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Saturday, August 08, 2020



Coronavirus Global Updates, August 1: Italian island runs out of room to quarantine new migrants

August 01, 2020 10:38 pm

Global Coronavirus Updates: Mexico surpassed the United Kingdom to become the third worst country in terms of Covid-19 deaths.

Brazil reopens international flights to tourists even as coronavirus deaths spike

July 30, 2020 7:45 am

Tourists from all countries may travel to Brazil as long as they have health insurance for the duration of their trip, the government said in a decree which did not explain the rationale for the decision.

Brazil's Bolsonaro removes mask in public after coronavirus recovery

July 28, 2020 10:06 am

The Brazilian Press Association filed a criminal complaint against Bolsonaro earlier this month because he took off his mask in the presence of reporters just as he announced he had tested positive for the coronavirus

New coronavirus vaccine trials start in Brazil

July 22, 2020 7:39 am

Brazil's soaring COVID-19 outbreak makes it useful for testing whether a potential vaccine works in widespread presence of the new coronavirus.

Brazil's Bolsonaro says coronavirus restrictions kill economy

July 19, 2020 7:40 am

“You have to think about the economy,” Bolsanaro said in the video. “It’s no use talking about life, life and life because isolation kills.”

Coronavirus Global Updates, July 18: UK reviews death toll figures amid fear of inaccuracy

July 18, 2020 9:41 pm

Global Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates: The World Health Organization (WHO) reported a record rise of 237,743 infections Friday, led by the United States, Brazil, India and South Africa.

For first time, world records 1 million coronavirus cases in 100 hours

July 18, 2020 9:47 am

The pandemic has now killed more than 590,000 people in almost seven months, edging towards the upper range of yearly influenza deaths reported worldwide.

Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus again

July 16, 2020 9:52 am

Bolsonaro, a former army captain, first announced his diagnosis on July 7 after dismissing the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, calling it a "little flu" even as Brazil's outbreak became the worst in the world outside the United States.

Brazilian couple wear spacesuits as protection from COVID-19 during stroll

July 13, 2020 5:24 pm

Brazilian couple Tercio Galdino and Alicia Lima were seen donning a spacesuit complete with custom made helmets while taking a stroll on a beach in Rio de Janeiro

Video calls, separate bedrooms: Bolsonaro's first COVID week

July 12, 2020 3:08 pm

Bolsonaro announced on Tuesday that he tested positive for the virus and had experienced fever, aches and malaise.


Wildfires rage across Amazon rainforest

August 29, 2019 2:21 pm

Fires in the Amazon not only mean the carbon-absorbing forest is disappearing, but the flames themselves are emitting millions of tons of carbon every day.

Heavy rains cause floods, kill at least 10 in Rio de Janeiro

April 10, 2019 11:23 am

A storm with torrential downpours and strong winds just two months ago had killed six people, prompting Rio residents to ask what the government is doing to protect them in cases of emergencies.

Brazil dam 'tragedy' leaves at least 58 dead, hundreds missing

January 28, 2019 11:59 am

An estimated 300 people were still missing and authorities expected the death toll to increase during a search made more challenging by intermittent rains.

Fire engulfs 600 stilt homes in Brazilian city Manaus; thousands flee

December 24, 2018 7:06 am

Fire swept over a low-income neighborhood in the northern Brazilian city of Manaus, destroying at least 600 wooden houses.

Brazil's Amazon rainforest under siege by illegal mines

December 14, 2018 7:46 am

The raids last month targeted several illegal mines in two national parks in Brazil's Amazon. While the battle was won, this week's study indicates the war is far from over

Fire in Brazil museum destroys priceless artifacts from over 11,000 years

September 09, 2018 8:26 am

A massive fire raced through Brazil's 200-year-old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, probably destroying its collection of more than 20 million items, ranging from archaeological finds to historical memorabilia.

A Brazilian carnival of powerful and curly hair

February 09, 2015 2:40 pm

Women held signs that read "Powerful and Curly-Haired" at the celebrations.

FIFA World Cup: 'Custo Brasil'

June 06, 2014 4:25 pm

'Custo Brasil' or 'Brazil Cost' - referred to dizzying prices, which will be regular feature at the World Cup.


2018 FIFA World Cup: France vs Uruguay | Brazil vs Belgium Match Preview

June 22, 2020 6:23 pm

After group stages and round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup, things get tougher with eight teams remaining in the competition and quest for silverware getting all the more daunting.

Brazil jails Facebook executive for refusing to share WhatsApp data

June 08, 2020 11:33 am

Facebook called the arrest of its Latin America vice president “extreme and disproportionate”. The action relates to the messaging service What’s App.

UAE, Germany and Italy condemn Pathankot attack

January 08, 2016 2:58 pm

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): The governments of UAE, Germany and Italy have condemned the terrorist attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot in which seven security personnel were martyred."Terrorism and extremism know no borders and no limits and pose a threat to innocent people everywhere around the world. In order to contain the dangerous threat that terrorism poses to our countries and peoples, international cooperation is indispensable," the Foreign Ministry of UAE said in a statement. Although, the UAE assured India of complete support in its fight against terrorism. "We utterly condemn the terrorist attacks on the Indian air force base in Pathankot and on the Indian Consulate General in Mazar-e-Sharif. The responsible parties must be identified and held accountable," Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson said in a statement. Earlier, Italy, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Japan, South Korea, Maldives, Nepal, Brazil and France also condemned the terrorist attack. Six terrorists were neutralised in the terror attack at the Pathankot air base that began in the wee hours on January 1. Seven security personnel were martyred in the terror attack. The conspiracy behind the terrorist attack in Pathankot was hatched in Markaj, Pakistan, as per high-level official sources.