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Russia escapes IOC blanket ban for Rio Olympics

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected clarion calls for Russia to be banned from next month's Rio Olympics over the nation's doping record, offering athletes a lifeline by ruling that decisions on individual competitors will be left to the international sports federations. | Video

Black Lives Matter protest Rio police violence ahead of Olympics 23 Jul 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 23 American activists from the Black Lives Matter movement marched with Brazilian partners through central Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, to protest police violence before the city hosts the first-ever Olympics in South America next month.

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FBI led Brazil to suspected militants mulling Olympic attack - prosecutor 23 Jul 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation gave Brazil the tip that led to arrests this week of 11 suspected militants who had discussed a possible attack on the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, according to a Brazilian prosecutor.

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FBI led Brazil to suspected militants mulling Olympic attack: prosecutor 23 Jul 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation gave Brazil the tip that led to arrests this week of 11 suspected militants who had discussed a possible attack on the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, according to a Brazilian prosecutor.

FBI led Brazil to suspected militants mulling Olympic attack -prosecutor 23 Jul 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 23 The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation gave Brazil the tip that led to arrests this week of 11 suspected militants who had discussed a possible attack on the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, according to a Brazilian prosecutor.

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Funky or classic? Medal ceremony gets musical makeover 23 Jul 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO Olympic organisers will bring typical Brazilian informality to the medal ceremonies at Rio2016 with three different kinds of podium music depending on whether the sports are considered classical, pop or cool, officials said.

Olympics-Funky or classic? Medal ceremony gets musical makeover 23 Jul 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 23 Olympic organisers will bring typical Brazilian informality to the medal ceremonies at Rio2016 with three different kinds of podium music depending on whether the sports are considered classical, pop or cool, officials said.

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Brazil holds terror suspects, seeks leads about possible Olympic threat 23 Jul 2016

BRASILIA Brazil held 10 presumed Islamist militants in isolation cells at a maximum security jail on Friday as police combed their computers and mobile phones for information about possible threats to next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

UPDATE 1-Brazil's Petrobras plans to sell voting control of BR fuels unit 23 Jul 2016

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO, July 22 Brazil's Petróleo Brasileiro SA said on Friday it plans to sell voting control of Petrobras Distribuidora SA after a bidding round for a minority stake in the fuels retailer failed to attract bids that met the state-controlled oil company's needs.

Brazil court picks PricewaterhouseCoopers as Oi bankruptcy administrator 23 Jul 2016

SAO PAULO, July 22 A Brazilian judge overseeing the bankruptcy protection process of phone carrier Oi SA on Friday named auditing and advisory firm PricewaterhouseCoopers as the company's in-court administrator.

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Syrian refugee in Germany arrested after killing woman in machete attack

BERLIN A 21-year-old Syrian refugee was arrested on Sunday after killing a pregnant woman with a machete in Germany, the fourth violent assault on civilians in western Europe in 10 days, though police said it did not appear linked to terrorism. | Video