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  • Brazilian star Ronaldinho in talks with ISL's Chennai Titans: report 5 days ago

    The Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Chennai Titans are in talks to bring on board the star Brazilian striker and former FIFA World Player of the Year, Ronaldinho. According to a report in The Hindu, the Brazilian superstar has been approached by the Chennai team. The player's brother, Roberto de Assis,...
  • 3 beheaded in southern Brazil prison riot August 25, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Three prisoners were beheaded and at least five other people were injured in a riot that erupted in a southern Brazilian prison, authorities said. Inmates of the prison in the city of Cascavel, took at least two agents and several other inmates hostage in the uprising, said military...
  • Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar joins Benfica August 20, 2014

    Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar has joined Benfica where he will attempt to revive his career after an unhappy last season and a disappointing World Cup. The Portuguese champions, who recently sold first-choice goalkeeper Jan Oblak to Atletico Madrid, confirmed on their website that the 34-year-old had signed a two-year contract. Julio...
  • Silva could win Brazil vote after running mate's death: Poll August 19, 2014

    Brasilia: Environmentalist Marina Silva could unseat incumbent Dilma Rousseff in Brazil's presidential elections in October, a poll found on Monday, reflecting an altered political landscape since Silva's running mate was killed in a plane crash. Silva, a 56-year-old former environment minister, has moved into second place ahead of the October 5...
  • Brazil presidential candidate Campos dies in jet crash in Santos August 13, 2014

    Santos: Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, a contender to unseat President Dilma Rousseff in October, died on Wednesday when his jet crashed into a residential area, media network Globo said. Campos, a socialist who has been running third in the polls, was on board a jet that crashed into a...
  • Neymar returns to training after back injury August 6, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona says Brazil striker Neymar has returned to training after passing a medical exam as he continues his recovery from a fractured vertebra. Neymar fractured a vertebra in his back after a collision with Colombian defender Juan Camilo Zuniga during the World Cup quarter-finals last month. The Brazilian striker trained away...
  • I need a hug, says Scolari on Gremio return July 31, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Luiz Felipe Scolari said he needed a hug and some affection as the former Brazil coach returned on Wednesday to his favourite club Gremio after an 18-year absence. Scolari has endured three miserable weeks after his Brazil side crashed to an unprecedented 7-1 defeat by Germany in front...
  • India votes in support of UNHRC resolution on Gaza July 24, 2014

    Geneva: India along with BRICS countries on Wednesday voted in support of a UN Human Rights Council resolution to launch a probe into Israel's offensive on Gaza. India joined Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa to vote for a Palestinian-drafted resolution on "Ensuring Respect for international law in The Occupied...
  • New Brazil coach Dunga promises organisation, planning July 23, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil's 1994 World Cup-winning captain Dunga has vowed to instill "organisation and planning" in the country's national team after being appointed Selecao coach for a second time. The 50-year-old on Tuesday replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned last week following Brazil's failure to reach the World Cup final...
  • Dunga succeeds Scolari as Brazil manager July 22, 2014

    Brazil named Dunga as their manager for the second time on Tuesday, two weeks after they were hammered 7-1 by Germany in the World Cup semi-finals which led to the resignation of former coach Luiz Felipe Scolari. The 50-year-old Dunga, who captained Brazil to their fourth world title in 1994, was...
  • Brazil to name Dunga as coach: reports July 22, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: Brazil are set to name their new national team coach, with reports suggesting Carlos Dunga is likely to return to the post. Brazil will announce a coach on Tuesday to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned after Brazil failed to win the World Cup - eliminated in a...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broaha's take on Modi's Brazil visit July 20, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Brazil to attend a summit meeting of the BRICS nations that will address regional crises and security threats to restore a climate of peace while advancing global economic stability. ...
  • Dunga is favourite to coach Brazil's football team: sources July 19, 2014

    Rio de Janerio: Former World Cup winning captain Dunga is the favorite on a short list of candidates to coach Brazil's national soccer team, two sources with direct knowledge of the situation said on Friday. Dunga, whose real name is Carlos Bledorn Verri, previously coached Brazil from 2006 to 2010, where...
  • IMF congratulates BRICS for new fund, offers help July 17, 2014

    Brasilia: The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday congratulated the five BRICS countries for creating a new reserves fund that intends to challenge Western dominance in the global lender. The IMF's managing director, Christine Lagarde, said the lender would like to work with the BRICS in the new fund, which pools together...
  • Chouhan lauds BRICS bank, calls it a matter of pride for India July 16, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed happiness over India getting the opportunity to become the first president of the proposed BRICS Development Bank. "A moment of pride for India on becoming the first President of The New Development Bank of BRICS," Chouhan said in a tweet. In another tweet, Chouhan...
  • Brazilian rest home for the elderly may be home to the world's oldest person who was still alive when Brazil had an emperor! July 16, 2014

