Brazil presidential campaign ends in slugfest over corruption

Presidential candidates traded accusations over political corruption on Friday night in a last ditch attempt to sway undecided voters before Sunday`s election runoff in Brazil`s closest race in decades.

Neymar backing Brazil challenger Neves in election run-off
Neymar backing Brazil challenger Neves in election run-off

Brazilian football idol Neymar on Thursday voiced support for presidential challenger Aecio Neves, just three days before this weekend`s election run-off.

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.

AS Roma debacle against Bayern Munich seen as a one-off
AS Roma debacle against Bayern Munich seen as a one-off

AS Roma`s 7-1 home defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League is being seen in Italy as an unfortunate one-off rather than another sad reflection on the dismal state of Serie A.

South American tarantula gets John Lennon's moniker
South American tarantula gets John Lennon's moniker

Scientists have named a newly described tarantula species from Western Brazilian Amazonia as 'Bumba lennoni' 'in honor of John Lennon, a founder member of the legendary band the Beatles.

Polls shows Rousseff gaining momentum as Brazil election nears

President Dilma Rousseff is gaining momentum but remains locked in a dead heat with challenger Aecio Neves ahead of Sunday`s runoff to Brazil`s presidential election, two surveys showed on Monday.

Dilma Rousseff leads by whisker in latest Brazil polls

Less a week before Brazil`s presidential elections, two new polls Monday showed incumbent Dilma Rousseff fractionally ahead of rival Aecio Neves in a race that is still too close to call.

Brazilian presidential candidates speak up against corruption

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and opposition leader Aecio Neves, who will face off in the October 26 runoff election, have harshly attacked each other in a new televised debate over corruption scandals in their respective parties.

Man who killed 39 people attempts suicide in Brazil jail

The confessed murderer of 39 people in the city of Goiania, capital of the central Brazilian state of Goias, tried to commit suicide in his jail cell using the base of a broken lightbulb, police said.

Brazilian arrested in 39 serial killings

Brazilian police said Thursday they have arrested a suspected serial killer who admits to slaying 39 people in a four-year killing spree, including 16 young women.

Brazilian runoff hopefuls lock horns in debate

The candidates in Brazil`s presidential runoff hurled charges of lying and nepotism at each other in their first televised debate Tuesday.

Neymar scores all four as Brazil rout Japan
Neymar scores all four as Brazil rout Japan

Neymar scored all four goals in a sumptuous display for Brazil as the five-times world champions routed an under-strength Japan 4-0 in a friendly in Singapore on Tuesday to maintain Dunga`s perfect start since returning as coach.

Brazil inmates take guards hostage in latest riot

Inmates at a Brazilian prison took 12 guards and several fellow inmates hostage Monday in the latest of a series of uprisings.

Corinthians lose to 10-man Botafogo
Corinthians lose to 10-man Botafogo

Wallyson struck a second-half penalty as 10-man Botafogo ended a three-game losing run by defeating Corinthians 1-0 in Brazil's Serie A championship.

India's growth depends on its players' mentality: Zico
India's growth depends on its players' mentality: Zico

Amid the buzz surrounding what has been termed a game-changer for Indian football, Brazilian legend Zico says the 158-ranked nation's hopes of scaling greater heights in the world sport depends solely on the local players' "mentality" and their "ability" to develop.

Brazil's Samba Boys set for Singapore sand
Brazil's Samba Boys set for Singapore sand

Singapore`s plan to boost its international profile by staging a glamour football friendly between Brazil and Japan could backfire due to the appalling state of the playing surface at the centrepiece of the city-state`s $1 billion Sports Hub.

Brazil elections most talked about in Facebook history

Brazil's elections Sunday inspired 346 million comments, conversations and other exchanges on Facebook, going on record as the most talked about in the social network's history.

Former football player Romario easily wins senate seat in Brazil

Former star striker Romario has been elected a senator in Brazil, continuing his endeavor into politics.

No selfies: Brazil keeps phones out of vote booths

Some of the globe's biggest users of social media, Brazilians snap selfies at the beach, at soccer matches, at the gym, in maternity wards and even inside the dens of drug-dealing gangs.

Brazil primed for closest election in decades

Brazil`s presidential elections on Sunday are likely to be the closest in a generation, but polls suggest leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff will secure a second term after a run-off.