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9 killed in Brazil hospital fire

Patients from the private Badim Hospital in northern Rio de Janeiro were evacuated as thick smoke spread through the building on Thursday night.

Sep 13, 2019, 17:55 PM IST

Serena Williams rolls into semifinals with 100th US Open win

On Tuesday night, the 23-time Grand Slam champion was at her menacing best as she defeated Wang 6-1, 6-0 in just 44 minutes to register her 100th win at the Flushing Meadows. 
 

Sep 04, 2019, 16:16 PM IST

ISSF World Cup: Abhishek Verma shoots gold, Saurabh Chaudhary settles for bronze in 10m air pistol

India is currently placed at the top of the medals tally, with two gold, one silver and one bronze. 

Aug 30, 2019, 11:26 AM IST

India's Elavenil Valarivan bags 10m Air Rifle Gold at ISSF World Cup in Rio de Janeiro

The 20-year-old shooter from Tamil Nadu shot gold with 251.7 points, while Seonaid Mcintosh from Great Britain took the silver with 250.6 points.

Aug 29, 2019, 09:22 AM IST

India calls for strong action against fugitive economic offenders, terrorism at BRICS FMs meet

VK Singh reiterated that PM Narendra Modi at the G20 Buenos Aires summit 2018 had suggested a 9-points agenda for action against fugitive economic offenders and asset recovery.

Jul 27, 2019, 06:55 AM IST

Tokyo Olympics preparations on track one year out from tournament: Official

Wednesday marks one year until the opening ceremony in the almost-completed National Stadium, and organisers believe they are on schedule to deliver the Games.

Jul 23, 2019, 16:53 PM IST

Argentina beat Qatar 2-0 to qualify for Copa America quarter-finals

Argentina took the lead after three minutes when an atrocious pass out of defence went straight to Martinez, who made no mistake from 15 meters out.

Jun 24, 2019, 16:56 PM IST

Two players rushed to hospital after fire strikes another Brazilian club

The incident occurred three days after 10 Flamengo youth players died and three others were injured when their lodgings caught fire.

Feb 12, 2019, 11:49 AM IST

Fatal fire at Flamengo football training centre exposes poor conditions for young Brazilians

Although Brazilian clubs are famous for producing some of the world`s greatest players, they have been criticised for the lack of care and security they provide their young charges.

Feb 10, 2019, 09:29 AM IST

Brazil: Fire at Flamengo football training centre in Rio kills 10

A fire at the training centre of Rio de Janeiro football club Flamengo killed 10 people and injured at least three on Friday, firefighters said.

Feb 08, 2019, 16:06 PM IST

Botafogo sign former Brazil goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri

Botafogo will be the sixth club of Diego Cavalieri`s 17-year professional career.

Dec 21, 2018, 17:23 PM IST

Brazil applauded by fans despite FIFA World Cup defeat

Supporters chanted and cheered the players on as they got off the airplane and appeared in the airport lounge. 

Jul 09, 2018, 10:49 AM IST

Brazil to strengthen power supply during FIFA World Cup

Brazil`s Electricity Sector Monitoring Committee (CMSE) announced special operational measures to ensure that the country will not have problems with its energy supply during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, which begins on June 14, official sources said.

Jun 07, 2018, 13:19 PM IST

Vasco da Gama coach Ze Ricardo quits

 Vasco da Gama have announced the resignation of coach Ze Ricardo after the club`s 1-2 loss to Botafogo in Brazil`s Serie A football championship.

Jun 03, 2018, 15:35 PM IST

Brazilian football star Ronaldinho set to marry two women at the same time in Rio

The 38-year-old footballer started dating Beatriz Souza in 2016 while he also continued his relationship with Priscilla, whom he proposed to several years back. 

May 24, 2018, 22:00 PM IST

Brazilian jockey Jorge Ricardo bags world record 12,844th win

Ricardo has been racing for 41 years, which is just under 15,000 days, meaning on average he has won almost one race every day to equal the world record held by Canada's Russell Baze.

Feb 06, 2018, 14:19 PM IST

World Cup winner Ronaldinho mulls move into politics

Brazil's World Cup winner Ronaldinho is considering a move into politics as his celebrated football career draws to an end.

Dec 15, 2017, 10:45 AM IST

Seven dead after alleged drug dealers clash in Rio port

Seven people have been found dead in Rio de Janeiro`s port after what police said was a deadly clash among suspected drug dealers.

Nov 26, 2017, 11:10 AM IST

United Nations slams Brazil bill that would ban all abortions

The United Nations on Monday voiced concern over a bill under consideration by Brazil`s congress that would ban access to all abortions, even in cases of rape and women whose lives are in danger.

Nov 21, 2017, 00:54 AM IST

Neymar fined 1.2 million US dollars over tax case delays

A Brazilian court has fined footballer Neymar 3.8 million reais ($1.2 million) for attempting to "obstruct the continuity" of a tax evasion case.

Oct 20, 2017, 13:27 PM IST