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6,00,000 people succumb to COVID-19 globally

While the U.S. leads global infections, South Africa now ranks as the fifth worst-hit country in the pandemic with 350,879 cases

19 Jul 2020 12:39 PM

Blow to Facebook as Brazil suspends WhatsApp digital payments just a week after launch

Brazil’s central bank said the payments platform was anti-competitive and there were concerns over data privacy.

24 Jun 2020 6:06 PM

Coronavirus cases surge in US, but slow in China, South Korea

World Health Organization reported largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases, at more than 183,000 new cases in the latest 24 hours

22 Jun 2020 1:27 PM

North and South America currently have 4 of the 10 worst hit countries in the world

The disease is 'highly active in Central and South America, says WHO's emergency expert, highlighting problems in Brazil and Mexico

13 Jun 2020 11:17 AM

White House bans travel from Brazil

Trump had already banned travellers from China, Europe, the United Kingdom and Ireland and, to a lesser extent, Iran, but not Russia

25 May 2020 9:03 AM

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Global coronavirus cases surpass 5 million with over 3,26,000 deaths

Latin America accounted for around a third of the 91,000 cases reported earlier this week

21 May 2020 1:32 PM

Brazil and Mexico report record surge in coronavirus cases

Leaders of both countries receive criticism for intensified attempts to reopen their economies

15 May 2020 11:56 AM

BRICS' new development bank provides $1 billion loan to India to fight pandemic

The 'Emergency Assistance Program Loan' to India was approved by the NDB Board of Directors on 30 April

13 May 2020 1:30 PM

Brazil's coronavirus death toll breaches 5K mark

Experts believe the overall number of COVID-19 cases could be 12 to 15 times higher.

29 Apr 2020 9:47 AM

Under Bolsonaro, Brazil emerges as major Covid-19 hotspot

The development comes amid President Jair Bolsonaro's insistence that it is just a "little flu''.

28 Apr 2020 9:40 AM

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Governments across globe under pressure to control covid19 economic damage

Governments face pressure to reopen factories, shops, travel and public activities

19 Apr 2020 12:42 PM

Brazil yet to face worst of the oil spills on beaches

Brazil's Bolsonaro says 'worst is yet to come' on oil spill.

04 Nov 2019 10:41 AM

How highways in Brazil are paving way for future

Brazil highways drive Amazon development and destruction.

09 Oct 2019 3:27 PM

Fires still erupting in Amazon; number of blazes in Brazil up 45 pc from 2018

The Amazon is considered particularly important for its absorption of heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

12 Sep 2019 2:05 PM

Amazon nations meet in indigenous hut at Colombia over forest protection

The summit took place in wake of an international outcry over raging fires that have devastated swaths of Amazon in Brazil and Bolivia.

07 Sep 2019 12:02 PM

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Son of Brazil legend Cafu dies after suspected heart attack while playing football

Danilo was soon rushed to the hospital but despite best efforts from the doctors, he passed away.

05 Sep 2019 6:08 PM

Brazil President Bolsonaro fuels spat with Europe, fires soar

This year's total is the highest since 2010 when 132,106 fires were detected across the country.

31 Aug 2019 3:05 PM

Bolsonaro says, 'Amazon nations should decide region's future'

On Wednesday, Bolsonaro said Germany and France had tried to 'buy' Brazil's sovereignty.

29 Aug 2019 12:00 PM

Why the world, and not just Brazil, should care about ravaging Amazon fires

Eight out of nine Amazon states have seen an increase, with the largest state of Amazonas seeing a 146 per cent rise.

26 Aug 2019 9:27 AM

G7 leaders vow to help Brazil fight Amazon fires, repair damage

Merkel noted that Bolsonaro is putting 'significant forces' into the effort to save the rainforest.

26 Aug 2019 8:43 AM

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