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World Bank lends $485 mn to Brazil

Washington: The World Bank said on Tuesday that it would lend Brazil $485 million for rebuilding and disaster prevention efforts following devastating mudslides that killed more than 700 people.


Brazil: Flood death exceeds 650

Rio de Janeiro: The number of dead in flooding and mudslides in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro has reached 652.

The disaster has affected the mountainous area of the state, and worst hit are t

Brazil's first female prez sworn in

Brasilia: Dilma Rousseff took over as Brazil's first female president on Saturday with pledges to build on the policies of her hugely popular predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

The 63-year-old di

37 killed in Brazil drug raids

Sao Paulo: At least 37 people were killed, over 100 arrested and over 500 weapons and 34 tonnes of drugs seized in operations against drug gangs in two slums in Rio de Janeiro, police said.

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Brazil crackdown on drugs begins

Reuters: Armoured cars rolled through smoke-filled streets in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday as police battled slum-based drug gangs for a fifth consecutive day in the city slated to host the 2016 Olympic

21 dead in four days of Brazil drug clashes: official

At least 21 people have been killed and 153 arrested in four days of clashes between drug gangs and Brazilian security forces in Rio de Janeiro, the police said.

F1 champ Button escapes attack


Brasilia: Formula One world champion Jenson Button has escaped unhurt from an attempted armed attack as he was driven away from the Brazilian Grand Prix circuit in Sao Paulo on Saturday, according to

Ex-guerrilla to be Brazil's first female president

A former Marxist guerrilla who was tortured and imprisoned during Brazil's long dictatorship was elected as president of Latin America's biggest nation, a country in the midst of an economic and polit

India retains 2nd rank in sending spam, US leads: Report

India has retained its second position in originating spam, accounting for about 12.55 per cent of the global junk mails sent in July, even after reducing the number of mails sent, says a study.


Brazil hotseat goes to Menezes: Confederation

Rio De Janeiro, July 24: The Brazilian Football Confederation said Saturday they had offered Corinthians' coach Mano Menezes the chance to succeed Dunga as national coach.

Menezes moved into the fram

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