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Brazil sees rocky start to World Cup

A protester is detained by police during a demonstration by people demanding better public services and against the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament June 12 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Brazilian police clashed with anti-World Cup protesters trying to block part of the main highway leading to the stadium that hosts the opening match of the tournament.

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A protester is detained by police during a demonstration by people demanding better public services and against the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament June 12 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Brazilian police clashed with anti-World Cup protesters trying to block part of the main highway leading to the stadium that hosts the opening match of the tournament.



RIO DE JANEIRO — Firefighters in the World Cup city of Natal said they were concerned about some safety problems in the stadium set to host a World Cup match on Friday even as a bus strike in the city forced officials to scramble to find alternative transportation for some fans...

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