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Brazil: Conjoined twins with fused brains separated after 33 hours of operations

Conjoined twins who shared fused brains have been successfully separated after 33 hours of operations. Bernardo and Arthur Lima underwent several surgeries in Rio de Janeiro, under the direction of UK-based paediatric surgeon Noor ul Owase Jeelani from London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital. The three-year-old boys had a total of seven operations, involving more than […]

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At least 18 people killed during police raid in dense Rio de Janeiro slums, police say

At least 18 people died on Thursday during a major police raid in a dense warren of Rio de Janeiro slums, state military police said, in the latest bloody confrontation in Brazil’s second-largest city. Tactical teams from Rio de Janeiro’s civil and military police raided the Alemao complex to take down an alleged criminal organization. […]

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At least 94 people killed in landslides and flash floods in Brazil’s Petrópolis city, authorities say

At least 94 people have died in landslides and flash flooding in the Brazilian city of Petrópolis, officials say. The city, which is located in the mountains north of Rio de Janeiro, was hit by torrential rainfall. Houses in hillside neighbourhoods were destroyed and cars swept away as floodwaters raced through the city’s streets. The […]

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Rio de Janeiro cancels annual Carnival parade due to rising Covid-19 cases, Omicron fears

Rio de Janeiro has cancelled its world-famous Carnival parade for a second year due to an increase in Covid-19 cases and the threat from the arrival of the Omicron coronavirus variant, the city’s mayor said on Tuesday. Mayor Eduardo Paes announced after a meeting with health authorities that the city would call off the event […]

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Police in Brazil kill at least 25 suspects part of heavily armed bank robbers

Police in Brazil killed at least 25 suspects as part of an unprecedented offensive against heavily armed bank robbers whose brazen heists have brought several major cities to a standstill. The alleged criminals were gunned down in the early hours of Sunday in the south-eastern state of Minas Gerais, where police claimed they had been […]

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Brazil: 25 killed in police raid on drug traffickers in Rio de Janeiro

At least 25 people, including a police officer, were killed in a shootout on Thursday during an operation against drug traffickers in Rio de Janeiro’s Jacarezinho slum, police said. Suspects tried to escape across rooftops as police entered the slum in armoured vehicles and helicopters flew overhead, local media footage showed. Bullets fired during the […]

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João Filipe Barbieri: World’s biggest arms smuggler arrested

One of the world’s biggest arms traffickers was captured in Brazil, police said five months after he escaped from prison using a fake early release document. João Filipe Barbieri was convicted for being part of a gang that smuggled hundreds of rifles from the US hidden in swimming pool equipment. Barbieri was found at his […]

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Brazil’s Covid-19 case tally surpasses the 6 million MILESTONE

Brazil has surpassed more than 6 million Covid-19 cases as the world’s third-worst coronavirus outbreak begins to surge again amid fears that a second wave is underway. The Latin American nation joined the United States and India as the only countries to have passed the 6 million mark. With almost 170,000 confirmed fatalities, Brazil has […]

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Brazil mistakenly publishes robbed tourist’s rant

A tourist who was robbed while vacationing in Rio de Janeiro posted a disgusted message online… only to have Brazil’s national tourism board post it to its official Instagram account by mistake. “Rio is such a beautiful city,” begins the message posted by Instagram user @withlai — and that is perhaps as far as the […]