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Rio de Janeiro: Capital of state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, or simply Rio, is anchor to the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area and the second-most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas. Rio de Janeiro is the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's third-most populous state. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named "Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea", by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 as a Cultural Landscape.

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Fire at Rio de Janeiro hospital kills at least 10

At least 10 people died after flames ripped through a hospital in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday evening, firefighters said.
Reuters - Published

Brazil: Fire at Rio's Badim hospital kills nine

At least nine people are dead after smoke filled the building, sparking panicked exits during the night.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Rio de Janeiro

Death toll in Brazil hospital fire rises to 11 [Video]Death toll in Brazil hospital fire rises to 11

Three days of mourning are declared after hospital fire in Rio de Janeiro that saw firefighters searching through the night to recover bodies.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:21Published

Rio's Mayor Tried To Ban 'Avengers' Comic Book Showing 2 Men Kissing [Video]Rio's Mayor Tried To Ban 'Avengers' Comic Book Showing 2 Men Kissing

A judge rebuked an attempt by Rio de Janeiro's mayor to ban a book that portrayed a kiss between two male superheroes. Mayor Marcelo Crivella, who is affiliated with the evangelical megachurch..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Rudisha escapes unhurt from bus collision in Kenya [Video]Rudisha escapes unhurt from bus collision in Kenya

Kenyan athlete David Rudisha survives unscathed after his car collided with a bus.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:55Published

'Bol$onaro is burning our future', say protesters in Rio de Janeiro [Video]'Bol$onaro is burning our future', say protesters in Rio de Janeiro

Thousands took to the streets in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday to demand that more be done to battle the wildfires in Brazil that have swept through parts of the Amazon region.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Brazil bus hijacker shot dead, no hostages hurt [Video]Brazil bus hijacker shot dead, no hostages hurt

The man who hijacked a bus with 37 passengers onboard in Rio de Janeiro was shot dead by Brazilian security forces Tuesday morning. The hostages were not harmed during the four-hour incident. Rough Cut..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Bus hijacked on Rio Bridge [Video]Bus hijacked on Rio Bridge

A passenger bus on a Rio de Janeiro bridge was hijacked on Tuesday with the suspect reportedly armed and threatened to set fire to the vehicle, according to local media in Brazil. At least five..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:30Published

Rio inmate who attempted daughter-disguise escape now dead [Video]Rio inmate who attempted daughter-disguise escape now dead

Rio de Janeiro state authorities on Tuesday said the powerful, convicted drug leader who, on Saturday, attempted to escape prison disguised as his daughter, took his own life on Tuesday. Gavino Garay..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:39Published

Brazilian gang leader fails in attempt to escape prison dressed as his daughter [Video]Brazilian gang leader fails in attempt to escape prison dressed as his daughter

A Brazilian gang leader tried to escape from prison by dressing up as his daughter when she visited him behind bars and walking out the penitentiary's main door in her place, authorities have said. But..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:01Published

 

At least one dead in Rio de Janeiro hospital fire: TV

At least one person died in a fire in a hospital in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, Globo News reported.
Reuters - Published

In Brazil, President's Son Questions Democracy

in brazil, president's son questions democracy
Like father, like son? A son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has caused a stir by questioning democracy in Latin America's biggest country, which emerged from a two-decade military dictatorship..
WorldNews - Published

Brazil indicts model over rape allegation against Neymar

brazil indicts model over rape allegation against neymar
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sao Paulo police say they are indicting Brazilian model Najila Trindade and her former partner over her rape allegation against soccer...
WorldNews - Published

Brazil mayor blocked from banning Avengers comic over gay kiss

Copies of the Avengers comic sold out after Rio Mayor Marcelo Crivella called for them to be seized.
BBC News - Published

Rio's mayor tried to ban book featuring kiss between two male superheroes. Now it's sold out

rio's mayor tried to ban book featuring kiss between two male superheroes. now it's sold out
(CNN)An Avengers comic book featuring a kiss between two male superheroes has sold out at a Rio de Janeiro book fair after the city's conservative mayor attempted to block it from sale, according to..
WorldNews - Published

Brazil official apologizes for insulting French first lady

brazil official apologizes for insulting french first lady
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s economy minister is apologizing for making fun of the appearance of France’s first lady —...
WorldNews - Published

Prosecutors appeal against dropping of Air France charges over 2009 crash

French prosecutors appealed on Friday against a decision by magistrates not to prosecute Air France over the 2009 crash of a passenger aircraft flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris in which all 228 on..
Reuters - Published

