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You don't need to travel across the pond to be surrounded by world-class architecture, sophisticated culture and Michelin-star dining. You can find all of this in the diverse cities of South America,...
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With wedding season fast approaching, the countdown is on until our newsfeeds explode with couples flaunting their newlywed bliss across every honeymoon locale imaginable. But who's to say honeymoons are only for those celebrating their nuptial vows?
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Police are looking for four young men.
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Having just returned from Rio in a regular airplane seat and not in a body bag, I am pleased to say that we had a fabulous time and are the proud parents of a rugby sevens medal holder. Yes, Rio has problems of major proportions -- including a soaring murder rate and grinding poverty. But let's look at the positive side.
While successful black female athletes have come before them, their latest achievements are perhaps the sweetest victory yet. For many black children, access to competitive sports remains a significant barrier in chasing their Olympic dreams.
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Canada was to have four boats competing.
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People around the world love the Olympics. The Games bring nations together and promote peace through friendly competition. They tell life-affirming stories of humanity's endurance and drive and the capabilities of our bodies. They bring joy to so many that we need to devise some way to stop them from also bringing so much pain in the form of billions of dollars of debt.
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Canadian athletes are in "beast mode."
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The IOC says it will deny entry of Russian athletes who do not meet the requirements set out for the federations.
All are Brazilian, and one is a minor.
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Other airlines are making similar changes.
The World Health Organization is pulling out all the stops in its effort to turn public opinion against the tobacco industry. Its campaign will launch "monitoring centres" in cities across the world, tasked with unmasking the tactics of the tobacco industry and its attempts to "interfere" with public health policy.
"All parties are taking action to address this topic, and are following developments closely."
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Rio de Janeiro is the kind of place that travel dreams are made of – where tall mountain peaks tower over stunning white-sand beaches and coastal rainforests, and where old architecture blends seamles...
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Your travel goal while in Rio de Janeiro: to see as much of your destination that you can, since you likely won’t be in Rio again. So you’re looking for an itinerary that includes the top tourist attr...
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Brazil. Music, dancing, beaches, and (of course) Carnival. Who hasn’t heard about Brazil? The country has been in the spotlight for the last few years by hosting both the FIFA 2014 World Cup and the 2...
So, you’re all set to have a vacation of a lifetime in Rio de Janeiro. And while sometimes getting lost and fumbling through a foreign city is part of the fun — it can often lead to all sorts of adven...
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If there’s one thing Rihanna loves, it’s soccer. The Barbadian beauty showed her passion for the sport by partaking in a number of wild antics during the World Cup games. In particular, during the f...
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So, you didn't make it to Brazil for the World Cup? No worries! The South American nation's beautiful beaches, cosmopolitan cities and natural wonders are worth the trip no matter when you decide to go. Here are a few of the "Brazillion" must-see sights.
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RIO DE JANEIRO - Two suspected drug traffickers were killed and three others were injured during a shootout with police in a Rio de Janeiro slum frequently visited by tourists, authorities said Monday...
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From the 1976 Olympics in Montreal to FIFA World Cup 2014, it's always the same pattern: there are "unforeseen" construction cost overruns, taxpayers get stuck with the final bill while profits remain in private hands. Ordinary Brazilians are told that the world cup represents a unique opportunity to showcase their growth and to free themselves from the label of a third world nation. Brazilian trade unions and protest groups refuse to play ball. Can you blame them?
RIO DE JANEIRO - President Dilma Rousseff appealed to Brazilians to support the World Cup, using a nationally televised address less than two days before the tournament starts to rebuke the "pessimist...
For Brazil, hosting the 2014 World Cup was supposed to be a moment of national pride and international prestige. Yet on the eve of the biggest sporting event in the world, the South American country...
Even before the Games began, it seemed Bell and Rogers decided to stick with selling cellphones and they aren't interested in the next Olympics (which have gone to CBC). Now, the viewing numbers are excellent of course. But they're no more than a rather dubious measurement of eyes in front of TV sets, computers and various gadgets. They're not indications of satisfaction. Or dissatisfaction. For the record though, here are some things in CTV's evening prime time coverage that certainly could have been done better...