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Brazil's Rousseff vows to fight as Senate mulls impeachment trial

Saturday, 07 May 2016 11:57
Brasilia: Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff vowed to fight "until the last day" after a special commission in the Senate recommended that an impeachment trial be opened against her.The special commission voted 15-5 to approve a report on Friday that concluded…

6 killed in shootouts in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Saturday, 07 May 2016 11:38
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil): At least six people died, including a policeman, as a consequence of shootouts between police patrolling a favela (slum) and alleged drug traffickers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's Militarized Police said on Friday.The police reported that…

Can IT companies stand up to government on date security?

Friday, 06 May 2016 13:27
Las Vegas (US): Can other technology companies defy the government the way Apple did when asked to help US federal investigators to crack the code of iPhone 5C?Unlikely. Especially in jurisdictions where the governments may not be so benign in…

Brazilian Supreme Court suspends lower house president

Friday, 06 May 2016 12:42
Brasilia: Brazil's Supreme Court has suspend President of the Chamber of Deputies Eduardo Cunha for obstructing corruption investigations against him.In a unanimous vote, 11 Supreme Court judges made the decision on an injunction filed by prosecutor general Rodrigo Janot to…

Adani Power Q4 net rises 64 percent

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 11:24
Ahmedabad: Adani Power on Tuesday reported a 64 percent increase in consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter of 2015-16 at Rs.1,173.39 crore as compared to Rs.715.05 crore for the corresponding period of 2014-15.Consolidated total income for the quarter was…

72-year-old rescued 13 days after Ecuador quake

Monday, 02 May 2016 09:37
Quito: A 72-year-old man was rescued by Venezuelan relief workers, 13 days after a devastating earthquake jolted Ecuador's northern coast.The miraculous rescue occurred in Manabi province on Friday, when a Venezuelan rescue mission from the Humanitarian Task Force "Liberator Simon…

113 people rescued post Ecuador quake

Saturday, 30 April 2016 11:01
Quito: The number of people rescued after a deadly 7.8 magnitude temblor jolted Ecuador has reached to 113.The Risk Management Secretariat on Friday announced that the death toll from the quake currently stands at 659, with 4,605 others injured, Xinhua…

Ecuador forms committee on post-quake reconstruction

Friday, 29 April 2016 11:14
Quito: Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has created a special committee to oversee reconstruction efforts in the country's quake-hit coastal towns, the presidential office said.The idea to set up such a committee first came at a meeting presided by Correa on…

China provides humanitarian aid to quake-hit Ecuador

Thursday, 28 April 2016 11:28
Quito: The Chinese has government delivered 60 million yuan (about $9.5 million) worth of humanitarian aid materials to the victims of the deadly April 16 earthquake in Ecuador.Four planeloads of aid arrived at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport of Quito,…

91,387 Zika virus cases confirmed in Brazil

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 11:30
Brasilia: Brazil has confirmed 91,387 cases of Zika so far this year, including 7,584 pregnant women at risk of having babies with birth defects.The health ministry on Tuesday said the number led to the conclusion that the incidence of Zika…