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Turkish Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Casablanca
A Turkish Airlines jet flying from Istanbul to Sao Paulo, Brazil, made an emergency landing in Casablanca, Morocco, after a note with a bomb threat on it was found in the plane’s toilet, reports say.

30.03.2015 12:26

​New realities: Parliamentary BRICS
The idea to establish a parliamentary forum emerged as a result of the active development of diverse cooperation within the framework of BRICS.

24.03.2015 14:12

IQ au lait: Breastfed babies grow up more intelligent, earn more – study
Breastfeeding affects intelligence, education and income of adults in the future, according to evidence from a long-term study in Brazil. Those who were breastfed longer grew up with higher IQs and better-paid jobs.

18.03.2015 15:39

54 dead as tourist bus plunges into ravine in Brazil
Up to 54 people died as a result of an accident in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, in which a bus fell into a ravine from a height of 400 meters, local police said in a dramatic increase of the initial death toll.

15.03.2015 03:32

Brazilian rainforest now mapped on Google Street View zipwire cams
Google has teamed up with the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) and has fitted one of its Street View cameras to capture 360-degree images of the canopy of trees and other plant life in the rainforest.

02.03.2015 13:04

Berlin and Paris look East: How close are we to a Common Economic Space?
The Eurasian Economic Union is a reality that may end up costing the US its “perch” in Eurasia’s western periphery as a Common Economic Space is formed.

02.03.2015 08:37

What the BRICS plus Germany are really up to?
Winston Churchill once said, “I feel lonely without a war.” He also badly missed the loss of empire. Churchill’s successor – the ‘Empire of Chaos’ – now faces the same quandary. Some wars – as in Ukraine, by proxy – are not going so well.

27.02.2015 13:43

NASA video shows Sahara Desert fertilizing Amazon Rainforest with dust
A new video from NASA shows how the Sahara Desert produces massive storms which send tons of dust into the atmosphere – much of which is transported across the Atlantic Ocean and deposited in the Amazon Rainforest and the Caribbean.

26.02.2015 02:11

Prison breakout in Brazil after guards fall for fake ‘orgy’ plan (VIDEO)
The success of a guard-seducing strategy, masterminded by three females in fantasy police costumes, allowed dozens of prisoners escape via the central gate of a Brazilian prison, leaving the wardens with no clothes and no weapons.

08.02.2015 10:18

Petrobras CEO, 5 top managers resign amid Brazil’s biggest corruption scandal
The president of Brazilian state oil company Petrobras (Petroleo Brasileiro) Maria das Graca Foster has resigned along with five of the company’s top executives in the middle of a corruption scandal involving billions of dollars.

05.02.2015 06:58

BRICS to discuss creating new rating agency in March - Brazilian ambassador
The contact group of BRICS experts will meet in March to discuss the idea of establishing an independent rating agency, said Brazilian Ambassador to Russia Jose Vallim Antonio Guerreiro. The agency would become an alternative to the western ‘big three’.

28.01.2015 11:29

Monsanto agrochemicals cause genetic damage in soybean workers – study
Soybean workers exposed to the agrochemicals like glyphosate, the main component in Monsanto’s ‘Roundup’ herbicide and other biocides, suffer from elevated DNA and cell damage, according to a new study.

22.01.2015 15:07