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The pedreiro and the master planner
Informal builder Ricardo de Oliviera struggles with the government's plan for the future of Rio's Rocinha favela.
Last updated: 18 Aug 2014 19:42 GMT
Luis Carlos Toledo: 'The favela is unplanned'
The charismatic architect has worked on favela urbanisation in Rio de Janeiro long before it became fashionable.
Last updated: 12 Aug 2014 14:16 GMT
Ricardo de Olivera: 'I would drop a bomb'
The informal builder has constructed more than 100 houses in his local community of Rocinha, Brazil's largest favela.
Last updated: 12 Aug 2014 14:15 GMT
World champions return home
The German team that beat Argentina in the World Cup final returned home in front of thousands of welcoming fans.
Last updated: 15 Jul 2014 09:52 GMT
Can the World Cup leave a positive legacy?
Despite poor show on the pitch, many Brazilians are proud of how their country organised the event.
Last updated: 13 Jul 2014 17:33 GMT
Fans await World Cup clash of continents
Germany could be first European team to lift trophy on South American soil when they face Argentina in final in Brazil.
Last updated: 11 Jul 2014 03:44 GMT
Argentina to play Germany in final
The South Americans reach Sunday's final after beating the Netherlands on penalty kicks in the second semi-final.
Last updated: 09 Jul 2014 23:02 GMT
Progress made in Rio 2016 preps: IOC
Rio Olympics organisers are showing "great dynamism" to overcome the earlier delays, says IOC President Thomas Bach.
Last updated: 09 Jul 2014 14:50 GMT
Germany crush Brazil to reach final
Miroslav Klose scores a record 16th World Cup goal in an astonishing 7-1 victory that sends the hosts crashing out.
Last updated: 08 Jul 2014 23:09 GMT
SF preview: Brazil v Germany
German coach believes Neymar's absence could make Brazil stronger as the two sides prepare to meet in the semi-final.
Last updated: 08 Jul 2014 08:39 GMT
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Gaza: Nowhere to hide
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ugandans baffled by sleeping ministers
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Are UK banks targeting Muslim charities?
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Migrants in Italy: Arrival and survival
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
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The outlaw state of Israel, part II
Exposing the great 'poverty reduction' lie
Why aren't college presidents writing letters of concern about Salaita?
Why are Palestinian voices excluded?
The outlaw state of Israel, part I
Putin's Soviet 'therapy' for Crimea
In Pictures: Manipur's 'custodial killings'
Irom Sharmila's release has once again put focus on extra-judicial deaths at hands of army in northeastern Indian state.
In Pictures: Pakistan's street children
An estimated 1.5 million children living on streets are vulnerable to sexual abuse and drugs on daily basis.
Black youth bear brunt of drug cocktail
Young men and women are hooked to third-grade heroin mixed with rat poison, detergents and HIV/AIDS medicine.
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