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TOO CUTE | Critically endangered baby gorilla born in Brazil zoo

2019-10-16 10:16

Lou Lou, a western lowland gorilla, has given birth to a daughter at the Belo Horizonte Zoo in Brazil. WATCH NOW

WATCH | Major clean-up underway along Brazilian coastline following oil spill

2019-10-12 22:07

A major clean-up continues along the coastline of northeastern Brazil following a massive oil spill that has polluted more than 130 beaches.

Chiefs 'keeper Akpeyi unfazed by Nigeria snub

2019-10-01 11:59

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi is unfazed by having been overlooked for Gernot Rohr's Nigeria squad for their friendly with Brazil.

At least 11 dead in Rio hospital blaze

2019-09-15 08:51

At least 11 people have died after a fire erupted at a hospital in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, forcing medical staff and desperate relatives to rescue patients from smoke-filled wards.

At least 10 dead in hospital fire in Rio

2019-09-13 13:42

At least 10 people died in a fire at a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with rescuers desperately trying to evacuate patients from the building, the fire service said.

French first lady is 'truly ugly', says Brazilian minister

2019-09-06 13:59

A Brazilian government minister has said French first lady Brigitte Macron was "truly ugly", only days after the country's president appeared to endorse an attack on her appearance.

Volkswagen Brazil's new 'Urban Coupe' SUV to launch in 2020

2019-09-04 08:15

Volkswagen Brazil is developing an SUV-vehicle based on the MQB platform to be produced later in Europe and sold on other international markets in 2020.

WATCH | Indigenous tribes pray to end Amazon fires

2019-09-02 10:48

As thousands of fires ravage the Amazon, the world's largest rainforest, some indigenous tribes are turning to prayer in a bid to halt the destruction and protect their environment for future generations.

Fires not the only threat facing Amazon

2019-08-31 11:48

Raging wildfires have drawn the world's attention to the Amazon but immolation is just one of the dangers facing the world's largest rain forest, environmental experts across the region say.

Brazil's Bolsonaro fuels spat with Macron over Amazon fires

2019-08-28 22:10

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday repeated a demand for French leader Emmanuel Macron to withdraw recent remarks, as he accused France and Germany of "buying" the Latin American country's sovereignty with Amazon fire aid.

 

At least one killed in Brazil residential building collapse

2019-10-15 22:32

At least one person was killed when a seven-story residential building collapsed in Brazil on Tuesday, an official said, as rescuers searched through the rubble for survivors.

Mystery oil spills blot more than 130 Brazilian beaches

2019-10-10 11:25

The source of large blots of oil staining more than 130 beaches in northeastern Brazil remained a mystery despite President Jair Bolsonaro's assertions they came from outside the country and were possibly the work of criminals.

'Media is lying' about Amazon devastation - Bolsonaro

2019-09-25 10:23

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro says it was a lie that the Amazon was being devastated by fire and accused countries critical of him of having a "colonialist spirit".

Bolsonaro's surgery recovery extended by four days: spokesperson

2019-09-15 08:50

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will need four days more than planned to recover from abdominal surgery, his spokesperson has said.

Saving the Amazon, but what is the cost?

2019-09-09 13:27

The Amazon rainforest is on fire; every minute, an area the size of a football pitch is being wiped out - a priceless resource under threat.

Amazon's 'tallest tree' safe from fires, say scientists

2019-09-04 20:17

Intrepid Brazilian and British scientists say they have located the Amazon's tallest tree in northern Brazil, untouched by a spate of wildfires that have raged in the rainforest for weeks.

Defiant Bolsonaro vows to defend Amazon policy 'in wheelchair' at UN

2019-09-03 06:52

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro vowed Monday to defend his controversial Amazon policy at this month's UN General Assembly even if he had to do so "in a wheelchair."

Brazil's Amazon basin fires keep surging

2019-09-01 19:26

The number of fires in Brazil's Amazon basin is still on the rise, even though the government has banned burning, officials said Saturday.

Brazil's burning ban takes effect as Amazon fires rage

2019-08-29 21:51

A 60-day ban on burning in Brazil takes effect Thursday after a global outcry over fires raging in the Amazon and data showing hundreds of new blazes in the rainforest.

Stability of Earth's climate depends on Amazonia

2019-08-28 11:37

The Amazon basin cradles the largest rainforest in the world, and plays an essential role in regulating regional and even global climates.

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