A group of indigenous Brazilians has been evicted from the building they had been occupying in Rio de Janeiro for more than six years.
Police used tear gas and rubber bullets to dislodge the indigenous people from the former museum.
The building is next to the famous Maracana football stadium.
The Maracana will stage the final match of next year's Football World Cup, and the authorities want to turn it into an Olympic Museum.
The indigenous community, known as Aldeia Maracana (Mar...
Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati has announced the resignation of his entire government.
The move comes after a deeply divided cabinet failed to approve a commission to oversee elections planned for June.
It was also unable to agree on the extension of the term of office of the internal security chief, who is otherwise obliged to retire next month.
Lebanon has been gripped by a political crisis linked to the unrest in neighbouring Syria.
The European Union, Germany and leading bankers have all urged the Cypriot parliament to quickly find a way of raising the 5.8bn euros needed to qualify for an international bailout.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Cyprus not to "exhaust the patience of its eurozone partners", reports say.
The head of one of Cyprus' biggest banks urged MPs to accept a levy on bank deposits.
This was rejected on Tuesday, sparking a fresh eurozone confidence crisis.
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Bulgaria's government has announced it is resigning after nationwide protests against high electricity prices and austerity measures, Prime Minister Boiko Borisov has said.
The PM said he had decided to go after protesters against rising electricity prices clashed with police in Sofia.
At least 14 people were injured during Tuesday's demonstrations.
"I will not participate in a government under which police are beating people," Mr Borisov said.
"Every drop of blood is a shame for ...
Asia's largest low-cost carrier, AirAsia, plans to launch an Indian budget airline with India's Tata and a third investor, Telestra Tradeplace.
The companies said they were looking for approval from the Indian government.
"We strongly believe that the current environment [in India] is perfect to introduce our low fares," said AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes.
AirAsia would own 49% of the new airline.
The other two Indian companies would own the remaining stake. The new carrier would op...
Armed robbers have made off with a "gigantic" haul of diamonds after a rapid raid at Brussels Airport.
Disguised as police, they broke through a fence on Monday evening and broke into the cargo of a Swiss-bound plane to take the gems, estimated to be worth $50m (£32m; 37m euros).
They escaped back through the same hole. Police later found a burned-out vehicle close to the airport.
Police are looking for eight men, a prosecutors' spokeswoman said.
Caroline De Wolf, of the Antwerp W...
Credit cards are powerful financial instruments, but they can also be incredibly complicated. The user agreements for these products read like they were written by a team of lawyers that were being paid by the hour. But what is worse is that many of these products’ terms are filled with fees and penalties that can snare all but the most diligent cardholders.
Thankfully, the credit card market is also extremely competitive, and several banks and credit unions are now offering simplified produ...
The discovery of horsemeat in products sold as beef has shocked many British consumers into buying less meat, a survey showed on Monday.
The furore, which erupted in Ireland last month and then spread quickly across Europe, has led to ready meals being pulled from supermarket shelves and damaged people's confidence in the food on their plate.
It also raised concerns over food labelling and the complex supply chain across the European Union, putting pressure on governments to explain lapses ...
The European Union and the US will begin formal talks on a free-trade agreement, paving the way for the biggest trade deal in history.
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso made the announcement following President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.
A deal would bring down trading barriers between the two biggest economies in the world.
EU-US trade is worth around 455bn euros (£393bn; $613bn) a year.
"A future deal between the world's two most important economi...
UK toymaker Games Workshop has been criticised for asserting a trademark claim to the phrase 'space marines'.
The claim emerged when it was used to get an American ebook about the futuristic soldiers taken off Amazon.
Science fiction writers have called the firm "absurd" for saying it has a trademark to the use of the term in fiction.
A UK media lawyer said more and more firms were using trademark law to protect their creations.
The row started in December 2011 when ...