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Man City's Walker hails keeper Ederson for role in Napoli win.

MANCHESTER, England - Manchester City defender Kyle Walker praised the team's Brazilian keeper Ederson after his first-half penalty save helped the Premier League leaders to a 2-1 Champions League win over Napoli.

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Germany ready for last-8 tussle.

German coach Christian Wueck was ecstatic following his boys' 4-0 rout of Colombia and called it their best performance in this edition of the under-17 World Cup."It was our best performance so far in the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Tonight we took it to the next level. We have progressed little by little in the group matches and ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Study links chocolate production to increased deforestation in poor nations.

Every year, more than five million family farms in countries such as Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Indonesia and Brazil produce about four and a half million tons of cocoa beans, according the World Cocoa Foundation. Ghana and the Ivory Coast supply more than 70 percent of the world's cocoa.

- PhysOrg - NL

It's official: Magic Leap adds another $502 million to its war chest.

Magic LeapFlorida-based startup Magic Leap announced on Tuesday that it had raised $502 million in a round of funding led by Singapore's Temasek. The $502 million in capital is in addition to $1.4 billion the company already raised in previous funding rounds from some of Silicon Valley's most prestigious ...

- Business Insider - US

Embraer receives Super Tucano order.

Embraer of Brazil reports it has received an order from an unidentified customer for six A-29 Super Tucano light attack and advanced training aircraft.

- UPI - US

Marcelo: Real Madrid defender accused of tax fraud in Spain.

The Brazilian footballer is the latest in a string of players to be pursued by Spanish authorities.

- BBC - UK

Federal audit freezes Rousseff and Gabrielli assets over losses in refinery purchase.

Brazil's federal audit court ordered a freeze of former President Dilma Rousseff's assets as well as those of José Sérgio Gabrielli, ex-head of state-run oil company Petrobras, over a US$580 million loss in the 2006 purchase of a Texas refinery.

- MercoPress - FK

Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho will end up at Barcelona, says Emile Heskey.

Philippe Coutinho did not join Barcelona in the summer but former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey believes it's only a matter of time before the Brazilian moves to the Nou Camp.

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Brazil's Crusading Judge Passes Corruption Fight to Others.

As Judge Sergio Moro, who has headed the epic Car Wash corruption probe, prepares to finish the work under his jurisdiction, he stressed that success ultimately depends the very politicians who perverted Brazil's political mores to change the laws and prevent their successors from doing the same thing.

- Wall Street Journal - US

New Report Illustrates Why USDA Must Not Allow Chinese Poultry or Brazilian Fresh Meat Imports.

Food & Water WatchIn an audit released October 13, the USDA's Office of the Inspector General once again found that the Food Safety and Inspection Service's inadequate oversight of imported meat and poultry is putting U.S. consumers at risk.

- Common Dreams - US

Mipcom: Amazon-set 'The Brothers' the Latest Among Globo TV's Slate of Event Series

Brazilian media giant Globo TV brings one of its most sumptuous period miniseries, The Brothers' , to the Mipcom confab. Based on Brazilian writer Milton Hatoum's eponymous second novel, the series was adapted by Paris-born screenwriter Maria Camargo, who holds a film degree from Puc-Rio and has a string of film and TV ...

- Variety - US

Mipcom: U.K. And Brazil Lead the Pack of 2017 International Emmy Kids Nominees

CANNES , The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the 2017 International Emmy Kids Awards nominees. The pool of contenders is drawn from 16 different countries, and the winners will receive their awards at April MipTV in Cannes. Leading the pack are Brazil and the U.K. with four nominations ...

- Variety - US

Will jetliner partnership push Boeing closer to Brazil?

As Europe's Airbus and Canada's Bombardier join forces, what does the future hold for the other two established jetliner giants, U.S.-based Boeing and Brazil's Embraer?

- CNNMoney - US

Human malaria spread from monkeys found in Brazil

Region with high-density forest in Rio de Janeiro is the second part of the world to confirm this type of transmission.

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Security camera catches dog peeing on man's back

Sure, he's still a good dog, but he's also kind of a jerk. A man sitting on a curb using his phone in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil had an unexpected run-in with a local stray. The dog sneaks up behind the man, smells him, and then takes a piss right on his back. The man is rightfully upset, and as he chases the dog away, another ...

