Giant anteaters kill two hunters in Brazil

2014-07-25 22:18

Giant anteaters in Brazil have killed two hunters in separate incidents, raising concerns about the animals' loss of habitat.

Your Brazilian coffee may be in jeopardy

2014-07-23 11:33

Harvest of the world's biggest coffee and sugar cane crops may be stalled by the rain that is in store for southeast Brazil, forecasters say.

China deepens ties to Brazil

2014-07-18 15:00

China has expanded its trade partnership with Brazil with $7.5bn in financing for Brazilian miner Vale, the purchase of 60 passenger jets and more.

Woeful Brazil downed by Dutch

2014-07-12 23:55

Brazil have suffered a second defeat in a row, after they were beaten by the Netherlands in the SWC third/fourth place playoff .

Maersk in $1.7bn mark down on Brazil assets

2014-07-08 16:35

The Brazilian oil and gas business firm A P Moeller-Maersk will take a $1.7bn write down over disappointing drilling results and low oil prices.

Robbers grab $36m worth of Samsung electronics

2014-07-08 05:58

Around 20 armed robbers have raided a Samsung plant in southeastern Brazil, leaving with 40 000 smartphones, laptops, tablets and other electronics worth $36m, police say.

Overpass collapse kills 2 in World Cup city

2014-07-04 08:15

An unfinished overpass being built for the World Cup has collapsed in Brazil's south-eastern city of Belo Horizonte, killing at least two people and injuring 19.

Brazil flood evacuees increase tenfold to 50 000

2014-06-30 05:47

Severe flooding caused by a week of torrential rain in southern Brazil has forced more than 50 000 people from their homes, officials say.

Floods force 6 000 from homes in Brazil

2014-06-28 19:43

Nearly a week of torrential rain has triggered widespread floods in southern Brazil that have forced 6 000 people from their homes.

Brazil fears parasites from World Cup tourists

2014-06-19 13:26

Agriculture watchdogs in Brazil fear foreigners arriving for the World Cup could bring up to 350 new plant parasites into the country.

Brazil offers Angola $2bn credit

2014-06-17 09:46

Brazil has offered Angola a new credit line worth $2bn for use in its energy and construction sectors.

Brazil floods kill 13

2014-06-13 07:39

The death toll in flooding in Brazil has risen to 13 as more than 500 000 people in 150 cities in the state of Parana were affected by the flooding on the Iguazu River.

Rio workers call off World Cup strike

2014-06-11 16:18

Subway workers in Rio de Janeiro have called off a strike, but their peers in Sao Paulo will decide whether to walk out during the World Cup's opening game.

Brazil police fire tear gas in World Cup city

2014-06-09 13:48

Police in Sao Paulo have fired tear gas to disperse around 150 protesters supporting a subway workers' strike that has unleashed transport chaos in the Brazilian mega-city three days before it hosts the World Cup kick-off.

Strike tangles Sao Paulo ahead of World Cup

2014-06-06 15:51

Brazil's biggest city has confronted a second day of commuting chaos, as striking subway workers and a protest over housing conditions tangled the streets.

Prandelli explains Rossi snub

2014-06-04 10:22

Taking Giuseppe Rossi to Brazil so shortly after an injury would have been too risky, says Italian coach Cesare Prandelli.

Pakistan workers fire 'Brazuca' ball to Brazil

2014-06-03 10:16

Pakistani mother-of-five Gulshan Bibi can't wait for the World Cup - because she helped made Brazuca.

Cyber attack threat against World Cup sponsors

2014-05-31 14:37

The hacker group Anonymous is preparing a cyber attack on corporate sponsors of the World Cup in Brazil to protest the lavish spending on the soccer games, according to a hacker.

Brazil bus drivers strike in 4 cities

2014-05-28 21:17

A bus drivers' strike has affected four Brazilian cities including two host cities of the World Cup, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador.

Brazil cops fire tear gas at World Cup protesters

2014-05-28 08:33

Brazilian police have fired tear gas to break up a protest by bow-and-arrow wielding indigenous chiefs who joined forces with anti-World Cup demonstrators to condemn the money spent on the tournament.

Bus strike hits Brazil as World Cup looms

2014-05-21 18:22

Bus drivers in São Paulo went on strike for a second day in South America's largest city less than a month before it hosts the opening World Cup soccer match.

Nuns to fight child prostitution during World Cup

2014-05-20 19:49

A global network of religious orders has announced a campaign to draw attention to risks that the World Cup in Brazil will encourage an increase in child prostitution.

