Brazil's Rousseff picks allies for second-term cabinet

 Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff appointed 13 new ministers on Tuesday, choosing allied politicians in a cabinet reshuffle while trying to avoid any names that could be linked to a widening corruption scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras .

Germany fans snap up three million shirts
Germany fans snap up three million shirts

Germany fans have bought more than three million of the white shirt Joachim Loew`s side wore when they won the World Cup in Brazil, according to a report Sunday.

Women's safety in focus as Uber rivals race across Southeast Asia

A co-founder of GrabTaxi, Uber`s biggest competitor in Southeast Asia, remarked earlier this year that safety is so central to the online taxi booking business that some of his drivers feel like they are tracked at every moment - even when they go to the bathroom.

Alleged Brazil serial killer confesses to 42 murders in Rio

A man arrested by police in Rio de Janeiro on suspicion of murder has confessed to killing 42 people over the past decade, making him potentially one of the country`s most prolific serial killers.

Golf course aside, 2016 Rio Olympics preparations on track: Minister
Golf course aside, 2016 Rio Olympics preparations on track: Minister

Brazil`s outgoing Minister of Sport, Aldo Rebelo, says the 2016 Rio Olympics preparations were progressing well, while acknowledging "problems" surrounding the golf venue which have had ecologists up in arms.

Heavy flooding brings chaos to Sao Paulo

Brazilian megalopolis Sao Paulo saw violent storms and heavy rains causing flooding and traffic chaos as authorities announced a state of alert in some parts of the city.

Brazil coach Dunga explains Marcelo absence
Brazil coach Dunga explains Marcelo absence

Brazil coach Dunga has explained his decision to drop Marcelo from the national team despite the defender's impressive form for Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Thousands march in Brazil against Rousseff, corruption

Around 5,000 demonstrators marched Saturday through downtown Sao Paulo against government corruption and the recent re-election of President Dilma Rousseff.

Real Madrid told to raise offer for Lucas Silva
Real Madrid told to raise offer for Lucas Silva

Real Madrid have been told they would need to pay at least 15 million euros to sign Brazil's rising star Lucas Silva.

Mumbai boy Dev Shah wins world schools chess title
Mumbai boy Dev Shah wins world schools chess title

The youngest Indian to become a rated chess player, seven-year-old Dev Shah, has become the world champion in the Under-7 category in the World Schools Chess Championships that concluded at Juiz de Fora in Brazil on December 4.

Ronaldo, Romario reinvented striker's role: Thierry Henry
Ronaldo, Romario reinvented striker's role: Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry has paid tribute to former Brazil strikers Ronaldo and Romario, saying they "reinvented" football's centre-forward role.

Pele signs lifelong image rights deal with Santos
Pele signs lifelong image rights deal with Santos

Football legend Pele has signed a lifelong agreement to hand his image rights to Brazilian club Santos.

Brazil tribes protest outside presidential palace

Indigenous tribes in Brazil protested over a lack of rights and land Thursday, shooting arrows at pictures of the country`s president, Dilma Rousseff, outside her executive building.

Brazil to launch new satellite to track deforestation
Brazil to launch new satellite to track deforestation

Brazil will launch a satellite from China Sunday to keep an eye in the sky on deforestation in the Amazon, the National Space Agency (Inpe) said today.

Brazil nabs serial killer "inspired" by Islamic State videos

Brazilian police said Wednesday they had arrested a suspected serial killer who attacked victims with an axe before decapitating them, allegedly taking his inspiration from watching gruesome Islamic state videos.

France to host Brazil in friendly
France to host Brazil in friendly

France will host Brazil in a friendly next March at the Stade de France, the venue where they beat the South Americans 3-0 in the 1998 World Cup final, the French Football Federation announced on Tuesday.

Kaka bids emotional Sao Paulo farewell
Kaka bids emotional Sao Paulo farewell

 Kaka has admitted to being overcome with emotion after bidding farewell to Sao Paulo's fans at the Morumbi stadium.

Fred hits out at critics after brace
Fred hits out at critics after brace

Former Brazil striker Fred surged to the top of Brazil's Serie A scoring chart with a brace in Fluminense's 5-2 victory over Corinthians.

Neymar will be the world's best, says Ronaldo
Neymar will be the world's best, says Ronaldo

Brazil football great Ronaldo said that the country's national team lacked talent, but "it is just a matter of time" before Barcelona star Neymar becomes the "world's best player".

A whole lot of love in Rio: Nearly 4,000 tie the knot in mass wedding

It was Rio's biggest mass wedding: a total of 1,960 couples who exchanged vows in a hall next to the famous Maracana stadium.