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Ronaldo & Messi playing at the same club would be massive, feels Rivaldo
Rio de Janiero, July 4 (IANS) Former Brazil midfielder Rivaldo feels Lionel Messi could join Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, also adding that the superstar could join Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus if things fall into place.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Barcelona eye move for Brazil U-23 goalkeeper Ivan Quaresma
Rio de Janeiro, July 4 (IANS) Barcelona could make a bid to sign Brazil Under-23 goalkeeper Ivan Quaresma, according to media reports in the South American country.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Bolsonaro vetoes law requiring masks in public spaces
Brasilia, July 4 (IANS) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has exercised his veto power to water down parts of a national law that would require the use of face masks on public transportation, in commercial and religious establishments and other enclosed public spaces.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Fans to be allowed in Rio de Janeiro stadiums from July 10
Rio de Janeiro, June 28 (IANS) Football fans in Rio de Janeiro will be free to attend matches from July 10 under a decree issued by city mayor Marcelo Crivella.
2020-06-28
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Brazil announces agreement with UK to produce Covid-19 vaccine
Sao Paulo, June 28 (IANS) The Brazilian Ministry of Health announced on Saturday an agreement with the UKto acquire technology to locally produce a vaccine against Covid-19 that is currently being developed by the University of Oxford and British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.
2020-06-28
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Former Chelsea forward Kalou in talks with Botafogo
Rio de Janeiro, June 27 (IANS) Former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou is the latest high-profile footballer on the radar of Brazilian club Botafogo.
2020-06-27
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Brazil's Serie A set for August return post COVID-19 hiatus
Rio de Janeiro, June 26 (IANS) Brazil's Serie A championship will start in early August pending the approval of state and municipal health officials, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has said.
2020-06-26
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Brazil set to postpone mid-year transfer window
Rio de Janeiro, June 25 (IANS) Brazil's mid-year transfer window is set to be postponed to prevent a mass exodus of talent to foreign leagues.
2020-06-25
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
F1 to launches #WeRaceAsOne intiative to tackle 'global inequality'
Colorado, June 23 (IANS) Formula One has launched an initiative to tackle the growing concerns related to racism worldwide and also help the racing community in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
2020-06-23
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Motorsports
Brazilian side Santos report nine positive COVID-19 tests
Rio de Janeiro, June 23 (IANS) One Santos player and eight employees have tested positive for COVID-19, the Brazilian Serie A club has said.
2020-06-23
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Brazil becomes 2nd country to pass 50,000 COVID-19 deaths
Brasilia, June 22 (IANS) 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.
2020-06-22
Category: International, Brazil,International
Brazil becomes second country to hit one million cases
Rio De Janerio, June 20 (IANS) Brazil has become the second country in the world to confirm more than one million cases of Covid-19, as the disease continues to spread.
2020-06-20
Category: International, Brazil,National,Health/Medicine
Ex-aide to Bolsonaro's son arrested on corruption charges
Brasilia, June 19 (IANS) A former aide to a son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was arrested on corruption charges.
2020-06-19
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Former Brazil midfielder Jean recovers from coronavirus
Rio de Janeiro, June 17 (IANS) Former Brazil international midfielder Jean has resumed training with Cruzeiro after recovering from the novel coronavirus.
2020-06-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Brazil witnesses protests amid escalating COVID-19 situation
Brasilia, June 15 (IANS) Protests for and against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro took place for a third consecutive Sunday in several cities of the country, in the midst of the uncontrolled coronavirus pandemic.
2020-06-15
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Amazon deforestation hits highest level in 5 years
Brasilia, June 13 (IANS) The Brazilian government said that the Amazon rainforest witnessed deforestation of a record 829 sq km in May, the highest monthly level since 2015.
2020-06-13
Category: International, Brazil,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
USA Field Hockey cancels 2020 high performance centers for women
Colorado, June 12 (IANS) USA Field Hockey and the womens high performance coaching staff have decided to cancel the 2020 high performance centers amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-06-12
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Hockey
New protests for and against Bolsonaro flare in Brazil
Brasilia, June 8 (IANS) After last week's riots, several demonstrations in favour and against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro were held again without serious incident.
