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Kesha shows off slim figure in a black swimsuit with her handsome boyfriend
Daily Mail
And while we are used to seeing her in extravagant outfits with lots of make-up and an often wacky hair colour, the singer looked lovely and natural on holiday in Brazil on Monday. Kesha was seen soaking up the sun on the beach in Florianopolis with ...

28 Jan 2015 | 4:42 pm


Stranded adventurer thanks Tynesiders for their support after his passport is ...
... in June 2014 set off from Columbia with friend Phil Wilkinson, travelling to Fortaleza, Natal, Recife, Joao Pessoa, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Curitiba, Blumenau and Florianopolis in Brazil - via the England versus Italy World Cup game in ...

28 Jan 2015 | 5:29 am

Snowstorm blasts NYC as it prepares for the worst
NEW YORK CITY — A historic storm began to make its way across this city on Monday as worried travelers tried to get to safe, warm places and government officials warned people to stay inside. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spent the day urging ...

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26 Jan 2015 | 9:51 pm

Brazil green lights airport concession for Florianópolis
Business News Americas
Brazil's civil aviation minister Eliseu Padilha has given the thumbs up to include the international airport of southern Santa Catarina state capital Florianópolis in the next round of airport concessions, following lobby efforts by mayor César Souza ...

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21 Jan 2015 | 9:04 am

BBC News

Brazilian surfer shot dead by off-duty police officer
The Guardian
Ricardo dos Santos, 24, died in hospital on Tuesday, a day after being shot three times following an altercation with a military policeman at Guarda do Embau beach, near the southern city of Florianopolis. He underwent four operations to repair a ...
Shock as Brazilian surfer Ricardo dos Santos shot deadBBC News
Pro surfer Ricardo dos Santos shot dead by off-duty police officer in BrazilUPI.com
Brazilian Pro Surfer Shot to DeathOutside Magazine
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21 Jan 2015 | 5:55 am

9 killed, 25 hurt after bus plunges into Brazil river bank
The bus was traveling from the city of Posadas in Argentina to the southern coast of Florianopolis in Brazil. All of those killed and injured were Brazilian. Associated Press text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video material shall not be published ...

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11 Jan 2015 | 2:28 pm

UPDATE 1-Brazil barely adds jobs in 2014 in worst year since 1999
(Changes dateline, adds details on job losses, background). FLORIANOPOLIS Jan 23 (Reuters) - Brazil's economy barely added jobs in 2014, government data showed on Friday, with job creation slowing to the worst pace in 15 years as investment plunged.

23 Jan 2015 | 10:51 am


Studying abroad — Tips for getting acclimated to your new home
Templeton is a romance languages major studying, Spanish and Portuguese, and studied abroad in Cuba and Florianópolis, Brazil, in the summer of 2013, as well as Belo Horizonte, Brazil, during the spring 2014 semester. “For me, I think that talking to ...

22 Jan 2015 | 9:47 am