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Pope gets rapturous welcome in Brazil


Pope Francis got a rapturous welcome from tens of thousands of pilgrims as he arrived in Brazil on his first foreign trip as pontiff, but violent protests later swept the streets.

Greenwald: Snowden docs contain NSA “blueprint”


Edward Snowden has very sensitive “blueprints” detailing how the National Security Agency operates that would allow someone who read them to evade or even duplicate NSA surveillance, a journalist close to the intelligence leaker has said.

Balotelli powers Italy to victory


When Mario Balotelli puts his mind to it, he can be unstoppable.

Pirlo caps ton with superb free-kick goal


One goal. One hundredth appearance. One Andrea Pirlo.

‘General’ Pirlo set for 100th cap

Fittingly, for a man who owns a vineyard, the enduring brilliance of Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo continues to prove the old adage that some things get better with age.

Italians look to ride over Mexican wave

Italy and Mexico will both be looking for an upturn in recent fortunes when they open their Confederations Cup campaigns against each other in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

Haiti shock for Italy in friendly

Italy were embarrassed by Haiti on Tuesday as the unheralded Caribbean side scored two goals in the last five minutes to secure a 2-2 draw in a friendly despite falling behind after 19 seconds.

Brazil avoid blues at home

Paulinho equalised late on with a volley for Brazil to draw 2-2 with England on Sunday and prevent the 2014 World Cup hosts from losing their opening match at the revamped Maracana Stadium.

Pele got lucky - Garrincha's posthumous dig


Late Brazil star Garrincha believed contemporary great Pele got lucky as he had such a brilliant ensemble playing alongside him in his glory years, it emerged in an interview published Thursday -- dec

Rio to bid for Formula 1 race

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Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes is reportedly preparing a bold proposal to bring Formula One to the Brazilian city.

Paes is seeking talks with F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone about the prospect of making

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.