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Seven killed in small plane crash in Sao Paulo state of Brazil

SAO PAULO:  Seven people have aboard died when a private plane crashed in a wooded area of Sao Paulo state, according to Brazilian authorities said. Killed in the crash were Celso Silveira Mello Filho, a shareholder in energy company Cosan

Messi’s Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 to win Copa America

RIO DE JANEIRO: Argentina won their first major title in 28 years when an Angel Di Maria goal gave them a 1-0 win over Brazil and a record-equalling 15th Copa America. Di Maria started for just the second time in

DiCaprio, Katy Perry urge Biden to refuse Brazil environment deal

NEW YORK: Dozens of US and Brazilian celebrities, including film actor Leonardo DiCaprio, pop star Katy Perry and musician Gilberto Gil, released a letter urging US President Joe Biden not to agree to any environmental deals with Brazil’s President Jair

Brazil surpasses 300,000 COVID-19 deaths

BRASILIA: Brazil’s death toll in the coronavirus pandemic surpassed 300,000, as a deadly surge made it the second country after the United States to pass the bleak milestone. A total of 300,685 people in Brazil have now died of COVID-19,

US, Brazil must reduce dependence on China imports: Pompeo

WASHINGTON (REUTERS): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned the United States and Brazil need to reduce their dependence on imports from China for their own security as the two countries reinforced their business partnership. At a virtual summit on

US approves use of plasma treatment for coronavirus treatment

WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump has announced to use of potential treatment of COVID-19 using blood plasma. Donald Trump has allowed the decision while addressing reporters at White House. He said that his administration has granted permission to use

Brazil VP challenges DiCaprio to hike in Amazon rainforest

BRASILIA: Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourao challenged Hollywood actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio to an eight-hour hike in the Amazon, saying he wanted to show that the rainforest is not burning. Mourao, who heads President Jair Bolsonaro’s task force on

Global coronavirus cases surpass 20 million

WASHINGTON: The number of coronavirus cases worldwide has surpassed 20 million, with Brazil and Mexico reporting a combined 27,000 infections in just one day. More than 12.2 million have recovered, and over 734,000 have died from the disease, according to

Worldwide coronavirus death toll rises to over 704,600

WASHINGTON: The number of coronavirus infection cases across the world has surged to 18,716,057 and the pandemic has so far claimed over 704,632 lives. The number of people infected with a coronavirus in the United States has risen to 4,918,420

Global cases top 17 million as virus wreaks economic havoc

WASHINGTON: The scale of economic devastation from the pandemic was revealed as Western economies recorded historic slumps as resurgent caseloads forced many countries into new trade-offs between health and financial stability. Six months after the World Health Organisation declared a

Chinese COVID-19 vaccine starts final tests in Brazil

BRASILIA: A Chinese-made vaccine against the coronavirus entered the final stage of testing in Brazil, where volunteers received the first doses of could be a game-changer in the global pandemic. The vaccine, developed by private Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinovac Biotech,

India joins US, Brazil with one million coronavirus cases

MUMBAI: India has become the third country in the world to record more than one million cases of the new coronavirus, behind only the United States and Brazil, as infections spread further into the countryside and smaller towns. The figure

Brazil’s coronavirus cases reach two million

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil has passed the bleak milestone of two million confirmed coronavirus cases with little sign that the rate of increase is slowing. Brazil has the world’s second-largest outbreak after the United States and reached one million cases

Journalists quarantined after interviewing Brazil’s president

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian broadcasters have pulled journalists off the job after they were exposed to President Jair Bolsonaro in an interview where he announced he had tested positive for the coronavirus, quarantining them until they test negative for the

Global coronavirus cases rise to more than 12 million

NEW YORK: Global coronavirus cases have exceeded 12 million as evidence mounts of the airborne spread of the disease that has killed more than half a million people in seven months. According to the World Health Organisation, the number of

Judge orders Brazilian President to wear mask

BRASILIA: A federal judge in Brazil ordered President Jair Bolsonaro to wear a face mask in public, after the leader repeatedly flouted the coronavirus containment measures in place in the capital. Judge Renato Borelli ordered Bolsonaro, who has compared the

Coronavirus cases soaring in big countries especially Brazil: WHO

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed concern that coronavirus cases are soaring in several major countries at the same time with “worrying increases” in Latin American countries especially Brazil. The world recorded more than 183,000 new coronavirus cases

Brazil passes 50,000 coronavirus deaths

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil, the world’s second coronavirus hotspot after the United States, has officially passed 50,000 coronavirus deaths as the country is already grappling with more than one million cases. Brazil now has a total of 1,085,038 confirmed cases

Brazil surpasses one million coronavirus cases

BRASILIA: Brazil has become the second country to surpass one million confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday, with total deaths fast approaching 50,000 as the disease continues to spread. Brazil confirmed its first case of the virus on February 26 that

Global coronavirus cases reach over 8 million

NEW YORK: Global cases of the novel coronavirus reached over 8 million as infections surge in Latin America and the United States and China face fresh outbreaks. The United States still leads the world with the highest number of infections,

Brazil’s death toll from COVID-19 second highest in the world

BRASILIA: Brazil’s death toll from COVID-19 has overtaken the United Kingdom to become the second-highest in the world after the United States. In the US, several states have posted record daily case totals, signaling the crisis is far from over

Brazil deploys troops to curb Amazon deforestation

BRASILIA: Brazil’s government has renewed for a presidential decree for thirty days allowing the deployment of the armed forces to combat rising deforestation in the Amazon and protecting the world’s largest rainforest. The extension was signed by President Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil resumes publishing coronavirus death toll

BRASILIA: Brazil’s government resumed publishing the country’s total death toll from the coronavirus pandemic after facing accusations of trying to hide the magnitude of the health crisis. President Jair Bolsonaro’s government had stopped publishing the total number of deaths from

Brazil withdraws bid to host 2023 Women’s World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil withdrew its bid to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup, arguing it cannot offer football governing body FIFA the required financial assurances due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The Brazilian Football Confederation also said

Global coronavirus death toll exceeds 400,000

NEW YORK: The coronavirus pandemic has killed 400,000 people since it emerged late last year as the number of cases surge in Brazil and India. A total of 400,052 deaths have now been recorded, a figure that has doubled in

Brazil’s coronavirus death toll now world’s third-highest

RIO DE JANEIRO: The death toll in Brazil has surged past 34,000 to become the third-highest in the world. The South American country reported a new record of 1,473 deaths in 24 hours, bringing its overall toll to 34,021, behind

Flooding, landslides kill six in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO: Flooding and landslides due to heavy rains have claimed six lives in southeast Brazil. A Footage shared on social media showed streets in Espirito Santo state turned into rivers and cars being swept away by raging, muddy

Leonardo DiCaprio denies accusation of link to Amazon fires

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio has denied a claim by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro that he had helped fund groups allegedly linked to fires in the Amazon rain forest. “While worthy of support,” the 45-year-old DiCaprio said in a

Brazil’s president accuses DiCaprio of financing Amazon fires

SAO PAULO: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claimed that Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio financed fires being set in the Amazon rainforest. Bolsonaro appeared to be commenting on social media postings claiming that the environmental organisation the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) had