French first lady is ‘truly ugly,’ says Brazilian minister

french first lady is ‘truly ugly,’ says brazilian minister
French president Emmanuel Macron (left) and his wife Brigitte Macron (right) wait for Colombian President before a state dinner at the Elysee Palace in Paris. AFP PHOTO RIO DE JANEIRO: A Brazilian..
WorldNews - Published

French judges drop charges against Air France over 2009 Rio-Paris crash

French magistrates investigating the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris in which 228 people died have ordered that the charges against Airbus and Air France be dropped.
France 24 - Published

Nations offer aid to Brazil for recovery from Amazon fires

nations offer aid to brazil for recovery from amazon fires
RIO DE JANEIRO — Leaders of the Group of Seven nations said Sunday they were preparing to help Brazil fight the fires burning across the Amazon and repair the damage even as tens of thousands of..
WorldNews - Published

Police shoot man who took bus passengers hostage in Brazil

A man who took more than 30 people hostage on a bus in Rio de Janeiro has been shot and killed by police after a standoff lasting several hours. The passengers were unharmed. Nathalia Passarinho of BBC..
CBS News - Published

Brazilian police sniper kills Rio bus hijacker; no hostages hurt

Brazilian security forces in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday shot dead a man who hijacked a bus on a bridge across Guanabara Bay and took 37 people hostage, in a dramatic end to an incident that underlined..
Reuters - Published

UPDATE: Military Sniper Shoots Hostage-Taker In Rio, Ending Standoff

update: military sniper shoots hostage-taker in rio, ending standoff
Military police said an armed man who took dozens of hostages on a bus outside of Rio de Janeiro was shot dead after a four-hour standoff on a busy bridge on Tuesday morning, according to BBC News...
WorldNews - Published

Brazil bus hijacker killed by sniper in Rio: police

Police in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro shot dead a man who had hijacked a bus and taken passengers hostage, a spokesman for the Military Police said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Shots fired after man in Brazil hijacks bus, takes dozens of hostages

An armed man hijacked a bus in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, taking 37 commuters hostage before freeing six of them, officials and local media said.
Reuters - Published

Gunman holds passengers hostage on a bus in Rio

Police are at the scene of a bus hijacking on a bridge outside the Brazilian city of Rio.
BBC News - Published

Armed Man Seizes Bus with People on Bridge to Rio, Brazil, Threatens to Set It ...

armed man seizes bus with people on bridge to rio, brazil, threatens to set it ...
The incident is taking place at the Rio-Niterói Bridge, which connects the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Niterói. The man has reportedly seized a bus on the bridge. There are no immediate details as..
WorldNews - Published

Brazil police again arrest Eike Batista, once Brazil's richest man

brazil police again arrest eike batista, once brazil's richest man
RIO DE JANEIRO — Police in Brazil on Thursday arrested Eike Batista, the charismatic mining and oil magnate who was once the country’s richest man, on suspicion of money laundering and insider..
WorldNews - Published

Brazil's Supreme Court overturns decision to transfer former president to common prison

brazil's supreme court overturns decision to transfer former president to common prison
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Brazil's Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a judge's decision to transfer former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from the headquarter of the Federal Police in..
WorldNews - Published

Brazil Gang Leader Who Tried To Escape Dressed As His Daughter Found Dead In His Cell

brazil gang leader who tried to escape dressed as his daughter found dead in his cell
The Brazilian drug trafficker and gang leader who made headlines around the world trying to escape prison as his daughter was found dead in his cell in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, according to The..
WorldNews - Published

Brazilian inmate, who nearly escaped jail dressed as woman, found hanged

A Brazilian inmate, whose masked attempt to break out of jail..
Reuters - Published

Brazil prison break misfires: Gang leader recaptured wile disguised as daughter in bid to escape jail, 'nervousness' gives him away

Brazil prison authorities say da Silva was part of the leadership of the Red Command, one of the most powerful criminal groups in Brazil that controlled drug trafficking in a large part of Rio.
Firstpost - Published

Brazilian Prison Authorities Foil Escape Of Inmate Dressed As His Teenage Daughter

brazilian prison authorities foil escape of inmate dressed as his teenage daughter
A Brazilian drug dealer and gang leader was caught trying to escape a Rio prison complex as he tried to exit through the front door wearing a full silicone mask and wig dressed as his daughter on..
WorldNews - Published

The man in the plastic mask: Brazil inmate busted in brazen jailbreak

A masked Rio de Janeiro inmate dressed as a woman tried to break out of a Brazilian jail this weekend in a surreal act of derring-do, only to be thwarted on the cusp of freedom by state prison..
Reuters - Published

