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Explained: Why tribes in Brazil are protesting against President Jair Bolsonaro

January 20, 2020 9:41 am

Native tribes in Brazil came together to sign a manifesto on Friday, accusing Bolsonaro’s government of planning “genocide, ethnocide, and ecocide”.

Explained: Ahead of Bolsonaro's visit on Republic Day, a look at India-Brazil ties

January 20, 2020 9:49 am

Modern-day diplomatic ties between India and Brazil were established in 1948, soon after India got independence in 1947.

Photos from a Brazilian wedding go viral as bride uses sign language for guests

January 17, 2020 4:57 pm

As groom Luan Wagner and Kéziah Costa stood at the altar and a special hymn was sung by the choir, Costa spontaneously broke into signing the song for her guests.

Brazil President Bolsonaro discharged from hospital after losing memory in fall

December 25, 2019 7:27 am

The president temporarily lost his memory after the fall but later recovered it, he said in a televised interview to Band TV on Tuesday.

Explained: Why Amazon rainforest is reaching a dangerous tipping point

December 21, 2019 11:03 pm

The Amazon basin is the world’s largest repository of biodiversity and produces about 20 per cent of the world’s flow of freshwater into the oceans. In the recent few years, the rainforest has been under threat from deforestation and burning.

Brazil's president accuses actor Leonardo DiCaprio of financing Amazon fires

November 30, 2019 9:10 am

"This Leonardo DiCaprio is a cool guy, right? Giving money to torch the Amazon," Jiar Bolsonaro said on Friday during brief remarks in front of the presidential residence.

Watch: Lionel Messi tells Brazil head coach Tite to ‘shut up’

November 17, 2019 12:53 pm

Things got heated up during Argentina vs Brazil friendly when Lionel Messi told Brazil coach Tite to 'shut up' as the latter was complaining to the referee.

Republic Day 2020: Who is Jair Bolsonaro, the man who will be Chief Guest?

November 15, 2019 8:47 am

For many years, Bolsonaro had been on the fringes of Brazilian politics, but was suddenly propelled to prominence after a major corruption scandal-tainted the image of the country’s mainstream political class.

BRICS 2019: PM Modi calls for counter-terror cooperation, woos business leaders to invest in India

November 14, 2019 8:23 pm

During his meeting with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, PM Modi invited him to be the chief guest at the Republic Day 2020. Bolsonaro accepted the invitation with pleasure. The Prime Minister was also invited for the Victory Day celebrations in Moscow by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

China to announce billion-dollar investment in Brazilian port of Sao Luis - sources

November 14, 2019 3:48 pm

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the sources said the announcement will be made at the summit of leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, the so-called BRICS group of emerging nations, who are meeting in the Brazilian capital for a two-day summit.

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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.

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

July 06, 2018 7:45 am

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.

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.