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Climate extremes seen harming unborn babies in Brazil's Amazon

March 02, 2021 6:56 pm

Researchers compared nearly 300,000 births over 11 years with local weather data and found babies born after extreme rainfall were more likely to have low birth weights

Brazil minister says Amazon coronavirus variant three times more contagious

February 12, 2021 3:15 pm

Under pressure as the variant hammers the jungle city of Manaus with a devastating second wave of infections, Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello sought to reassure lawmakers that the surge of recent months was unexpected but coming under control.

White House says it aims to strengthen ties with Brazil, but will speak out on concerns

February 09, 2021 12:26 pm

Asked about calls by human rights groups and Democrats to halt trade talks with Brazil over concerns about human rights and the environment, Psaki said the Biden administration would not refrain from raising concerns where there were differences.

Brazilian, Indian startup satellite in ISRO's first mission in 2021 on Feb 28

February 05, 2021 6:22 pm

The satellites are slated to be launched onboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-51 at 10.28 am from the Sriharikota spaceport, over 100 kms from Chennai.

Brazil neighbors limit travel to halt covid strain's spread

January 30, 2021 11:01 am

The clampdown comes as Manaus, the Amazon rainforest's largest city and the site of the variant's outbreak, suffers a brutal second wave of infections. Overrun hospitals watched this month as their oxygen stocks were depleted, causing dozens of patients to die of asphyxiation.

Brazil's Bolsonaro cries foul over reports on condensed milk

January 28, 2021 9:34 am

Bolsonaro issued expletives and insults against journalists while addressing dozens of supporters at a restaurant in Brasilia, adding the 2.5 million cans of condensed milk, one of his favorite desserts, will feed more than 370,000 members of the armed forces, among others.

Thousands take to streets protesting Brazil's Bolsonaro

January 25, 2021 10:30 am

Sunday's protests were called by conservative groups that had once backed the president, while those on Saturday had come from the left.

PM Modi is 'honoured' after Brazil thanks India for 2 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine

January 23, 2021 2:26 pm

India, which began exporting the Astrazeneca and Oxford coronavirus vaccine doses last Wednesday, has also sent supplies to Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles.

Deep in remote Amazon, indigenous villagers receive coronavirus vaccine

January 20, 2021 9:16 am

Brazil's more than 800,000 indigenous people have been badly hit by the pandemic sweeping through their villages, many of them located days away from the nearest medical post by river boat.

Brazil airlifts emergency oxygen into pandemic-struck state, vaccine drive lags

January 16, 2021 3:50 pm

Desperate relatives, protesting outside hospitals in the state capital of Manaus, said patients had been taken off ventilators as oxygen ran out.


Amazon again under threat from forest fires

August 17, 2020 7:39 pm

Fires in the Brazilian Amazon have surged so far in August, outstripping the same period of 2019 and renewing concerns about the forest's destruction.

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.