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Rights group: Torture in Brazil still a problem

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 06:29

Torture remains a serious problem in Brazil despite government efforts to curb it, a leading human rights group has said.

Brazil president condemns Israel`s `massacre` in Gaza

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 04:41

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has condemned Israel`s offensive in Gaza as a "massacre", joining international calls for a halt to the bloodshed.

Pinto calls time as Costa Rica coach

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 09:26

Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto announced on Thursday that he was parting company with the Central American side after a break down in talks with the national federation.

Japan PM leaves for Latin America, Caribbean

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 09:09

Japan`s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left on a five-nation tour of Latin America and the Caribbean that will reportedly see a major Japanese bank extend a USD 500 million oil exploration loan to Brazil.

Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff exonerated in probe of refinery deal

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 12:14

Brazil`s federal audit tribunal has said that President Dilma Rousseff bore no responsibility for state-controlled oil giant Petrobras`s ultimately disastrous acquisition of a US refinery in 2006.

Brazil`s Wanderson awaits Russia call

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 15:08

Brazilian forward Francisco Wanderson, who plays for Russian top flight side FC Krasnodar, said Tuesday he was ready to play for Russia in the future.

Ronaldo ready to rumble after World Cup flop

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 15:07

Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, putting a miserable World Cup behind him, on Tuesday declared himself fit and ready to go as he chases trophies at Real Madrid.

Bolt will be back on track in Glasgow

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 12:21

Sprint superstar Usain Bolt is set to return to the tracks next month after injury concerns slowed his return this season.

Former Brazil defender attacked by fan

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 09:50

Former Brazil defender Andre Santos was assaulted by a fan after his team Flamengo lost 4-0 to Internacional.

Brazil construction magnate Norberto Odebrecht dies at 93

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 06:08

Norberto Odebrecht, founder of the Brazilian construction company behind large-scale infrastructure projects including several World Cup stadiums, was buried Sunday after dying of heart failure. He was 93.

Massa in spectacular smash at German GP

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 19:19

Felipe Massa, starting on the second row, somersaulted spectacularly out of the German Grand on Sunday after his Williams was bumped at the first bend.

Suarez mobbed by fans in Barcelona

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 16:21

Controversial Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez and his wife Sofia Balbi were mobbed by Barcelona fans during a walk around the Spanish city.