BBCBrasil.com The Denver Police Department, in the United States, arrested 17 people accused of involvement in a drug trafficking scheme that operated inside a taco trailer. According to the authorities, were seized 25 kilograms of methamphetamine, one of the largest seizures in the history in the u.s. State of Colorado. Methamphetamine is a synthetic drug that acts on the central nervous system (CNS), a very potent and highly addictive. ..
Survivors of one of the most overwhelming fires in Australia will get nearly $ 500 million after reaching a plea deal on Tuesday, the biggest financial compensation in the history of the country, according to information from the AP. The fire, which left 119 dead, was the most fatal among a series that hit the southern state of Victoria in 2009, leaving a total of 173 dead and destroying more than 2 thousand homes in just one day. More ..
Argentine security forces try to locate a Tunisian-born businessman in the country, for his alleged relationship with e-mails in which the jihadist group Islamic State threat to Argentine President, Cristina Kirchner, reported local media on Sunday. According to the website "Infobae", the man who is being investigated by the Intelligence Secretariat (SE) of Argentina is a businessman who was dedicated to export wood to hide illegal ..
Pope Francis, who expressed alarm with the advance of the militants of the Islamic State and the plight of Christians in the Middle East, summoned his sent to the region for a rare meeting to discuss a response to the crisis, the Vatican said on Tuesday. The meeting between days 2 and 4 October will feature the ambassadors of the Holy see in Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Israel and the Palestinian territories, as well as ..
Some of the more than 200 students abducted by militants of the Islamic Group Boko Haram in the Nigerian village of Chibok, in Northeast Nigeria, was released this week, said on Thursday the police and parents of some of the other missing girls. Boko Haram militants took the girls to a secondary school in a village near the border with Cameroon, in April, which caused an outcry around the world. They are still being kept in captivity. ..
The Turkish Government has forbidden the country's students use tattoos and piercings in schools, a measure considered repressive and unenforceable by the opposition, according to the Turkish press said on Sunday. The tattoos, frowned upon by the conservative Turks, are very popular among urban youth, including among teenagers. Turkish President, Tayyip Erdogan, has already criticised the tattoo of a football player in the country photo: ..
Heat waves recorded last year in Asia, Europe and Australia were influenced by climate change caused by man, but not all extreme weather events could be attributed to global warming, scientists said on Monday. In total, 16 extreme events-including rainfall, floods, droughts and storms-were analyzed in an annual report entitled "Explaining extreme events of 2013 for a Climate Perspective" ("Explaining Extreme Events of 2013 from a Climate ..
The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, was greeted like a rock star, this Sunday at Madison Square Garden in New York, where pledged to work tirelessly to transform his country into a great power. About 18 thousand people and 30 American congressmen attended the speech of Narendra Modi photo: Lucas Jackson/Reuters About 18 million people of Indian origin living in the United States and in Canada, gathered to hear Modi, whom Washington ..
The Director of the Tropical Institute and public health of Basel, in Switzerland, Marcel Tanner, announced on Thursday a local radio that his institution is one of the centers that will perform the clinical analyses to test two experimental vaccines to the World Health Organization (who) has identified as possible immunization methods against the ebola virus. According to him, the two vaccines are "promising". The clinical trial will be ..
The eruption of Mount Ontake, the second highest volcano in Japan and situated about 100 kilometers from Nagoya, left at least one dead and 30 people injured on Saturday, informed the Japanese authorities. Mount Ontake, of 3,067 meters height, began to expel smoke and ashes to local 11:53 (11:53 pm Friday GMT), said the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) on his website, where he advises people not to approach the volcano. The Fire ..