- Mashable! - US

Brazil soon to evaluate locally developed fast attack vehicle

The Brazilian Army Evaluations Center will trial a pilot batch of the 4x4 Chivunk unarmoured air-transportable fast attack vehicle developed by the Army Technological Center . CAEx later in October will begin a preliminary evaluation of 10 vehicles manufactured between 2013 and 2017 by

- Jane’s - US

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Germany coach unperturbed by possible face-off with Brazil in quarter-final

Germany outclassed Colombia 4-0 in their round of 16 match and in the quarter-finals in Kolkata on 22 October, they meet the winner of the pre-quarter-final match between Brazil and Honduras. The post FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Germany coach unperturbed by possible face-off with Brazil in quarter-final appeared first on ...

- Firstpost - IN

Oi bondholders reject revised restructuring plan

The major creditors of Brazilian operator Oi have reject the revised debt restructuring plan proposed by the company. According to the steering committees of the ad hoc group of Oi bondholders and the International Bondholder Committee, Oi's management and board have put forward a restructuring proposal that "appears to be ...

- Telecompaper - NL

Why is there talk of banning funk music in Brazil?

The persecution of black music in Brazil continues.

- Al Jazeera - QA

New Delhi on par with Sao Paulo as worst megacities for sex attacks on women, poll shows

Five years after the fatal gang rape of a student on a bus in New Delhi, the Indian capital was on Monday paired with Brazil’s Sao Paulo as the world’s worst megacities for sexual violence against women in a poll by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. The December 2012 attack of a 23-year-old woman was a watershed ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Key Maduro Ally in Venezuela Is Linked to Illegal Campaign Gifts

Odebrecht, the Brazilian construction giant that ran a vast bribery scheme in the Americas, made numerous contributions to Venezuelan politicians, a new video shows, in violation of the law.

- International NY Times - US

Brazil's Itaú Unibanco CEO readies for fintech battle

After weathering the country's worst recession, Candido Bracher is looking to expand

- Financial Times - US

Oi's largest creditors demand meeting to renegotiate debt plan

SAO PAULO - A group of bondholders that are Oi SA's largest creditors demanded on Sunday that the company's top executives meet them as soon as possible to renegotiate a debt plan.

- Reuters - US

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Brazil lived up to stature in Group D; defensive North Korea failed to make impact

Brazil landed in India without their most influential player Vinicius Junior but his absence was hardly felt by the team in the group stage. The post FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Brazil lived up to stature in Group D; defensive North Korea failed to make impact appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

The diverse Brazilian cuisine

Mention Brazil and one conjures images of football, samba, bossa-nova, beaches and of course, carnival

- Daily Monitor - UG

Smallscale farmers try to solve Amazon's big problems

In western Brazil's Amazon, the very people tasked with looking after the world's greatest rainforest are themselves wondering if they have a future.

- PhysOrg - NL

BRICS lawmakers eye closer parliamentary cooperation

Senior lawmakers of BRICS countries, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, have agreed to strengthen parliamentary cooperation among them.

- Zee News - IN

BRICS lawmakers eye closer parliamentary cooperation

Moscow, Oct 15 Senior lawmakers of BRICS countries, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, have agreed to strengthen parliamentary cooperation among them. The agreement was reached during a BRICS parliamentary forum held here on Saturday, which was presided over by Zhang Ping, Vice Chairman of the Standing ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Italian fugitive Battisti: Extradition from Brazil 'illegal'

Convicted killer-turned author Cesare Battisti believes his extradition to Italy from Brazil would be illegal and would endanger his life, he told AFP in an interview.

- The Local - IT

Key Maduro Ally in Venezuela Linked to Illegal Campaign Gifts

Odebrecht, the Brazilian construction giant that ran a vast bribery scheme in the Americas, made numerous contributions to Venezuelan politicians, a new video shows, in violation of the law.

- International NY Times - US

Take a Look at “La Dama de Los Cuatro Tupus”

The facial reconstruction work lasted two months and was led by Brazilian 3D designer Cícero Moraes. The Brazilian 3D designer, Cícero Moraes, emphasized that this is the result of the application of new technologies for forensic facial reconstruction. Today the reconstructed face of the so-called “Dama de Los ...

- Peruthisweek - PE

Handgun politics Brazilian style

Far-right nationalist congressman takes aim at crime

- Financial Times - US

Swiss prosecutors will help with 2016 Rio Olympics corruption investigation

Federal prosecutors in Switzerland have agreed to help Brazilian authorities investigating Olympic official Carlos Nuzman, who is suspected of vote-buying in a corruption conspiracy linked to the Rio de Janeiro Games.

