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Brazil Bans China's Sinovac Covid Vaccine Over Fears Of Contamination
Brazil Bans China's Sinovac Covid Vaccine Over Fears Of Contamination

They aim to avoid the use of irregular or suspect products," Anvisa said. The lack of information about the environment at the production bases, combined with the need for vaccine shots to be made in strictly aseptic settings, persuaded officials to take the measure, Anvisa said.

Copa America
Argentina Beat Brazil 1-0; Messi Bags His First Major Title

The last time Argentina had won a major international trophy -- the Copa America itself -- was way back in 1993 when Messi was just six and Di Maria was only five.

Copa America
Copa America: Argentina Sets Up Tantalising Final Against Brazil

It will be the first time that South American football's biggest rivals have met in the final of the continental tournament since 2007, when Brazil won 3-0 in the Venezuelan city of Maracaibo.

Record Levels Of Deforestation In Brazilian Amazon Continue
Record Levels Of Deforestation In Brazilian Amazon Continue

It is also the third month in a row to see record levels of Amazon deforestation, and the first time since records began that deforested area exceeded 1,000 square kilometres, dpa news agency reported.

COVID19 Vaccine
Brazil Turns To India For Covid-19 Vaccine

New Delhi: Let down by the Chinese vaccine candidates which have run into a major credibility crisis, Brazil has now turned to India to secure consignments of the more reliable AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine made by the Pune-based Serum Institute of India. Brazil made a diplomatic push on Monday to guarantee an Indian-made shipment of British drugmaker […]

Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourao Tests Positive For Covid-19

Brasilia: Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourao has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, informed his office in a statement. The result was confirmed on Sunday afternoon, Xinhua news agency quoted the statement as saying. The statement added that Mourao will remain in isolation at the official Vice Presidential residence. President Jair Bolsonaro had tested positive […]

Turtle 'Tsunami' In Brazil! Over 70K Hatchlings Emerge In A Single Day
Turtle 'Tsunami' In Brazil! Over 70K Hatchlings Emerge In A Single Day | WATCH

Manaus (Brazil): Call it a turtle tsunami! The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has released an amazing video showing tens of thousands of Giant South American River turtle hatchlings (Podocnemis expansa) emerging from a sandy beach in a protected area along the Purus River — a tributary of the Amazon River in Brazil. WCS Brazil conservationists […]

Putin Lauds BRICS Cooperation On International Issues

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised the BRICS countries for their close coordination on international and regional issues. The BRICS are strengthening cooperation to combat terrorism, illegal drugs and corruption, Putin said during the 12th BRICS summit hosted by Russia via video conference, Xinhua reported. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end […]

COVID19 Global Updates: Cases Surpass 24 Million, Deaths Exceed 824K

Washington: The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 24 million mark, while the deaths have increased to over 824,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As of Thursday morning, the total number of cases stood at 24,085,646 and the fatalities rose to 824,368, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) […]

Global COVID19 Cases Exceed 23.5 Million, Death Tally Crosses 811K

Washington: The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 23.5 million, while the deaths have increased to over 811,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. As of Tuesday morning, the total number of cases stood at 23,571,084 and the fatalities rose to 811,748, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its […]

Record Single-Day Spike Of COVID-19 Cases In Almost 40 Countries

Washington: The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported a record increase in daily coronavirus cases across the world, despite many countries starting to ease lockdown measures. It said there were 284,196 new COVID19 infections in 24 hours on Friday, while the number of deaths increased by 9,753, which was the largest single-day increase since April […]

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive For COVID-19 For Third Time

Brasilia: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro again tested positive for the novel coronavirus, indicating he must remain in isolation, the president’s office said. Following his third positive test, taken on Tuesday, the office in Brasilia issued a statement saying the head of state was nevertheless “in good condition”, Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday. He will […]

Global COVID-19 Cases Near 12.9 Million, Death Tally Crosses 568,000

Washington: According to the Johns Hopkins University, the overall number of global COVID-19 cases was nearing 12.9 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 568,000. As of Monday morning, the total number of COVID-19 cases stood at 12,872,434, while the fatalities rose to 568,296, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) […]

