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11-Sep-2018 Brasilia

55 inmates remain at large following Brazilian prison break

Fifty of the 105 inmates who escaped from a maximum-security prison in Brazil's Paraiba state have been apprehended while the 55 others still remain at large, officials said.On Monday, some 20 men armed with rifles and explosives arrived at the prison in four...

03-Sep-2018 Brasilia

Fire ravages 200-year-old Brazil museum

A huge fire has broken out at the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, the oldest scientific institution in the country.Firefighters were tackling the blaze at the building, which contains more than 20 million items in its collection, the BBC reported...

11-Aug-2018 Sao Paulo

20 injured in blast at steel plant in Brazil

A gas explosion on Friday at a Usiminas steel plant in Brazil's Ipatinga left around 20 people injured, officials said.Firefighters remain on the scene to investigate the cause of the incident and to determine the exact number of people who were injured,...

03-Jun-2018 Brazil

Visit of Chief of the Air Staff to Brazil

Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC, Chief of the Air Staff, Indian Air Force is embarking on a four day official visit to Brazil form 04 to 07 Jun 2018. The bilateral goodwill visit is on invitation by the Chief of the Brazilian...

27-Jan-2018 Brasilia

Gunmen kill 14 in Brazil nightclub

At least 14 people were killed and six others injured during a shootout at a club in Brazil on Saturday, police said.The killings occurred in a dancing club named "Forro do Gago" in Fortaleza city in Ceará when a group of heavily armed gunmen barged into...

01-Jan-2018 Brasilia

9 killed in Brazil prison riot

Nine inmates have been killed and their bodies set on fire in a riot at a prison in Brazil's Goias state, officials said.Military Police Commander Divino Alves told the media the melee broke out on Monday between members of rival gangs at the prison in Aparecida...

21-Oct-2017 Brasilia

Brazil police arrests 108 in anti-paedophilia operation

Police in Brazil have arrested 108 people in the biggest operation ever against paedophiles in Latin America, the media reported on Saturday.Suspects were arrested in 24 states and the capital, Brasilia, reports the BBC.On Friday, Justice Minister Torquato...

24-Aug-2017 Brasilia (Brazil )

19 killed as ship capsizes in Brazil

At least 19 people were and 30 reported missing after a ship carrying about 70 people capsized in Brazil, the authorities said.The ship capsized on Wednesday in the Xingu river in Para state in the Amazonian region, Xinhua news agency reported.Local media...

29-May-2017 Rio de Janeiro

Cristiano better than Messi this season : Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win the Best FIFA footballer of the year award in 2017, despite the fine performances of his rival Lionel Messi, according to Brazilian legend Ronaldo."This year I would choose Cristiano Ronaldo to win it," Ronaldo, a three-time recipient...

15-Jan-2017 Brasilia

10 killed in Brazil's new prison riot

At least 10 prisoners were killed in Brazil's fifth prison riot this year, the media reported on Sunday.Police and military forces were deployed at the Alcacuz prison as a riot broke out between two gangs on Saturday night, the BBC reported.The wave of...

02-Jan-2017 Sao Paulo

At least 60 dead in Brazil prison riot

The fight between rival gangs over the weekend at the Anisio Jobim penitentiary in Manaus, the capital of Brazil's Amazonas state, left at least 60 people dead, officials said on Monday.The brawl started on Sunday afternoon when members of the Familia do...

02-Jan-2017 Rio de Janeiro

12 die at new year party in Brazil

At least 12 persons were killed and three injured during a shootout at a new year party in Brazil, police said.The attack took place in the city of Campinas near Sao Paulo on Sunday when a man climbed the wall of a house and shot his ex-wife, his eight-year-old...

01-Jan-2017 Sao Paulo (Brazil)

Man kills 11 at New Year's party in Brazil

A man in Brazil has killed his former wife, son and nine others celebrating the arrival of the New Year, before shooting self, the BBC reported on Sunday.The unidentified man was carrying several firearms when he stormed the family house in Campinas, around...

29-Nov-2016 Bogota

76 killed as plane carrying Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia

A plane carrying Brazil's Chapecoense football team crashed in Colombia and as many as 76 of the 81 persons on board were feared dead, media reported on Tuesday.Police Director General Jose Acevedo Ossa said 76 people died in Monday's crash and six survived,...

