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Rio de Janeiro: Patients evacuated as fire hits Badim Hospital

A fire at a Rio de Janeiro hospital has forced staff to hastily evacuate patients and temporarily settle some on sheets and mattresses in the street while firefighters battle the blaze.

Another of Brazil president's sons facing civil, criminal probe: prosecutors

Carlos Bolsonaro, a Rio city councillor who has guided the president's pugnacious social media presence, is facing a civil and criminal investigation for alleged improprieties in his council office, the state prosecutors' office said in a statement. It added that the probes were sealed.


Brazil to hire short-term environmental enforcers following Amazon fires

Brazil's Amazon rainforest has recorded the highest number of fires this year since 2010, drawing an international outcry that the country is not doing enough to protect the world's largest rainforest.

Petrobras unit head removed amid bribery allegations: report

Sá took the helm at TBG in May, according to his LinkedIn profile. Until April, he was chief executive of fuel distributor Petrobras Distribuidora SA, which was privatized in July. He was previously a manager in Petrobras' trading unit.

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro criticizes UN human rights chief, praises 1973 military coup in Chile

Bolsonaro mentioned Bachelet's father Alberto, an air force officer who opposed Gen. Augusto Pinochet's coup, and was imprisoned and tortured. He died in captivity in 1974.

Amazon forests are being razed at breakneck speed, and not only in Brazil

Forest loss in those nations, which host roughly 40% of the Amazon, underscores how the fires now ravaging parts of Brazil and provoking global alarm are just one piece of a broader regional crisis.


Brazil agents raid illegal miners in Amazon as environmental enforcement ratchets up

News broke last week that fires in the Amazon surged to their highest level since 2010 and provoked international criticism that Brazil was not doing enough to protect the world's largest tropical rainforest.

Explained: Why Brazil's handling of environment is being called into question

As an increasing number of people, governments, and international forums such as the G7 are now closely observing the environmental catastrophe, fingers are being raised towards the policies of Brazil’s newly elected leader, Jair Bolsonaro.

Explained: What do Amazon fires mean for the world's climate?

The Amazon rainforest is frequently referred to as the "lungs of the planet," but it may not be the most accurate analogy for the forest's role.

Brazilian troops begin deploying to fight Amazon fires

The Amazon fires have become a global issue, escalating tensions between Brazil and European countries who believe Bolsonaro has neglected commitments to protect biodiversity.

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Wildfires rage across Amazon rainforest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FIFA World Cup: 'Custo Brasil'

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

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

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

Facebook has called the arrest of its Latin America vice president “extreme and disproportionate”. The action relates to the messaging service What’s App. Diego Dzodan, an Argentine national, was detained after repeatedly refusing to comply with court orders to hand over data for use in a criminal investigation into drugs trafficking, Judge Marcel Maia Montalvao […]


Brazil: Zika outbreak may get worse before it gets better, says WHO chief

Director General of the World Health Organization Margaret Chan spoke at a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, on Wednesday, during her official visit to Brazil to assess the situation regarding the country’s Zika outbreak. During the press conference, Chan offered a warning that the Zika outbreak might deteriorate further, “Things may get worse before […]

UAE, Germany and Italy condemn Pathankot attack

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.