Brazil in full carnival swing despite spread of Zika virus

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More than a million revellers turn out in cities across the country for annual event, even as virus continues to dominate global headlines

One of the most significant health scares in recent history is not keeping Brazilians from their annual carnival revelry, with millions taking to the streets despite the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

Street processions, block parties and the televised, big-budget parades that are the hallmark of the festival moved into their second day on Sunday, even as Brazilian health officials continued to grapple with an outbreak that may have infected as many as 1.5 million people and could be linked to serious health conditions in more than 4,000 infants and unborn children.

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Berlin plagued by radical left-wing violence for second night in a row | News | DW.COM | 07.02.2016

Between 50 and 100 rioters stormed through the neighborhood of Neukölln in the early hours of Sunday morning, setting fire to 20 cars and at throwing at least one stone at a police car. The previous night, between 20 and 40 masked rioters on bicycles burned 28 cars and smashed windows in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin.

Source: Berlin plagued by radical left-wing violence for second night in a row | News | DW.COM | 07.02.2016