South America: News

31 Oct 2022


Brazil presidential election: Lula da Silva defeats Bolsonaro

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has returned to power in Brazil after 20 years by defeating far-right incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro in a tight runoff election.

15 Jan 2021


UK bans travel from South America over Brazil variant fears

The United Kingdom is banning travel from entire South America and Portugal amid concerns over a new variant of the coronavirus in Brazil, authorities in London announced.

01 Jan 2021


Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani banned for three matches

Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani has been handed a three-match ban besides being fined £100,000 after he decided not to contest a charge related to a post on Instagram.

31 Dec 2020


Volkswagen Virtus sedan spied testing in India: Details here

Volkswagen's Virtus sedan, currently sold in South America, has been spotted testing in India. It is unlikely to be launched here, but the company will replace the Vento with a new car based on the MQB platform.

Nokia 5.4, with quad rear cameras and 4,000mAh battery, launched

Expanding its portfolio of budget-friendly smartphones, HMD Global has launched the Nokia 5.4 in Europe at €189 (roughly Rs. 16,900).

28 Nov 2020

West Bengal

Lunar eclipse on November 30: All you need to know

The fourth and final lunar eclipse of this year will occur on November 30.

14 Oct 2020

Wonder Woman

#ComicBytes: Key differences between Wonder Woman comics and movies

When she was first introduced in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), the film didn't shed a lot of light on Wonder Woman's character.

09 Jun 2020


#HackAlert: Honda hit by cyber attack, global operations disrupted

Japanese auto giant Honda Motor Company has been hit by a major cyber attack.

21 May 2020

Donald Trump

Healthcare workers in UK begin COVID-19 hydroxychloroquine trial

Healthcare workers in the United Kingdom will begin taking hydroxychloroquine on Thursday as part of a trial to test the drug's efficacy in preventing COVID-19.

Coronavirus will be with us for long time, says WHO

As deaths across the globe due to COVID-19 continue unabated, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday warned that the coronavirus is here to stay.

04 Apr 2020

FIFA World Cup

Coronavirus outbreak: FIFA recommends postponing international matches scheduled for June

The COVID-19 working group has recommended the postponement of all international matches scheduled for June in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

28 Jan 2020


Getting a new pet? Choose from these best options

Getting a pet is a long-term commitment that needs to be planned well.

13 Jan 2020


ISRO to launch a new communication satellite this week

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is gearing up to launch a new communication satellite on January 17.

07 Dec 2019


'No court can prosecute me': Nithyananda's video goes viral

Days after announcing a new nation by the name of Kailaasa, controversial self-styled godman Nithyananda is making headlines yet again.

06 Dec 2019


Love Bird-watching? Here are top five places you should visit

As the name suggests, Bird-watching is the act of observing birds in their natural habitat, for recreational purpose.

04 Dec 2019


Copa America 2020: Title-holders Brazil to start proceedings against Venezuela

The draw for the next edition of Copa America was officially held in Cartagena, Colombia, on Tuesday, as the 12 participating teams were divided into respective groups, besides the fixtures being finalized as well.

07 Nov 2019


Best new shows, movies coming on Amazon Prime this November

Wondering what Amazon Prime is going to be streaming this month now that you are done watching The Office (again)?

17 Sep 2019


Data of most Ecuadorean citizens leaked, including 6.7 million children

In a shocking development, a major security breach has been reported which has leaked personal data of almost the entire population of Ecuador online.

16 Jul 2019


Partial Lunar Eclipse: When, where and how to watch it

If you are someone who likes to keep a lookout for interesting occurrences in the night sky, you would be delighted to learn that on July 16 and 17, various parts of the world will witness a partial lunar eclipse, including India.

02 Jul 2019


Total solar eclipse: When and where to watch

On July 2, Earthlings will witness the total solar eclipse of 2019, a rare astronomical event marked by the passing of the Moon between the Sun and Earth.