    A Brazilian rest home for the elderly believes it may be home to the world's oldest person, a former agricultural laborer born in a runaway slave community, who is identified in documents stating he was born 126 years ago at a time when Brazil still had an emperor. A birth certificate...
  • BRICS to set up $100 billion development bank, first President to be from India July 16, 2014

    Fortaleza: In a major victory for India, the agreement on the much anticipated 100 billion dollars BRICS Development Bank has been sealed. The BRICS Summit on Tuesday decided to establish the new development bank with an initial authorised capital of USD 100 billion for which the initial subscribed capital will...
  • BRICS Summit: PM Modi talks tough on terror, calls for zero tolerance towards it July 16, 2014

    Fortaleza: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed BRICS leaders on combating terror. Speaking at the Summit in Fortaleza, PM Modi called for a concentrated effort to curb terrorism. Talking tough on terror PM Modi said, "Due to different yardsticks the international community has not been able to combat terror...
  • Collective pressure on states needed to deny sanctuaries to terrorists: Modi July 15, 2014

    Fortaleza: Deprecating the "different yardsticks" in dealing with global terrorism which has assumed war-like proportions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said collective pressure should be put on states to deny sanctuaries and support to terrorists, a statement seen as a veiled reference to India's neighbourhood. In his first multilateral engagement...
  • PM Modi pitches for 'zero tolerance' towards terror July 15, 2014

    Fortaleza: Pitching for 'zero tolerance" against terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday told leaders of five-nation grouping BRICS that the "choices" they make now will shape the future of the world at large. Addressing the summit of Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa here, he noted that the region stretching from Afghanistan to Africa...
  • Negotiations to launch new BRICS bank at impasse - sources July 15, 2014

    Fortaleza/ Brazil: Hours before launching a joint development bank to challenge Western dominance over global finances, the BRICS emerging market nations on Tuesday had still not agreed on where the new lender will be headquartered, senior officials involved in the talks told Reuters. Leaders of the five BRICS countries were expected...
  • News 360: Centre strongly disapproves of Vaidik's meeting with Hafiz Saeed July 15, 2014

    With the increasing pressure from the opposition, the government has been forced to clarify its stand on yoga teacher Ramdev's close aide Ved Pratap Vaidik's meeting with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Lahore. The government has fielded its senior ministers in both the Houses of Parliament as the issue disrupted...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazil symbolically hands over World Cup to Russia July 15, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Sunday symbolically handed over the World Cup to Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, whose country will host the 2018 tournament. The two leaders were joined by FIFA president Sepp Blatter for the ceremony inside the legendary Maracana Stadium before the Germany-Argentina final in Rio...
  • BRICS Summit: PM Modi meets Russian President Vladimir Putin July 15, 2014

    Fortaleza: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Fortaleza in Brazil. He will also be meeting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and South African leader Jacob Zuma. The first working session of the VI BRICS Summit will be held on...
  • BRICS sees Bali trade deal implemented despite India concern July 15, 2014

    Fortaleza: The BRICS group of emerging market nations is confident a global trade reform pact will be implemented despite concerns by India over its food security, Brazil's trade minister said on Monday. "We are confident that the Bali agreement will be implemented by all," Brazilian Trade Minister Mauro Borges told reporters...
  • PM Modi meets Chinese President in Brazil, calls for a solution to the border issue July 15, 2014

    Fortaleza: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his delegation are in Fortaleza, Brazil, for the sixth BRICS summit. Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the summit, for the first time after assuming power. The two discussed the contentious boundary issue with the PM pushing for a resolution...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazil celebrate Germany's win against rivals Argentina July 14, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazilians bitter about their team's disastrous World Cup celebrated Argentina's defeat to Germany in the final on Sunday by dancing and launching fireworks, relieved that their arch-rivals failed to triumph on their soil. In Brasilia and Sao Paulo, fireworks exploded after Mario Goetze scored in extra-time to give...
  • Brazil rethink future after World Cup failure July 14, 2014

    Sao Paulo: The World Cup held potential disaster for Brazil - the country, not the team. Yet the country pulled off a magnificent tournament, albeit with a few bumps. It's the team that has left many Brazilians wondering what went horribly wrong. The cup was widely seen as theirs for the taking,...
  • Brazil 2014 strong contender as best-ever World Cup July 14, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: The 2014 World Cup provided an unmatched level of football, outstanding individual moments, shocks, some controversy and it all took place in stadiums packed with knowledgeable and passionate fans. Taken as a whole, the 64 games in Brazil, were unparalleled as a World Cup in terms of quality...
  • Modi arrives in Brazil to attend BRICS Summit July 14, 2014

    Fortaleza (Brazil): Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived on Monday to attend a summit meeting of the BRICS nations that will address regional crises and security threats to restore a climate of peace while advancing global economic stability. Modi was received at the airport by chief coordinator of BRICS and the Brazilian...