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Brazil’s ex-president Michel Temer arrested in connection with graft scandal

Former Brazilian President Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday in connection with a large-scale corruption investigation, local media reported.
Brazil's Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attend the wake of his 7-year-old grandson Arthur, who died of meningitis on Friday, in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, Saturday, March 2, 2019. NELSON ANTOINE - AP PHOTO

Jailed Brazil ex-president Lula da Silva released for grandson’s funeral

Brazil’s jailed ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva arrived Saturday in Sao Paulo under police escort after receiving permission to attend the funeral of a grandson who died aged seven.

Switzerland seizes cars owned by Teodoro Obiang Nguema’s son

Swiss prosecutors said on Thursday they were dropping charges of financial wrongdoing against Teodorin Obiang Nguema, the son of Equatorial Guinea's authoritarian leader, but were confiscating luxury cars as part of the case.
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Five engineers arrested in Brazil over deadly dam collapse

Five engineers, including two working for a German company, were arrested in Brazil Tuesday as part of a probe into a deadly dam collapse last week at a mine in the country’s southeast, officials said.
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Crystal Palace sign Bakary Sako on short-term deal

Crystal Palace have signed winger Bakary Sako from West Bromwich Albion until the end of the season, the Premier League team said on Sunday.
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Brazil troops deploy to stop criminal attacks in northern city

A special deployment of Brazilian troops began fanning out in the northern city of Fortaleza Saturday with orders to stop a spike in violent attacks by criminal gangs against banks, buses and shops, officials said.

First baby born via womb transplant from dead donor

In a medical first, a mother who received a uterus transplant from a dead donor gave birth to a healthy baby, researchers reported Wednesday.
Jair Bolsonaro, far-right lawmaker and presidential candidate for the Social Liberal Party (PSL), gestures to supporters during the second round of the presidential elections, in Rio de Janeiro CREDIT- AFP

Brazil’s president-elect Jair Bolsonaro accused of attacking the media

Brazil’s far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro has wasted no time showing his hostility to the independent news media, raising fears for the press under his administration, watchdog groups say.
Jair Bolsonaro, far-right lawmaker and presidential candidate for the Social Liberal Party (PSL), gestures to supporters during the second round of the presidential elections, in Rio de Janeiro CREDIT- AFP

Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil’s presidential election

Former army captain Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil on Sunday, promising a fundamental change in direction for the giant Latin American country, the latest to take a turn to the far-right.
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Brazil’s women protest against ‘divisive presidential candidate’

Thousands of Brazilian women are expected to take to the streets on Saturday, protesting what they see as the misogynist ways of one of Brazil’s most divisive presidential candidates in years: right-wing Congressman Jair Bolsonaro.
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Brazilian presidential candidate Ciro Gomes hospitalised

Brazilian Presidential Candidate Ciro Gomes, who is running third in the latest opinion polls, has been hospitalised in Sao Paulo, Hospital Sources said on Wednesday.

Brazilian authorities $16 million cash, luxury watches from Equatorial Guinea leader’s son Teodorin Obiang

Authorities in Brazil have seized more than $16m (£12m) worth of cash and luxury watches from a delegation accompanying Teodorin Nguema Obiang, vice-president of Equatorial Guinea, local media report.
Brazil's top electoral court has barred jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from running in October's presidential because of his corruption conviction.

Brazil’s Supreme Court rejects latest Lula’s appeal to run for presidency

A Brazilian Supreme Court justice on Thursday rejected the latest appeal by jailed former president Lula da Silva that he be allowed to run in next month’s election.
Brazil's top electoral court has barred jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from running in October's presidential because of his corruption conviction.

Brazil’s ex-leader Lula da Silva barred from running for presidency

Brazil's top electoral court has barred jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from running in October's presidential because of his corruption conviction.
FILE- In this July 12, 2014 file photo, Brazil’s coach Luiz Felipe Scolari yells instructions to his players during the World Cup third-place soccer match between Brazil and the Netherlands at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil. Scolari signed a contract with Palmeiras on Thursday, July 26, 2018, returning home for the first time since his humiliation at the 2014 World Cup. (Natacha Pisarenko, File/Associated Press)

Luiz Felipe Scolari returns to coach Brazil’s Palmeiras for third time

Former Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari says that he is motivated to win every trophy possible for Palmeiras as he returns to coaching in his homeland after a three-year absence.

Brazil’s Lula da Silva launches presidential bid from prison

Even behind bars, Brazil’s Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will secure his leftist party’s nomination Saturday and continue to overshadow more likely candidates in the country’s most unpredictable presidential election for decades.
FILE- In this July 12, 2014 file photo, Brazil’s coach Luiz Felipe Scolari yells instructions to his players during the World Cup third-place soccer match between Brazil and the Netherlands at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil. Scolari signed a contract with Palmeiras on Thursday, July 26, 2018, returning home for the first time since his humiliation at the 2014 World Cup. (Natacha Pisarenko, File/Associated Press)

Palmeiras name Luiz Felipe Scolari as new coach

Brazilian World Cup winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has been named as Palmeiras boss for the third time at the age of 69, the Brazilian giants announced.
Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates victory following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final - Getty Images

Neymar: I have special affection for Kylian Mbappe

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar was quick to congratulate Kylian Mbappe, a player he has 'special affection' for, on winning the World Cup despite grappling with the heartbreak of his nation's own exit.

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UNIPORT to graduate 9,452 students, 106 bag first class

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IGP Adamu: Human trafficking, migrant smuggling threat to security

The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Mohammed Adamu, has decried the spate of human trafficking and migrant smuggling in Nigeria.