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Brazil's Rousseff to be 'open to dialogue'

Brazil's re-elected President Dilma Rousseff has promised to reunite the South American country and revive a stagnant economy after narrowly winning re-election for a second term.

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Dilma Rousseff re-elected #Brazil president

Dilma RousseffBrazil's incumbent president Dilma Rousseff has won a second term, defeating her opposition rival Aecio Neves with a narrow margin in an election that largely split the country between the poor north and wealthier south.

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#Brazil awaits result of presidential poll

Polls are due to close soon in the Brazilian election which will decide who leads the world's seventh-largest economy, with opinion polls narrowly favouring the current president, Dilma Rousseff.

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Divided #Brazil to vote for next president

Brazil's 142.8 million voters are set to head to polls to elect their next president, weighing 12 years of social progress against a yearning for economic revival, and for change.

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Google boss jumps from edge of space

An executive from Google has set a new skydiving record by jumping successfully from near the top of the stratosphere - about 135,000 feet, or 41,000 metres high, breaking the 2012 record by Austrian Felix Baumgartner.

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US axe-attack suspect 'self-radicalised'

The hatchet-wielding man who wounded two New York City police officers, critically injuring one, was a "self-radicalised convert to Islam", US police said, believed to have acted alone in what they called a terrorist attack.

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Uruguayan vote rests on a knife-edge

The political party of outgoing President Jose Mujica, who gained international notice for social reforms such as legalisation of marijuana and gay marriage, leads going into Sunday's election to replace him but victory is far from assured.

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#Brazil presidential rivals face off in debate

Brazil's presidential candidates have faced off in a heated debate just two days before their runoff election, with the focus on allegations of corruption and arguments over who could best spark a stalled economy.

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Deaths in Dominican Republic prison break

At least four prisoners have been killed and nine others wounded, including two guards, after an attempted mass escape at a prison in the southern Dominican Republic, officials said.

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High school shooting reported in US

A student opened fire at a US school on Friday, injuring as many as six people before killing himself, the Seattle Times reported, citing law enforcement sources.

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