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

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?

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

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

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.

Brazilian President Bolsonaro will be chief guest at India's 2020 Republic Day

The Brazilian President has accepted the invitation with pleasure, according to an official statement

LiveNarendra Modi in Brazil LIVE UPDATES: PM arrives in Brasilia for the BRICS Summit today

PM Modi in Brazil LIVE UPDATES: The 11th edition of the conference will focus on strengthening ties among the world’s five major economies — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.


Brazil launches job program amid mass unemployment

Brazil's unemployment surged during the 2015-2016 recession and has been in the double digits since. Three years ago, Bolsonaro's predecessor, Michel Temer, pitched a labor reform as certain to stimulate jobs.

Brazil's ex-president Lula da Silva could be freed after top court ruling

Brazil's Supreme Court delivered a ruling that could release almost 5,000 inmates still appealing their convictions, including former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and other powerful figures jailed in a sprawling corruption investigation.

Brazil cancels 10-year-old ban on sugarcane cultivation in Amazon rainforest

Although areas under sugarcane cultivation are being reduced in Brazil, green groups worry that the crop could eventually be planted in recently cleared areas in the Amazon, the world's largest rainforest.

Brazil braces as mysterious oil spill nears coral reef

Brazil's Navy is sending more troops to monitor one of the country's largest coral reef systems, bracing for possible impact of a mysterious oil spill

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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.