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A bus crash in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina has killed 51 people, police said.
The bus, en route from the neighboring state of Parana, swerved off a curve and over a cliff before crashing in a wooded area.
Police did not know how many passengers in all were aboard the bus or whether the driver was one of the victims, but said that at least six survivors were being treated for injuries.
Rescue crews are reportedly still trying to rescue survivors and recover the bodies of the victims.
A court official has said Brazil's Supreme Court has agreed to investigate dozens of politicians, including the top leaders of Congress, in connection with a multibillion-dollar kickback scam at state-run oil company Petrobras.
Senate President Renan Calheiros and Eduardo Cunha, the speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, are both members of President Dilma Rousseff's governing coalition.
Other prominent politicians on the prosecutors' list include ruling Workers' Party Senator Gleisi Hoffmann and a former Energy Minister. Under Brazilian law, elected officials can only be tried by the Supreme Court.
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Former Brazil striker Ronaldo may be set to come out of retirement to play for American second division club Fort Lauderdale Strikers.
The 38-year-old World-Cup winner took part-ownership in the North American Soccer League side last month and is reportedly now aiming to get fit enough to make a comeback.
The Strikers will formally introduce Ronaldo in a press conference on Thursday at 8pm when he is expected to clarify his playing ambitions.
The former Real Madrid, Barcelona and Inter Milan forward won two World Cups in 1994 and 2002, scoring eight times in the latter to claim the Golden Boot Award.
He was also named FIFA World Player of the Year in 1996, 1997 and 2002. Ronaldo is not the first high-profile player to join the Strikers, with Gordon Banks, Gerd Muller and George Best also taking roles with the club in the past.
"I will be very involved with the management of the team and have already started to make introductions that will certainly help us to turn the Strikers into a global powerhouse," Ronaldo told the Strikers website in December.
"There are no doubts that the beautiful game is growing exponentially in the US, and I guarantee you that the NASL will play a key role in the rise of professional soccer here."
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Brazilian football legend Pele has said he "is doing fine" as he attempted to play down concerns over his health.
The 74-year-old also denied reports that he had been placed in intensive care.
Hello everyone, I want to take this opportunity to let you know that I am doing fine.
I was not put into intensive care today, I was simply relocated to a special room within the hospital for privacy purposes only.
While I appreciate all the visitors that came to see me, I really need to continue my treatment and recovery in peace.
Football legend Pele has been moved to a quieter special care unit to receive treatment away from fans after being admitted to a Brazilian hospital with a urinary tract infection.
The Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo said the 74-year-old had suffered "clinical instability" but provided no more details of his condition.