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FIFA fine Brazil, Argentina, Mexico for homophobic chanting.

Brazil was hit hardest on Thursday by FIFA for homophobic chanting by its supporters during World Cup qualifying, with Argentina and Mexico also fined

- The Daily Star - LB

Brazil enlisted to fight armyworm invasion as infestation spreads.

Agriculture CS says Brazil will assist with biological agents it used to fight pest

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

7 Latin American nations request info on Brazil graft probe.

Seven Latin American countries are asking Brazil to share information on the dozens of plea bargains made by executives of Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.

- FOX News - US

Serbia plans to ban minors from using tanning beds.

The use of artificial tanning beds by minors under 18 years of age should be banned by the end of this year, the Ministry of Health has announced. A similar measure is in place in Australia and Brazil, while World Health Organization has classified these devices as a top-ranked source of cancerogens.

- B92 - SK

Da Silva Souza to miss match against Spartans.

Balzan will be without Alan Da Silva Souza for their match against Ħamrun Spartans on Saturday as the Brazilian was suspended by the MFA Disciplinary Commissioner. Da Silva Souza picked up his fourth yellow card in his team's 3-0 defeat against Tarxien Rainbows last weekend and was subsequently handed a one-match ban. His ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

The Ronaldo football academy luring British investors to Florida.

The Balmoral, from $345,500, Florida USA Arriving to a fanfare of “Eye of the Tiger”, Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldo rocked up in Central Florida to break ground at his latest R9 soccer Academy. While it’s his 14th such project, this one has a special selling point: it’s 30 minutes’ drive ...

- City AM - UK

Ogier acts on restructuring of Brazilian drugstore chain.

Ogier has acted for BTG Pactual Participations Ltd. and certain of its affiliates in respect of its recent restructuring of its interests in major Brazilian drugstore chain, Brasil Pharma S.A. The transaction involved a combination of an equity restructuring and the issue of new debt by Brasil Pharma. Ogier's Cayman ...

- The Lawyer - US

Brazilian scientists break genetic code of Zika protein.

Characterisation of protein involved in replication paves the way to developing an antiviral drug.

- SciDev.net - UK

New Apostolic Nuncio for Malta appointed.

Monsignor Alessandro D'Errico, titular Archbishop of Carini and currently Apostolic Nuncio in Croatia, has been appointed new Apostolic Nuncio for Malta. Mgr D'Errico was born in Frattamaggiore in Naples, Italy, in 1950. He was ordained priest in 1974 and he was incardinated in the Diocese of Aversa.  He studied at the ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Brazil's Senate passes bill prosecutors view as curbing graft probes.

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO,  - Brazilian Senators, two dozen of whom are being investigated for corruption, pushed through a bill yesterday that many prosecutors and judges say curbs their ability to carry out probes, mainly those targeting the politicians themselves.

- Stabroek News - GY

Micallef – a prolific inside-forward.

Karmenu Micallef was born on October 9, 1943. Known to his many friends as 'Id-Dunda', Micallef was a clever, goal-scoring inside-forward with a bustling style of play and a tremendous burst of speed which often left opposing defenders gaping. Dark in complexion and rather chubby he resembled a Brazilian both in appearance ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Nadal wins on own court

Rafael Nadal saw off Rogerio Dutra Silva 6-1 6-2 yesterday to reach the last 16 of the Barcelona Open, while Andy Murray advanced after opponent Bernard Tomic withdrew. Playing on the newly renamed Rafa Nadal court at the Real Club de Tenis, the Spaniard made light work of his Brazilian opponent to set up a tie against ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Amazon rainforest under threat as Brazil tears up protections

The political turmoil and fast-tracking of big development projects is putting deforestation gains under threat

- NewScientist - US

Brazil Tries to Trim Thicket of Labor Laws---A Little

Brazil is moving to simplify some of the most complex labor regulations of any major economy, but many of them will likely remain intact.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Rio slum residents bury teen, protest police-gang shootouts

Dozens of slum residents in Rio de Janeiro gathered for the funeral of a 13-year-old boy killed during a gunbattle between Brazilian police and drug traffickers in their shantytown.

- FOX News - US

Brazil lawmakers pass labor bill in bittersweet victory for Temer

BRASILIA - Brazil's lower house of Congress on Wednesday approved the main text of a bill to relax the country's restrictive labor laws, a main plank of President Michel Temer's efforts to bolster investment and pull the economy out of its worst recession ever.

