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Brazil: Largest country in South America
Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. At 8.5 million square kilometers and with over 211 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the sixth most populous. Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states and the Federal District. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas; it is also one of the most multicultural and ethnically diverse nations, due to over a century of mass immigration from around the world; as well as the most populous Roman Catholic-majority country.

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Brazilian bank heist, gun battle a 'night of terror' [Video]

Brazilian bank heist, gun battle a 'night of terror'

A town in southern Brazil lived through a "night of terror" late Monday, according to the mayor, after bank robbers blasted explosives and fired high-caliber weapons at police in an audacious heist..

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Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon surges to 12-year high [Video]

Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon surges to 12-year high

Destruction of the world’s largest rainforest in 2020 rose 9.5 percent from a year earlier according to government data.

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Deforestation in Amazon skyrockets to 12-year high [Video]

Deforestation in Amazon skyrockets to 12-year high

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest surged to a 12-year high in 2020, official government data showed on Monday (November 30), with destruction soaring since President Jair Bolsonaro took..

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New Study Raises The Question: Does Vitamin D Help Treat COVID-19 Or Not? [Video]

New Study Raises The Question: Does Vitamin D Help Treat COVID-19 Or Not?

Multiple studies have suggested that vitamin D could prevent COVID-19 infections--or at least reduce the severity of the novel coronavirus's symptoms. But according to Business Insider, new research..

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Brazil municipal elections: Centrists win big in two main cities [Video]

Brazil municipal elections: Centrists win big in two main cities

Brazilian voters seem to prefer centrist candidates over those espousing extreme views.

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Brazil’s far right suffers municipal losses in blow to Bolsonaro [Video]

Brazil’s far right suffers municipal losses in blow to Bolsonaro

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PM Modi praises Brazil man 'Vishvanath' for promoting Geeta, Vedanta [Video]

PM Modi praises Brazil man 'Vishvanath' for promoting Geeta, Vedanta

While addressing the nation during 'Mann Ki Baat' on November 29, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "India's culture and scripture have always been a centre of attraction for the entire world. Some..

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Chicken consumerism fuelling deforestation in Brazil [Video]

Chicken consumerism fuelling deforestation in Brazil

Eating chicken from some of our main supermarkets equals deforestation in Brazil. Chicken sold by Tesco, Asda and Lidl - and served up at McDonald's and Nando's - is reared on soya grown on what was..

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Brazil's Bolsonaro says he won't take vaccine [Video]

Brazil's Bolsonaro says he won't take vaccine

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday said he will not take a vaccine for the coronavirus, calling it his "right." Despite being infected with the virus in July, Bolsonaro has repeatedly..

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Brazil police arrest supervisor in deadly Carrefour beating [Video]

Brazil police arrest supervisor in deadly Carrefour beating

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Brazil anti-racism demonstrations : protests erupt after a black man was killed by security guards [Video]

Brazil anti-racism demonstrations : protests erupt after a black man was killed by security guards

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Oddly-shaped centre circle causes stir in Brazil’s third division [Video]

Oddly-shaped centre circle causes stir in Brazil’s third division

Centre-oval would be a better description for the markings drawn on the pitch Brazilian third division soccer match.

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Brazil anti-racism demos : Protests erupt after a black man was killed by security guards [Video]

Brazil anti-racism demos : Protests erupt after a black man was killed by security guards

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AstraZeneca, 3rd Major COVID-19 Vaccine, Shown to Be Effective and Cheaper [Video]

AstraZeneca, 3rd Major COVID-19 Vaccine, Shown to Be Effective and Cheaper

On Monday, the drugmaker announced the "exciting results" based on an analysis of trials in the UK and Brazil.

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Brazil racism protests: Widespread anger over killing of Black man [Video]

Brazil racism protests: Widespread anger over killing of Black man

Anger in Brazil over the killing of a Black man at a supermarket.

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‘I urge automobile industry to manufacture flex-fuel engines’: Nitin Gadkari [Video]

‘I urge automobile industry to manufacture flex-fuel engines’: Nitin Gadkari

Union minister Nitin Gadkari urged the automobile industry to manufacture flex fuel engines in the country. The road transport and highways minister was addressing a virtual conference. Gadkari..

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Nitin Gadkari urges automakers to introduce flex-fuel engines in country [Video]

Nitin Gadkari urges automakers to introduce flex-fuel engines in country

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari urged automobile industry to introduce flex-fuel engines. He said, "I am not satisfied that industries are not giving the cooperation. In..

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'Carrefour murderer!': Brazil sees more protests after black man killed by security guards [Video]

'Carrefour murderer!': Brazil sees more protests after black man killed by security guards

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Perfection achieved at kitesurfing event in Brazil [Video]

Perfection achieved at kitesurfing event in Brazil

Maxime Chabloz receives perfect marks for one of his tricks as he wins SuperKite Brasil 2020, an international kitesurfing event.

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Brazil protests : outrage growing over black man killing [Video]

Brazil protests : outrage growing over black man killing

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