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BRICS eye creation of multilateral bank: Brazil


Major emerging market economies will look closer at creating a joint development bank to coordinate their financial power as the world economy falters, Brazilian Trade Minister Fernando Pimentel said

Ronaldinho in Brazil's preliminary Olympic squad


Ronaldinho was on Wednesday named in Brazil coach Mano Menezes' preliminary 52-man squad for the football tournament at this year's London Olympics.

Menezes must whittle the squad down to 35 players

Mass dolphin rescue witnessed off Rio coast


A dramatic video showing 30 beached dolphins being rescued by beachgoers in Brazil has become an internet sensation.

The video shows dolphins appearing out of nowhere and suddenly beaching en masse o

BRICs no less vulnerable to global risks: Report


BRIC countries have not become less vulnerable to global shocks despite their strong economic growth over the past four years, a survey showed on Monday.

Risk consultancy Maplecroft said its Global R

Rio's riotous Carnival reaches dazzling highpoint


Rio's riotous Carnival was in full swing on Monday as top samba schools paraded sumptuous allegorical floats and hundreds of exquisitely costumed performers to a thumping drum beat.

The night parades

Rio high-rises collapse, 19 missing


Nineteen people were missing early on Thursday after three buildings, one of them 20 stories high, collapsed in downtown Rio de Janeiro, injuring five people, authorities said.

The collapse, apparent

Brazil returns 47 tonnes of hospital waste to US

Brazil has returned to the US nearly 47 tonnes of hospital waste that had been intercepted last October in the northeastern state of Pernambuco by customs agents, an official said on Sunday.

The wast

Brazil star Ronaldo says he contracted dengue

Brazilian football icon Ronaldo said on Wednesday on his Twitter account that he has contracted dengue fever.

"I am convalescing. I was discharged last night. Now I have to rest to recover quickly,"

FIFA raises 2014 World Cup concerns with Brazil


FIFA president Sepp Blatter will meet Brazil's government representatives here on Saturday to discuss concerns about the preparations for the 2014 World Cup.

FIFA officials have raised fears that the

Brazil says Amazon deforestation down to lowest level


Brazil said on Monday that the pace of deforestation in its Amazon region fell to its lowest level since authorities began monitoring the world's largest tropical rainforest.

The head of the National

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