Rio carnival crowns champion after accident-marred festivities
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Rio de Janeiro's carnival crowned a champion of its elite samba school parade on Wednesday, capping festivities marred by two accidents that injured more than 30 people.
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U.S. President Joe Biden hosted the Milwaukee Bucks at the White House after their victory in the 2021 NBA Finals.
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Nodirbek Abdusattorov, 17, dethroned Magnus Carlsen as World Rapid Chess Champion in Warsaw on Tuesday by beating Ian Nepomniachtchi in a tiebreaker. Abdusattorov won the title along with a prize of $60,000 (€53,0444). Abdusattorov only lost one match, against the Ukrainian Anton Korobov, and tied in five others.
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Strictly regulated for the past two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Guadeloupe Carnival is usually an unmissable event on the French Caribbean islands. From January to March, Guadeloupeans live to the rhythm of the parades, led by dozens of groups of volunteers. For participants, it's often the consecration of a year of hard work. FRANCE 24 went to soak up some of the Carnival atmosphere.
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They make up a full rhythm section, with not a drum nor a bass in sight. Champion beatboxers Berywam have just released their début album, "No Instrument", which sees the expert vocal percussionists putting their own spin on hip-hop, reggaeton and pop, with some high-profile collaborators. The French musical foursome join us in the studio to show us how they produce an incredible palette of sounds. We also discuss their stratospheric rise to fame thanks to their online fan base.
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At least 18 people were killed in a police raid targeting organized gangs in Brazil’s second largest city of Rio de Janeiro, local media reported Thursday, July 21.
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Tobi Amusan won the 100m hurdles gold at the Commonwealth Games. She did it in a Commonwealth Games record of 12.30 seconds. She is also the first Nigerian track and field athlete and the second in history to successfully defend a Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles title.
In the northern French city of Dunkirk, thousands of people look forward to carnival season every year. As Mardi Gras approaches, the carnival transforms the city: the Black Cat Ball, fancy dressing and herring throwing from the town hall balcony are all part of the two-month-long festivities.
Most German police departments reported comparatively calm carnival festivities overnight on Thursday. But five police officers were injured in Trier as a group of about 40 people attacked them with makeshift weapons.
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Since 2019, when two French citizens were kidnapped from Benin's Pendjari National Park and their local guide murdered, the West African country has been dealing with regular incursions by armed groups, including terrorists. According to official figures, 40 civilians and 20 soldiers have been killed over the past three years. Our regional correspondents followed the Beninese army in the northern border areas, where it has beefed up its presence.
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The president has ordered officials to "take a firm stance." Germany's human rights commissioner has raised concern over the rights situation in the region that forces many to flee.
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The Cook Islands and Niue have been recognized by the United States as "sovereign and independent states." The move appeared to be aimed at curbing further Chinese inroads into the Pacific region.
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