2020-06-08
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Ex-Brazil striker Vagner Love leaves Corinthians
Rio de Janeiro, June 6 (IANS) Former Brazil international striker Vagner Love has been released by Corinthians amid speculation that he will return to former club CSKA Moscow.
2020-06-06
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Brazil climbs to world no.2 in COVID-19 cases
Brasilia, May 23 (IANS) 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.
2020-05-23
Category: International, Brazil,International
Brazilian Health Minister quits, second in a month
Brasilia, May 15 (IANS) Brazil Health Minister Nelson Teich has resigned after less than a month in the job following disagreements with President Jair Bolsonaro over the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis in South America's largest country, reports said on Friday.
2020-05-15
Category: International, Brazil,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Three Flamengo players test positive for coronavirus
Rio de Janeiro, May 7 (IANS) Three Flamengo players have tested positive for the coronavirus, casting fresh doubt over plans to restart football in Brazil.
2020-05-07
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Sao Paulo eyeing Cavani move
Rio de Janeiro, April 12 (IANS) Sao Paulo could make a formal bid to secure Paris Saint-Germain's Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani in the European summer transfer window.
2020-04-12
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
COVID-19 deaths up in Brazil as citizens defy restrictions
Brasilia, April 6 (IANS) Brazil recorded 852 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections to 11,000 and 486 deaths in just over a month, while people in Sao Paulo took to the streets to protest social isolation measures.
2020-04-06
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Bolsonaro announces new steps to address economic impact
Brasilia, April 2 (IANS) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has announced new steps to address the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic after a telephone conversation with his American counterpart, Donald Trump.
2020-04-02
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Ronaldinho's smile has 'disappeared' in Paraguayan prison
Rio de Janeiro, March 30 (IANS) Ronaldinho's famous smile has "disappeared" after more than three weeks in a Paraguayan jail, according to one of the few people allowed to visit him.
2020-03-30
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Twitter deletes videos of Bolsonaro visiting Brasilia
Brasilia, March 30 (IANS) Microblogging site Twitter has blocked two videos posted on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's official handle showing his visit to several parts of capital Brasilia in violation of health recommendations to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-30
Category: International, Brazil,Politics,Technology
COVID-19: Neymar denies flouting social distancing protocols
Rio de Janeiro, March 30 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) forward Neymar has denied suggestions that he ignored social distancing guidelines amid the coronavirus outbreak by playing footvolley with friends at his mansion near Rio de Janeiro.
2020-03-30
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Bolsonaro calls Sao Paulo Governor lunatic for lockdown
Brasilia, March 22 (IANS) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro called the Governor of Sao Paulo "lunatic" for imposing a 15-day lockdown in the country's most populous state in an attempt to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.
2020-03-22
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Brazil call for postponing Olympics to 2021
Rio de Janiero, March 21 (IANS) The Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) said on Saturday that this year's Tokyo Olympics should be suspended owing to the global coronavirus outbreak. The COB also proposed the Games to be held on the same dates in 2021.
2020-03-21
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Other Sports
Brazilian official who met Trump tests positive for Covid-19
Rio de Janeiro, March 13 (IANS) A Brazilian official who met US President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, just days ago, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
2020-03-13
Category: International, Brazil,National
43 arrested in anti-child porn operation in Brazil
Brasilia, Feb 19 (IANS) Brazil police have arrested 43 people in a large-scale operation against child pornography which involved four other countries.
2020-02-19
Category: International, Brazil,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Brazil govt to present administrative reform bill before end of week
Brasilia Feb 18 (IANS) Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has said that the government expects to present to the Congress an administrative reform bill before the end of the week.
2020-02-18
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Torrential rain claims 30 lives in Brazil
Belo Horizonte (Brazil), Jan 26 (IANS) As many as 30 people have died as two days of heavy rain caused flooding and landslides in southeast Brazil, a media report said.
2020-01-26
Category: International, Brazil,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rio de Janeiro lights up world's tallest floating Christmas tree
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 15 (IANS) The Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro has lit up its traditional floating Christmas tree - one of the biggest of its kind in the world - with musical shows and fireworks, marking the beginning of the December festivities.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Brazil,Human Interest/Society
Amazon fires may enhance glacier melting: Study
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 29 (IANS) Researchers have found that burning of the rainforest in southwestern Amazonia (the Brazilian, Peruvian and Bolivian Amazon) may increase the melting of tropical glaciers in the Andes, South America.