Drug mule's baby repatriated to SA

2014-05-15 17:54

A 9-month-old baby born to a drug trafficker in a Brazilian prison has been brought to South Africa.


GM plans to put Brazil workers on paid leave

2014-07-25 10:30

General Motors is planning to put nearly a fifth of its workers at a factory in Brazil on paid leave, amid falling output in Latin America's largest economy.

Brazil eyeing Japan's help in oil project

2014-07-20 11:12

Brazil plans to use Japanese technology in building a floating structure and ships for its huge offshore oil development project, according to media reports.

Brics bank: SA to host African hub

2014-07-16 09:25

South Africa will be the home of an Africa Regional Centre, the Brics group of emerging powers has announced at the unveiling of a $100bn development bank.

Ghana refutes grounds for Brazil asylum requests

2014-07-11 18:25

Ghana's government has denied there was "religious conflict" in the country, after dozens of Ghanaian football fans sought asylum in Brazil during the Soccer World Cup.

Amazon rainforest grew after climate change

2014-07-08 11:54

The Amazon may have been grassland until a natural shift to a wetter climate about 2 000 years ago let the rainforests form, according to a study that argues that the rainforest is older.

Endangered Amazon Indians 'forced' to make contact

2014-07-04 09:50

A group of Indigenous people from the Amazonian rainforest has made contact with for the first time with outsiders, according to advocacy group.

Belgium strike late to sink US

2014-07-02 01:02

Extra-time goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku have sealed a thrilling victory for Belgium over a spirited US.

Colombia cruise into last 8

2014-06-29 00:17

James Rodriguez has scored a brace as Colombia beat Uruguay 2-0 at the Maracana to reach the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time, where they will face Brazil.

Algeria clinch final last 16 spot

2014-06-27 00:21

Algeria have reached the SWC last 16 for the first time after fighting back for a draw against Russia to clinch second place in Group H.

Brazil's national anthem soars at World Cup

2014-06-20 20:37

A resurgent national anthem in Brazil is transforming each World Cup appearance by its national team into a collective expression of pride.

China leads BRICS nations in higher education

2014-06-18 15:47

Chinese universities led the rankings in a survey of schools from the five major developing "BRICS" nations, a survey says, despite problems including restrictions on academic freedom.

Merkel wants EU-Mercosur free trade pact

2014-06-16 19:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will do her utmost to create a free trade deal between the EU and South America's Mercosur trade bloc.

Freebie apps for footie fans

2014-06-09 22:04

Soccer fans eager to stay in the loop and follow their favourite teams and players during the World Cup can keep up with the action on their smartphones using apps.

Subway staff protest ahead of World Cup

2014-06-09 12:20

Striking subway workers have called for a rally in Sao Paulo, pressing on with a walkout threatening to cause transport chaos at the World Cup opener in three days.

No World Cup glory for Brazil

2014-06-06 05:00

When the final whistle blows at the World Cup, Brazilians will be left with some of the world's costliest soccer stadiums and poor public transport.

Rousseff defends SWC spending

2014-06-04 09:27

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff defended her government's spending on the SWC, the target of protests in the run-up to kick-off.

Pressure mounting in Brazil

2014-06-03 19:00

A survey released paints a grim picture of Brazil as it gears up to host the SWC, showing frustration with economy.

Snowden seeks asylum in sunny Brazil

2014-06-02 07:13

Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, wanted by US authorities and currently living in Russia, says that he has applied for asylum in Brazil.

Brazil fines cement firms record $1.4bn

2014-05-29 19:45

Brazil's anti-trust regulators have fined six cement manufacturers a record $1.4bn for a decades-long price fixing scheme.

Brazil promises 'greenest world cup'

2014-05-28 09:39

Brazil has announced a package of pollution-cutting measures aimed at making this year's World Cup more environmentally friendly, ranging from an emissions-trading scheme to a 'green passport'.

Brazil douses World Cup readiness fears

2014-05-21 09:04

Brazil has tried to assure tourists that unfinished World Cup airports won't pose a problem to the month-long event in June.

Scientists to study Amazon's fate

2014-05-16 15:04

Scientists from around the world will gauge the impact on the world's largest rainforest if a time comes when the planet has 30% more carbon dioxide than what we experience now.

Brazil's Rousseff sticks to her guns

2014-05-15 14:45

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff might be planning to mostly ignore pleas by investors to alter her interventionist style or embrace sweeping pro-business reforms.

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