09 Jun 2019


Spain, Portugal bidding for hosting rights of World Cup 2030

The FIFA World Cup is considered one of the greatest sporting events after the Olympics.

26 May 2019


Peru hit by earthquake of magnitude 7.5, no casualties reported

Peru, which is a small coastal country in South America, was hit by a strong earthquake on Sunday, multiple reports said.

14 Mar 2019


Copa America 2020: Argentina and Colombia to co-host the event

Argentina and Colombia have been selected as the host nations for the upcoming edition of Copa America football tournament, to be held in 2020.

15 Feb 2019

FIFA World Cup

2030 World Cup: Four South American nations submitting joint bid

South American nations Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay are set to submit a joint bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup.

06 Feb 2019


GSAT-31, India's latest communication satellite, launched successfully from French Guiana

India's latest communication satellite GSAT-31 was successfully launched by European launch services provider- Arianespace's rocket from French Guiana in the early hours today.

05 Feb 2019

UEFA Champions League

Comparing the achievements of Ronaldo and Neymar on their birthdays

Two of the greatest superstars in modern football, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr. celebrate their birthdays today.

21 Jan 2019


Chandra Grahan 2019: Last total lunar eclipse before 2021

On the intervening night between January 20 and January 21, certain parts of the world became witness to the only total lunar eclipse of 2019, and the last one before May 2021.

30 Nov 2018

Real Madrid

Copa Libertadores: Final shifted to Santiago Bernabeu after massive riot

The Copa Libertadores final, which was to be a historical encounter between River Plate and Boca Juniors, was mired in violence when River Plate fans decided to attack the Boca Juniors bus outside their stadium.

10 Nov 2018


Cope Libertadores final: Superclasico scheduled, when history meets football

The final of one of the most prestigious competitions in the world, Copa Libertadores is here, and for football fans, it just does not get better.

10 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

#RepublicDay: Top African leader may attend celebrations after Trump's snub

Days after President of United States Donald Trump said he would not attend India's Republic Day event on January 26 due to prior commitments, India may have finalized the new chief guest.

06 Nov 2018

South Africa

#GamingBytes: Treyarch addresses regional Blackout server issues

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 released on October 12 and received positive reviews from the gaming community.

25 Sep 2018


#GamingBytes: All about the PUBG Mobile Star Challenge

PUBG Mobile is one of the most popular mobile games that draws new players every day.

06 Sep 2018


Want to drink coffee alongside snakes? Head to this Cambodia-cafe!

To overcome fear of water, you got to swim, goes a saying. Likewise, to get over your giddiness when you spot a lizard or a snake slither their way, you got to hit this cafe in Cambodia.

20 Aug 2018


#GamingBytes: Lara Croft's new game trailer pronounces name wrong

The official Tomb Raider account, on YouTube, has released the Shadow of the Tomb Raider trailer.

16 Aug 2018

South Korea

Mumbai: India's first penguin born on Independence Day

Even as the whole nation celebrated Independence Day yesterday, it was extra special for Byculla Zoo.

09 Aug 2018


Jr. NBA World Championship: Indian girls beat South-American combined team

Indian girls beat a combined South American team 40-37 in their final pool match to register their maiden victory at Under-14 Jr. NBA World Championships in Orlando.

28 Jul 2018


#MeToo hits Vatican: Nuns speak against priests who sexually-abused them

For decades, the Catholic Church turned a blind eye to abuse meted to nuns, but it seems to be changing.

17 Jul 2018


Amazon Prime Day sale: Users report issues with the website

The much-awaited Amazon Prime Day sales, which kicked-off on July 16, seems to be experiencing difficulties.

03 Jul 2018


How Android Go can be a game-changer for Google

The Android Go operating system (OS) by Google is an optimized version of the latest Android Oreo OS which is specially designed for low-configuration smartphones.

21 Jun 2018


How Android Go can be a game-changer for Google

The Android Go operating system (OS) by Google is an optimized version of the latest Android Oreo OS which is specially designed for low-configuration smartphones.