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Dam collapse in Brazil kills 9 people, around 300 missing

Seven bodies were recovered Friday hours after the disaster, which saw a torrent of mud break through the disused dam.

26 Jan 2019 12:31 PM

Venezuela's Maduro brands Brazil's Bolsonaro a 'modern Hitler'

He and Bolsonaro have been exchanging barbs since the Brazilian won elections at the end of last year

15 Jan 2019 12:43 PM

I have an ocean of opportunities awaiting me: Manushi Chillar

Chillar has mixed emotions about life-changing journey she has been on, says year has seen her growing and evolving as person.

19 Nov 2018 4:29 PM

Worrying signs from Brazil

Incendiary comments like calling for opponents to be shot may have stemmed from a stabbing attempt during the campaign that almost killed him.

31 Oct 2018 12:15 AM

Facebook's WhatsApp says no plan to lift forwarding limit in Brazil

Brazil’s leading presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, complained that WhatsApp had limited the reach of forwarded messages.

24 Oct 2018 9:23 AM


Facebook shuts accounts of marketing group in Brazil election

The newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo said RFA was the main network of support for Jair Bolsonaro on the internet.

23 Oct 2018 8:18 AM

Facebook's WhatsApp flooded with fake news in Brazil election

Facebook has touted efforts to crack down on misinformation on its main platform ahead of the Oct. 28 presidential run-off.

22 Oct 2018 7:39 AM

WhatsApp tells companies to stop spam amid Brazil elections

The company framed the move as part of its larger efforts to combat the spread of false information.

20 Oct 2018 2:57 PM

Skull of ancient human found in burned Brazilian museum

The skull, though damaged, was protected by a cabinet that fell over the glass box it was encased in.

20 Oct 2018 12:05 PM

Brazil election battle rages over Facebook's WhatsApp

The recriminations highlight the outsized political role of WhatsApp in the election in Brazil.

20 Oct 2018 10:17 AM


Newborn baby gets stung 7 times by deadly scorpion, survives

Medical staff in Brazil found the yellow scorpion, considered Brazil's deadliest, attached to the child's umbilical cord.

25 Sep 2018 11:08 AM

Brazil space station opens for small satellite business

Space cooperation between the United States and Brazil took a big step forward when they signed a SSA agreement.

15 Sep 2018 8:13 AM

Dad 'high on drugs' shoots and kills his six-month-old baby as wife refused him sex

Man in question was arrested and charged with killing his child after arguing with his 20-year-old wife, in Brazil.

13 Sep 2018 7:24 PM

India to surpass Brazil as top sugar producer, eyes bigger export share

Total supplies would be around 45 million tonnes against local demand of 25.5 million tonnes.

06 Sep 2018 8:26 AM

Fire rages through Rio museum, 200 years of knowledge ‘lost’

Esteemed National Museum in northern Rio, which houses artefacts from Egypt, Greco-Roman art and some of the first fossils found in Brazil.

03 Sep 2018 9:12 AM


A whole new world: New drone shots show isolated Amazonian tribe in Brazil

The agency has been studying the community in the images for years, but this was the first time it was able to catch it on camera.

23 Aug 2018 8:13 AM

Family abandons 64-yr-old auntie in cold as they can't afford to look after her

Relatives could face up to three years in prison after distressing video emerged showing them allegedly abandoning her outside care home.

21 Jul 2018 1:52 PM

Many animals are shifting from day to night to avoid people

Even if people think that we’re not deliberately trying to impact animals, we probably are without knowing it.

15 Jun 2018 5:07 PM

Here's which team you should bet to win World Cup 2018, according to science

According to more than million simulations of tournament, Brazil, five-time winners, are favourites to lift coveted trophy on July 15.

13 Jun 2018 6:16 PM

Global warming will make veggies harder to find: study

Researchers confirmed prior studies that showed global warming would likely cut back on corn growth.

12 Jun 2018 12:58 PM