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'Voices under the rubble' after quake hits Italy; at least 73 dead

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ACCUMOLI, Italy A powerful earthquake devastated a string of mountain towns in central Italy on Wednesday, trapping residents under rubble, killing at least 73 people and leaving thousands homeless. | Video

Brazilian police make arrests in probe of sport confederations 4:49pm BST

SAO PAULO Brazilian police arrested suspects on Wednesday accused of defrauding sports confederations of public money, just three days after the Olympic Games ended in Rio de Janeiro.

Olympics-Brazilian police make arrests in probe of sport confederations 4:48pm BST

SAO PAULO, Aug 24 Brazilian police arrested suspects on Wednesday accused of defrauding sports confederations of public money, just three days after the Olympic Games ended in Rio de Janeiro.

UPDATE 1-Brazil gov't urges lawmakers to pass spending cap 4:06pm BST

BRASILIA, Aug 24 The Brazilian government appealed on Wednesday to lawmakers to approve an unpopular cap on public spending to pull the former emerging-market star out of its worst recession in decades.

UPDATE 1-Brazil's inflation remains near 9 pct in mid-August 2:30pm BST

BRASILIA, Aug 24 Brazil's annual inflation rate remained at nearly 9 percent in mid-August, fueling doubts over the timing of interest rate cuts as policymakers struggle with a harsh recession.

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Pique expects Barcelona to benefit from Neymar's Olympic glow 12:33pm BST

Neymar should return to Spain with renewed enthusiasm after leading Brazil to their first football gold medal at an Olympic Games, Barcelona defender Gerard Pique said.

Pique expects Barcelona to benefit from Neymar's Olympic glow 12:31pm BST

Aug 24 Neymar should return to Spain with renewed enthusiasm after leading Brazil to their first soccer gold medal at an Olympic Games, Barcelona defender Gerard Pique said.

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Brazil police say IOC's Hickey discussed illegal ticket sales 12:04am BST

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian police said on Tuesday they had uncovered emails between detained International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Patrick Hickey and the British owner of a ticketing company they said masterminded a scheme selling Olympic tickets illegally.

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Brazil police say IOC's Hickey discussed illegal ticket sales 12:03am BST

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian police said on Tuesday they had uncovered emails between detained International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Patrick Hickey and the British owner of a ticketing company they said masterminded a scheme selling Olympic tickets illegally.

UPDATE 2-Brazil police say IOC's Hickey discussed illegal ticket sales 12:01am BST

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 23 Brazilian police said on Tuesday they had uncovered emails between detained International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Patrick Hickey and the British owner of a ticketing company they said masterminded a scheme selling Olympic tickets illegally.

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Turkish tanks, special forces launch first major push into Syria to battle IS

KARKAMIS, Turkey Turkish special forces, tanks and jets backed by planes from the U.S.-led coalition launched their first co-ordinated offensive into Syria on Wednesday to try to drive Islamic State from the border and prevent further gains by Kurdish militia fighters. | Video