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Brazil Landslide Kills at Least 10, Injures 11

Heavy rains caused an early morning mudslide Saturday near Rio de Janeiro, killing 10 people, injuring 11 and leaving at least four missing, Brazilian authorities said. The mudslide in Niteroi, an area outside Rio's downtown, was caused by heavy downpours, Roberto Robadey, Rio's civil defense department head, told Globo TV network. Robadey said that after two days of heavy rain "a state of alert was declared for Niteroi." He added that people were urged "to move...

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