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US needs Space Force to counter Russia, China: James Mattis

Mattis' comments came days after Mike Pence announced ambitious plans to create a sixth, separate US military warfighting service by 2020.

15 Aug 2018 12:38 PM

'Nobel of Mathematics' stolen from winner soon after receiving it

Caucher Birkar, a Kurdish refugee teaching at Cambridge University, won the Fields Medal, often called the ‘Nobel Prize of mathematics'.

02 Aug 2018 3:52 PM

Brazil may ban all abortions even in cases of rape victims, danger to mother's life

Abortion is illegal in Brazil, home to the world's largest Catholic community, except when pregnancy is due to rape.

22 Nov 2017 5:10 PM

I am thief, loser: Tattoo artist filmed scribing teen’s forehead for stealing bicycle

The video was filmed by artist’s friend Ronildo Moreira de Araujo while Wesley was seen scribing teens forehead.

12 Jun 2017 9:25 PM

Brazilian musicians arrange protest concert demanding new president

They demanded an early vote, if Temer resigns or is forced out, rather than letting Congress choose his replacement.

29 May 2017 1:08 PM


Brazilian President Michel Temer refuses to resign over corruption charges

The Supreme Federal Tribunal opened an investigation into the accusations and lifted the seal on the recording.

19 May 2017 12:06 PM

Brazil: Footballer gets 22-yr jail for conspiring partner's murder, feeding body to dog

Police believed De Souza had planned her abduction and murder along with eight others.

26 Apr 2017 8:18 PM

Greek envoy to Brazil killed by wife’s cop lover

Amiridis’s charred body was found Thursday in Rio in his burned-out rental car.

01 Jan 2017 6:50 AM

Greek ambassador to Brazil murdered by wife's cop lover: police

Amiridis's charred body was found Thursday in Rio in his burned-out rental car, a day after his wife declared him missing.

31 Dec 2016 9:10 AM

Brazil pays tribute to ‘eternal captain’

People pay their last respects to Brazil’s 1970 World Cup winning football team skipper, Carlos Alberto Torres, at the Irajá cemetery in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday. Alberto died on Tuesday aged 72. (Photo: AFP )

28 Oct 2016 1:35 AM


8 dead in fresh Brazil prison riot

Eight inmates were killed and burned on Monday in a fresh prison riot in Brazil, police said, a day after clashes between rival factions in another jail left 25 detainees dead.

18 Oct 2016 7:00 AM

Paralympics stages final show in shadow of tragedy

USA’s Regas Woods competes in the men’s long jump T42 final at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday. (Photo: AFP)

19 Sep 2016 12:14 AM

Oscar Pistorius is gone, so who’s next Paralympic superstar

Oscar Pistorius is gone and so far there’s been no replacement for the first athlete to compete in both the Paralympics and Olympics. But it’s probably only a matter of time.

17 Sep 2016 2:18 AM

Dwarfs stand tall at Paralympic Games

Dwarfs at the Rio Paralympics are getting the big stage they say they deserve.

15 Sep 2016 11:21 PM

Paralympic Games: Golden return for Devendra Jhajharia

Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia scripted history by becoming the first Indian to clinch two gold medals at the Paralympic Games, after he broke his own world record to clinch top honours here.

15 Sep 2016 1:11 AM


I dared to dream, says Deepa Malik

The first Indian woman to clinch a Paralympic medal, Deepa Malik says her F-53 shot put silver is a result of being daring enough to dream.

14 Sep 2016 7:13 AM

Deepa Malik scripts history, is first indian woman to bag paralympic medal

India’s Deepa Malik on Monday created history by becoming the country’s first-ever woman athlete to win a medal at the Paralympic Games when she bagged a silver in the shotput F-53 event here.

13 Sep 2016 5:41 AM

Rio 2016 Paralympics: Brazilian city takes centre stage as Paralympic Games begin

Brazilian Paralympic swimmer Clodoaldo Silva lights the cauldron during the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games. (Photo: AFP)

09 Sep 2016 2:27 AM

Rio cops charge Ryan Lochte over lies

Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

27 Aug 2016 2:13 AM

Redemption for Neymar

Just two weeks ago Neymar’s commitment to the Olympic team was questioned by Brazil’s fans.

27 Aug 2016 1:36 AM