Brazil

  • People look at a burned vehicle at the site of car bomb attack in a busy square at Baghdad's sprawling Sadr City district, in Iraq January 2, 2017. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad - RTX2X7UQ
    January 2, 2017  

    In our news wrap Monday, a suicide bomber detonated a truck bomb at a Baghdad market, killing at least 36 people. Also, a riot at a Brazilian prison left at least 60 inmates dead. Officials blamed a fight between members of two criminal gangs for the attacks. Continue reading

  • Flowers and messages are seen next to a Chapecoense soccer team flag in tribute to their players in front of the Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco, Brazil, November 29, 2016. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker - RTSTVHF
    November 29, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, a chartered plane carrying a top Brazilian soccer team crashed in Colombia overnight, killing 71 people on board. The plane went down in the mountains near Medellin as athletes and a group of journalists covering them traveled to a major tournament. Also, the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for Monday’s attack by a Somali-born student at Ohio State University. Continue reading

  • Ryan Lochte of USA reacts in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 11, 2016. Photo by David Gray/Reuters
    September 8, 2016   BY  

    Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and three of his teammates have been suspended from the USA swim team, the United States Olympic Committee and USA Swimming announced Thursday. Continue reading

  • Marco Rubio greets supporters at his victory party in Kissimmee, Fla., after winning the Republican primary for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)
    August 31, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, Republican Senators John McCain and Marco Rubio sailed past their primary election opponents ahead of tough general election contests. Also, for the first time in more than 50 years, a U.S. commercial flight landed in Cuba. The JetBlue craft flew from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Santa Clara, carrying 150 passengers including Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. Continue reading

  • File photo of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff by Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters
    August 31, 2016   BY  

    The vast majority — 61 of Brazil’s 81 senators — voted Wednesday to impeach the country’s first female president, Dilma Rousseff, amid a political corruption scandal and an economic recession. Continue reading

  • A Turkish soldier on an armoured personnel carrier waves as they drive from the border back to their base in Karkamis on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern Gaziantep province, Turkey, August 27, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas  - RTX2N8Z1
    August 29, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, top American officials accused Turkey of focusing on Kurdish groups in their military campaign against Syria, instead of on ISIS. Also, in Yemen, a suicide truck bomb tore into a gathering of military recruits, leaving at least 54 dead and 70 wounded. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, which took place in the southern city of Aden, near two schools and a mosque. Continue reading

  • Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (C) addresses the audience after the Brazilian Senate voted to impeach her for breaking budget laws, at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, May 12, 2016.      REUTERS/Adriano Machado  - RTX2E1P4
    August 21, 2016  

    As the summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro end, Brazilians will turn their attention to the start of an impeachment trial Thursday of the nation’s suspended President Dilma Rousseff, who stands accused of violating budget laws. Wall Street Journal reporter Paolo Trevisani joins Allison Stewart. Continue reading

  • 2016 Rio Olympics - Athletics - Final - Men's 200m Final - Olympic Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 18/08/2016. Usain Bolt (JAM) of Jamaica tears off his number tags from his shorts and throws them to the ground after winning the gold.    REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson  TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.   - RTX2LYCQ
    August 19, 2016  

    The Olympics conclude this weekend, but the news coming out of Rio is still nonstop. Four U.S. swimmers who said they had been robbed now admit fabricating their story, while Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt could earn his ninth career gold. Also, the Paralympics are in jeopardy due to budgetary issues. Jeffrey Brown speaks to Christine Brennan of USA Today and NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro for details. Continue reading

  • Hotshot firefighters build a fire line after the fire jumped Lytle Creek Road during the Blue Cut fire in San Bernardino County, California, U.S. August 17, 2016.  REUTERS/Patrick T Fallon - RTX2LPBH
    August 18, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, the fast-moving fire just 60 miles east of Los Angeles flared even more; 1500 firefighters are battling flames only 4 percent contained. The inferno has charred nearly 50 square miles since Tuesday and forced 82,000 to evacuate. Also, Amnesty International reports that 18,000 detainees have died in Syrian government prisons, while others suffered torture and disease. Continue reading

  • Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government fire weapons during a battle with IS fighters in Sirte, Libya, July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic/File Photo - RTSLTSA
    August 10, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, U.S.-backed forces in Libya say they have captured the Islamic State headquarters, located in the city of Sirte. After a weeks-long stalemate, they finally broke through with the help of U.S. airstrikes that began 10 days ago. Also, with air support from the U.S., the Afghan government is sending more troops to a key southern province to fight Taliban gains. Continue reading

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