04-Nov-2016 Montevideo

Democracy, equality under threat in Latin America: Dilma Rousseff

Former President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff said here on Friday that she fears the current effort in Brazil to roll back social programmes is part of a region-wide trend threatening the progress made by left governments in diminishing inequality.During the last...

17-Oct-2016 Brasilia

25 killed in Brazil prison riot

At least 25 inmates were killed in a fight between rival gangs in a prison in Brazil, according to police sources.Seven of the dead were beheaded and another six were set on fire in the riot at the Prison Farm of Monte Cristo, the police said on Sunday.The...

07-Oct-2016 Natal (Brazil)

Neymar leads Brazil to 5-0 romp against Bolivia

Neymar scored a goal and provided two assists to help Brazil to a 5-0 victory over Bolivia in their football World Cup qualifier here.The Barcelona forward on Thursday struck in the 11th minute before setting up Filipe Luis and Gabriel Jesus with defence-splitting...

07-Sep-2016 Brasilia

Rousseff abandons Brazilian capital after ouster

Brazil's deposed president, Dilma Rousseff, left the capital city of Brasilia to return to her adopted hometown of Porto Alegre.A few dozen supporters were waiting outside as Rousseff abandoned Alvorada palace, the presidential residence, on Tuesday which she...

09-Jun-2016 Sao Paulo

18 killed in Brazil bus accident

Eighteen people were killed after a bus carrying university students overturned in Brazil's Sao Paulo state, the media reported.The accident occurred along a highway linking the cities of Mogi das Cruzes and Bertioga, Brazilian news agency Globo reported on Thursday.According...

04-Jun-2016 Brasilia

Dilma Rousseff's defence team to file petitions

The defence team for Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff said that it will file four petitions in the Supreme Federal Court on the impeachment process against her.Defence team head Jose Eduardo Cardozo said at a press conference on Friday that the...

23-May-2016 Brasilia

Now biosensor to detect cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Researchers have developed a biosensor that has been proven capable of detecting molecules that lead to some types of cancer as well as neurodegenerative diseases.The device is basically a single-layer organic nanometer-scale transistor on a glass slide.The biosensor...

21-May-2016 Brasilia

Interim government damaging social security: Dilma Rousseff

Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said the interim government is causing "enormous damage" to the country's social safety system.In an interview on Friday with web users on Facebook, Rousseff, accompanied by former social welfare minister Carlos Gabas,...

18-May-2016 Brasilia

Rousseff's party launches anti-Temer campaign

Brazil's ruling Workers' Party (PT) headed by President Dilma Rousseff has launched a campaign to "remove" acting President Michel Temer and claimed the country is under a "coup".PT president Rui Falcao on Tuesday said that party members will continue "fighting...

14-May-2016 Brasilia

Brazil's interim president may remain in office till 2019

Brazil's interim President Michel Temer said Friday he may remain in office till 2019.Temer took over the presidency Thursday from Brazil's first female President Dilma Rousseff, who was suspended from office for 180 days over an impeachment trial, Xinhua news...

20-Apr-2016 Brasilia

Rousseff blasts praise for torturer during Brazil impeachment debate

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday blasted an opposition lawmaker for praising the chief torturer of the country's 1964-1985 military regime as the lower house voted to go forward with the impeachment of the head of state, a victim of torture.Jair Bolsonaro,...

19-Apr-2016 Brasilia

Roussef airs indignation over impeachment move

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has expressed indignation after the lower house of parliament voted to open an impeachment process against her.The process lacked legal basis and she did not commit the crime of fiscal irresponsibility of which she has been accused,...

19-Apr-2016 Brasilia

Rousseff vows to fight impeachment vote

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said she was "indignant" at the "betrayal" against her and vowed to continue her fight against the impeachment vote.In her first speech since losing an impeachment vote in the Chamber of Deputies or the lower house of parliament,...

20-Mar-2016 Brasilia

Seven killed as plane crashes into Brazil house

At least seven people were killed when a plane crashed into a house in Brazil's Sao Paulo city, the media reported on Sunday.The accident occurred on Saturday as the plane approached the northern suburb on the outskirts of Campo de Marte airfield,and crashed...

15-Mar-2016 Brasilia

26 killed in Brazil rains

At least 26 people were killed due to heavy rain in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, the media reported on Tuesday.The rain that lashed the city since last week also left 24 people injured, displaced over 3,000 and destroyed hundreds of houses, Xinhua news...

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