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Brazil's burning ban takes effect as Amazon fires rage

Brazil's burning ban takes effect as Amazon fires rage

A 60-day ban on burning in Brazil takes effect Thursday after a global outcry over fires raging in the Amazon and data showing hundreds of new blazes in the rainforest.

Brazil to only accept G7 Amazon aid if Macron withdraws 'insults'

Brazil to only accept G7 Amazon aid if Macron withdraws 'insults'

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he wants French President Emmanuel Macron to retract "insults" against him

Brazil's army fights Amazon fires after hundreds more flare up

Brazil's army fights Amazon fires after hundreds more flare up

Brazil on Sunday deployed two C-130 Hercules aircraft to douse fires devouring parts of the Amazon rainforest, as hundreds of new blazes were ignited ahead of nationwide protests over the destruction.

Brazil says thousands of troops available to combat forest fires

Brazil says thousands of troops available to combat forest fires

Brazil has 44,000 troops stationed in its northern Amazon region that are available to combat forest fires and could send more from elsewhere in the country

Amid global pressure, Brazil's Bolsonaro looks to send army to fight Amazon fires

Amid global pressure, Brazil's Bolsonaro looks to send army to fight Amazon fires

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may mobilize the army to help combat fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest, as international condemnation and pressure mounted for tough action

Brazil bus hijacker, armed with toy gun, shot dead by police

Brazil bus hijacker, armed with toy gun, shot dead by police

A hijacker armed with what turned out to be a toy gun was shot dead by police in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday after he held a busload of passengers hostage for several hours on a major bridge in peak-hour traffic.

Brazil inmate found dead after foiled escape disguised as daughter

Brazil inmate found dead after foiled escape disguised as daughter

A Brazilian drug trafficker, who had attempted to escape from prison disguised as his teenage daughter, was found dead in his cell on Tuesday, officials said.

The man in the plastic mask: Disguised Brazil inmate busted in brazen jailbreak

The man in the plastic mask: Disguised Brazil inmate busted in brazen jailbreak

A masked Rio de Janeiro inmate dressed as a woman tried to break out of a Brazilian jail this weekend, in a surreal act of derring-do, only to be thwarted on the cusp of freedom by state prison authorities.

Messi banned from internationals for three months for 'corruption' outburst

Messi banned from internationals for three months for 'corruption' outburst

Argentina's Lionel Messi has been banned from international duty for three months and fined $50,000 after levelling accusations of "corruption"

Rare footage of Brazil tribe threatened by loggers: activists

Rare footage of Brazil tribe threatened by loggers: activists

Rare footage of purportedly uncontacted members of a Brazilian indigenous tribe hunting in the Amazon rainforest was released Monday by activists who warn the group could be wiped out by logging.

Al-Sulaiti meets Brazilian minister

Al-Sulaiti meets Brazilian minister

HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti met with Brazilian Minister of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications Marcos Pontes in Doha Wednesday.

PM meets Brazilian minister

PM meets Brazilian minister

HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani met the Minister of Technology and Communications of Brazil