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  • proper n. shortened form of Rio de Janeiro
  • proper n. A male given name
  • proper n. A female given name


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  • OSS 177: LOST IN RIO 2 stars (NR) Jean Dujardin reprises his hilariously clueless character of vapid French secret agent code-named OSS 177, who encounters hippies, Nazis, masked wrestlers and a hot, go-go-garbed Mossad Colonel on a mission in Rio.

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  • RIO DE JANEIRO - Carnival erupted Friday in Rio with raucous street parties that brought together cheering, drum-beating locals with sweaty foreigners escaping snowbound cities.

  • The plot of THAT NIGHT IN RIO concerns Larry, a nightclub entertainer in Rio (Don Ameche) who is a dead ringer for an aristocratic businessman, Baron Duarte (also Don Ameche).

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  • PINAR DEL RIO, Cuba, March 11 (acn) Construction companies form western Pinar del Rio province, backed by the construction material industry, built 759 houses during January and February, including the replacement of 620 destroyed by the hurricanes that devastated this territory last year.

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  • RIO. ax) both fell on lower metal prices, with BHP down 0.6 percent to A$38. 62 and Rio down 0.5 percent to A$64. 69.

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  • Of course everybody asks whether Rio is as beautiful as people say.

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  • The Apaches, then and always, were the worst of all, In his numerous entradas he explored the region of his labours pretty thoroughly, reaching, in 1698, a hill from which he saw how the gulf ended at the mouth of the Colorado; and the following year he was again down the Gila, which he called Rio de los

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  • Four leagues farther they saw another, which they called Rio del Sol.

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  • For years, we have been spinning our wheels on what I call the Rio-Kyoto-Copenhagen road to nowhere, slavishly following the notion - first endorsed at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro and then extended in Kyoto 13 years later - that the only way to stop global warming is by means of draconian reductions in carbon dioxide emissions. Top Stories

  • I’m Brazilian, born in Rio de Janeiro, and I wish much that Rio is chosen as host city, but I can’t fail to mention the elegance, sympathy and the support of the two first ladies.

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