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Architect Oscar Niemeyer dies aged 104

Famed as the architect of Brasilia, Oscar Niemeyer built over 600 buildings worldwide, including the United Nations headquarters in New York and the French Communist Party HQ in Paris. His Communist Party membership forced him into exile for 21 years during Brazil's military dictatorship. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has paid tribute to Niemeyer, citing his famous words, "without dreaming, we would not make things happen" and saying that Niemeyer dreamed and achieved more than most.

By Oliver FARRY

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2015-04-21 Nazis

Serge and Beate Klarsfeld publish memoirs of Nazi-hunting years

Serge and Beate Klarsfeld are France's most famous Nazi hunters. They have just published their memoirs, recounting several decades spent tracking down Hitler's henchmen and...

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2015-04-20 humanitarian action

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This time last year, the Central African Republic was still embroiled in fighting between ethnic and religious factions. Last July a peace deal was signed, and this week a...

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2015-04-17 USA

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In the United States, cannabis remains illegal at the federal level, but 24 states have a medical cannabis programme. Some have gone even further, such as Colorado, the first...

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2015-04-16 Vietnam

Vietnam War victim brings Agent Orange makers to court

40 years after the end of the Vietnam War, a Franco-Vietnamese woman is taking some of America's most powerful chemicals companies to court in France. She accuses them of having...

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2015-04-14 Burma

Video: The new face of Burma's opposition

Many observers fear that Burma's much-lauded "democratic transition" is stalling as the country staggers towards elections due in November. Pro-democracy groups are increasingly...

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