain...

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    12-year-old launches favela library in Brazil

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 11:18pm on March 13, 2020

    Lua has a hungry look on her face as she holds her new book on Nelson Mandela, one of thousands the precocious 12-year-old has amassed...

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    Liverpool ‘like a shark that smells blood’: Alisson

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 11:22pm on February 14, 2020

    Liverpool’s string of victories has made them hungry for more, ‘like a shark that smells blood,’ says Brazilian keeper Alisson Becker, whose recent form is...

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    Pele dismisses depression talk

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 11:21pm on February 14, 2020

    Brazilian football legend Pele sought to reassure fans on Thursday that he was doing fine, after his son alluded to depression and said the ageing...

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    Pele depressed, reclusive because of poor health: son

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 11:18pm on February 11, 2020

    Football legend Pele is experiencing ‘a kind of depression’ and barely leaves home anymore because health problems have left him unable to walk normally, his...

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    Honda gets hero’s welcome in Brazil

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 10:50pm on February 08, 2020

    Japanese midfielder Keisuke Honda was given a hero’s welcome Friday from several thousand fans of Brazilian club Botafogo, where he recently signed to play until...

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