- Reuters - US

Brazil's Senate passes bill prosecutors view as curbing graft probes

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO - Brazilian Senators, two dozen of whom are being investigated for corruption, pushed through a bill on Wednesday that many prosecutors and judges say curbs their ability to carry out probes, mainly those targeting the politicians themselves.

- Reuters - US

Police collar cabbie for raping Brazilian

A taxi driver suspected of raping a Brazilian tourist was arrested yesterday in Nonthaburi and was found to have been linked to two previous sex attacks on passengers, police said.

- BangkokPost - TH

Here's why these mushrooms glow in the dark

Dozens of glow-in-the-dark mushroom species grow around the world. But details on what makes them shine so bright have long been dim. In a new study, scientists say they can finally explain what makes bioluminescent mushrooms glow. They describe a process of "enzyme promiscuity" that leads to changes in the intensity and ...

- Mashable! - US

SAS drives growth strategy in Brazil

The business analytics giant ploughs resources to further develop one of its fastest-growing markets

- ZDNet - UK

India supports 'expanded role' of Russia in global affairs

Moscow, April 26 Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said India supports a greater role by Russia in global affairs as well as in "our shared neighbourhood" in view of growing terrorism which "remains the primary concern for peaceful countries". On the sidelines of the conference, Jaitley also met with Russian ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Thousands forced to work on Brazil's cattle ranches

Seu Luiz has worked on half a dozen ranch farms on Brazil's agricultural frontier. But after toiling on one for two years without pay, he hopes to never go back.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Goalie convicted of murder back in jail

The Brazilian goalkeeper who was convicted of murder but released on a technicality in February, has been ordered back to jail.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Top Brazilian goalkeeper returning to jail for murder of ex-girlfriend after court denies appeal

At the time of the slaying, the player was a star of local giants Flamengo and seen as a potential future member of Brazil's squad for the World Cup

- National Post - CA

Brazil set to launch vehicle weapon stations tender

The Brazilian Army is aiming to launch a competition next month to supply a number of manually-operated protected weapon stations for its new wheeled armoured vehicles. A request for quotation is slated to be issued in early May by the Brazilian Army Commission in Washington on behalf of the army's

- Jane’s - US

India in top 10 countries in Global Threat Rank

One out of 150 emails were malicious in India in 2016, compared with one out of 305 in 2015. According to Symantec's Internet Security Threat Report released here on Wednesday, India ranks No 4 in Global Threat Rank by Source."US is ranked No 1, followed by China and Brazil," said Tarun Kaura, Director , Symantec. He said ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Stop what you're doing and put this timelapse of the Milky Way on fullscreen

Just turn your video to full HD, go fullscreen, and set the gearshift of your soul to high for the best experience possible. Airline pilot Sales Wick captured a stunning scene of the Milky Way during one of his overnight trans-Atlantic flights from Europe to Brazil, and we. can't. look. away. SEE ALSO: Astronomers built an ...

- Mashable! - US

What happens to migrants when the U.S. closes its borders

Over the past year, 16,000 Haitians arrived at the Mexico-U.S. border seeking asylum. The majority of these Haitian migrants made a monthslong journey across Central and South America from Brazil, where they had settled after fleeing the devastation of the 2010 earthquake in their homeland. The journey north was not

- VICE News - US

Brazilian indigenous groups shoot arrows at police during clashes

Brazilian indigenous groups in Brasilia protested and briefly clashed with police in opposition to a proposal they say would deteriorate their land rights.

- UPI - US

Santander earnings boosted by Brazil, Spain recovery

Nine of the bank's 10 core markets reported higher net profits in the first quarter

- Financial Times - US

Instagram's user base has doubled in the last 2 years to 700 million

Christophe Wu Instagram is growing faster than ever. On Wednesday, the Facebook-owned app revealed that it has 700 million monthly users, up from 600 million in December 2016. The last four months marks the fastest Instagram has ever added 100 million additional users, a spokesperson told Business Insider. Wednesday's ...

- Business Insider - US

Brazil and Spain lay direct subsea cable rerouting communications to avoid US bugging

The Spanish and Brazilian governments have teamed up to lay an undersea cable in the Atlantic Ocean to offer fast online and cloud services to citizens of both countries by 2019, underscoring efforts to rout communications outside North America.

- MercoPress - FK

Bribes in Brazil "institutionalized" since the fifties, reveals Emilio Odebrecht

The former CEO of the huge Brazilian builder at the center of the world's biggest corruption scandal spoke frankly about the billions in bribes and illegal financing that the Odebrecht company put into the pockets and campaign coffers of politicians and public officials.

