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Palmeiras snatch cagey Copa Libertadores final

A long and arduous past year has brought few opportunities for celebration and optimism, but for two hours the thousands of Brazilians with allegiance to Palmeiras saw their club reach the pinnacle of South American Club Football for the second time. Undoubtedly the green of Palmeiras will be worn with extra pride across the barrios […]

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Remembering the Highland Clearances in a time of climate emergency

The Proclaimers belt out “Lochaber no more, Sutherland no more, Lewis no more, Skye no more” in their debut hit ‘Letter From America’, intended to conjure up allusions of the tragic past played in Scotland’s iconic Highlands. Reflecting on this past may aid our efforts to understand the destruction of the Amazon rainforest in a […]

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This Month in Global News: the wider world this October

Trump of the Tropics: former soldier, Jair Bolsonaro, was elected as Brazil’s new president on October 28 after a month of escalating tension and violence which culminated in his clear victory over the left wing candidate Fernando Haddad. This result signifies a shift to the right in Brazilian politics and an end to the Workers’ Party […]

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Rosberg in control with two races to go

With just two races to go, Lewis Hamilton knows that his title defence of the Formula One Drivers’ Championship is out of his hands. The Brit dominated both the Mexican and US Grands Prix with his teammate Nico Rosberg coming second both times. As long as Rosberg finishes on the podium in both the Brazilian […]

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Zika declared ‘Public Health Emergency of International Concern’

It has been almost a year since the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil in May 2015. Since then, the virus has spread throughout South America, becoming a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” according to the World Health Organisation. Additionally, it has been discovered that the virus is even more dangerous than first […]

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International friendlies losing relevance in current format

Last week, Scotland beat Northern Ireland 1-0 in a dull and uneventful contest that looked destined for a goalless draw until the final five minutes. Even despite a lack of quality, a Scottish win should normally be something for fans to cheer about, but this time it wasn’t. Due to this being a ‘friendly’, the […]