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Lia is Deputy Foreign Editor at Fairfax Media.

John of God's Australian followers in shock after sexual abuse scandal

John of God's Australian followers in shock after sexual abuse scandal

He is illiterate, humble and always deferential to others whom he considers truly Divine. Or so the narrative goes.

  • by Lia Timson

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Glorious rubbish, have we been wasting your energy all along?

Glorious rubbish, have we been wasting your energy all along?

As Australia debates the need to spend money on renewable energy projects to power our future without destroying the environment, it is worth taking a look at rubbish.

  • by Lia Timson
The leaning towers of Santos and the people who live on an angle

The leaning towers of Santos and the people who live on an angle

Several hundred families live on this Brazilian beachfront resort in apartment blocks that have slowly been tilting to one side.

  • by Lia Timson
Putting Bento Rodrigues back on the map after the dam disaster

Putting Bento Rodrigues back on the map after the dam disaster

Three years since a BHP co-owned iron ore mining waste dam destroyed the lives of 19 people and the livelihood of thousands, a couple of hundred families are beginning to see progress.

  • by Lia Timson
'A game of roulette': Brazilian voters try their luck on law and order

'A game of roulette': Brazilian voters try their luck on law and order

Bolsonaro has risen from an ordinary seven-term career in Congress to lead a country sickened by never-ending crime and economic crisis.

  • by Lia Timson
'Trump of the tropics': Brazil's far-right candidate and elections explained

'Trump of the tropics': Brazil's far-right candidate and elections explained

Brazil’s most important election in 30 years is just hours away, but voters here are nowhere near arriving at a consensus on who should lead them.

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‘A place for them here’: It's the Latin Americans Trump rejects that will make Melbourne best

‘A place for them here’: It's the Latin Americans Trump rejects that will make Melbourne best

Victoria wants to double the number of students and visitors from Latin America, hoping to fill a gap created by US President Donald Trump as he alienates his closest neighbours.

  • by Lia Timson
'Politicians are responsible': Fury after Brazil's past turns to ashes

'Politicians are responsible': Fury after Brazil's past turns to ashes

Fire that gutted the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro has highlighted Brazil's crumbling economy and years of corruption, government neglect and mismanagement.

  • by Lia Timson
Cecilia Haddad was 'killed inside her Ryde apartment' a day before she was found in river

Cecilia Haddad was 'killed inside her Ryde apartment' a day before she was found in river

Cecilia Haddad was killed inside her Ryde apartment the day before her fully clothed body was found in the Lane Cove River, Fairfax Media understands.

  • by Lia Timson & Sally Rawsthorne
Car suspected in execution of Rio councillor Mariella Franco found

Car suspected in execution of Rio councillor Mariella Franco found

Police in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais have reportedly located a car suspected of being used in last week's assassination of human rights activist.

  • by Lia Timson
Toddler the latest victim as shootings continue unabated in Rio

Toddler the latest victim as shootings continue unabated in Rio

A toddler was among those people killed in the latest crossfire at one of Rio de Janeiro's largest favelas.

  • by Lia Timson