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We have Ebola in the US but Africa remains most at risk

Last spring, most people would have guessed that this Ebola outbreak in West Africa would be over by the end of summer. Yet, nine months on, we're in the midst of the deadliest outbreak in history, and one that has defied the odds: it has lasted longer, killed more, and spread further than any …

Brazil wrestles with crack epidemic as it gears up for World Cup

It's called "cracolandia" -- crackland -- where drug users crouch underneath plastic tarps and shuffle down a dimly lit road like modern-day zombies.<p>One young woman in jean shorts wanders by, pushing a baby carriage piled high with garbage. There are stacks of disposable plastic water cups used as …

Brazilian President hosts dinner to defend World Cup preps

With just a little more than a week until the first kickoff of the 2014 World Cup, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff hosted a dinner for international journalists and countered criticism that too much money was spent on stadiums while infrastructure projects languished.<p>Rousseff told her guests …

Brazilian army occupies Rio shantytown ahead of World Cup

Soldiers in full combat gear move silently through a sprawling shantytown in northern Rio de Janeiro, pointing weapons down narrow alleys and poking through sacks of cement in search of drugs.<p>Residents walk by, barely looking at the troops sent in to occupy the Complexo da Mare as an emergency …

Rising from the rainforest: The Amazon's World Cup stadium race

A few kilometers from the city center of Manaus, Brazil, is a natural phenomenon called "the meeting of the waters."<p>Here, the Rio Negro and Amazon rivers join, but don't mix -- light and dark waters, flowing side by side for 8-10 kilometers, due to different water temperatures, speed and acid …

World Cup: 32 nations and their fans

The World Cup Hospitality Experiments Taking Place in Rio's Slums

For Dembore Silva, this year’s World Cup in Brazil means a new motorcycle.<p>The 26-year-old is renting his studio apartment in Brazil’s biggest slum …

Garbage to gold: Brazil's catadores turn trash into art

When trash disappears into the dumpster, where does it go?<p>A straightforward question for many of us, but in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte there's seldom a simple answer where garbage is concerned.<p>That's because the <i>catadores</i> (trash collectors) of the ASMARE cooperative are adept at …

From Samba to carnival: Brazil's thriving African culture

From samba and carnival to food, music and religion, African culture is everywhere in Brazil.<p>The cultural heritage stems from the estimated four million slaves who were brought to the country over a 300-year period, at least four times as many as to the United States.<p>Brazil was the last country to …

Anthony Bourdain visits Brazil | CNN Travel

Pele: Brazil to put 'problems' behind them and stage 'fantastic' World Cup

Brazilian legend Pele believes his country will rise above the problems which are blighting its preparations for football's global showpiece and put on a "fantastic" World Cup.<p>Demonstrations -- some violent -- have been taking place all over Brazil since last summer's Confederations Cup, raising …

Sports mind doctor Steve Peters 'soothes the chimp within' - CNN.com

What goes on inside the human mind fascinates Professor Steve Peters -- from sporting stars to those in secure psychiatric units.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Delving inside sporting minds<p>Delving inside sporting minds<p>Delving inside sporting minds<p>Delving inside sporting minds<p>Delving inside sporting minds<p>Delving …

Brazil's most painful moment: 'The man who made a nation cry'

Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium was packed to the rafters: 200,000 expectant spectators prepared to celebrate Brazil's first World Cup triumph and its arrival as a football superpower.<p>It was the moment the South American country's love of the game, and of its most prestigious competition, became …

Moving to the rhythms of Rio's Lapa nightlife district | CNN Travel

Heleno: The man who could have been Pele?

Women wanted him. Men wanted to be him.<p>Seven decades before Neymar, a world away from Ronaldinho and Ronaldo, a predecessor to Zico and Socrates and a formidable striker who could have rivaled Pele.<p>That man was Heleno de Freitas, a soccer superstar in the days before Brazil ruled the "beautiful …

Fabio Cannavaro: The street urchin who became a World Cup 'legend' - CNN.com

<i>CNN's Human to Hero series celebrates inspiration and achievement in sport. Click here for videos and features</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- "When you win the World Cup, you start to become a legend -- for the people around the world, you are different."<p>For Fabio Cannavaro, this legendary status was hard earned.<p>At just …

Jurgen Klinsmann: Dividing opinion

In footballing terms, Landon Donovan isn't a marquee name in Europe. He endured a miserable stint at behemoth Bayern Munich and only when he played in a less pressurized environment on another loan deal -- for Everton in the English Premier League -- did he excel.<p>On the domestic front, it's an …

Inside the conservative brain: What explains their wiring?

Neuroscience can help us understand the strangest of birds: The modern conservative. They really do think different<p>The question of human nature reliably polarized political philosophers across many centuries and several oceans. One group of these thinkers viewed people as innately cooperative or …

Army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi 'emerges as Egypt's strongman'

Army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is emerging as Egypt's strongman amid the turmoil sweeping the country, is desperate to end the crisis but without a return to the unpopular military rule of 2011 to 2012, experts say.<p>The army high command's dramatic intervention on Monday with a 48-hour …

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The next step for Egypt's democracy | US & Canada

<b>Cairo, Egypt</b> - The Egyptian army's overthrow of president Mohamed Morsi’s government drove thousands of citizens to the streets in celebration until the early hours, but the region's most populous nation now must deal with the coup’s implications for its nascent democracy.<p>Fireworks flared in the …

Fighting across Egypt as Brotherhood supporters told to stay on streets

Egyptian cities were left strewn with rocks, glass and bullet casings on Saturday morning after almost 24 hours of violence which left 30 dead and …

'Godfather of Heroin' dies in Myanmar

A former drug kingpin and business tycoon once dubbed the “Godfather of Heroin” by the US government has died in his home in Myanmar's main city, a source close to the family said.<p>Lo Hsing Han died on Saturday in Yangon, the source said. The cause of death of Lo Hsing Han, who is believed to be in …

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