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Fires still erupting in Amazon; number of blazes in Brazil up 45 pc from 2018

The Amazon is considered particularly important for its absorption of heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

12 Sep 2019 2:05 PM

Neymar rape case: Accuser charged with fraud, extortion

The PSG and Brazil forward was accused of raping Najila Trindade in a Paris hotel room in May.

11 Sep 2019 8:40 PM

A year after knife attack, Brazil's Bolsonaro undergoes surgery

The operation at Sao Paulo's Vila Nova Star hospital lasted more than five hours, the medical centre reported.

09 Sep 2019 8:52 AM

After Brazil President, minister calls French first lady 'truly ugly'

Brazil and France have clashed in recent weeks over the handling of fires in the Amazon, the world's largest rainforest.

06 Sep 2019 9:29 AM

Bolsonaro vows to defend Amazon policy, even if it's 'in wheelchair or stretcher' at UN

Brazil traditionally makes the first speech at the General Assembly meeting, set for September 24.

03 Sep 2019 11:00 AM

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Yashaswini Deswal wins gold in shooting and secures Olympic quota for India

Yashaswini Singh Deswal stunned former world champion Olena Kostevych of Ukraine to secured India's ninth Olympic quota in shooting.

01 Sep 2019 2:00 PM

Brazil's Amazon basin fires keep surging despite govt has banned burning

Illegal crops also reduce the rainforest, such as Colombian coca cultivation, which covers roughly 170,000 hectares, according to UN data.

01 Sep 2019 1:05 PM

Brazil President Bolsonaro fuels spat with Europe, fires soar

This year's total is the highest since 2010 when 132,106 fires were detected across the country.

31 Aug 2019 3:05 PM

Bolsonaro says, 'Amazon nations should decide region's future'

On Wednesday, Bolsonaro said Germany and France had tried to 'buy' Brazil's sovereignty.

29 Aug 2019 12:00 PM

Brazil open to aid for Amazon fires, but will decide how it's used

The office for the French president declined to comment.

28 Aug 2019 2:35 PM

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Macron to withdraw 'insults' for Brazil to accept aid for Amazon fire: Bolsonaro

'First of all, Macron has to withdraw his insults. He called me a liar,' says Brazil President.

28 Aug 2019 12:52 PM

As Brazil fights Amazon criticism, No time off for ambassadors

Some ambassadors were already on vacation and had to return to their posts, the sources said.

27 Aug 2019 8:37 AM

Why the world, and not just Brazil, should care about ravaging Amazon fires

Eight out of nine Amazon states have seen an increase, with the largest state of Amazonas seeing a 146 per cent rise.

26 Aug 2019 9:27 AM

G7 leaders vow to help Brazil fight Amazon fires, repair damage

Merkel noted that Bolsonaro is putting 'significant forces' into the effort to save the rainforest.

26 Aug 2019 8:43 AM

After global outcry, Brazil sends Army to put out Amazon rainforest fires

The fires in the world's largest rainforest have sparked street protests around the planet.

24 Aug 2019 3:44 PM

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Brazilian prez admits to farmers setting Amazon forest ablaze, tells foreign powers to not meddle

‘These countries that send money, they don’t send it out of charity. They send it with aim of interfering with our sovereignty,’ Jair said.

23 Aug 2019 4:31 PM

Macron has 'colonialist mentality': Brazil President on Amazon fires

Macron tweeted earlier Thursday that fires burning in the Amazon amount to an international crisis.

23 Aug 2019 12:48 PM

‘Poop less to save environment,’ says Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro

The Amazon is vital to the exchange of oxygen for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere – a check on global warming.

10 Aug 2019 8:38 AM

Brazil prosecutors ask judge to close Neymar rape case

Neymar has denied the allegations he raped a Brazilian woman in a Paris hotel in May.

09 Aug 2019 9:58 AM

Video: Brazilian gang leader tries to escape jail dressed as his 19-year-old daughter

Police are looking into her possible role as an accomplice in Saturday’s failed escape attempt from Gericino prison.

06 Aug 2019 9:52 AM

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