What's the mood like in Brazil ahead of the 2014 World Cup? How representative are the recurring protests against the tournament? " Kick off! takes the pulse among fans, Fifa officials, beach merchants, bloggers and experts.
Marielle Franco, a rising star of Brazilian politics, has been murdered in what appeared to be a political assassination. Franco had accused Rio's police of killing innocent people in their battle with drug gangs.
The film recounts the 1976 hijacking by German left-wing extremists of a flight from Tel Aviv to Paris and the rescue operation in Uganda seven days later. After its Berlinale premiere, the film has hit US screens.
Brazil's military has taken full control of security in Rio de Janeiro and the surrounding state in an effort to fight gang violence. The move comes after the Defense Ministry said security in the city was "broken."
There are 100 days to go until the 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia. Here is everything you need to know, from key dates and figures to why you should pay attention to the predictions of a deaf cat from St. Petersburg.
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