Brazil Becomes Second Country After US To Top 50,000 COVID-19 Deaths

Brasilia: Brazil has become the second country, after the US, to register more than 50,000 COVID-19 deaths, which came amid growing political unrest and just days after the country confirmed more than 1 million coronavirus cases. As of Monday, Brazil registered 50,591 fatalities, with a total of 1,083,341 coronavirus cases, also the second in the […]

COVID-19: Brazil Surpasses Russia, Jumps To 2nd Spot In Worst-Hit Country

Brasilia: With a total of 330,098 COVID-19 cases, Brazil has surpassed Russia as the country with the second-highest number of infections after the US. Brazil reached the grim milestone after it reported 20,803 new coronavirus cases on Friday, , while fatalities climbed by 1,001 to 21,048, reports Efe news. Currently, the US accounts for the […]

India, Brazil Sign Pacts To Boost Strategic Partnership

New Delhi: In a major boost to their strategic partnership, Brazil and India on Saturday laid down a comprehensive action plan to enhance their cooperation in all areas, amid an economic slowdown. While thanking President Jair Messias Bolsonaro for accepting his invitation to attend India’s 71st Republic Day tomorrow, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Brazil […]

Brazil Fines Facebook $1.6 Millon Over Sharing Of User Data

Rio de Janeiro: Brazil’s Ministry of Justice and Public Security has imposed a fine of 6.6 million reais (about $1.6 million) on Facebook for the sharing of data belonging to 4,43,000 Brazilian users in relation to the Cambridge Analytica case. According to the government, there was evidence that there was an “abusive” practice when it […]

BRICS Countries Stepping Up Technology Transfer

Kunming: BRICS countries are stepping up technology transfer and transformation, said a conference organised by the BRICS Technology Transfer Center in Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province. Technological innovation and transfer experts from BRICS and south and southeast Asian countries as well as scholars of key fields, including biomedicine, clean energy, modern agriculture and […]

At least 52 dead in Brazil prison riot: official

Rio De Janeiro: At least 52 inmates were killed in a prison riot in northern Brazil on Monday as rival gang factions fought each other, an official said. Sixteen of the dead were decapitated in the second major eruption of violence to rock the country’s severely overpopulated and deadly prison system in as many months. […]

Argentina beat Venezuela, advance to Copa America semis

Rio de Janeiro: Argentina defeated Venezuela 2-0 to advance to the semi-finals of the 2019 Copa America, where they will face host nation Brazil. On Friday, Venezuela turned out with a solid performance, but were not up to the task of stopping Argentina, who continue to win despite captain Lionel Messi’s lack of form, reports […]

BRICS says no nation should allow terrorists on its land

Osaka (Japan): India was on Friday joined by China, Russia, South Africa and Brazil in asking all countries to prevent their territories from being used for terror activities, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the scourge was adversely affecting economic progress and social stability besides taking lives of innocent people. The five-nation grouping — Brazil-Russia-India-China-South […]

Brazil in Copa America semis after beating Paraguay

Porto Alegre (Brazil): Brazil has qualified for the Copa America 2019 semi-finals after winning 4-3 in the penalty shootout against Paraguay following a match where neither team managed to score. On the Brazilian side, Willian, Marquinhos, Philippe Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus managed to convert their penalties in the shootout, with the latter landing the winning […]

11 killed in bar shooting in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro: At least 11 people have been killed in a shooting at a bar in Brazil’s Para state, police said. The shooting took place on Sunday in the city of Belem when seven gunmen arrived at the bar and began shooting, Xinhua news agency reported. They killed six women, among them the bar’s […]

Brazil's World Cup winner Coutinho dies

Rio de Janiero: Brazil’s 1962 World Cup winning striker Coutinho passed away on Monday night. He was 75. Coutinho was considered by Pele as his favorite attacking partner at Santos FC. Coutinho’s club Santos announced the news in a statement on Twitter. The club said he died at home and his funeral will be at […]

Luiz Inacio Kula da Silva
Ex-Brazilian President gets additional 13 year sentence

Brasilia: Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was sentenced to nearly 13 additional years in prison on corruption and money laundering charges, judicial sources said. Lula, who served as President from 2003 to 2010, is currently serving a sentence of 12 years and one month on charges of accepting a luxury beachfront apartment […]