BRAZIL

  • Have asked legislators to repay dues incurred on Brazil junket: Goa CM December 12, 2014

    Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said that he had told the legislators to pay the dues. "Not aware about 3 reminders, joined government last month," said Parsekar. ...
  • Goa Minister, 3 MLAs yet to repay Rs 12 lakh each for Brazil junket during 2014 football World Cup December 12, 2014

    Panaji: Six months after three Goa MLAs and one minister had gone on a junket to Brazil for the football World Cup, they are yet to repay their dues to the Sports Authority of Goa. Sports Authority of Goa has claimed that they have sent three reminders till now to...
  • Pele well enough to leave clinic, says didn't fear death December 10, 2014

    Sao Paulo: A beaming Pele was discharged from a Sao Paulo clinic on Wednesday, joking about plans to play in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics after recovering from a kidney complaint that left him in intensive care. The Brazilian football legend's health had left the soccer-mad nation on tenterhooks since...
  • Brazil soccer legend Pele to leave hospital on Tuesday December 9, 2014

    Brazilian soccer legend Pele has overcome a urinary tract infection and will be discharged from the hospital where he had kidney stones removed three weeks ago, his doctors said on Monday. "Considering his good recovery, the medical team programmed his release for tomorrow," the doctors at Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein hospital...
  • Pele records message from hospital thanking fans December 5, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Pele has recorded a video message from his hospital room to thank his fans around the world for praying for him while he underwent treatment for a urinary tract infection. Pele said in the video posted on Friday on his Twitter and Facebook accounts that he is "doing fine"...
  • Stoppard called 'greatest living playwright' at London Theatre Awards December 1, 2014

    London: Tom Stoppard was given a special award as "the greatest living playwright" on Sunday at the 60th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards in recognition of more than a half century of work that has won him an Academy Award and four Tony Awards. The 77-year-old Czech-born author, whose plays include...
  • Neymar will be the world's best, says Brazilian Ronaldo December 1, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Brazil football great Ronaldo said that the country's national team lacked talent, but "it is just a matter of time" before Barcelona star Neymar becomes the "world's best player". "Cristiano Ronaldo and (Lionel) Messi are the best right now, but Neymar has come a long way. The move to...
  • Rubens Barrichello wins stock car title in Brazil December 1, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Former Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello has won his first stock car title in Brazil. The 42-year-old Brazilian finished third in Sunday's season-ending race in Curitiba to secure the title in his second full season in the series. Barrichello finished eighth in the drivers' standings last season. It was Barrichello's...
  • Watch: Mark Webber survives horror crash in Brazil December 1, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Mark Webber was undergoing medical checks Sunday after a horrific crash during the final race of the World Endurance Championship in Brazil. The Australian's Porsche collided with Matteo Cressoni's Ferrari before slamming into a wall at Sao Paulo's Interlagos circuit, Xinhua reported. At the time of the incident, Webber was...
  • Brazil soccer legend Pele taken off dialysis: Hospital November 30, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Brazil legend Pele was taken off intensive kidney treatment on Sunday and his condition was improving, said the Sao Paulo hospital that is treating him. "Renal assistance was suspended (until Monday), when we will again evaluate the need for it," read a statement from the Albert Einstein Hospital. The 74-year-old...
  • Brazilian legend Pele responding well to treatment November 29, 2014

    Sao Paulo: A Brazilian hospital says soccer great Pele isn't showing signs of the urinary tract infection that prompted his hospitalization this week. The Albert Einstein hospital says the 74-year-old Pele is improving, but remains in an intensive care unit and is undergoing kidney treatment. The hospital's statement Saturday said there has...
  • Brazil soccer legend Pele says 'nothing serious' with him November 28, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Brazilian great Pele says he is not seriously ill, easing fears Thursday that his health deteriorated even though a hospital said he was in special care and undergoing renal support treatment. The 74-year-old Pele used his official Twitter account to deny widespread reports that said his condition worsened and...
  • Brazil legend Pele in special care as condition worsens November 27, 2014

    Brazil football legend Pele has been taken to a special care unit in a Sao Paulo hospital as his condition has worsened. The 74-year-old was admitted to Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo on Monday with a urinary infection. He underwent surgery for kidney stones on 13 November. The Albert Einstein...
  • Pele hospitalised for second time in a month November 25, 2014

    Three-times World Cup winner Pele was taken to hospital on Monday with an urinary infection, local media have reported, the second time this month he has been admitted for medical treatment. The 74-year old former Brazil player was admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo but officials there released...
  • Brazilian teen breaks his own speed-texting world record November 23, 2014

    Washington: A 17-year-old Brazilian boy has broken his own Guinness World record for the fastest texting on a smartphone touch screen, typing a 25-word message in just 17 seconds. Marcel Fernandes Filho had broken the world record for the fastest time to type a text message on a touch screen mobile...
  • Soccer legend Pele's son arrested in money laundering case November 19, 2014

