On November 27th, 1916, the first samba song burst on the scene in Rio de Janeiro. Born of the slums, the music and dance style remains a vital contributor to Brazilian cultural life a hundred years after its birth.
Five-time world champions Brazil share the spoils with Switzerland as Steven Zuber's header cancels out Philippe Coutinho's first-half wonder strike. Serbia top of Group E after beating Costa Rica.
The small island of Paquetá is only one hour away from the centre of the Brazilian metropolis Rio de Janeiro. Without noise and hecticness day tourists will find here relaxation in nature and security from attacks.
Brazil's indigenous tribes are calling for environmental protections for their land in this year's annual protest. A rule approved in 2017 changed the rules for indigenous land claims, making them near impossible.
Rio de Janeiro's first feminist samba block is rallying behind a campaign for a safe Carnival. They hope to stamp out the notion the year's biggest party is no place for a decent woman, Clare Richardson reports.
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