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WATCH: Teen tries to nab a rat using his cat but things take a hilarious turn

2017-09-20 10:34

The best way to catch an unwanted rodent in your house is a cat, right?

Brazil's top court authorises new investigation of president

2017-09-13 09:44

Brazil's top court has authorised a new corruption and money laundering investigation of President Michel Temer, yet another case that raises the possibility of his suspension from office.

Trump could give Brics new lease on life - economist

2017-09-06 20:13

The election of Donald Trump as US president potentially allows Brics countries to assume a role in championing certain initiatives, says an economist.

In Brazil's Rio state, 2017 cop death toll hits 100

2017-08-27 21:11

A police officer killed in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state was the 100th slain there so far this year in a grim surge in violent crime in the region.

Brazil scraps Amazon reserve to allow mining

2017-08-24 08:13

Brazil has stripped a vast Amazon nature reserve of its protected status in a move that could expand mining in the region, in a decree that has recently been published.

Soldiers enter Rio slums

2017-08-06 07:18

More than 3 500 Brazilian soldiers are occupying a series of slum communities in northern Rio de Janeiro as part of efforts to combat a spike in violence.

Great corn clash is coming as US, Brazil farmers face off

2017-07-31 10:11

The world’s biggest corn exporters are preparing for a showdown.

Former Brazilian President sentenced to 9 and a half years for corruption

2017-07-12 22:05

A federal judge has convicted former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of corruption and money laundering and sentenced him to nine and a half years.

Hate SA public transport? Watch a bus split in half in Brazil

2017-07-12 10:32

Watch the bizarre moment a bus is split in half while transporting passengers in Brazil.

Police in Brazil arrest another ally of President Temer

2017-07-04 13:31

Brazilian police have arrested a close ally of embattled President Michel Temer for alleged obstruction of justice.

 

America Second

2017-09-19 09:52

America second: Tradition at the UN General Assembly means Brazil first, then the US in the speech line-up.

Fake Brazilian warzone 'photographer' duped BBC and others

2017-09-07 19:48

He went by the name Eduardo Martins and portrayed himself as a Brazilian war photographer who worked for the UN, liked to help people and who had a fondness for surfing.

Ex-presidents accused of forming criminal group in Brazil

2017-09-06 10:49

Brazil's top prosecutor is accusing former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, former President Dilma Rousseff and several other senior members of their Workers' Party of forming a criminal organisation.

SA police officer arrested with drugs in São Paulo

2017-08-25 22:34

A South African police officer has been arrested for alleged drug possession in São Paulo, Brazil.

British tourist family shot at in Brazil, 1 wounded - police

2017-08-07 09:31

Brazilian police have said a family of British tourists who made a wrong turn while travelling in a car outside Rio de Janeiro was shot at and a woman was wounded.

Brazil's Temer confident he can survive bribery charge vote

2017-08-02 12:14

President Michel Temer appears to have the upper-hand Wednesday going into a key vote by the lower chamber of Brazil's Congress on whether to suspend him and put him on trial over an alleged bribery scheme to line his pockets

Brazilian judge freezes ex-president Lula's assets after conviction

2017-07-19 22:02

A Brazilian judge leading an anti-corruption probe has ordered assets belonging to former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva frozen after last week convicting and sentencing him to prison for graft.

Former Brazil leader Lula sentenced to jail for graft

2017-07-12 19:50

Former Brazil president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been sentenced to nine-and-a-half years in prison for corruption and money laundering.

Brazil's Temer hurries defence against corruption charge

2017-07-06 11:25

Brazilian President Michel Temer has presented his legal defence against corruption allegations to lawmakers in a move seen as a bid to avoid being suspended from office.

Newborn latest victim of Rio de Janeiro's surging violence

2017-07-04 10:03

A newborn has become the latest victim of Rio de Janeiro's surging gun violence.

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