- MercoPress - FK

Massive Backlog Stymies Brazil's Only Court for Trying Top Politicians

Though Brazil's Supreme Court gave its approval to prosecutors to investigate scores of senior political figures, the court will have to deal with a backlog to bring them to trial. The court just ruled on a dispute over a 1987 soccer championship.

- Wall Street Journal - US

What happens to migrants when the U.S. closes its borders

Over the past year, 16,000 Haitians arrived at the Mexico-U.S. border seeking asylum. The majority of these Haitian migrants made a months-long journey across Central and South America from Brazil, where they had settled after fleeing the devastation of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The journey north was not easy;

- VICE News - US

Cabbie caught, charged with raping Brazilian tourist

The taxi driver accused of raping Brazilian tourist was tracked down and arrested on Wednesday, and is reported to be have been involved in two previous sexual assaults on women passengers.

- BangkokPost - TH

Little-known Brazilian bridges cultural gap in China

HE does not have the fame -- or enormous wages -- of Shanghai-based Carlos Tevez or Oscar, and his nickname would be viewed as offensive by many. But Fernandinho, one of the growing number of Brazilian footballers in China, is bridging a wide cultural gap and finding celebrity in the southwestern city of Chongqing.

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Brazil indigenous groups clash with police in Brasilia

They were protesting against the encroachment of their ancestral lands by farmers and loggers.

- BBC - UK

Tribesmen with bows and arrows clash with riot police in Brasilia on "Indigenous Week"

Thousands of Brazilian indigenous tribe members clashed with riot police Tuesday while demonstrating in the capital, Brasilia, for greater rights. Some of the indigenous people were armed with bows and arrows, while police rained tear gas onto the protesters.

- MercoPress - FK

Huge Brazilian gang mounts multi-million-dollar raid on Paraguayan security company, four dead

As many as 50 Brazilian gangsters spark chaos in a Paraguayan border town, using high explosives to snatch millions of a dollars from a security company's vault before fleeing after a gun battle with police which left at least four dead.

- ABC News - AU

Brazilian tourist accuses cabbie of rape

SUPHAN BURI - Police were hunting down a taxi driver who allegedly raped a young Brazilian woman in a paddy field in Song Phi Nong district late on Tuesday night.

- BangkokPost - TH

Former Brazilian Soccer Star Bruno Fernandes Has Been Ordered to Finish His Jail Sentence

Once a promising young goalkeeper tipped to play for the national team, Bruno Fernandes' crime shocked Brazilians in 2010

- TIME Magazine - US

Massacre in Brazilian farmland highlights brutal struggle

In a country where 60,000 murders are committed every year, killings of poor peasants make little difference.

- The Hindu - IN

Police, Indigenous Protesters Clash in Brasilia

Brazilian military police in front of Congress hurled tear gas Tuesday at thousands of indigenous protesters, who responded by throwing spears and shooting arrows as a peaceful demonstration turned into chaos. There were no reports of any injuries on either side. Police said protesters got too close to a large fountain of ...

- Voice of America - US

Brazilian tourist accuses cabbie of rape

SUPHAN BURI - Police are hunting down a taxi driver who allegedly raped a young Brazilian woman in a paddy field in Song Phi Nong district late on Tuesday night.

- BangkokPost - TH

Brazil: Court Reviewing Criminalization of Abortion

– Criminalization of abortion is incompatible with Brazil's human rights obligations, Human Rights Watch said today in filing amicus briefs in two cases before the Federal Supreme Court. Human Rights Watch said that the court should move to decriminalize abortion. Expand A health agent carries a bucket of guppy fish to ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Orlando's Kaka tops MLS salaries list

LOS ANGELES, April 26 — Former Brazil star Kaka topped the list of Major League Soccer's highest-paid players for a third straight year, according to official figures released yesterday. A comprehensive breakdown of basic salary and guaranteed...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Brazil police shoot tear gas at Indians, who throw spears

Military police in Brazil's capital have shot tear gas and rubber bullets trying to break up a gathering of thousands of indigenous people in front of Congress.

- FOX News - US

Rio slum dwellers protest deadly gang, police gunbattles

Hundreds of Brazilians have taken to the streets of the Alemao slum complex in Rio de Janeiro to protest gunbattles between police and gangsters that have killed at least four people and wounded six others, including three policemen.

- FOX News - US

Brazil police, indigenous people clash in land rights protest

A peaceful protest by members of Brazil's indigenous tribes has turned violent, with police responding with tear gas. Protesters claim the government is working to roll back protections in various parts of the Amazon.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

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