Former Rio governor arrested in Olympic corruption probe

Nov 18, 2016

Former Rio governor arrested in Olympic corruption probe

The former governor of Rio de Janeiro state was arrested on Thursday as part of a corruption investigation linked to a World Cup project and other works worth billions of dollars, in a blow to Brazil’s ruling party that may fuel political instability. Federal ...

Brazil 'not scared' of returning Messi

Nov 9, 2016

Brazil 'not scared' of returning Messi

Brazil players have made it clear they will not fear Argentina’s Lionel Messi when the two sides meet for their high-profile World Cup qualifier on Thursday. Messi’s return from injury prompted an exchange between the two sides on Tuesday after Argentina striker Lucas Pratto, ...

Brazil's biggest dinosaur found in cupboard

Oct 22, 2016

Brazil's biggest dinosaur found in cupboard

Brazil just found its biggest ever dinosaur — in a storage cupboard. In its prime, more than 66 million years ago, this long necked herbivore was 25 meters long — longer than an articulated bus — and could chomp through trees at a terrifying ...

Sep 22, 2016

Brazilian forest fires threaten uncontacted tribes

Forest fires raging in northeast Brazil are forcing indigenous people out of their traditional territories and threatening uncontacted tribes, an indigenous leader said on Wednesday. Fire season in the Amazon and surrounding savanna normally lasts from July to November, but burning has become more ...

Scientists say Singapore Zika is Asian strain, cases reach 200

Sep 3, 2016

Scientists say Singapore Zika is Asian strain, cases reach 200

Singapore on Saturday reported 215 cases of Zika infections as scientists in the city-state said the virus strain comes from within Asia and was not imported from Brazil. The Ministry of Health and National Environment Agency said in a joint statement on Saturday evening ...

Sep 1, 2016

Ferrari's Massa to retire after season

Brazilian Felipe Massa announced on Thursday that he will retire from Formula One at the end of the season. The 35-year-old Williams driver, who won 11 races for Ferrari between 2006 and 2008 and finished overall runner-up to Lewis Hamilton in the 2008 world ...

Aug 26, 2016

Lochte charged with making false robbery claims

The Brazilian authorities have charged U.S. swimming star Ryan Lochte with making a false statement about being robbed at gunpoint during the Rio Olympics, police said Thursday. The 32-year-old gold medalist risks a jail sentence, Brazilian media quoted a police official as saying, although ...