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Brazil launches bid to reoccupy Rio slums In Brazil, thousands of heavily armed police have begun an operation to seize control of Rio de Janeiro's worst slums. The occupation of Rocinha, a notorious hillside “favela” is a crucial part of the city's preparations for the 2014 football World Cup and the Olympics two years later. Many locals have welcomed the move. Former community worker William de Oliveira said:“Now people will have to abide and respect the law and will have the same rights as any other citizen. Today, a resident of Rocinha will receive the same treatment as a resident of Copacabana.” Security forces have occupied nearly 20 slums in the past three years but none as symbolically or strategically important as Rocinha. Its sprawling shacks and stores overlook one of the city's poshest areas. After a two-hour sweep through the slum, authorities said it had been a success and that officers encountered no resistance.
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ATP World Tour Finals – Who's the favourite? The world's top eight players are gathering at the O2 Arena in London for the big finale of the Tennis year, the ATP World Tour Finals. Roger Federer who has now slipped down to fourth in the world rankings – his lowest since 2003 – is aiming to finish off the year with a record sixth title at the event. His opening match will be against Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Rafael Nadal will be playing his opening match against American, Mardy Fish. The Spaniard has been out of action for a month, and his last match was a shock defeat against Germany's Florian Mayer in Shanghai in October. He will be hoping to remind everyone what he's made of. Meanwhile the man who took claimed the top ranking, Novak Djokovic, will be seen as the man to beat, having won three of three of the years four grand slams. Although he has had some shoulder problems he claims that he'll still play at 100 per cent. But there are still those who favor Andy Murray on home soil. The Scot who has reached the last four in every grand slam will be aching for a victory here. He also has to watch out, as his third place ranking could still be snatched away by Roger Federer.
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IMF to monitor Rome as pressure increases on Berlusconi European G20 leaders are pushing Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to make urgent economic reforms. But perhaps his more pressing issue are his attempts to remain in power. The International Monetary Fund says Rome has agreed to monitoring of its efforts to meet economic targets. To implement Italy's reform package Berlusconi has to win next Tuesday's parliamentary vote on the budget. But he is facing a chorus of calls, even from within his own centre-right party, to step down and make way for a new government. Some EU leaders are also thought to be exasperated by the Berlusconi government's failure to shore up its finances and regain the market's confidence. Berlusconi has thus far resisted calls for him to step aside. He says the only alternative would be to hold early elections next spring, a step he has described as irresponsible while the crisis continues in the eurozone's third largest economy.