17 June 2019, Monday | 06:03pm


Bolsonaro’s decree allows millions of Brazilians to carry guns

RIO DE JANEIRO: Truckers, lawyers and politicians are among millions of Brazilians eligible to carry loaded weapons in public under far-right President Jair Bolsonaro’s decree relaxing gun laws that experts say is unconstitutional and will fuel deadly violence.

Illegal logging in Brazil turns Amazon into a powder keg

ALTAMIRA, BRAZIL: A rifle resting on his shoulder, Tatji Arara looks despondent as he steps over the trunks of huge trees felled by timber traffickers in the heart of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, now the scene of numerous land conflicts.

Petronas opens US$8m research and technology centre in Brazil

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 13): Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has spent US$8 million to open a research and technology (R&T)

Skull of ancient human possibly found in burned Brazilian museum

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Firefighters combing through the charred remains of Brazil's National Museum have found a skull that may belong to its star exhibit, an 11,500-year-old woman named Luzia, local TV reported on Tuesday.

Brazil former presidents Lula and Rousseff charged in corruption case

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff is seen next to Vice President Michel Temer during the Order of Cultural Merit ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia November 5, 2014. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino/File Photo

Brazil calls off Zika emergency

Measures to reduce the number of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which carry the Zika virus, as well as dengue and chikungunya, will remain in place. (AFP/Miguel SCHINCARIOL)

Inmates beheaded in Brazil jail riot, 60 killed

Relatives of inmates gather at the main gate of the Anisio Jobim Penitentiary Complex to ask for information after a riot at the prison left at least 60 people killed and several injured, in Manaus, Amazonia state, Brazil on Jan 2, 2017. — AFP

WhatsApp in Brazil temporarily suspended

WhatsApp was temporarily suspended in Brazil after a judge said the company had failed to hand over information requested in a criminal investigation.

The third suspension in two years lasted for a few hours, affecting millions of users.

Two arrested as Rio police hunt gang rape suspects

Rai de Souza suspected of being involved in the gang rape of a teenage girl is escorted at the Police Station for crimes against minors in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 30, 2016.