Landslide leaves at least 15 dead in Rio de Janeiro suburb
12 November 2018 | 7:51 am
At least 15 people have been killed in a landslide Saturday caused by heavy rains in southeast Brazil's Niteroi municipality, part of the Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Area, according to local authorities.
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Ukraine's Sergey Bubk and Russia's Alexander Popov have said allegations against them relating to Rio's successful 2016 bid are false. Popov said he did not even vote for the Brazilian city, which beat Madrid.
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We take a look at the British press following Friday's historic general election in the UK. Hailed as a victory for the Tories by conservative outlets, the results are also described as a crushing blow to Labour by the left-leaning media. We examine the role of controversial Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in this defeat. Finally, we turn to the US press, where many parallels have been drawn between the UK vote and the upcoming 2020 US presidential election.
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Tsai Ing-wen has won with a 57% share of the vote and her main rival, the pro-China Han Kuo-yu, admitted defeat. In a thinly veiled criticism of Beijing she said: "I'm sure our friends in Hong Kong will be happy."
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Firefighters are still searching for people under the rubble after a landslide caused by heavy rains in Guaruja, near Sao Paulo, killed at least 19 people.
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Father Omar Raposo flies over Rio de Janeiro and Christ the Redeemer to ask for Jesus to watch over the city, as many below stay indoors and practise social distancing over Easter. Brazil now has over 22,000 cases of the coronavirus, and over 1,200 deaths.
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