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Rio's hidden man-made beach

Rio’s hidden man-made beach

When people think about Rio de Janeiro, what comes to mind are its beautiful famous postcard beaches. But hidden away, almost like an oasis among Rio’s slum favelas, is one beach not even most Brazilians know about.

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Navy deployed to rescue people from Australia fires

Navy deployed to rescue people from Australia fires

Tens of thousands of people in southeast Australia were urged to evacuate this week, as soaring temperatures and strong winds raised the risks posed by wildfires. Over 200 fires are burning across several states in the country. Ten deaths have been confirmed this week alone […]

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Two U.S. towns endure in the heart of Brazil’s jungle

The Ford car company was booming in the 1920’s. As the company grew, so did the need for latex to make rubber tires. Henry Ford’s solution was to build two American towns in the heart of Brazil’s Amazon jungle. The project hit snags… but the towns are still standing.

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