- MercoPress - FK

Meirelles optimistic about congressional approval of pensions' reform

Brazilian Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said on Thursday there's a very good chance' that the country's proposed pension reform bill will be approved by the end of the year. Addressing a question-and-answer session at an Institute for International Finance meeting in Washington Meirelles said that it would be simpler ...

- MercoPress - FK

Giant meatpacker owners involved in insider trading could lose plea bargain deal with prosecutors

Brazil's police investigation into insider trading by the owners of the world's largest meatpacker JBS SA has found that they made a profit by taking financial positions before details of their plea bargain deal with prosecutors became public, the head of the probe said on Tuesday.

- MercoPress - FK

Liverpool vs Manchester United: Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Fimino 'okay' for Premier League clash

Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino are fit to face Manchester United despite only arriving back from international duty with Brazil on Thursday.

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Conservation cutbacks put Brazil's Amazon animals at risk

With only 20 officers to cover eight vast Brazilian states, the chelonian program for Brazil's governmental IBAMA environmental agency relies on volunteers to carry out its work in the Amazonas state, a territory bigger than the whole of Peru. But as IBAMA funding has been cut back, some of those volunteers turned to the ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Brazilian Navy up-arms Seahawk helicopter

The Brazilian Navy's HS-1 'Guerreiro' squadron has recently armed its SH-16 Seahawk helicopter with a light door pintle weapon system. The weapon mount from an unidentified origin is armed with the FN Herstal MAG 58M 7.62x51 mm machine gun

- Jane’s - US

Conservation cutbacks put Brazil's Amazon animals at risk

Benedito de Souza scoops back sand hiding a nest of baby giant Amazon River turtles that he had covered over weeks ago to hide from predators. Suddenly exposed, dozens of the tiny reptiles make a run for it.

- PhysOrg - NL

Our Lady of Aparecida's smile gives us hope, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Oct 12, 2017 / 11:39 am .- Pope Francis sent a video message Thursday for the 300th anniversary of the discovery of the statue of Our Lady of Aparecida, whose simple smile, he said, is a source of encouragement even during the most difficult times. “The simple smile of Mary, which we can see in her ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Brazil investors wish for a privatisation carnival

Shares surge in anticipation of wave of asset sales in push to fix budget deficit

- Financial Times - US

Brazil's Deep Cuts To Science Funding Will Lock Country In The Past

Scientists worldwide have watched Brazil's budget cuts in shock. We, too, could see trouble ahead if flat U.S. federal spending without additional corporate funding continues, says Marcelo Gleiser.

- NPR - US

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Brazil look to make it three wins in a row when they face Niger in Group D clash

Brazil have been in sublime form, winning both their encounters against Spain and North Korea to top Group D and make it to the knock-out round. The post FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Brazil look to make it three wins in a row when they face Niger in Group D clash appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Ousted Venezuelan prosecutor leaks Odebrecht bribe video

Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor has leaked a video purporting to show an Odebrecht executive admitting he agreed to pay $35 million toward President Nicolas Maduro's campaign in exchange for prioritizing the Brazilian construction giant's projects.

- FOX News - US

Brazil: Veto Military Trials in Homicide Cases

Expand Soldiers take up a position during an operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. September 22, 2017. © REUTERS – President Michel Temer of Brazil should veto a bill that would shield members of the armed forces accused of unlawful killings of civilians from ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Brazilian central bank insists on the need to limit pension spending

Brazil's lawmakers can't duck their responsibility to pass belt-tightening measures, central bank President Ilan Goldfajn told a Senate hearing in Brasilia this week. Reform proposals, particularly a constitutional amendment to limit pension spending, will help keep inflation low, reduce the structural interest rate and ...

- MercoPress - FK

Brazilian Congress Backs Bill for Troops to Be Tried by Military Court in Civilian Deaths

Troops who are increasingly being pressed into service to fight urban drug gangs will face a military tribunal, rather than a civilian court, if they are accused of killing civilians, under the new legislation.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Surging Brazilian stocks await privatisation booster

Investors anticipate wave of privatisations in push to fix budget deficit

- Financial Times - US

Brazil Olympic Committee chief pens resignation letter from prison

Carlos Nuzman sent his resignation letter as head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee from a prison on Wednesday.He's been held there since last week amid ...

- The Japan Times - JP