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September 12, 2018 3:27 am gmt |
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Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has pulled out of next month’s presidential election, allowing his running mate to stand in his place. Workers’ Party leader Gleisi Hoffman announced the decision outside the police headquarters where the 72-year-old is serving a 12-yea...
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September 3, 2018 2:52 am gmt |
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A huge fire has broken out at the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, the oldest scientific institution in the country. Firefighters are tackling the blaze at the building, which contains more than 20 million items in its collection. It is not yet clear if anyone has been injured in Sunday&#...
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July 20, 2018 5:26 am gmt |
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Liverpool have made Roma’s Alisson the world’s most expensive goalkeeper after signing him on a six-year deal. The Reds have not revealed how much they have paid for the Brazil number one but Roma said the deal is worth up to £66.8m (72.5m euros). “In terms of my life and my career,...
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July 7, 2018 3:50 am gmt |
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Belgium reached the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 32 years, holding off five-time champion Brazil 2-1 Friday in one of the country’s greatest soccer feats. A superb first half display by Belgium ended Brazil’s hopes of a record sixth World Cup crown as a Fernandinho own goal and a ...
In Football
June 19, 2018 3:57 am gmt |
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After failing to live up to pre-tournament hype with a disappointing 1-1 draw in their World Cup opener against Switzerland, members of the Brazil squad took to the training pitch on Monday in preparation for their next game. Brazil, who have won 17 of their 22 games under coach Tite, hope they can l...
In Football
March 28, 2018 3:09 am gmt |
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Brazil edged past world champions Germany 1-0 in their international friendly on Tuesday (March 27) to snap their opponents’ 22-match unbeaten run and exact some measure of revenge for their 2014 World Cup semi-final humiliation. Gabriel Jesus headed in the winner in the 37th minute as Brazil, ...
In World
January 28, 2018 4:24 am gmt |
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Gunmen shot and killed at least 14 people early on Saturday in a crowded dance club in the northeastern Brazil city of Fortaleza, authorities said. At least another six people were injured and are hospitalized in Fortaleza, said Andre Costa, who heads the Ceara state security secretariat, which overs...
In Football
November 24, 2017 5:18 am gmt |
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An Italian court sentenced former AC Milan and Brazil forward Robinho in absentia to nine years in prison on Thursday (November 23) after convicting him of taking part in a gang rape of an Albanian woman in 2013. A Milan court ruled that Robinho and five other Brazilians assaulted the woman, who was ...
In Olympic
October 6, 2017 9:18 am gmt |
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Brazilian police arrested on Thursday (October 5) the head of the national Olympics committee, who is accused of conspiring to bribe members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to pick Rio de Janeiro as host of the 2016 games. Brazilian investigators say Carlos Arthur Nuzman helped arrange a...
In World
August 25, 2017 5:22 am gmt |
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Dozens of beachgoers in Buzios, Brazil scrambled on Thursday (August 24) to save a beached juvenile humpback whale. Using buckets and shovels, volunteers poured water and worked to remove sand from around the agonizing whale. Two backhoes also were used to remove sand from around the sea mammal. The ...
In World
August 3, 2017 5:48 am gmt |
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Opposition lawmakers in the lower house of Congress failed to obtain the two-thirds majority needed to send the case to the Supreme Court. Mr. Temer welcomed the vote as “clear and incontestable”. The president has been accused of receiving $12m (£9m) in bribes from the boss of a giant me...
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September 7, 2016 6:52 am gmt |
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A fifth of the 1.6 million tickets already sold for the 2016 Summer Paralympics, in which the opening ceremony will be held on Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are now in foreign tourists hands, according to officials. Embatur, the Brazil Tourism Board, reported that 300,000 of the total tickets ...
In America
August 30, 2016 6:27 am gmt |
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Brazil’s suspended President Dilma Rousseff has defended her record during a marathon session during her impeachment trial in the Senate. Rousseff is accused of breaking budget laws and has been suspended since May, when she was removed from office pending the outcome of her trial. She denies t...
In World
August 10, 2016 6:17 am gmt |
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Brazil’s Senate early Wednesday (10th Aug) voted to hold an impeachment trial for the nation’s suspended president Dilma Rousseff, a process that could see her permanently removed from office. The vote in favor of trying Rousseff, who was suspended from the presidency in May, was 59 in fa...
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August 9, 2016 3:59 am gmt |
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Brazil won their first gold medal of the Rio Olympics as Rafaela Silva triumphed in the women’s 57kg judo. Silva defeated world number one Sumiya Dorjsuren of Mongolia by Waza-ari to delight a partisan crowd at Carioca 2. The gold medal marks a fairytale rise to Olympic triumph from a childhood...
In World
August 2, 2016 6:21 am gmt |
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At least eight persons were killed when an executive jet crashed into an industrial warehouse in Brazil, official sources said on Monday (1st Aug). The twin-engine Piper Navajo jet crashed onto the facility belonging to the Excellence transportation company Sunday (31st JulyZ) night in Cambe, Parana ...
In Srilanka
June 26, 2016 5:06 am gmt |
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Seven sportspersons were selected to take part in the upcoming Summer Olympics, held in Rio, Brazil. The National Olympic Committee will take necessary measures with regard to this. Three athletes, two swimmers, a target shooter and a badminton player are among the selected. Anuruddha Indrajith Coore...
In World
June 12, 2016 8:40 am gmt |
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After a raft of forensic tests, Brazilian civil police have confirmed a body found along Marica beach in Brazil belongs to the missing 25-year old Australian tourist, Rue Hunt. Hunt had been missing since May 21. The confirmation comes after the Brazilian Navy issued an alert that on June 1 they foun...
In Sports
June 2, 2016 9:27 am gmt |
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday (June 1) that he hoped Russia would participate in this year’s Olympic Games in Brazil. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday that it will target Russia, Mexico and Kenya in pre-Olympic drugs testing due to the countries...