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<P class=MsoNormal>In the early hours of January 12, a massive downpour hit the Serrana region of Rio state, causing massive mudslides. Nothing was spared, including the home of Manuel Antonio de Oliveira with his kids and grandchild inside.</P>

Last Modified: 22 Jan 2011 22:07

<P>This was the phrase I heard most last week while covering the devastating mudslides in the Serrana region of Rio de Janeiro state: "<EM>I have never seen anything like this in my life."&nbsp; </EM>The truth is this: there will never be an exact death count.</P>

Last Modified: 22 Jan 2011 14:44

<P>Less than two months after Hillary Clinton described the leak of US diplomatic cables as "threatening our national security," internal US government reviews have determined that the&nbsp;leak&nbsp;caused only "limited damage" to&nbsp;Washington's interests abroad.</P>

Last Modified: 19 Jan 2011 09:20

<P>The head of technology company Apple says&nbsp;he is taking a new leave of absence&nbsp;for health reasons.</P>

Last Modified: 18 Jan 2011 01:05

<P>Worries abound among l<A></A>ocal fishermen as major hotels rise up around vibrant mangrove forests, threatening livelihoods.</P>

Last Modified: 17 Jan 2011 20:04

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