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Polls shows Rousseff gaining momentum as Brazil election nears

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RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA - President Dilma Rousseff is gaining momentum but remains locked in a dead heat with challenger Aecio Neves ahead of Sunday's runoff to Brazil's presidential election, two surveys showed on Monday.

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Polls shows Rousseff gaining momentum as Brazil election nears 12:34am BST

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA - President Dilma Rousseff is gaining momentum but remains locked in a dead heat with challenger Aecio Neves ahead of Sunday's runoff to Brazil's presidential election, two surveys showed on Monday.

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Brazil's Lula back campaigning for Rousseff - and maybe himself 12:34am BST

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil - He remains the one true rock star of Brazilian politics, introduced to an adoring crowd of thousands over the weekend as "our eternal president."

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Brazil's Lula back campaigning for Rousseff - and maybe himself 12:33am BST

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil - He remains the one true rock star of Brazilian politics, introduced to an adoring crowd of thousands over the weekend as "our eternal president."

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I'm now showing Brazil form with Barca, says Neymar 20 Oct 2014

BARCELONA, Reuters - Neymar is reproducing his Brazil form with Barcelona because the forward said on Monday that he was now feeling more relaxed.

Soccer-I'm now showing Brazil form with Barca, says Neymar 20 Oct 2014

BARCELONA, Oct 20 - Neymar is reproducing his Brazil form with Barcelona because the forward said on Monday that he was now feeling more relaxed.

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Brazil's Rousseff on the offensive a week from runoff vote 19 Oct 2014

BRASILIA - Opposition candidate Aecio Neves is heading into the final week of Brazil's presidential race with a razor-thin lead in polls, but it's the incumbent Dilma Rousseff who appears to be gaining momentum in the homestretch.

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Brazil's Rousseff on the offensive a week from runoff vote 19 Oct 2014

BRASILIA - Opposition candidate Aecio Neves is heading into the final week of Brazil's presidential race with a razor-thin lead in polls, but it's the incumbent Dilma Rousseff who appears to be gaining momentum in the homestretch.

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Free-kick specialist Oscar happy with Chelsea form 18 Oct 2014

LONDON - Brazilian Oscar’s match-winning performance in Chelsea’s 2-1 away victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday included a superb free kick and the final pass for Cesc Fabregas’s decisive goal.

Soccer-Free-kick specialist Oscar happy with Chelsea form 18 Oct 2014

LONDON, Oct 18 - Brazilian Oscar's match-winning performance in Chelsea's 2-1 away victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday included a superb free kick and the final pass for Cesc Fabregas's decisive goal.

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Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani as U.S. drops arms to defenders

ANKARA/BEIRUT - Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobani on Turkey's border, and the United States air-dropped arms to help the Kurds there resist an Islamic State assault. | Video