Environment

IWC sinks Japan's bid to overturn whale hunting ban

Global body rejects pro-whaling countries bid to have decades-old ban on commercial hunting overturned at Brazil summit.

IWC rejects Japan's proposal to lift commercial whale hunting ban

Latin America

Popularity of candidate Bolsonaro rises after stabbing attack

Brazil's presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, is likely to stay in hospital until the October 7 election.

Brazil

Brazil's most popular candidate drops presidential bid

Running mate Fernando Haddad named as the Workers Party's replacement candidate for October vote as race hots up.

Brazil: Lula renounces candidacy ahead of presidential poll

Latin America

Brazil, Bolsonaro and the 'reintroduction of violence'

For the first time in decades, a presidential candidate in Brazil has suffered an assassination attempt.

Latin America

Stabbed Brazil candidate's recovery 'may take 60 days'

Jair Bolsonaro suffers 'grave internal wounds' in stabbing and could take at least two months to recover, say doctors.

Stabbed Brazil candidate transferred to Sao Paulo for treatment

Brazil

Lula's likely successor charged with corruption

Prosecutors charge PT leader and likely presidential candidate Fernando Haddad a month ahead of elections.

Lula's likely heir charged with corruption ahead of Brazil polls

Arts & Culture

Brazil museum fire: Angry protesters met with tear gas

Several hundred angry Brazilians attempt to storm the burned-out museum to see what ancient artefacts were lost.

Latin America

Brazil: '200 years of work' lost in national museum blaze

Michel Temer calls 'tragic' fire at Rio de Janeiro museum 'sad for all Brazilians'.

Brazil

'Jewel of Brazilian culture' gutted in Rio blaze

Firefighters race to save historical relics from huge blaze at Rio de Janeiro's centuries-old National Museum.

Massive fire rips through 200-year-old Rio National Museum

Brazil

What next after Lula's election ban?

With the crucial presidential elections a month away, a Brazil court's decision has dramatically changed the race.

Brazil: What next after Lula's election ban?

Brazil

Brazil court bars Lula from presidential race

Top electoral court rules jailed former president cannot run in October's election because of his graft conviction.

Brazil: Lula da Silva barred from running for presidency

Brazil

Brazil weighs restricting Venezuelan migrants in north

Authorities considering limiting entries to 100-200 Venezuelans a day in norther border state, President Temer says.

Brazil may limit Venezuelans crossing northern border: Temer

Weather

State of emergency declared in Alagoas after drought

Hundreds of thousands in Brazil's Alagoas state suffer from water shortages.

State of emergency declared in Alagoas after drought

Brazil

Brazil sends troops as border town residents attack Venezuelans

Extra troops to be deployed after Brazilians drive migrants back home over robbery and stabbing blamed on Venezuelans.

Brazil sends troops as border town residents attack Venezuelans

Brazil

UN human rights committee asks Brazil to let Lula run in election

UN body says imprisoned former president cannot be disqualified from poll because his legal appeals are still ongoing.

UN human rights committee asks Brazil to let Lula run in election