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.

Tornado kills 2, injures 120 in southern Brazil

A tornado battered a city in southern Brazil, killing two people, injuring 120 others and forcing more than 1,000 people from their homes, officials said on Tuesday.

Romanian club sack Brazilian coach for second time in a week
Romanian club sack Brazilian coach for second time in a week

Relegation-threatened Ceahlaul Piatra Neamt have sacked Brazilian coach Ze Maria for the second time in a week, the Romanian club said on Tuesday.

Eight Corinthians football fans shot dead in Brazil
Eight Corinthians football fans shot dead in Brazil

Eight football fans were gunned down ahead of a semi-final match at the Corinthians fan club headquarters in Sao Paulo, police and local media reported Sunday.

Eight people killed at Brazilian football team's fan club

Police say eight people have been shot dead at a Brazilian soccer team's fan club in the city of Sao Paulo.

Brazil ruling party treasurer arrested in Petrobras probe

The treasurer of Brazil`s ruling party was arrested Wednesday for alleged money laundering and taking bribes from state oil giant Petrobras that were stuffed into backpacks, the latest blow to President Dilma Rousseff.

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen makes teary last catwalk turn
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen makes teary last catwalk turn

There were tears, hugs, and a standing ovation as supermodel Gisele Bundchen strode the catwalk one last time on her home turf in Brazil on Wednesday.