    Sao Paulo: The 44-year-old son of soccer legend Pele was arrested in Brazil after losing an appeal in a money laundering case involving a drug gang. Edson Cholbi do Nascimento, known as Edinho, had been convicted earlier this year and sentenced to 33 years in prison for laundering money for the...
  • Firmino strike gives Brazil sixth straight win under Dunga November 19, 2014

    Brazil chalked up their sixth successive win since Dunga replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari as coach following the World Cup when they beat Austria 2-1 with a stunning late drive by Roberto Firmino on Tuesday. Germany-based Firmino fired home from 25 metres in the 83rd minute of the friendly to give Brazil...
  • Neymar on track to surpass Messi: Romario November 18, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian striker Neymar is on track to surpass Argentine goal-poacher Lionel Messi in football's list of all-time greats, according to former Barcelona and Brazilian star Romario. Now a senator in Brazil, Romario predicted the 22-year-old would remain at the top until at least his mid-30s, reports Xinhua. "He has...
  • Brazil's Thiago Silva hits out at Neymar, coach after losing captaincy November 17, 2014

    Defender Thiago Silva has criticised Brazil coach Dunga and star player Neymar after claiming neither of them told him he was no longer Brazil captain. "He never came to talk to me," Thiago Silva said of Neymar, the Barcelona striker who was made captain by coach Dunga after the World Cup. "I...
  • Neymar shines as Brazil crush Turkey 4-0 November 13, 2014

    Neymar scored twice as Brazil continued their winning run under new head coach Dunga with a 4-0 victory against Turkey in a friendly in Istanbul on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Barcelona forward also provided an assist to add to his brace and was aided by a brilliant performance by Chelsea winger Willian. Neymar...
  • Brazil midfielder Oscar signs new deal at Chelsea November 10, 2014

    London: Brazil midfielder Oscar has signed a new contract at Chelsea that will keep him at the Premier League club until 2019. Oscar joined Chelsea from Brazilian team Internacional in 2012. The 23-year-old Oscar says "I am so happy because I love playing for Chelsea and living in England. I have enjoyed...
  • Leftist Dilma Rousseff narrowly wins second term in Brazil October 27, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Brazil's leftist President Dilma Rousseff narrowly won re-election on Sunday after convincing voters that her party's strong record of reducing poverty over the last 12 years was more important than a recent economic slump. After one of the closest, most divisive campaigns in Brazil in decades, Rousseff won 51.6...
  • I'm now showing Brazil form with Barcelona, says Neymar October 20, 2014

    Neymar is reproducing his Brazil form with Barcelona because the forward said on Monday that he was now feeling more relaxed. Neymar had a difficult first 2013-14 season in Spain with injuries and turmoil over his transfer fee, which was initially said to be worth 57.1 million euros ($72.92 million) by...
  • Dunga delights in Brazil flexibility and brilliant Neymar October 14, 2014

    Singapore: Brazil coach Dunga has made a perfect start to his second stint in charge of the national side and on Tuesday's friendly win over Japan offered him plenty of reasons to feel that July's World Cup nightmare could soon be forgotten. As hosts, Felipe Scolari's side bullied their way...
  • Neymar scores all 4 as Brazil beat Japan 4-0 October 14, 2014

    Singapore: Neymar scored all four goals on Tuesday to give Brazil a 4-0 victory over Japan in a friendly match. Playing at a neutral venue in Singapore, the Barcelona striker gave his team the lead in the 18th minute after running onto a through ball from Diego Tardelli. He got his second...
  • Diego Tardelli nets twice as Brazil beat Argentina 2-0 October 11, 2014

    Beijing: Lionel Messi had a penalty saved as Brazil continued their defensive rehabilitation under returning coach Dunga with a morale-boosting 2-0 win over old adversaries Argentina in a feisty friendly on Saturday. Atletico Mineiro striker Diego Tardelli scored once in each half, his first goals for Brazil, as former skipper Dunga...
  • Brazil's Dilma Rousseff, Aecio Neves race for support in election runoff October 7, 2014

    Sao Paulo: A tight runoff campaign for Brazil's presidency kicked off on Monday with leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff and pro-business rival Aecio Neves racing to win over supporters of the third-placed candidate after she was knocked out of the election. Neves, a centrist senator who had been widely written off until...
  • Kaka returns to Brazil national team October 4, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Kaka is back with Brazil's national team after an absence of more than 18 months. Coach Dunga on Friday called up the playmaker to replace injured Cruzeiro midfielder Ricardo Goulart for the match against Argentina on October 11 in Beijing and against Japan on October 14 in Singapore. The 32-year-old...
  • Nepal Prime Minister backs India's bid for permanent seat on UN Security Council September 27, 2014

    United Nations: Nepal gave its backing on Friday for India's bid for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council, saying it was needed to reflect the changed times and make it more effective. Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala told the UN General Assembly on Friday that the UN, including the...