Corruption, economic crisis and violence – Brazil’s economy is falling apart. Thousands of people have been made homeless having lost their jobs. Poverty is threatening the country’s social stability.
A homeless man in Nuremberg has been injured after being tipped from a paper recycling container into a garbage truck. The incident highlights a growing problem in Germany.
Brazilian authorities have detained one of Rio de Janeiro's most notorious drug traffickers. Some 3,000 officers and troops were involved in the operation to arrest the man known to most by his nickname, "Rogerio 157."
Logging is a cause of murder in the Amazon rainforest. And a Greenpeace report has shown that European companies still buy wood that comes from blood-stained sources.
Student athletes at Durham University's Trevelyan College have been criticized for the strike-themed pub crawl. The industrial action in the mid-1980s caused widespread unrest, violence and poverty in parts of Britain.
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