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By Matthias Blamont CALAIS, France (Reuters) - French authorities said on Wednesday they had finished clearing the "Jungle", a shanty town outside Calais built by migrants who had hoped to cross to Britain but who are now mostly being dispersed around France. The operation passed off peacefully for the most part, though some migrants torched tents and shelters in a last act of defiance as their hopes of a new life in Britain evaporated. "This is the end of the 'Jungle'," Calais regional prefect Fabienne Buccio said.
Hundreds of people including Brazilian football greats gathered Wednesday at a Rio de Janeiro cemetery to pay their last respects to "eternal captain" Carlos Alberto, skipper of the 1970 World Cup champions. Crowds of fans decked out in Brazilian yellow and green swarmed Carlos Alberto's casket as it was carried into Iraja cemetery, in a working-class neighborhood on the city's north side. Carlos Alberto, who led a legendary team including Pele to the 1970 World Cup and scored one of the competition's best-ever goals, died Tuesday of a heart attack.
Jihadists with the Islamic State group were shaving their beards and changing hideouts in Mosul, residents said, as a major Iraqi offensive moved ever closer to the city on Wednesday. With pressure building on the 10th day of the Mosul assault, Western defence chiefs were already looking ahead to the next target -- IS's other major stronghold of Raqa in Syria. Recent advances on the eastern front have brought elite Iraqi forces to within five kilometres (three miles) of Mosul, and several residents reached by AFP said the jihadists seemed to be preparing for an assault on the city itself.