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Plane with 77 aboard including a Brazilian football team crashes in Colombia

Among the passengers were players from Brazilian football team Chapocoense, heading to a regional tournament final. A plane carrying 77 people, including Brazil’s Chapecoense Real football team, has crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia, officials say. Police officials said that seven passengers had initially survived but one later died in hospital. Medellin’s airport confirmed that ... Read More »

7 Pakistani athletes who made it Rio Olympics 2016

7 Pakistani athletes who made it Rio Olympics 2016

Three athletes – shooters Ghulam Mustafa Bashir and Minhal Sohail, and judoka Shah Hussain, qualified on merit KARACHI – Among the best athletes from 206 countries at the opening ceremony of Rio Olympics 2016 were also seven Pakistani athletes. This seven-member team marched past in the opening ceremony as shooter Ghulam Bashir carried Pakistan’s flag high at the ceremony in ... Read More »

Photos: Rio 2016 Olympics opening ceremony highlights

Photos: Rio 2016 Olympics opening ceremony highlights

Olympic flame ends its epic journey in the host city. Rio 2016 Olympics is an opening ceremony of warmth, passion, and hope RIO (Brazil) – The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have officially opened with a flamboyant ceremony celebrating Brazil’s history and cultural diversity, all to the pulsating beat of samba, bossa nova, and funk. Reflecting that beauty, a ... Read More »

WHO declares global emergency on Zika Virus

Workers in hazmat suits in Rio de Janiero.

The World Health Organization declared (WHO) the Zika virus and its suspected link to birth defects an international public health emergency on Monday. An outbreak of the Zika virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, was detected in Brazil last May and has since moved into more than 20 countries in Latin America. Dr. Margaret Chan, the director general of the W.H.O, said that clusters ... Read More »

Brazil declares emergency after 2,400 babies born with brain damage

More than 2,400 suspected cases of microcephaly have been reported this year in 20 Brazilian states, compared with 147 cases last year. Doctors are investigating 29 related infant deaths. Microcephaly results in babies being born with abnormally small heads that cause, often serious, developmental issues and sometimes early death. As a result, six states have declared a state of emergency. ... Read More »

Brazilian literary books launched in Urdu language for the first time

Embassy of Brazil in Islamabad inaugurates two books of classic Brazilian literature, published in Urdu and English Islamabad – To introduce Brazilian literature in Pakistan, two classic Brazilian literary books have been translated into Urdu and English. The books that are the first ever publications of Brazilian literature translated into Urdu were launched in Islamabad. Ambassador of Brazil, H.E. Mr. Alfredo Leoni, and ... Read More »

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