Nigeria’s second coronavirus case now negative, Premier League, La Liga, NBA, NFL and others suspend
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Ronaldinho will remain in Paraguay to help clarify the possession of an 'adulterated' passport
A lawyer for former Brazil striker Ronaldinho Gaucho said his client will remain in Paraguay to help police with their enquiries into why he entered the country in possession of an adulterated Paraguayan passport.
Brazilian director exposes Amazon's mercury contamination in new film
Brazilian film director Jorge Bodanzky exposes the Amazon's massive mercury contamination from gold mining in his new film: 'Amazon, the new Minamata?'. He previewed his work at an environmental conference in Oxford which was attended by indigenous leaders from Brazil.
Brazil's water crisis sparks concern
In the Brazilian city of Rio, thousands of residents have been facing a drinking water crisis. Experts have recorded an abnormal amount of geosmin, a substance produced by micro algae that proliferate in water. Authorities and the company in charge of water distribution insist the substance isn't dangerous. But many residents are complaining of nausea and stomach aches. Our correspondents Fanny Lothaire, Pierre Le Duff and Laura Damase take us to the areas of Rio most affected and also to the source of the problem.
Duke and Duchess step down as "Royals," Orezi sues Bolt for 100 million naira and many more
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Amazon sees alarming rise in deforestation
Brazil's state space agency reports a 100% increase in the destruction of the world's largest tropical rainforest in November, compared to last year. President Bolsonaro denies his environmental policies are to blame.
Brazil: President Jair Bolsonaro forms his own new political party
The "Alliance for Brazil" aims to fight against "communism, globalism and any ideology that is against the natural order." The far-right leader is hoping to regain the trust of evangelical voters.
Brazil's next fire disaster, in the Pantanal wetlands
Brazil's Pantanal wetlands are on fire. While the world was shocked by the wildfires that ravaged the Amazon, few seem to have noticed the destruction of the world’s largest tropical wetland area.
Uighur activist Ilham Tohti wins EU's Sakharov Prize
The shortlist for the EU's top human rights prize this year drew attention to the plight of the Uighur people in China, multi-faceted rights violations in Brazil, and the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM).