Oct 17, 2014

Rousseff falls ill after tense Brazil debate

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff fell ill at the end of a tense and at times bitter televised debate Thursday with challenger Aecio Neves. Rousseff and Social Democrat Neves traded accusations for an hour and a half, after which she began to complain of feeling ...

Oct 17, 2014

Brazilian arrested in 39 serial killings

Brazilian police said Thursday they have arrested a suspected serial killer who admits to slaying 39 people in a four-year killing spree, including 16 young women. “He was arrested Tuesday night after a 70-day investigation and Wednesday admitted to slaying 39 people since 2011, ...

Neymar's four goals overwhelm Japan

Oct 14, 2014

Neymar's four goals overwhelm Japan

Neymar stole the show with all four goals as Brazil thrashed Japan 4-0 in a friendly in Singapore on Tuesday night to extend its perfect start under coach Dunga to four matches. Japan had not beaten Brazil in any of their previous 10 meetings ...

Tardelli scores pair as Brazil blanks Argentina

Oct 12, 2014

Tardelli scores pair as Brazil blanks Argentina

Lionel Messi had a penalty saved as Brazil continued its defensive rehabilitation under returning coach Dunga with a morale-boosting 2-0 win over old adversary Argentina in a feisty friendly on Saturday. Atletico Mineiro striker Diego Tardelli scored once in each half, his first goals ...

Oct 4, 2014

Kaka set for return to national team

Kaka is back with Brazil’s national team after an absence of more than 18 months. Coach Dunga on Friday called up the playmaker to replace injured midfielder Ricardo Goulart for matches against Argentina Oct. 11, and Japan on Oct. 14. The 32-year-old Kaka, a ...

Sep 18, 2014

Brazil prisoners tunnel their way to freedom

About a dozen inmates at an overcrowded Brazilian prison tuneled to freedom Wednesday, and another group made a failed attempt to scale the wall, authorities and local media said. A state prisons department spokesman told AFP the high-security prisoners broke out of the infamous ...

Sep 15, 2014

Brazil builds giant tower in Amazon to monitor climate

Brazil is building a giant observation tower in the heart of the Amazon to monitor climate change and its impact on the region’s sensitive ecosystem, a newspaper reported Sunday. The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) is a project of Brazil’s National Institute of Amazonian ...