Five new monkey species discovered
Five new monkey species discovered

 Conservationists have discovered five new monkey species in South America that have, since, been added to the animal record books.

Brazil poll favorite rows back on gay marriage

Brazilian surprise package Marina Silva, whom polls suggest could oust incumbent Dilma Rousseff in October presidential elections, rowed back on liberal social policy Saturday after dropping a program reference to gay marriage.

Two dead in Brazil plane crash

Two people were killed when a single-engined plane crashed Saturday in the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba, media reports said.

Brazil police arrests 'deforestation gang' in Amazon rainforest
Brazil police arrests 'deforestation gang' in Amazon rainforest

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: Brazil police on Friday arrested a gang who have carried out the worst environmental crimes of performing deforestation in the Amazon region.

Brazilian man found alive in body bag

A man pronounced dead after suffering respiratory failure and multiple organ failure was found alive two hours later in a morgue body bag in Brazil`s Salvador city, a media report said Thursday.

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.

Water crisis threatens thirsty Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo is thirsty. A severe drought is hitting Brazil`s largest city and thriving economic capital with no end in sight, threatening the municipal water supply to millions of people.

New species of non-venomous snake discovered in Brazil

Scientists from four Brazilian institutions have announced the discovery of a new species of non-venomous snake that inhabits the savannas in the central part of the country.

Brazilians can vote for their own Obama

In Brazil, where nicknames are everything, voters can now opt for a congressional candidate who goes by the name Barack Obama.

Goa MLAs will foot own bill for Brazil sojourn: Manohar Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday the MLAs who visited Brazil to watch the recent football World Cup would pay from their pockets.

Brazil party replaces candidate who died in crash

Former Environment Minister Marina Silva, who made a strong run in Brazil`s last presidential election, will replace the late Eduardo Campos on the Socialist Party ticket.

Brazil`s presidential race stunned by candidate death

Brazil`s presidential race is in stunned disarray after one of the top three contenders was killed on the campaign trail when a small plane carrying him and aides crashed into a residential area in this port city.

National mourning declared in Brazil over presidential candidate`s death

Brazil`s President Dilma Rousseff declared three days of official mourning following the unexpected death of Socialist Party presidential candidate Eduardo Campos.

Brazil president declares mourning, halts campaign after rival`s death

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff declared three days of national mourning and suspended her re-election campaign after one of her opponents, socialist ex-governor Eduardo Campos, died in a plane crash Wednesday.

Brazil presidential candidate Campos dies in plane crash: Report

Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was killed in a plane crash on Wednesday, local television channel GloboNews reported, throwing the country`s October election into disarray and knocking local financial markets lower.

Israel apologises for calling Brazil `diplomatic dwarf`

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has apologised to his Brazilian counterpart for a remark by a foreign ministry spokesman calling the Latin American powerhouse a "diplomatic dwarf."

Married for seven years, woman discovers husband is her brother!

In a strange twist of fate, a woman who wanted to find her mother, ended up learning a weird truth – that she also had a brother and that he was none other than the man whom she was married to.

Argentina issues chikungunya virus alert

Argentina has issued a virus alert on the emergence of chikungunya fever.

Small plane crashes into Brazilian house, kills 5

A single-engine plane carrying an elderly patient to a hospital has crashed into a house in northeastern Brazil, killing the five people aboard.