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A woman made the shocking discovery when visiting the grave of a relative

Riot police and protesters face-off near the Maracana Stadium during the Confederations Cup

2014 World Cup: Security issues in Brazil has England 'very concerned'

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Gilmar's puma-like agility was allied to a dignified unflappability in the heat of hectic action

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His puma-like agility was allied to a dignified unflappability in the heat of hectic action

Globo media organisation apologises for supporting Brazil’s dictatorship

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Santos, left, with Zito and Pele in 1963

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He was nominated  by Pele in his list of the 125 greatest living footballers

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Brazilian goalkeeper sent off for kicking ball at crowd

Atletico Mineiro stopper Victor was angered at the end of his team's goalless draw

Children play football near the Itaquerao Stadium (Corinthians Arena) in Sao Paulo, the venue for the opening match of the World Cup

Brazil sports minister admits 2014 World Cup stadiums 'will not be delivered on time'

Construction must be accelerated to meet Fifa requirements

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This week a Japanese woman was rescued from being squashed by a train after she did what we all fear and fell down the gap.

Military police in Rio

Police involvement suspected in killings of young Brazilian singers

Another funk star has died after being shot on stage, the seventh 'Proibidao' musician to be assassinated over the past three years. Janet Tappin Coelho, in Uberlandia, reports on a sinister pattern of murder on the dance floor

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff meets youth protesters as rumours mount of general strike

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff pledged on Friday to open new channels of dialogue with the nation's youth, who have dominated the nationwide protests that have rocked the country over the past two weeks.

Anti-government protesters in Fortaleza, North-east Brazil on Friday

Violence on the streets as 250,000 more protesters in Brazil disrupt Confederation Cup matches

Demonstrations continues in a dozen cities despite government attempts to appease protesters

Anti-government protesters in Fortaleza, North-east Brazil on Friday

Brazil awakens – to rise up against corruption

Protesters are full of hope that Brazil, the perennial pais do futuro (country of the future), might finally be stirring from its torpor. Numbers at the protests have backed such optimism. Over a million Brazilians flooded on to the streets on Thursday, and last night more were expected to turn out.

Neymar; protesters

Brazil protests: Fifa insist Confederations Cup will continue despite widening World Cup demonstrations

A million people have taken to the streets in anti-government demonstrations

Liv Nicolsky Lagerblad de Oliveira who had pepper spray fired into her face by a police officer

I was Brazil woman pepper-sprayed in face, says protester

23-year-old says she faced 'psychological torture' from military police after being arrested

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