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(MENAFN - AFP) Mangueira, one of the most traditional and respected samba schools in Brazil, was declared winner Wednesday of the 2016 Rio Carnival parade championship.

The samba ensemble won its 18th title with a sumptuous samba parade on Monday night that involved 4,300 participants in a blur of costumes, pounding music and fantastical floats.

Fans of the samba school, ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Portugal's parliament on Wednesday upheld a bill giving adoption rights to gay couples by overriding a veto handed down in one of the last political moves by the country's outgoing conservative president.

Lawmakers from the ruling leftist alliance that toppled the conservative government in November voted again for the measure by an absolute majority, as needed ...

(MENAFN - AFP) France notched record-breaking sales of wines and spirits in 2015, thanks mainly to robust exports of champagne and cognac, with 11.7 billion euros ($13.15 billion) flowing in.

On the downside, France's place in the world market continued to slip in the face of cheaper, more aggressive rivals.

"This good result should not distract from the constant erosion ...

(MENAFN - AFP) The Northern Ireland regional assembly voted against relaxing strict abortion laws on Wednesday, despite a ruling by the Belfast High Court that the legislation breaches human rights.

After a debate that ran to almost midnight, members of the Stormont Assembly voted 59 to 40 against a proposal to allow terminations in cases of sexual crime or fatal foetal abnormality ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Top research institutions, funders and publishers said Wednesday they would make all scientific findings on the Zika virus assailing Latin America available speedily, and free.

A statement signed by the journals Nature, Science and The Lancet, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, France's Institut Pasteur, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Japan Agency ...

(MENAFN - AFP) The Catholic Church in Brazil on Wednesday rejected calls supported by the United Nations to allow abortion in cases of the birth defect microcephaly.

Abortion is restricted in Latin America's biggest country to cases of rape, where the fetus has no brain, or where the mother's life is in danger.

The UN human rights office has called on countries where ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Swine flu has killed four people in Lebanon since the beginning of the winter season in November, health officials said on Wednesday.

Walid Ammar, the general director of Lebanon's health ministry, told AFP there were "four confirmed H1N1 deaths this winter season."

"The cases that needed emergency care this winter season is up 20 percent compared to ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Thousands of junior doctors at English hospitals staged a second strike into Thursday against proposed new conditions and pay rates for working unsociable hours.

Junior doctors -- all medics below consultant level -- were providing only emergency care during the 24-hour strike, which runs from Wednesday until 8:00am (0800 GMT) Thursday.

Nearly 3,000 operations ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Stock markets in Europe and the United States pushed higher despite downbeat comments from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen, but only after Asia sank again on fears of another banking crisis and global recession.

In a prepared testimony to Congress Yellen said that the outlook for the US economy had become more cloudy.

While she made no comment on whether ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Hong Kong stocks plunged more than four percent to a more than three-year low Thursday, leading another sell-off across Asian markets and extending a global rout fanned by worries over the world economy.

Comments from Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen virtually confirming the bank will not lift interest rates next month put further pressure on the beleaguered ...

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