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Brazil, Argentina to play in Australia ahead of World Cup

April 20, 2022 9:00 am

The Melbourne match could provide Argentina captain Lionel Messi and Brazil superstar Neymar with an opportunity for pre-World Cup action.

Brazil, Argentina look like World Cup contenders again

March 31, 2022 2:02 pm

Messi and Neymar always face enormous pressure at the World Cup, but the two teams are trying to be less dependent on their superstars going into this year's tournament in Qatar.

Brazil lifts its ban on Telegram after two days

March 21, 2022 9:38 am

Telegram worked quickly over the weekend to comply with the court’s orders, including by deleting classified information shared by the account of President Jair Bolsonaro and removing the accounts of a prominent supporter of Bolsonaro who has been accused of spreading misinformation.

Brazil's Supreme Court suspends Telegram, a key Bolsonaro platform

March 19, 2022 8:32 am

Speaking at a religious event in the western state of Acre, Bolsonaro said the court's decision was "inadmissible."

Brazil mudslides kill at least 94, with dozens still missing

February 17, 2022 12:05 pm

Footage posted on social media showed torrents dragging cars and houses through the streets and water swirling through the city.

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Argentina pip Colombia, Ecuador secure playoff spot

February 02, 2022 3:20 pm

Brazil (39 points) and Argentina (35) have already qualified. Ecuador has 25 points, three ahead of Uruguay. Peru is now at 21 points in fifth place, with Chile one point behind. Colombia has 17.

China's Great Wall says will invest $1.8 bln in Brazil over next decade

February 01, 2022 2:40 pm

Baoding-based Great Wall, China's top pickup truck maker, said it planned to launch 10 new electrified products within three years in Brazil.

Rio de Janeiro delays Carnival parades as omicron spreads

January 22, 2022 2:50 pm

Earlier in the afternoon, Rio's Mayor Eduardo Paes and his Sao Paulo counterpart Ricardo Nunes held a video call along with their respective health secretaries and each city's league of samba schools that put on the parade, according to the statement.

Robinho's 9-year rape sentence upheld by Italy's top court

January 20, 2022 12:47 pm

Robinho was handed the jail sentence in 2017 for his part in the group sexual assault that took place four years previously.

Watch video: Wall of rock falls on boaters on Brazilian lake, killing 6

January 09, 2022 3:02 pm

Video images showed a gathering of small boats moving slowly near the sheer rock cliff on Furnas Lake when a fissure appeared in the rock and a huge piece toppled onto at least two of the vessels.


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.