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Tag: Brazil

Brazil mining dam collapse: Death toll rises to 34

Brumadinho (Brazil): The death toll in the collapse of a tailings dam of iron-ore giant Vale has risen to 34, firefighters reported as they continued the search for survivors under heavy rains. A Vale dam at an iron mine in the Brumadinho municipality of the southeastern state of Minas Gerais collapsed on Friday and a […]

India second-most spammed country in 2018: Truecaller

Bengaluru: Truecaller, Brazil, India, spammed country More than six per cent of overall calls received by Indian users in 2018 were spam calls. However, the average number of spam calls received in India dropped to 22.3 calls per user/month – 1.5 per cent less than last year, the findings showed. On an average, a Truecaller […]

5 dead in church mass shooting in Brazil

Sao Paulo: A gunman shot and killed four people at a church in Brazil on Tuesday before turning the gun on himself, media reported. The shooting took place at the Campinas Cathedral in Sao Paulo state as a midday mass was in progress, a spokesman for the local fire department told Globo TV news. The […]

China, Brazil to launch new Earth resource satellite

Beijing: China and Brazil will launch a new Earth resource satellite next year, according to an official with the China National Space Administration. “The new satellite, the China-Brazil Earth Resource Satellite-4A, or CBERS-4A, will be launched in the second half of 2019,” said Li Guoping, the secretary-general of the China National Space Administration, reports Xinhua […]

Injury not serious, Neymar assures fans

London: Neymar has reassured fans that an injury he suffered during Brazil’s 1-0 victory over Cameroon in a friendly is not serious. The Paris Saint-Germain forward limped off early in the match at Stadium MK on Tuesday with what appeared to be an adductor muscle injury, reports Xinhua news agency. “It was nothing serious,” Neymar […]

Brazil to deploy armed forces to tackle immigration crisis

Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian President Michel Temer has announced deployment of armed forces in the border state of Roraima to restore order disrupted by an immigration crisis. The announcement came on Tuesday after thousands of Venezuelan immigrants entered Brazil through Roraima in 2017. The significant rise in their population caused tensions in the state where […]

Odisha's Babulu Munda makes India proud at World Wushu Championships

Bhubaneswar: Keonjhar lad Babula Munda has not only made Odisha proud, but he certainly became an inspiration for many in the country after winning a silver medal at the 7th World Wushu Championship held at Brazil. Thirteen-year-old Babulu, a resident of Sialijoda village under Deojhar Grampanchayat of Keonjhar, earned a place in the National team […]

FIFA 2018: Belgium stun Brazil to reach World Cup semis

Kazan Arena: 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 superb Kevin De Bruyne strike proved enough to win 2-1 and seal a semi-final spot. Although Brazil roared back in the second half with a headed goal from Renato […]

Prodigy Babulu Munda’s journey from Barbil to Brazil

Barbil: At the age of 6, Babulu Munda won his maiden medal (Silver) in the very first attempt at 16th All Odisha Kick Boxing Championship held at Bhubaneswar on 18th December 2011. Since then he never looked back. With regular practice and hard work, he has been selected to participate in 7th World Wushu Championship […]

Brazil beat Mexico to enter FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter finals

Samara (Russia): Brazil’s talisman Neymar scored one and assisted another in the second-half as the five-time world champions defeated Mexico 2-0 here on Monday to enter the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals. Neymar scored from a close-range in the 51st minute before setting up for Roberto Firmino’s strike in the 88th minute as Mexico failed to […]

FIFA 2018: Brazil beat Serbia to enter pre-quarters

Moscow: Brazil eliminated Serbia with a 2-0 victory as the five-time world champions entered the FIFA World Cup pre-quarterfinals by topping the Group E here on Wednesday. Paulinho (36th minute), Thiago Silva (68th minute) gave the South American powerhouse an easy victory which took their points tally to seven after all the three of their […]

Brazil coach puts cards on the table ahead of World Cup opener

Sochi: Brazil coach Tite dispelled doubts on Wednesday regarding the team that will play against Switzerland in their first FIFA World Cup match, confirming that he will use the starting XI who beat Austria 3-0 in a friendly over the weekend. Brazil’s starting lineup will be made up of goalkeeper Alisson; defenders Danilo, Thiago Silva, […]

