Brazilian president leads among women, older voter

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who is to compete in a presidential runoff Sunday, leads among women and older people.

Ex-rubber tapper Silva out to land Brazil presidency

Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva only learned to read at 16 and endured a tough childhood as a rubber tapper in the Amazon before considering whether to become a Catholic nun.

Ex-rubber tapper Silva out to land Brazil presidency

Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva only learned to read at 16 and endured a tough childhood as a rubber tapper in the Amazon before considering whether to become a Catholic nun.

Ex-rubber tapper Silva out to land Brazil presidency

Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva only learned to read at 16 and endured a tough childhood as a rubber tapper in the Amazon before considering whether to become a Catholic nun.

First domestic case of chikungunya in Brazil: Ministry

Brazil`s authorities on Tuesday reported the first domestically contracted cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus, prompting the government to announce it was stepping up attempts to control the disease.

Two inmates beheaded in Brazil prison riot: Authorities

Inmates rioting to press for better facilities in an overcrowded Brazilian jail have beheaded two fellow prisoners and taken two guards hostage, officials said Sunday.

PM Modi inaugurates new Indian Chancery building in Brasilia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the new Indian Chancery building of Indian Embassy here in the Brazilian capital.

2014 FIFA World Cup, 3rd place play-off: Brazil vs Netherlands - As it happened...

Live coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup third place play-off between Brazil and Netherlands being played at Estadio Nacional de Brasilia, Brasilia.

Palestine urges Israel to stop Gaza strikes

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called on Israel to immediately stop its airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.

Abbas Monday warned Israel of the dangers of escalation and tension, and called for the international community`s intervention, Xinhua reported.

Ghanaians disappointed over team`s ouster from World Cup

Ghanaian football fans Thursday expressed disappointment over the failure of the national team `Black Stars` to make it into the round of 16 in the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Brazil`s President Rousseff launches re-election bid

Brazil`s President Dilma Rousseff formally launched her re-election bid on Saturday, seeking a second four-year term in October polls amid discontent over World Cup costs.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Youngsters to the fore as Colombia beat Ivory Coast 2-1

Colombia maintained South America`s strong start to the World Cup on Thursday, downing the Ivory Coast 2-1 to stay on course for a place in the last 16.

Estadio Nacional de Brasilia (Brasilia)

Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha definitely has pride of place in the architectural wonders of this city.

The other eyes of the World Cup

The emotion is audible in Andre`s voice as he describes Sao Paulo`s second goal, but his words are also restrained -- there`s no time for flowery prose.

FIFA faces legal action over World Cup kick-off times

Brazil`s football players` association Fenapaf will be taking legal action against world organsation FIFA in a bid to shift lunchtime kick-offs during the World Cup slated June 12-July 13.

Work to resume at Sao Paulo`s troubled World Cup ground

Work at Sao Paulo`s troubled World Cup stadium was given the go-ahead to resume on Friday after a stoppage caused by the death of a construction worker.

World Cup stadium could be partially closed

The stadium that will host the opening match of the World Cup on June 12 could be closed in places if it is not made safer for fans, the Sao Paulo state prosecutor`s office warned Wednesday.

Brazil to declare no-fly zone over World Cup stadiums

The Brazilian Air Force will declare no-fly zones over World Cup stadiums to prevent terrorist attacks during this year`s soccer tournament, but there`s a catch: it can`t shoot down intruders, for now.

IOC confirm venues for 2016 football tournament

The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday confirmed Sao Paulo, Salvador, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte and Rio as host cities for the 2016 Olympic Games football tournament.

Brazil ready to ensure security at World Cup

Brazil is prepared to ensure the security of Brazilians and visitors during the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup games, President Dilma Rousseff said Tuesday.