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Brazilian astronomer detects large space rock hitting Jupiter

A Brazilian astronomer detected an impact event on Jupiter and captured it on camera through his telescope. The detection is confirmed by at least seven more independent observations. On the evening of Monday, September 13, Pereira was observing Jupiter through his 10-inch Newtonian telescope at home. The sky that evening was cloudy and not ideal […]

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Brazilian football great Pele ‘stable’ but re-enters ICU, hospital says

Brazil soccer legend Pele is in a “stable” condition after “respiratory instability” early on Friday led to him being admitted to an intensive care unit, Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein hospital said in a statement. The 80-year-old had surgery to remove a tumour from his colon earlier this month and was released from intensive care on […]

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Brazil: Jair Bolsonaro hold huge fan rally as tussle escalates with judiciary

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro got a rousing reception from tens of thousands of people gathered in the capital on Tuesday in a show of support for the country’s leader who is embroiled in a fierce fight with the Supreme Court. “We will no longer accept that any authority, using force, goes above the constitution,” Bolsonaro […]

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Brazil: Jair Bolsonaro signs decree to limit powers of tech giants from removing accounts and content

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has signed a decree aimed at restricting the powers of social media companies to remove accounts and content. Mr Bolsonaro said a change of regulations was needed to combat the “arbitrary removal” of profiles. He said the new legislation would help protect freedom of speech. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Twitter and […]

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Brazil v Argentina’s World Cup qualifier abandoned after health officials raid game, accuse visiting side of breaching Covid-19 quarantine

Brazil and Argentina’s World Cup qualifier was abandoned just minutes after kick-off on Sunday after Brazilian health officials objected to the participation of three Argentine players they believe broke quarantine rules. The visitors walked off the pitch at the Corinthians Arena after the officials came out to stop the game. The dramatic intervention came hours […]

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Venomous Brazilian snake maybe key tool towards first possible Covid-19 drug, study finds

The molecules in the venom of a type of snake blocked coronavirus reproduction in monkey cells, a possible first step toward a drug to combat the virus causing Covid-19. A study published in the scientific journal Molecules this month found that the molecule produced by the jararacussu pit viper inhibited the virus’s ability to multiply […]

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Brazil: Thieves tie hostages to getaway vehicles after looting banks

Thieves strapped hostages to the top of their getaway vehicles after looting  a bank in the southern Brazilian city of Araçatuba. Police said that at least three people were killed, among them one suspect. Officials said more than 20 people took part in the heist, blocking off roads with burning vehicles and placing explosive devices […]

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Brazilian wife of Greek ambassador sentenced to 31 years in prison over his murder

A Brazilian woman was sentenced to 31 years in jail for plotting to kill her husband, the former Greek ambassador of Brazil. In 2016, Kyriakos Amiridis’ charred remains were found in the boot of a burnt-out car in Rio de Janeiro. His wife Françoise de Souza Oliveira had been having an affair with a military […]

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Indigenous organisation in Brazil ask International Criminal Court to investigate Bolsonaro for ‘genocide’ and ‘ecocide’

An Indigenous organisation in Brazil has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro for “genocide” and “ecocide”, accusing him of persecuting native peoples and destroying their homelands. The Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB) alleged in a case filed with the Hague-based court on Monday that the far-right president […]

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‘I can’t wait to get back to work .. get Brazil moving’: President Bolsonaro from hospital

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro could be discharged in the coming days, the Vila Nova Star hospital said where he is being treated. Mr Bolsonaro has been in the hospital since Wednesday after being diagnosed with an obstructed intestine. In a statement on Saturday, the hospital said Bolsonaro will be offered a diet of soups and […]

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Jair Bolsonaro transferred to Sao Paulo, may need emergency surgery to end hiccup bouts

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was transferred to a hospital in Sao Paulo for additional tests to determine whether he needs emergency surgery or not, Brazil’s Special Secretariat for Social Communication said. Local media had earlier reported Bolsonaro felt abdominal pain and was admitted to a hospital in Brasilia to investigate the cause of persistent hiccups, […]

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Brazil: Jair Bolsonaro hospitalised to identify cause of chronic hiccups

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was hospitalized on Wednesday to identify the cause of chronic hiccups, the president’s office said. This is the latest health scare for the far-right leader who was stabbed in the gut on the campaign trail in 2018. Bolsonaro, 66, went to the military hospital in Brasilia and is expected to be […]