Luiz Felipe Scolari quits as Gremio coach
Luiz Felipe Scolari quits as Gremio coach

Former Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has quit Gremio just two weeks into the Brazilian Serie A season.

Brazil, China agree multibillion trade, investment deals

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff inked a series of trade and investment deals on Tuesday worth billions of dollars, officials said.

Brazil: Fantastic wheelchair dance performance by physically challenged people

Watch: Fantastic wheelchair dance performance by physically challenged people in Brazil.

Dunga takes over Brazil's Olympic team
Dunga takes over Brazil's Olympic team

Brazil have appointed national team coach Dunga as manager of their Olympic soccer squad to replace Alexandre Gallo, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Friday.

Brazilian football great Pele stable after surgery
Brazilian football great Pele stable after surgery

Pele was in stable condition in a hospital Thursday after undergoing surgery for an enlarged prostate, doctors said, just the latest health scare for the Brazilian football legend. 

500 days out, Rio risks Olympics cost surge as building lags
500 days out, Rio risks Olympics cost surge as building lags

With less than 500 days until Rio de Janeiro hosts the Olympic Games, construction of several venues has not started and some major contracts have not even been tendered, setting the stage for a last-minute rush that will likely drive up costs.

UN Security Council reform with permanent seat for India is 'urgent': France

To bolster the legitimacy of the UN in a changed world, it is "vital" and "urgent" to expand the Security Council's permanent membership to include India, France has declared.

I hope Neymar surpasses me, says Brazil great Ronaldo
I hope Neymar surpasses me, says Brazil great Ronaldo

Brazil football great Ronaldo said he hopes Neymar overtakes his scoring records at both club and international level.

Embattled Rousseff pledges support for Brazil workers

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff took to social media Friday rather than make a formal May Day address to underscore her government`s commitment to workers` rights, amid a foundering economy and graft scandal that threatens to derail her administration.

Embattled Rousseff pledges support for Brazil workers

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff took to social media Friday rather than make a formal May Day address to underscore her government`s commitment to workers` rights, amid a foundering economy and graft scandal that threatens to derail her administration.

Doriva steps out of the shadows to take centre stage
Doriva steps out of the shadows to take centre stage

Former Porto and Middlesbrough midfielder Doriva spent much of his successful playing career in the shadows of bigger talents but he is now taking centre stage as one of Brazil`s brightest young managers.

Mentally ill Brazilian was `not aware` of imminent execution in Indonesia
Mentally ill Brazilian was `not aware` of imminent execution in Indonesia

A mentally ill Brazilian executed in Indonesia this week was delusional and oblivious to his fate until the final moments before he faced a firing squad, his lawyer and priest said Thursday.

Brazilian teachers clash with police, over 200 hurt

Brazilian riot police fired smoke bombs and rubber bullets Wednesday at striking teachers protesting a new law that will withhold more money from their salaries towards retirement.

Indonesia executes drug convicts, sparks anger from Australia, Brazil

An Indonesian firing squad executed eight convicted drug-traffickers from several countries on Wednesday, prompting Australia to recall its envoy to Jakarta and bringing an angry reaction from Brazil.

Invasive lionfish reaches Brazilian waters

A lionfish -- normally seen in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean -- has made a remarkable journey to reach Brazilian waters.

Rio 2016 reveals Paralympic torch relay details
Rio 2016 reveals Paralympic torch relay details

The Rio 2016 Paralympic torch relay will take place in all five regions of Brazil over seven days, the organisers said.

Brazil has 'plan B' for Neymar
Brazil has 'plan B' for Neymar

Brazil will adopt contingency plans for Neymar's Copa America preparations if Barcelona advance to the UEFA Champions League final.

Countdown appears to start for execution of foreigners in Indonesia

Indonesia has asked foreign embassies to send representatives to a maximum security prison for the expected execution of 10 drug convicts, although an official 72-hour notice of execution has not been given yet, diplomats said on Friday.

Brazil to host first Indigenous Peoples World Games
Brazil to host first Indigenous Peoples World Games

A year after hosting the football World Cup and a year before staging the Summer Olympics, Brazil is set to stage a new international event -- the Indigenous Peoples World Games.