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Brazil: Gold worth $30m stolen by gunmen from São Paulo airport

07 July, 2019 12:56 pm 12:56 pm

SAO PAULO (Web Desk) – In a latest gold heist in Brazil, gunmen dressed as police officers have stolen 750kg (1,650lbs) of gold estimated to be worth at least $30m (£24m) form an airport. The suspects entered Guarulhos airport in São Paulo dressed as police officers and took the gold, which had been destined for … Read More



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Australia fight back to beat Brazil as Marta scores landmark goal

06 June, 2019 11:34 pm 11:34 pm

MONTPELLIER, France (Reuters) – Australia came from two goals down to beat Brazil 3-2 in the women’s World Cup on Thursday, as an own goal from Monica capped a superb fightback and overshadowed a milestone goal for Marta. Marta, 33, became the first player to score at five different World Cups as she put Brazil … Read More



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Federal cabinet ratifies decision of hike in petroleum prices

05 May, 2019 6:26 pm 6:26 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The federal cabinet meeting under the chair by Prime Minister Imran Khan ratified the decision related to hike in prices of petroleum products. Briefing the journalists regarding decisions taken in federal cabinet meeting today, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the prime … Read More



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Brazil police kill 11 suspects who tried to blow up bank ATMs

04 April, 2019 3:50 pm 3:50 pm

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Police in Sao Paulo state shot and killed 11 assailants who were preparing to blow up automated bank teller machines simultaneously at two branches early on Thursday, authorities said. Sao Paulo state’s Public Security Secretariat said in a statement that about 25 suspects were involved in the attempts to blow up … Read More



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Brazil’s Bolsonaro suffers first defeat in Congress

02 February, 2019 10:17 am 10:17 am

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s lower chamber handed right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro his first defeat in Congress, the day before his government presents its most important legislative proposal to rein in a gaping budget deficit and spur growth. The house voted overwhelmingly to suspend an executive order by the Bolsonaro government that altered Brazil’s freedom of … Read More



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After Brazil dam disaster, Vale asks for forgiveness, gets fury

01 January, 2019 10:37 am 10:37 am

BRUMADINHO, Brazil/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Offers of penance from Vale SA for one of the deadliest mining disasters in decades fell on deaf ears in Brazil, where authorities and victims’ families seethed at a death toll from a burst dam likely to exceed 300 people. Chief Financial Officer Luciano Siani said Vale was doing … Read More



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Brazil inaugurates far-right firebrand Bolsonaro as president

01 January, 2019 11:45 pm 11:45 pm

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Right-wing nationalist Jair Bolsonaro, who has vowed to crack down on political corruption, violent crime and ignite a moribund economy with deregulation and fiscal discipline, was sworn in as Brazil’s president on Tuesday. The former Army captain and seven-term fringe congressman rode a wave of anti-establishment anger to became Brazil’s first far-right … Read More



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Brazil, Paraguay police arrest five people plotting to free drug gang leade...

10 October, 2018 9:12 am 9:12 am

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Police arrested five Brazilian drug traffickers on Thursday accused of plotting to free a leader of the Red Command drug gang from jail in Paraguay, Brazil’s federal police said. The four men and a woman were arrested in a joint operation in Paraguay involving police from both countries, the federal police … Read More



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Brazil’s next president to struggle for base in Congress

10 October, 2018 8:25 am 8:25 am

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Whoever wins Brazil’s presidential race this month will inherit a fiscal straight jacket and a drifting economy in urgent need of repair – but will have no governing coalition in Congress to pass reforms. On Sunday, Brazilians will vote for the president, all 513 members of the lower house of Congress, and … Read More



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Nestle to remove stabilizers from major milk brands in Brazil

09 September, 2018 11:08 am 11:08 am

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Nestle SA is eliminating stabilizers from two of its major milk brands in Brazil, an executive told Reuters, as the world’s largest food company makes a global push to capture growing consumer interest in natural, healthy and organic products. In an interview on Monday afternoon, Fabiana Fairbanks, beverages business executive officer … Read More



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Richarlison doubles helps Brazil to 5-0 triumph

09 September, 2018 10:42 am 10:42 am

LANDOVER (Reuters) – A double from Richarlison on his first international start helped Brazil to a 5-0 win over El Salvador in Maryland on Tuesday. Brazil ran out with a new-look side, with coach Tite giving debuts to goalkeeper Neto and full-back Eder Militao as well as first starts to Richarlison at centre forward and … Read More



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Brazil presidential election thrown into chaos after front-runner stabbed

09 September, 2018 9:00 am 9:00 am

SAO PAULO/JUIZ DE FORA, Brazil (Reuters) – Brazil’s presidential race was thrown into chaos on Friday with the far-right front-runner Jair Bolsonaro in serious but stable condition in an intensive care unit after being stabbed at a rally, his wound severe enough that his son said he was unlikely to be able to return to … Read More



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Brazil to face Saudi Arabia, Argentina in October

09 September, 2018 10:15 am 10:15 am

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil will go to Saudi Arabia to play the host nation and Argentina in October friendlies, the Brazilian football confederation (CBF) said on Thursday. The five-times World Cup winners will play the Saudis on Oct. 12 in Riyadh and then meet their South American neighbours north of Jeddah four days later. Tite’s … Read More



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Brazil far-right candidate Bolsonaro in serious condition after stabbing

09 September, 2018 8:34 am 8:34 am

JUIZ DE FORA, Brazil (Reuters) – The leading candidate in Brazil’s presidential election is in serious but stable condition after being stabbed by an assailant at a campaign rally, doctors said, pushing an already chaotic campaign into further disarray. Far-right firebrand Congressman Jair Bolsonaro, a controversial figure who has enraged many Brazilians for years with … Read More



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Massive fire tears through Rio’s 200-year old National Museum

09 September, 2018 8:20 am 8:20 am

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – A massive fire raced through Brazil’s 200-year-old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro , probably destroying its collection of more than 20 million items, ranging from archeological finds to historical memorabilia. The destruction of the building, once a palace for emperors that had fallen into disrepair, was an “incalculable loss … Read More



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