Maya Bay voted world’s third best beach by Lonely Planet

Maya Bay, in Thailand’s southern province of Phang-nga, has been ranked the world’s third best beach by the Lonely Planet travel guide in its January edition. Maya Bay was described…

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Pad Krapao

Thai cuisine continues to make its mark

Five Thai dishes, including Pad Krapao, have been listed among the world’s top 100 dishes, according to the TasteAtlas website, and Thai cuisine generally has been ranked 17th best in…

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Amazonas State Security Secretary, Colonel Vinicius Almeida (C), flanked by the commander of the Seventh Regional Air Command (VII COMAR), David Almeida (L) and the mayor of Barcelos, Edson Mendes, speaks during a press conference in Manaus, Brazil, on September 16, 2023, about the plane crash in which 14 people died during landing at Barcelos airport. (Photo by Michael DANTAS / AFP)

14 killed in plane crash in Brazilian Amazon

Fourteen people were killed Saturday when a plane crashed in the Brazilian Amazon while attempting to land in stormy weather in the popular tourist town of Barcelos, the incident fatal…

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The expansion of BRICS and its implications

The recent BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) summit has dominated the global news headlines for weeks because of its growing membership and bold visions. Obviously, for developing…

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Staunch royalist apologises for implying a Thai volleyball player is an anti-monarchist

Mom Chao (MC) Chulcherm Yugala, a staunch royalist, has issued an apology to a female Thai national team volleyball player, Ajcharaporn Kongyot, for his error in criticising her for using…

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Scientists make ‘disturbing’ find on remote island: plastic rocks

There are few places on Earth as isolated as Trindade island, a volcanic outcrop a three- to four-day boat trip off the coast of Brazil. So geologist Fernanda Avelar Santos…

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Supporters of Brazilian former President Jair Bolsonaro invade Planalto Presidential Palace in Brasilia on January 8, 2023. (Photo by Ton MOLINA / AFP)

Bolsonaro supporters storm seat of power in Brazil

Brazilian security forces mounted a massive operation Sunday after hundreds of supporters of far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro stormed Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court in what President Luiz…

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Final farewell for Pele, Brazil’s football ‘King’

Brazilians bid a final farewell this week to football giant Pele, starting Monday with a 24-hour public wake at the stadium of his long-time team, Santos. The oceanside home of the…

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President Jair Bolsonaro has cultivated close ties with Brazil’s powerful Evangelical community Caio GUATELLI AFP

Battle for religious vote turns Brazil election into holy war

Whether piously bowing in prayer, wooing Evangelical pastors or fending off memes linking them to Satanism, Jair Bolsonaro and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva have turned Brazil’s polarizing presidential race into a holy war. Religion…

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Messi ends trophy drought as Argentina beat Brazil to win Copa

Superstar Lionel Messi won his first trophy with his national team as Angel Di Maria’s goal gave Argentina a 1-0 win over hosts Brazil in the Copa America final on…

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Brazil struggles to vaccinate as COVID-19 toll spirals

Four months into a Covid-19 vaccination campaign marred by shortages and delays, hard-hit Brazil is still struggling to find enough doses, as political and diplomatic blunders prolong its pandemic nightmare….

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(Photo by Miguel SCHINCARIOL / AFP)

Brazil begin to produce homemade COVID-19 vaccine

Butantan Biomedical Institute in Brazil announced that they began to produce their very own COVID-19 vaccines, ButanVac. While local media reported that the institution lacks regulatory approval to hold clinical…

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Three new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand

Thailand recorded three new COVID-19 cases today among Thai returnees in state quarantine.   According to the CCSA, one new infection is a 48-year old Thai man, who worked as…

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Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro wears a face mask during a press conference on the coronavirus pandemic COVID-19 at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil on March 20, 2020. – Brazil’s government on Friday drastically downgraded its growth projections for 2020 by 2.1 percent to practically zero (0.02 percent) due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Sergio LIMA / AFP)

Brazilian president tests positive for Covid-19

SAO PAULO (Agencies) — Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, he said in a television interview on Tuesday. Bolsonaro, who has consistently downplayed the pandemic,…

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Infections in Brazil, already the third-highest globally, are climbing by the thousands, with the outbreak in the world’s sixth-largest country expected to accelerate and not peak until early June

Brazil virus deaths surge as pandemic bites in Latin America

Brazil saw its highest number of coronavirus deaths yet Tuesday as, more than four months after COVID-19 first emerged in China, the force of the pandemic was beginning to hit…

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro waves to supporters as he leaves the presidential residence, Palacio da Alvorada, in Brasília, on March 13, 2020. (Photo by Sergio LIMA / AFP)

Brazil’s Bolsonaro tests negative for coronavirus

Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro said Friday he had tested negative for the new coronavirus, after a scare over a trip on which at least one infected member of his staff…

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(Photo) This fire, one of hundreds burning in the Amazon region, was photographed about 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Porto Velho in northern Brazil’s Rondonia state, on August 23, 2019/AFP

Hundreds of new fires in Brazil as outrage over Amazon grows

Hundreds of new fires are raging in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, official data showed Saturday, as thousands of troops were made available to help fight the worst blazes in…

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(Photo) Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil, Brazil August 17, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

As Amazon burns, Brazil’s Bolsonaro tells rest of world not to interfere

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Amid growing international criticism over the wildfires raging through the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday admitted farmers could be illegally setting the rainforest ablaze…

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Brazilian riot police prepare to invade the Puraquequara Prison facility in Manaus on May 27, 2019, where at least 55 inmates were killed in clashes/AFP

Brazil to send gang leaders to federal prisons after massacre: minister

LISBON (Reuters) – Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro said on Tuesday that the prison gang leaders responsible for killing 55 inmates in prisons across the northern city of Manaus will…

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Philippines ranks world’s 2nd most dangerous country for environmentalists

The Philippines has become the world’s second most dangerous place for environmental activists after Brazil, with 48 green advocates killed last year, The Manila Times Online reported. According to watchdog…

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Belgium sends Brazil home with a shocking 2-1 victory

Belgium kicked favorite Brazil out of the World Cup with a 2-1 victory last night to face France in the semi-finals. The Belgians took a shocking lead in the 13th…

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