Brazilian tennis great Bueno dies

Sao Paulo: Brazilian tennis legend Maria Bueno, who dominated the women’s game in the late 1950s and for much of the 1960s, has died at the age of 78 after a battle with mouth cancer. Bueno passed away at the 9 de Julho hospital here, where she had been admitted several days earlier, doctors and […]

Neymar undergoes successful foot surgery

Rio de Janeiro: Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil forward Neymar has undergone successful surgery on his injured right foot, according to the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF). The 26-year-old suffered a fractured fifth metatarsal during PSG’s 3-0 Ligue 1 victory over Marseille on February 25, reports Xinhua news agency. Brazil national team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar performed the […]

Brazil to vaccinate entire population against yellow fever

Brasilia: Brazilian Health Minister Ricardo Barros has proposed to vaccinate the entire country against yellow fever, after the disease emerged in new areas. The recommendation will now be discussed with international organisations, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). At the start of February, vaccination efforts began in […]

Brazil joins International Energy Agency

Brasilia: Brazil has joined the International Energy Agency (IEA) as an association nation, a move that will further drive the country to develop clean energy, a media report said. Brazilian Minister of Mines and Energy Fernando Coelho Filho and IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol signed a three-year working program here on Tuesday that details cooperation […]

Huge pre-booking registered for FIFA U-17 World Cup semi-final

Kolkata: The rush for tickets for the upcoming Brazil-England FIFA Under-17 World Cup semi-final tie that was shifted to Kolkata from Guwahati, on Monday has registered over 20,000 pre bookings in the online queue over an hour prior to the start of e-ticket sales. The game, originally slated to be held at the Indira Gandhi […]

U-17 World Cup: Off-colour Brazil down spirited Koreans

Kochi: Brazil produced an unconvincing performance to beat a stubborn North Korea 2-0 in a Group D match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Tuesday. Lincoln (56th minute) and Paulinho (61st) struck after the break to save the blushes for Brazil after the Koreans put in a stout defensive performance to frustrate the […]

3 killed in Brazil plane crash

Sao Paulo: Three persons were killed when a small aircraft crashed into the backyard of a home in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, officials said. The Beechcraft plane ended up nose down next to the swimming pool behind the house in Sao Jose do Rio Preto, some 440 km (273 miles) from Sao Paulo […]

U-17 World Cup: Brazil down Spain in Group D opener

Kochi: Brazil defeated Spain 2-1 in a Group D match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup football tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium here on Saturday. Spain had taken the lead in the 5th minute through an own goal by Brazil’s Wesley. The South American champions however, recovered to strike back through Lincoln (25th) […]

Man burns four children to death in Brazil

Rio De Janeiro: A man burned four children to death before setting himself on fire on Thursday at a kindergarten in Brazil’s southeastern state of Minas Gerais. Another 40 people were injured in the attack in the city of Janauba, Xinhua news agency reported. According to mayor and police, a security guard at the school […]

Lady Gaga hospitalised after being in 'severe pain'

Los Angeles: Singer Lady Gaga has been hospitalised after suffering from severe pain. She also said that she will be unable to perform at the Rock in Rio music festival in Brazil due to her health concerns. Gaga took to Twitter to share the news with her fans and followers, reports variety.com. “Brazil, I’m devastated […]

Messi bids farewell to Neymar

Barcelona: FC Barcelona star forward Lionel Messi on Wednesday bid farewell to teammate and “friend” Neymar after the Catalan giants confirmed that the Brazil star is set to leave. “It was an enormous pleasure to have shared these years with you Neymar, friend. I wish you a lot of luck in the next stage of […]

Time to forget 2014 World Cup heartache: Neymar

Rio de Janeiro: Neymar has urged his Brazil teammates to bury the harrowing memory of the last FIFA World Cup and write a new chapter in the country’s storied football history in Russia next year. Saddled with the pressure of hosting their first World Cup in 64 years, Brazil’s hopes of winning a fairytale sixth […]

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Brazil's stressed out shantytown dwellers to do yoga

Brasilia: A new programme is introducing people in some shantytowns in Rio de Janeiro to yoga, teaching residents of some of Brazil’s poorest areas how to deal with the stress caused by the constant violence around them. Residents of the Alemao, Mare, Cidade de Deus and Cantagalo shantytowns, where shootouts occur on an almost daily […]