Brazilian Indians are fighting against their possible eviction: an Indian community of 30 that claim to have lived in the abandoned Indian Museum since 2006 are afraid they may be forced to leave their home due to World Cup constructions. A parking lot for 10,000 cars was planned for the spot where the Indians are living, according to the Rio de Janeiro state government. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
A scientist from Britain and a scientist from Japan were awarded the Nobel Prize for their discovery that adult stem cells can be transformed back into embryo-like stem cells that may regrow tissue in damage organs.
Here’s a look at Nobel Prize winners in the field of medicine for other countries dating back to 1901.
A combination picture shows the tomography examination of the mason Eduardo Leite in Rio de Janeiro August 17, 2012.
Leite, survived on Wednesday after being pierced through his skull by a 2-metre rod while working. After five hours of surgery, his condition stabilised, according to the hospital board. [REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes]
EXCLUSIVE: A Brazilian prosecutor plans to file criminal charges against Chevron Corp and some of its local managers within weeks, adding the threat of prison sentences to an $11 billion civil lawsuit as punishment for a November offshore oil spill.
The filing in federal court in Campos, Brazil, will likely include a request for criminal indictment of George Buck, chief executive of Chevron’s Brazil unit. Transocean Ltd, whose rig was used in the operation, and some of its employees in Brazil are also expected to be charged.