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Brazilians urged to cut water use

Brazilians urged to cut water use

Brazil's Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira has said the country's most populous region is experiencing its worst drought since 1930. The states of Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais must save water, she said after an emergency meeting in the capital, Brasilia. Teixeira described the water crisis as "delicate" and "worrying". Industry and agriculture are...

Brazil 'serial killer' das Gracas alleges 42 deaths in a decade

Brazil 'serial killer' das Gracas alleges 42 deaths in a decade

Brazilian police have arrested a man who has confessed to the killing of 42 people over the last decade in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Police say they arrested Sailson Jose das Gracas on Wednesday, shortly after he stabbed a woman to death in a city suburb. He then confessed to killing another 37...

Selecao extend winning streak

Selecao extend winning streak

Brazil chalked up their sixth straight win, all in friendlies, since the World Cup when they beat Austria 2-1 on Tuesday in a joyless performance marred by tactical fouls and a negative approach. A stunning late strike by Roberto Firmino, his first for his country, won the match for Brazil, although Austria were the...

Dilma Rousseff re-elected Brazilian president

Dilma Rousseff re-elected Brazilian president

Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected president of Brazil, after securing more than 51% of votes in the closest election race in many years. An official count showed her rival, centrist candidate Aecio Neves, taking just over 48% of the vote. In her victory speech, Rousseff said she wanted to be "a much better president than...

Brazil votes in presidential run-off

Brazil votes in presidential run-off

Millions of Brazilians are set to vote for a new president in what correspondents say is the tightest vote the country has seen in decades. Incumbent left-leaning President Dilma Rousseff of the Workers Party (PT) faces centrist Aecio Neves of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB) in the second run-off round. Both candidates have pledged...

Awesome Neymar

Awesome Neymar

Barcelona superstar Neymar thumped four goals past Japan in a spectacular solo performance as Brazil hammered the Asian champions 4-0 in Singapore on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Barcelona forward was a class apart at Singapore's national stadium as he scored all of Brazil's goals and nearly provided more in front of a sell-out crowd. Neymar underlined...

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Neymar quadruple thrashes Japan

Neymar quadruple thrashes Japan

Neymar scored all four goals in a sumptuous display for Brazil as the five-times world champions routed an under-strength Japan 4-0 in a friendly in Singapore on Tuesday to maintain Dunga's perfect start since returning as coach. The Brazilian skipper took his impressive tally to 40 goals in 58 matches after his strikes against...

Brazil clinch Super Classico

Brazil clinch Super Classico

Lionel Messi had a penalty saved as Brazil continued their defensive rehabilitation under returning coach Dunga with a morale-boosting 2-0 win over old adversaries Argentina in a feisty friendly on Saturday. Atletico Mineiro striker Diego Tardelli scored once in each half, his first goals for Brazil, as former skipper Dunga made it three wins...

First Tardelli goals help Brazil sink Argentina

First Tardelli goals help Brazil sink Argentina

Lionel Messi had a penalty saved as Brazil continued their defensive rehabilitation under returning coach Dunga with a morale-boosting 2-0 win over old adversaries Argentina in a feisty friendly today. Atletico Mineiro striker Diego Tardelli scored once in each half, his first goals for Brazil, as former skipper Dunga made it three wins and...

Brazil’s Willian crushes Ecuador

Brazil’s Willian crushes Ecuador

Brazil beat Ecuador 1-0 in an international friendly in New Jersey on Tuesday with a first half goal from Willian enough to give coach Dunga his second successive victory. The win came four days after Brazil beat Colombia and the win over a spritely Ecuador side delighted the new manager. "There weren't any negative points,"...

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