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Two injured in fan clashes at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium


maracana stadiumRio de Janeiro: World Cup organizers say two people were treated for injuries after fights involving fans from Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay at Maracana Stadium.

Pele's son jailed for 33 years


son jailedRio de Janeiro, June 1 : The son of football legend Pele has been jailed for 33 years for laundering money from drug trafficking.

Brazilian president welcomes Australian football team


Brazilian president welcomes Australian football teamRio de Janeiro, May 30 : Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has welcomed the Australian national football team to the country and wished them luck in the FIFA World Cup, which starts in exact two weeks in 12 Brazilian cities.

Bus drivers' strike paralyses World Cup host city


Rio de Janeiro, May 28 - A bus drivers' strike plunged the World Cup host city of Salvador into chaos Tuesday, as commuters scrambled to find alternate ways to get to work in Brazil's third largest metropolis.

The striking drivers are demanding a 12 percent salary hike and reduced working hours, Xinhua reported.

Brazil launches operation against child pornography


Brazil launches operation against child pornographyRio de Janeiro, May 22 - Brazilian authorities launched a large-scale operation Wednesday against child pornography in 14 states of the country, Xinhua reported.

Airports ready for World Cup, says Brazil president


Airports ready for World Cup, says Brazil presidentRio de Janeiro, May 20 - Brazil President Dilma Rousseff has guaranteed that the country's airports will cope with increased demand during the football World Cup starting next month.

23 killed in Brazil bus crash


Rio de Janeiro, May 19 - At least 23 people were killed and 18 injured, most of them seriously, when their bus overturned Sunday in Brazil's Ceara state, police said.

Brazil bus drivers go on strike in Rio


Brazil bus drivers go on strike in RioRio de Janeiro, May 14 - Bus drivers in Rio de Janeiro, one of 12 cities hosting the upcoming 2014 Brazil World Cup, are on a two-day strike, demanding higher pay.