Samba

Under mimicked Shakhtar's samba - to the delight of Turkey's manager

These winter visits to Kharkiv only get better for Mircea Lucescu. The Turkey manager was at the Metalist Stadium to watch his former club, Shakhtar …

Soccer

Rio’s Carnival goes political, and a little-known samba school ignites a firestorm

RIO DE JANEIRO — With Brazil’s president portrayed as a “neoliberal vampire” and dancers dressed as shackled slaves and downtrodden street vendors, a scrappy samba school brought politics to the heart of Rio’s glamorous Carnival parade, posing the sensitive question of whether slavery still exists …

Brazil

Samba Hit I Passed Away

The Brandenburg state stud bred and owned licensed stallion Samba Hit I has passed away on Sunday 11 February 2018. He was about to turn 20 years old …

Dressage

Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces launch cordon and search operations in Samba district - Firstpost

<b>Jammu</b>: Security forces started search operations in parts of Samba district in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday after some people reported suspicious …

Pakistan

Cauvery water dispute verdict expected today in Supreme Court: 10 points

The Supreme Court is likely to deliver its verdict on the Cauvery water dispute that is an emotive as well existential issue for thousands of …

India

Really?! Brazilian Samba School Draws Controversy After Dancers Pay Homage to Black Women…..In Blackface

The Salgueiro said he opted to use blackface for the samba performance because he wanted to be “robust.” (Image courtesy of Women of Brazil)A …

Brazil

The Trans Trailblazer Dancing Samba at This Year's Rio Carnival

Marcelly Morena is one of the first transgender women to perform at Brazil's annual blowout—and one day, she hopes to be samba queen.<p>On Friday, Brazil kicked off its annual Carnival, the week-long festival of street parties and parades that unfold to the beats of samba, the most popular musical and …

Brazil

Sambadrome

Thousands of performers paraded through the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro on Monday night.<p>Under a display of fireworks, the Imperio da Tijuca samba school opened the second night of the carnival.<p>Members of six samba schools danced, sang and performed through the Sambadrome to participate in the …

Brazil

Samba school with anti-graft message triumphs at Rio Carnival

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Decrying rampant corruption and social problems in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro's Beija-Flor samba school clinched first place on Wednesday after a two-night parade showdown that crowned Carnival festivities in the sweltering city.<p>Beija Flor triumphed over 12 other schools with …

Brazil

Rio's carnival hots up as tourists flock to Brazil's party central

Brazil's colourful carnival continued on Monday with more of Rio de Janeiro's celebrated samba schools parading through the specially-built Sambadrome.<p>The venue is where each entry is judged on elements such as choreography, atmosphere, organisation, and singing.<p>The processions are famous for their …

Brazil

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Sport<p>Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany insisted on Monday that the "time is now" for his team to make a serious mark in Europe, but …

Brazil

Africa's Trump impersonator

Comedian Samba Sine entertains Senegalese viewers every night with the Kouthia show. But it's his impersonation of President Donald Trump that has made him famous beyond his country's borders.<p>The diaspora living in the United States has been following his skits in Wolof, Senegal's main local …

Donald Trump

Rio Carnival kicks off with 700-metre samba parade

Hundreds of people took part in the first night of the carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro.<p>Dancers performed on the top of monumental floats while orchestras with dozens of musicians played samba music.<p>Seven of the 13 samba schools participated in the competition.<p>Each samba group is …

Brazil

Spirit of Samba: Carnival sets Rio alight as dancers take to the Sambadrome

Brazil

Ridicule of leaders, samba, skimpy garb at Brazil Carnival

Rio de Janeiro’s top samba schools danced and sang hard Monday as millions of other Brazilians did the same during nationwide Carnival celebrations …

Brazil

Troubled Rio de Janeiro stages 'greatest show' of samba parades

Rio de Janeiro’s colorful samba parades begin Sunday, a chance for a city struggling with violence and poverty to stage the “greatest show on earth” …

Brazil

Carnival lights up Rio despite problems

Carnival festivities have taken over Rio de Janeiro as revellers dance and drink at block parties with names such as "Fire in the underpants", …

Brazil

Brazilians Take Carnival Back to the Streets

Rio's official festivities have their charms. But they're nothing like the Christ’s Armpit block party.<p>Brazil’s postcard-perfect carnival competition officially kicks off at the parade grounds this Sunday, but the world’s most enthusiastic merrymakers have never stood on ceremony. For weeks now, …

Brazil

Brazil's samba schools go political as funding cuts bite

<b>Rio de Janeiro's top 13 samba schools are gearing up for carnival and the parade at Rio's Sambadrome where they will compete on 11 and 12 February to be crowned carnival champions.</b><p>Ninety-thousand people will be watching the colourful spectacle from inside the vast Sambadrome, with millions more …

Brazil

J-K: Teen girl injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch

Ceasefire violation in Poonch: The Indian Army is retaliating strongly, sources said.<p>A 15-year-old girl was injured after Pakistani troops on Sunday …

Pakistan

BSF foils infiltration bid along Pakistan border in J-K’s Samba

Border Security Force troops foiled an infiltration bid along the International Border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on …

BSF foils infiltration bid in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba

SAMBA: The Border Security Force (BSF) has foiled an infiltration bid by terrorists in the Samba sector along the border area in Kashmir.<p>The …

Pakistan

Jammu and Kashmir: BSF foils infiltration bid along International Border in Samba

JAMMU: BSF troops foiled an infiltration bid along the International Border (IB) in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said …

Jammu and Kashmir

Alert BSF foils infiltration attempt along Samba sector of Jammu

Alert Border Security Force personnel on Friday foiled a "fierce stand-off attack'' from a group of heavily armed militants along the international …

India

BSF foils infiltration bid along IB in Samba

BSF troops foiled an infiltration bid along the International Border (IB) in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.<p>"Suspicious movement …

Troubled Rio starts staging ‘greatest’ samba parades

Rio de Janeiro’s samba parades begin late on Sunday, a chance for a city struggling with violence and poverty to stage the “greatest show on earth” – …

Brazil

Samba 4.8 to squish scaling bug that Tridge himself coded in 2009

File and print services project Samba will fix a slew of bugs that have made it hard for the project to scale in version 4.8, due in March.<p>Samba …

Linux

“Our bodies are not available” – Carnaval dancers create the Samba Black Woman project; lectures address racism, sexism and women in the world of samba

<b>Note from BW of Brazil</b>: <i>It’s a very timely discussion.</i> <i>In both Brazil and the United States these days, the question of sexual harassment and assault</i> …

Women of Color

Jammu and Kashmir: BSF jawan killed after Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Samba sector

<b>Jammu</b>: A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan deployed along the India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir was killed on Wednesday in an incident of …

Pakistan

Jammu: BSF jawan killed on his birthday as Pakistan violates ceasefire yet again in Samba sector

A BSF jawan was killed after Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing on Wednesday in Jammu’s Samba sector along the Line of Control. (File)<p>A …

Pakistan