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Topix: " Brazilian police have arrested the drug trafficking boss of Rio de Janeiro's City of God slum where a police helicopter recently crashed, killing four officers. Rio de Janeiro's police department said on Twitter that members of its Special Operations...
The Japan News: The Yomiuri ShimbunFive sets of dolls representing aspects of society in 2016, such as those reproducing Japanese athletes who...
DNA India: The world's fastest man is slowing down. Usain Bolt again said he doesn't plan to run the 200 meters in his final season, realising that his world record of 19.19 seconds is now likely beyond him. Speaking Friday in Monaco before picking up the IAAF's...
Boston Herald: The Los Angeles bid committee for the 2024 Olympics released details of a nearly unheard-of budget plan Friday, insisting $5.3 billion will be enough to cover both operational and infrastructure costs for an Olympics that won't need any new, permanent...
Boston Herald: MONACO — The world's fastest man is slowing down. Usain Bolt again said he doesn't plan to run the 200 meters in his final season, realizing that his world record of 19.19 seconds is now likely beyond him. Speaking Friday in Monaco before the IAAF athlete of...
Newstrack India: Rio de Janeiro, Dec 3 (IANS) Brazilian teenager Thiago Maia has received an 18 million-euro (around...
NZ Herald: Rio de Janeiro was warned of the economic stresses an Olympics can place on a city - and now they are paying the price.State-employed performers have lined the streets in protest of late paycheques while hospitals overflow with... ......
Yahoo Daily News: RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — For the family of Brazilian soccer player Neto, as one of only six survivors of a plane crash in Colombia is known, there is joy and pain. They feel it's a miracle that their son, 31-year-old Helio Hermito Zampier, survived. But at the...
Topix: Rio de Janeiro, Dec 2 Former Brazilian PresidentsLuiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff will attend the funeral ceremony of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, the LulaInstitute announced. They will travel to Havana this weekend, Xinhua news reported on Friday....
Business Wire: SAO PAULO & RIO DE JANEIRO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has upgraded the Long-Term NationalRating of Banco Rendimento S.A. (Rendimento) to 'A-(bra)' from 'BBB+(bra)'. In addition, Fitch has affirmed the Short-Term National Rating at 'F2(bra)'. The...
Business Wire: SAO PAULO & RIO DE JANEIRO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has taken the following rating actions on BancoBonsucessoS.A. (Bonsucesso): --Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) upgraded to 'B+' from 'B'; OutlookStable;...
Business Wire: SAO PAULO & RIO DE JANEIRO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has today affirmed the following BancoOriginalS.A. (Original) ratings: --Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at B+; --Short-Term Foreign and Local Currency IDRs at 'B';...
Business Wire: SAO PAULO & RIO DE JANEIRO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has reviewed the ratings of nine Brazilian small and midsized banks and has taken the following actions: Ratings Affirmed -- BancoBMGS.A. (BMG) -- Banco Fator S.A. (Fator) -- Banco Intermedium S.A....
AOL: For the first time in its 24-year history, the Mall of America in Minnesota has a black Santa Claus. WCCO reports that Dallas resident LarryJefferson was attending a SantaConvention over the summer when he was recruited for a four-day stint at the shopping...