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Back to the polls for Brazil's president
Sunday's vote is expected to be one of the most hotly contested presidential elections in the country's history.
Last updated: 25 Oct 2014 11:13 GMT
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: 23 Sep 2014 16:30 GMT
Middle East 'ready to host Olympics'
Chief of the Association of National Olympic Committees labels Doha and Dubai as potential cities to hold mega event.
Last updated: 20 Sep 2014 12:03 GMT
IOC wants more Saudi female athletes
Saudia Arabia will not have female athletes at the Asian Games this month but have confirmed presence at Rio 2016.
Last updated: 09 Sep 2014 13:50 GMT
Ghana's talented but ignored inventors
A father and his pilot son in a country with no history of manufacturing are making products that will stun the world.
Last updated: 24 Aug 2014 20:16 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
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Gunning down the taxmen of Somalia
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Down and out in upscale Japan
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printing and the future of disaster relief
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Protecting Mongolia's parent-less children
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
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Big rethink for counterterrorism
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