2019-11-29
Category: International, Brazil,Environment/Wildlife
Brazil's ex-prez found guilty in second corruption case
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 28 (IANS) A Brazilian court of appeals has affirmed a guilty sentence for ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a second corruption case.
2019-11-28
Category: International, Brazil,Immigration/Law/Rights
Verstappen secures pole position for Brazilian GP
Sao Paulo, Nov 17 (IANS) Dutch Red Bull driver Max Verstappen has secured pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix (GP), the second-to-last race on the 2019 Formula One calendar.
2019-11-17
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Motorsports
Palmeiras held by Corinthians as title hopes fade
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 10 (IANS) Defending Brazilian Serie A champions Palmeiras suffered a setback in their quest for back-to-back titles when they were held to 1-1 home draw by Corinthians.
2019-11-10
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Lower physical activity leads to higher death rates: Study
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 4 (IANS) Researchers have found the people who had the lowest levels of physical activity had higher rates of death compared to people with higher levels of activity, adding that nine per cent of all premature deaths are caused by not getting enough physical activity.
2019-11-04
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Lipid in humans can help control blood sugar
Sao Paulo, Sep 29 (IANS) A team of global researchers has discovered that a lipid -- produced in response to cold by brown adipose tissue in the human body -- helps reduce blood sugar.
2019-09-29
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Pele's son allowed to serve jail-term at home
Rio de Janerio, Sep 26 (IANS) The son of Brazilian football legend Pele has been granted a request to serve the rest of a 12-year jail term at home as a reward for good behaviour.
2019-09-26
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Brazil's Bolsonaro to miss Amazon fires summit
Brasilia, Sep 3 (IANS) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will miss a planned summit on the destructive wildfires ravaging the Amazon rainforest to prepare for surgery, an aide has said.
2019-09-03
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Apurvi, Deepak get gold in 10m air rifle mixed team event
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 2 (IANS) A dominant display from ace India shooters Apurvi Chandela and Deepak Kumar saw them clinching gold in the 10m air rifle mixed team event of the ongoing ISSF shooting World Cup here on Monday.
2019-09-02
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Other Sports
Yashaswini seals India's 9th Olympic quota
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 1 (IANS) Yashaswini Singh Deswal secured India's ninth Olympic quota after beating Ukranian former Olympic and World Champion Olena Kostevych to gold at the ongoing shooting World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.
2019-09-01
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Other Sports
Sanjeev Rajput secures 8th Olympic quota in shooting
Rio de Janerio, Aug 30 (IANS) Two-time Olympian Sanjeev Rajput won a silver medal in the 50-metre 3-positions rifle event at the ongoing Shooting World Cup Rifle/Pistol stage in Brazil, thus securing India's eight Olympic quota in shooting for 2020 Tokyo Games.
2019-08-30
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Other Sports
Bolsonaro tries to ease worries about Amazon fires
Brasilia, Aug 25 (IANS) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has said that the Amazon rainforest now "is not burning as people say", in a bid to ease global concerns over the massive wildfires that were devastating the world's largest tropical rainforest..
2019-08-25
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Messi given three-match international ban
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 3 (IANS) Argentina captain Lionel Messi has been given a three-month ban from international football for his claim that the Copa America in Brazil was influenced by corruption.
2019-08-03
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
BRICS urged to back Modi's call for global meet on terrorism
Rio de Janeiro, July 27 (IANS) India has urged BRICS to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for a global conference on terrorism (GCT), made during the informal meeting of the bloc's leaders in Osaka, Japan, last month, saying it would bolster efforts for early conclusion of a comprehensive convention on international terrorism (CCIT).
2019-07-27
Category: International, Brazil,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Tite slams Messi for insinuating Copa America rigged
Rio de Janeiro, July 8 (IANS) Brazil's national men's soccer team coach Tite has hit back at Argentina forward Lionel Messi and said he needed to be more respectful, in reference to the superstar's insinuations that the Copa America had been rigged in favour of the host country.
2019-07-08
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football