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Brazil court to probe Bolsonaro over riot

Brazil's top court will include former president Jair Bolsonaro in its investigation into the riot by his supporters in the nation's capital.

Bolsonaro supporters storm Brazil Congress

Supporters of Brazil's far-right former President Jair Bolsonaro have invaded the country's Congress, presidential palace and Supreme Court in Brasilia, in a grim echo of the US Capitol invasion almost exactly two years ago by fans of former President Donald Trump.

Jair Bolsonaro takes lead in Brazil election

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has taken an early lead in the initial tally of the country's presidential election, ahead of challenger Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, whose Workers Party draws more support from regions that are slower to report.

Young Matildas in World Cup loss to Brazil

The Young Matildas have lost 2-0 to Brazil in their weather-interrupted second match at the FIFA Under 20 World Cup in Costa Rica.  

Brazil remains are of UK reporter Dom Phillips: Police

A forensic exam carried out on human remains found in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil has confirmed they are of British journalist Dom Phillips.

Brazilian flood death toll rises to 57

More than 100 people are missing or confirmed dead in Brazil after mudslides and major floods brought about by heavy rains tore through several urban neighbourhoods in the northeastern part of the country.

Australia orders 60 Brazilian electric planes

Shares in Brazilian plane manufacturers Embraer SA have risen nearly five per cent after the company announced 60 electric plane orders from Australia.

Brazil riverside footpath collapse injures 33

Dozens of people in a southeastern Brazilian city have been injured when a footpath next to a river collapsed just after Christmas lights were illuminated as the main attraction of a popular holiday season event, officials say.

Brazil chill imperils coffee, orange crops

Temperatures have fallen in swathes of Brazil - with rare snowfall in some places - as a polar air mass advanced toward the country's centre-south to threaten coffee, sugarcane and orange crops with frosts.

Brazil dam settlement could be $26b

A definitive settlement for the damage caused by a burst tailings dam in Brazil, 2015 could reach 100 billion reais ($A26 billion).

Brazil seeks definitive BHP dam settlement

Federal prosecutors in Brazil are seeking a definitive settlement with miner Samarco and its shareholders, BHP Group and Vale, for damages caused by the rupture of a tailings dam in 2015, the lead prosecutor has told Reuters.

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