Brazil’s state governors are defying President Jair Bolsonaro over his call to reopen schools and businesses, dismissing his argument that the “cure” of widespread shutdowns to contain the coronavirus is worse than the disease.
Pele has dismissed suggestions that his health is failing after suffering complications following hip surgery.
Players from Brazilian club Gremio took to the field wearing face masks in protest at having to play during the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s communications director has tested positive for the new coronavirus, just days after travelling with Mr Bolsonaro to a meeting with US President Donald Trump in Florida.
The family of one of the Lisbon Lions is to auction off his archive of historic sporting items – including his 1967 European Cup winner’s medal.
Fossilised plant gum dating back 110 million years has been discovered by a PhD student.
The death toll caused by record rainfall in south eastern Brazil has jumped to 53 and officials expressed alarm about continuing storms.
At least 30 people have died after two days of heavy rains caused flooding and landslides in south-east Brazil.
Malky Mackay bumped into a ghost of Scotland’s past when he was invited to speak to a classroom of coaches in Brazil.
A trial which hides “likes” on Instagram is to be expanded to the United States.
Instagram has begun hiding likes and video views as part of a trial aimed at removing “the pressure” and shifting the focus to “sharing the things” its users enjoy.
Houston, Doha, Mexico, Halifax (Canada), Karamay (China) and Pemba (Mozambique) have also been identified in the council’s travel plan for the next financial year.
Hundreds of indigenous Brazilians have gathered outside Brazil’s Congress for an annual three-day camping out protest known as the Free Land Encampment.
Alan Brazil breached broadcasting rules for suggesting that a Glasgow rat infestation was the fault of Asian immigrants storing rice.
Conor Maynard has said that naivety led him to being robbed at gunpoint in Brazil.
Termites have created a wonder of the world as old as the pyramids that dwarf the ancient Egyptian monuments in scale, scientists have discovered.
Twenty years ago Scotland were at the epicentre of global football as they kicked off the World Cup in front of an audience of two billion.
Famous spider characters from the Harry Potter series, Charlotte’s Web and other fantasy novels and literary classics have been immortalised in science after researchers named seven new spider species after them.
A British tourist is being treated in hospital in Brazil after she was reportedly shot while her family were looking for water.
A woman has died after a motorbike crash on one of the North-east’s most popular tourist routes.
Legendary Brazilian defender and 1970 World Cup winner Carlos Alberto has died aged 72.
This incredible video shows the moment a man cheated death after he was flung from a truck like a ragdoll.