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Brazil, Twitter Collaborate on Live World Cup Content Broadcasts

What: The Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) has partnered with Twitter to distribute exclusive content produced by the CBF. Why it matters: As the universe of "broadcasters" expands, the potential audience for team- or league-based content increases, making it more attractive to potential marketing partners. The definition of the term "broadcast outlet" has changed
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Mexico town’s entire police force detained after murder

The entire police force of the Mexican town of Ocampo has been detained on suspicion of involvement in the murder of a mayoral candidate. Fernando Ángeles Juárez, 64, was shot dead by unknown gunmen on Thursday outside one of his properties. More than 100 politicians have been killed across Mexico ahead of general elections on 1 July. Mr Ángeles was the third
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Barbuda sees a comeback of national bird after Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma did not just wipe out homes, infrastructure and livelihoods when it tore through the Caribbean island of Barbuda last September. The category five storm also wreaked havoc on the habitat of the tiny island's world-famous frigatebird colony. Codrington Lagoon is said to be the second-largest nesting area outside the Galapagos and has attracted tourists
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Nicaragua protests: Baby killed in Managua clashes

At least four people, including a baby, have been killed in the Nicaraguan capital after security forces opened fire on protesters, activists say. So-called "combined forces" launched an attack on a student protest at a university in Managua, the Nicaraguan Centre for Human Rights said. The baby was killed by a police bullet while being taken to a babysitter, his mother
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Venezuela crisis: UN says security forces killed hundreds

Venezuelan security forces have carried out hundreds of arbitrary killings under the guise of fighting crime, the UN's human rights body says. In a report, it cites "shocking" accounts of young men being killed during operations, often in poor districts, over the past three years. The UN's human rights chief said no-one was being held to account, suggesting the
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Mexico in dominant win over South Korea

Media playback is not supported on this device Javier Hernandez scored his 50th international goal to help Mexico take a big step towards the last 16 of the World Cup with an impressive win over South Korea, despite Son Heung-min's stunning late strike. Having upset defending champions Germany in their opening game in Group F, Mexico proved again they will be a
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Windrush anniversary celebrated at Westminster Abbey

A thanksgiving service is being held later to mark the 70th anniversary of the arrival in the UK of Caribbean migrants on the Empire Windrush ship. Prime Minister Theresa May, Labour's Diane Abbott and families of the Windrush generation will attend the event at Westminster Abbey. The migrants were among the first to be recruited to rebuild post-war Britain. But