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Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has confirmed her impeachment process has been suspended after an appeal was accepted.
She spoke after the acting speaker of Brazil's lower house of Congress annulled the process citing procedural flaws.
Waldir Maranhao said the senate must return the process to the lower house for a new vote.
Ms Rousseff, who has faced action to remove her from office over claims she covered up a financial scandal, said she was unaware of the consequences of the suspension.
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Brazil has registered more than 90,000 likely cases of the Zika virus in the last two months, according to the country's health ministry.
In its first national report on the epidemic the ministry said 91,387 likely cases of the virus were recorded between February and April 2,
The figures were released as the country also confirmed it was investigating 3,710 cases of the Zika-related severe birth defects microcephaly.
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Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff has said the Chamber of Deputies vote to impeach her has no legal basis.
Ms Rousseff maintained that she "committed no impeachable crime" despite Monday's vote, in which at least 342 of deputies agreed that she should be impeached.
Proceedings will now move to the senate.
Brazil's lower house of Congress has voted to back the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff - reaching the required 342-vote mark.
But the presidential chief of staff said the government is confident the Senate will dismiss the impeachment.
Brazil's ruling Workers' Party has conceded defeat in the vote over whether to impeach President Dilma Rousseff.
With 400 votes cast so far on Sunday in the lower house, 297 congressmen have voted in favour of impeaching Rousseff over claims she covered up a financial scandal.
While admitting defeat, the government has vowed to take its fight to the next stage in the Senate.
The party's leader in the chamber, Jose Guimaraes, said: "The fight continues now in the Senate".