Wednesday, 19 June 2019

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Riot in Brazil prison leaves 15 choked and stabbed to death

SAO PAULO: A riot between inmates in a prison in Brazilian state of Amazonas ended with 15 dead on Sunday, according to a statement of the state secretariat for prisons. Inmates at the Amazonas jail were choked to death or stabbed with toothbrushes, Colonel Marcos Vinicius Almeida, head of the ...

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Figo, Kaka seek ‘promise’ of football in cricket-mad Pakistan

KARACHI: Portuguese great Luis Figo and Brazilian star Kaka Thursday vowed to help develop the “great promise” of football in Pakistan, a country obsessed with cricket and twice banned from international soccer. The two legends – who both played for Spanish club Real Madrid – are in Pakistan for a ...

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Neymar admits ‘exaggerated’ reactions at World Cup

Ridiculed the world over for faking and diving during a disappointing World Cup campaign in Russia, Brazilian forward Neymar has admitted to “exaggerated” reactions saying he is still learning to deal with frustration. In a 90-second video made for his sponsor Gillette and published on social media accounts and Brazilian ...

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Ex-Brazil President sentenced to nearly 10 years for corruption

BRASILIA: Former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a top contender to win next year’s presidential election, was convicted on corruption charges on Wednesday and sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison. The ruling marked a stunning fall for Lula, one of the country’s most popular politicians, and a ...

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56 killed, many beheaded, in grisly Brazil prison riot

SAO PAULO: A prison riot in the Brazilian Amazon has left at least 56 people dead with some bodies decapitated and burned, officials said. The riot erupted on Sunday afternoon and lasted for 17 hours in the Anisio Jobim Penitentiary Complex (Compaj) in Manaus, the capital of Amazonas state. The ...

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Hamilton wins to take title showdown to final race

SAO PAULO: Lewis Hamilton survived carnage and relentless rain to send this year’s world championship down to the wire in Abu Dhabi as he claimed a spectacular victory in Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix. The defending three-time world champion showed all his tenacity and skill with a near-flawless drive in treacherous ...

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