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Former Brazil football captain Socrates dies at 57

Former Brazil World Cup captain Socrates died in hospital on Sunday, Brazilian media reported citing hospital sources. He was 57.

Socrates was interned in the Albert Einstein Israeli Hospital in Sao

Here come the brides, Brazilian-style

More than 40 would-be brides, and some former ones got dolled up in white just for fun Sunday, joining a bridal parade being held for the first time in Brazil.

"I don't think there is any woman who d

Kidnap victim freed after scrawling note on toilet paper

A woman kidnapped from her Sao Paulo home 10 days ago was rescued after scrawling a note on toilet paper and tossing it out a window, Brazilian police said Monday.

"I am kidnapped," the 30-year-old c

Angolan beauty wins Miss Universe crown


Angola's Leila Lopes became the new Miss Universe on Monday, edging out beauties from Ukraine, Brazil, the Philippines and China in the final as the pageant marked its 60th anniversary.

Statuesque Lo

Football: 2014 World Cup gets June 12-July 13 date


The 2014 World Cup in Brazil will take place between June 12 and July 13, FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke announced in Rio on Wednesday.

"The World Cup in 2014 will start on June 12 and finish o

Brazil trafficker fingered thanks to birth defect

You could say his fingerprints, all 12 of them were all over the crime.

An accused drug-trafficker was nabbed by police in Brazil's southern state of Santa Catarina after they confirmed his identity

El Fenomeno' Ronaldo announces retirement from football

Brazil legend Ronaldo, whose goals helped his country win two World Cups, has hauled his aching limbs onto the pitch for the last time and will announce his retirement on Monday, Brazilian media said.

Transsexual Lea T. ready to take Brazil fashion by storm


Despite the arrival of some of the biggest names in the fashion and entertainment world, all eyes at the Winter 2011 fashion week that kicks off here on Friday are a new runway star: transsexual model

Ronaldo considers early retirement

Brazilian striker Ronaldo has said that he would consider ending his career in December and not — as originally planned — in 2011.

UNESCO adds 5 sites to the World Heritage List

UNESCO added five cultural sites to its World Heritage List on Sunday, including the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long-Hanoi in Vietnam. The citadel, built in the 11th century by the Viet Dynasty, became the 900th site listed as a World Heritage Property.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.