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As fires ravage the Amazon, indigenous tribes pray for protection

02 Sep 2019

FEIJO, Brazil As thousands of fires ravage the Amazon, the world's largest rainforest, some indigenous tribes are turning to prayer in a bid to halt the destruction and protect their environment for future generations. | Video

Brazil says open to aid for Amazon fires, but will decide how it's used

28 Aug 2019

BRASILIA/PORTO VELHO, Brazil Brazil said on Tuesday it was ready to accept foreign aid to help fight fires in the Amazon but only if it could determine how it was spent, in an apparent attempt to smooth over a public spat between the Brazilian and French presidents. | Video

Prosecutors to drop rape charges against Neymar

09 Aug 2019

SAO PAULO Brazilian prosecutors are dropping a rape case against football star Neymar, they said on Thursday, likely bringing an end to the most serious of charges against the Paris St Germain striker. | Video

Armed men steal $40 million of gold, metals from Brazil airport

26 Jul 2019

SAO PAULO Armed men stole $40 million (£32 million) of gold and other precious metals on Thursday from a Sao Paulo cargo terminal at South America's busiest airport, taking two hostages, police said. | Video

Brazil soccer star Neymar denies alleged rape in Paris

02 Jun 2019

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil soccer star Neymar has denied an accusation of rape, outlined in a police report seen by Reuters, in which an unnamed woman alleges that the sports star drunkenly assaulted her at an up-market hotel in the French capital.

Anger mounts at Vale in Brazil town at risk for new dam burst

24 May 2019

BARAO DE COCAIS, Brazil It was bad enough for Paulo de Morais when he was expelled in early February from the house where he lived for 22 years, in the shadow of a mining dam at risk of collapse.

UPDATE 5-Gunmen kill eight, including five children, in rampage in Brazilian city

13 Mar 2019

SUZANO, Brazil, March 13 Two gunmen wearing face masks entered a Brazilian school on Wednesday and shot and killed at least five teenagers who were on their snack breaks, as well as two school officials, before fatally turning their guns on themselves, police said.

Indigenous village faces existential threat from Brazil dam burst

30 Jan 2019

SAO JOAQUIM DE BICAS, Brazil Miles (km) downstream from where a dam owned by miner Vale SA burst on Friday, killing hundreds, a small indigenous village in Brazil faces doubts about its very existence as the river at the center of life here runs dark with mining waste.

Brazil gang attacks challenge Bolsonaro's security strategy

07 Jan 2019

FORTALEZA, Brazil Criminal gangs on a rampage in northeast Brazil are posing an early security test for new far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, highlighting the challenge he faces in quelling drug-related violence and halting a record wave of murders in the country. | Video

Brazil hosts air combat exercises for 13 air forces including USAF

22 Nov 2018

(This version of the story corrects headline and text to 13 countries as UK did not participate)

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