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Rains and floods leave 14 dead in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Torrential rains in Brazil have triggered a wave of flash floods and landslides, leaving at least 14 dead, including a mother and six of her children.

The downpours lashed Brazil's southeastern region this weekend, prompting local authorities to call for a nuclear power plant shutdown. More rain is expected this week.

Rains in Rio de Janeiro state killed eight children, while five more are missing. The National reported that a mother and six of her children, ages 2, 5, 8, 10, 15, and 17, were buried when a landslide swept through their home in the . . .

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