Recreation And Leisure

Brazil national museum recovers 200 Egypt pieces after fire

May 7, 2019

Brazil's national museum says it has recovered 200 pieces from its Egypt collection after a devastating fire in September 2018

Thai king celebrates coronation with spectacular parade

May 5, 2019

Thailand's newly crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn made a spectacular public appearance in front of his countrymen, carried atop a golden palanquin by soldiers in ancient fighting uniforms in a procession through Bangkok's historic quarter

Brazil to auction oil camps despite environmental warnings

Apr 14, 2019

The administration of far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro plans to auction seven oil fields despite contrary advice from analysts of Brazil's main environmental body

Brazil's Bolsonaro tweets obscene video, draws sharp rebuke

Mar 6, 2019

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has aroused outrage by sharing a video on Twitter that shows one man urinating on the head of another man during a Carnival party

Rio Carnival winner paid tribute to slain councilwoman

Mar 6, 2019

The Brazilian samba school that paid tribute to a slain city councilwoman has won this year's Carnival parade contest in Rio de Janeiro

Slain black councilwoman remembered during Brazil Carnival

Mar 5, 2019

Samba competition is getting political in Brazil, with one of Rio's top samba schools and other groups paying tribute to Marielle Franco, an activist for gays and Afro-Brazilian rights who was slain almost a year ago

Brazil's Carnival breaks barriers for special needs kids

Mar 2, 2019

Portela, one of the major samba schools in Rio de Janeiro, is moving toward full inclusion of children with special needs during Brazil's Carnival

Rio de Janeiro Carnival kicks off with Bolsonaro backlash

Mar 2, 2019

Rio de Janeiro's world-famous Carnival officially began with streets parties and revelry amid expectations the first such celebration since Jair Bolsonaro took office would target the far-right president

Australia says last child refugees to leave Nauru camp

Feb 3, 2019

Australia has announced that the last child refugees held on the Pacific atoll of Nauru will soon be sent to the United States, ending the banishment of children under the government's harsh asylum-seeker policy

Thai military chief urges loyalty ahead of expected election

Jan 18, 2019

Thailand's military has held its annual Armed Forces Day parade as the country prepares for expected elections more than four years after soldiers overthrew an elected government

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