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Brazil’s out-of-action president tries to stay in control

​Brazil is going through a rudderless period as President Jair Bolsonaro lies in a hospital bed following stomach surgery

Netanyahu hails ‘new era’ with Brazil

Netanyahu also stressed that he would press Bolsonaro on an announcement that Brazil would follow the US in moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Social media in the spotlight in Brazil presidential race

Facebook and WhatsApp — hugely popular in the Latin American nation — have been thrust into the spotlight for being used to traffic in disinformation

Divided Brazil barrels towards uncertain presidential run-off

Jair Bolsonaro easily beat a dozen other candidates on Sunday — but not by enough to avoid an October 28 showdown with Fernando Haddad

Brazil votes for new president, far-right Bolsonaro in lead

If Jair Bolsonaro gets more than 50% of the vote to lead the field of 13 candidates, he will win the presidency outright

Brazil is choosing a new president. Here’s what you need to know

Whoever ends up as president will be at the helm of the world's 8th-biggest economy, an oil producer and major energy consumer

Hardware stores prepare for release of Fifty Shades of Grey

Millions of fans are expected to flock to the release of the erotic movie based on the popular book - despite the story being rubbished by critics.

New constitution referendum divides Egypt

Egypt is being called to vote in a referendum on a new constitution the opposition fears will be used to usher in an extremist interpretation of laws.

Iran chokes online activity to launch ‘national internet’

In Iran, attempts to get onto foreign news pages have been met with a page saying, "Access to this page is a violation of computer crime laws."

Tensions soar as Iran warns US warship never to return

Iran has warned one of the US navy's biggest warships to keep away from the Gulf, in an escalating showdown that may pitch into armed confrontation.

Gaddafi son defiant as Libya rebels plead for help

A rebel official in Libya's besieged city of Misrata pleaded for Britain and France to send troops to help fight Muammar Gaddafi's forces.

Misrata rebels officially plead for Western troops

The rebel council governing the Libyan city of Misrata said on Tuesday it was formally asking for Western troops to intervene to protect them.

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