Dom Phillips family bids farewell to British journalist murdered in the Amazon

Dom Phillips family bids farewell to British journalist murdered in the Amazon

NITEROI, Brazil – The family of Dom Phillips on Sunday bid farewell to the British journalist, who was killed earlier this month along with Brazilian indigenous expert Bruno Pereira in the Amazon. Phillips’ wife Alessandra Sampaio, siblings Sian and Gareth, and brother-in-law Paul Sherwood attended the 57-year-old’s funeral in Niteroi near Rio de Janeiro. “Today … Read more

Family, friends mourn British journalist killed in Brazil

Family, friends mourn British journalist killed in Brazil

NITEROI, Brazil (AP) — Gathered at a cemetery on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, friends and relatives paid their final respects on Sunday to British journalist Dom Phillips, killed in the Brazilian Amazon while researching for a book about how to save the world’s largest rainforest. “First of all, I would like to express … Read more

‘Cold War mentality’: China’s Xi denounces ‘abuse of sanctions’ | Russia-Ukraine war News

‘Cold War mentality’: China’s Xi denounces ‘abuse of sanctions’ | Russia-Ukraine war News

Chinese President Xi Jinping said the world should oppose unilateral sanctions and efforts by some countries to maintain their political and military power – a veiled shot at the United States and its allies over opposition to the war in Ukraine. Xi’s remarks on Thursday at the virtual meeting of the leaders of Brazil, Russia, … Read more

Brazil police find boat of slain British journalist Dom Phillips, five more arrested

Brazil police find boat of slain British journalist Dom Phillips, five more arrested

Brazilian officials found a boat used by slain British journalist Dom Phillips and local indigenous expert Bruno Pereira as cops made five more arrests in the case. The speedboat, which was found on Sunday, was used by the two men to travel through the Amazon rainforest before their disappearance, police said. It was discovered submerged about 65 feet … Read more

Brazil police: Items owned by missing men found in Amazon

Brazilian actress Lucelia Santos takes holds a poster with the images of British journalist Dom Phillips, left, and expert on indigenous affairs Bruno Araujo Pereira following their disappearance in the Amazon, during a protest in Copacabana beach, R

ATALAIA DO NORTE, Brazil — Search teams found a backpack, laptop and other personal items that belonged to Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira and freelance British journalist Dom Phillips, who went missing in a remote area of Brazil’s Amazon a week ago, Federal Police said Sunday night. Phillips’ backpack was discovered Sunday afternoon tied to a … Read more

Backpack, laptop found where pair went missing in Amazon

Backpack, laptop found where pair went missing in Amazon

ATALAIA DO NORTE, Brazil (AP) — Divers from a local Brazilian firefighters corps found a backpack and laptop Sunday in the remote Amazon area where Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira and freelance British journalist Dom Phillips went missing a week ago, firefighters said. The backpack was tied to a tree that was half-submerged, a firefighter with … Read more

Disappearance of pair in Brazil’s Amazon may involve ‘fish mafia’ | News

Disappearance of pair in Brazil’s Amazon may involve ‘fish mafia’ | News

A main line of police investigation into the disappearance of a British journalist and an Indigenous official in the Amazon points to an international network that pays poor fishermen to fish illegally in Brazil’s second-largest Indigenous territory, authorities said. Freelance journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous official Bruno Pereira were last seen on the morning of … Read more

‘Human’ remains found in search for British journalist Dom Phillips, Brazilian expert Bruno Pereira

'Human' remains found in search for British journalist Dom Phillips, Brazilian expert Bruno Pereira

Brazil search teams found possible human remains in their hunt for a British journalist and indigenous expert as the suspect’s family professed his innocence in the case. Dom Phillips, who was a regular contributor to the Guardian and Washington Post, and Bruno Pereira were last seen Sunday in the Sao Rafael region of the Amazon rainforest where … Read more

Police tortured suspect in Amazon disappearance, family says

Police tortured suspect in Amazon disappearance, family says

ATALAIA DO NORTE, Brazil (AP) — Family members of the sole person to be arrested in the disappearance of a British journalist and Indigenous official in the Amazon said Friday that he was innocent and alleged that police were torturing him to try to force a confession. Freelance journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous official Bruno … Read more

Search for missing British journalist Dom Phillips, Bruno Pereira intensifies

Search for missing British journalist Dom Phillips, Bruno Pereira intensifies

Brazil officials are investigating traces of blood found in the ongoing search for British journalist and an indigenous expert as Hollywood celebrities, sports stars, and lawmakers issue urgent calls for action to find the men. Dom Phillips, who was a regular contributor to the Guardian and Washington Post, and Bruno Pereira were last seen Sunday … Read more