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  Three bodies found in Rio rubble
4,000 flee after river dike bursts   Brazilian authorities on Thursday said they were evacuating 4,000 people in the state of Rio de Janeiro after days of heavy rains High-rise collapses with reports of 11 dead

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  Two buildings -- one a 20-story building and the other 10 stories -- collapsed in the historic center of Rio de Janeiro
  The bodies of three people have been recovered in Brazil by rescue workers searching through rubble after the collapse of three high-rise office buildings
  The bodies of five people have been recovered by rescue workers searching through rubble after the collapse of three multi-storey buildings
Jan.27   Search of collapsed buildings intensifies  Brazilian rescuers intensified their search for victims in the rubble of three collapsed buildings, though they are yet to find any survivor... Jan.28   2 more bodies discovered in buildings collapse  The death toll in the collapse of three buildings in Rio de Janeiro rose to 17 Saturday morning as rescuers found two more bodies

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Feb.13   Rio strike ends before carnival
  Police officers and firefighters in Rio de Janeiro have ended their pay strike, days before the annual carnival

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May.27   Rio slum dwellers join peace run  Police officers and celebrities in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro joined about 1,500 residents in a race through a shantytown to celebrate...

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Jun.18   'Seize moment' call at Rio summit
  Governments must seize the 'historic opportunity' of the Rio+20 summit to put the world on a new sustainable course Jun.22   Rio ends with corporates warning
  The UN sustainable development summit in Brazil has ended with world leaders adopting a political declaration hammered out a few days previously

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Aug.12     Olympic flag handed over to Rio Map of Olympic stadium United Kingdom
  The ceremonial handover of the Olympic Games flag from London to Rio has been completed, as part of a spectacular closing ceremony
 104 medals for the United States, 46 of them gold. China won 87 medals, 38 of them gold, down. Britain won 29 golds, third-most of any nation, and 65 overal. Russia, a winner of 82 medals, 24 gold
Aug.13     Olympic flag arrives in Brazil  The official flag of the Olympics has arrived in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, the host city of the next Games

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Sep.11   Rio police hunt killers in slum
Map of Chatuba Brazil  Brazilian police have occupied a Rio de Janeiro shantytown as they hunt for the killers of six teenagers, whose bodies were dumped at the side of a road

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Oct.14   Police surge into Rio drug slums
  Hundreds of Brazilian police officers backed by armoured cars and helicopters have moved to take control of two slums notorious for drugs

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Dec.1   Protesters march against Maracana privatisation  Hundreds of people have held a protest in Rio against plans to privatise the city's iconic stadium ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil Dec.5   Architect Niemeyer dies aged 104
  Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, who designed some of the finest modernist buildings of the 20th century, has died days before his 105th birthday

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