Gang leader disguises himself in silicone mask of daughter's face in jailbreak bid

gang leader disguises himself in silicone mask of daughter's face in jailbreak bid
A Brazilian gang leader has been caught trying to escape prison while wearing a mask of his teenage daughter’s face. Clauvino da Silva was spotted by guards as he attempted to walk out of the jail..
WorldNews - Published

Where are they now: Gymnast Simone Biles looks strong in comeback from 2016 US Olympic team

After making history in Rio, Simone Biles took 2 years off to experience life outside the gym. The most decorated USA gymnast ever stayed plenty busy.
USATODAY.com - Published

Air France could face trial over 2009 crash of Rio-Paris flight

air france could face trial over 2009 crash of rio-paris flight
Prosecutors say airline knew of problems with Airbus A330 plane that crashed, killing 228 people French prosecutors have recommended that Air France face trial for manslaughter and negligence over the..
WorldNews - Published

Prosecutors seek Air France trial over fatal 2009 Rio-to-Paris crash: source

French prosecutors want Air France to face trial over a fatal crash in 2009 involving flight AF447 between Rio de Janeiro and Paris which killed all 228 people on board, a judicial source said on..
Reuters - Published

Rio governor says 'only a matter of time' before he becomes Brazil president

The far-right governor of Rio de Janeiro state, who has likened drug dealers to terrorists and Nazis while advocating snipers in helicopters to shoot them dead, said on Tuesday "it is only a matter of..
Reuters - Published

Copa America: Jair Bolsonaro takes center stage as Brazil seals title

copa america: jair bolsonaro takes center stage as brazil seals title
(CNN)Some Presidents extend an invitation, others just crash the party. While debate surrounds whether the victorious US Women's National Team will attend the White House to meet President Donald..
WorldNews - Published

João Gilberto: Brazilian 'father of bossa nova' dies aged 88

The guitar-playing composer who pioneered the genre is said to have died at home in Rio de Janeiro.
BBC News - Published

Olympic Committee To Probe Bribery Charges In Rio's 2016 Bid

olympic committee to probe bribery charges in rio's 2016 bid
The International Olympic Committee is to investigate allegations that nine of its members – including the pole vaulter Sergey Bubka and the Olympic swimming champion Alexander Popov – were bribed..
WorldNews - Published

Olympic greats Bubka, Popov deny Rio 2016 vote-buying claims

Olympic gold medalists Sergey Bubka and Alexander Popov are denying claims made in a Brazilian court they were paid to vote for Rio de Janeiro's winning bid to host the 2016 Summer Games
USATODAY.com - Published

Former Rio de Janeiro governor tells judge he paid $2 million bribe to host 2016 Olympics

The former governor of Rio de Janeiro state said in court testimony on Thursday that he paid $2 million to buy votes to ensure the sprawling Brazilian seaside city would be chosen to host the 2016..
Reuters - Published

Former Olympic silver medalist jailed for drug dealing

Two-time Olympic cycling silver medalist Jack Bobridge has been jailed for more than four years after being found guilty of dealing drugs following his retirement after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games
USATODAY.com - Published

Dozens arrested in Rio for murder, extortion of Petrobras contractors

Police in Rio de Janeiro arrested more than 40 people on Thursday for their alleged roles in a murderous gang that extorted companies working for state-run oil company Petrobras and established a..
Reuters - Published

Rio police arrest over 40 for extorting Petrobras contractors, murdering opponents

Police in Rio de Janeiro arrested 43 people on Thursday for allegedly taking part in a murderous gang that extorted companies providing services to state-run oil company Petrobras and established a..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Willian ruled out of Copa America final

brazil's willian ruled out of copa america final
A hamstring injury means Willian will not feature in Brazil's Copa America final showdown against Peru in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil attacker Willian will...
WorldNews - Published

UK weather forecast: Britain to be as hot as Rio de Janeiro ahead of Glastonbury weekend

Public Health England issues heat warning as near-record temperatures predicted
Independent - Published

Paraguay 2 Qatar 2: Asian Cup winners battle back in Copa America bow

paraguay 2 qatar 2: asian cup winners battle back in copa america bow
Qatar came from two goals down to draw 2-2 against Paraguay in their Copa America debut, Rodrigo Rojas heading a Boualem Khoukhi effort into his own goal for a bizarre late equaliser. Paraguay looked..
WorldNews - Published

How a love of surfing bring rich and poor together in Rio

how a love of surfing bring rich and poor together in rio
How a love of surfing bring rich and poor together in Rio
BBC News - Published

Neymar gives statement to police in Brazil amid rape allegation

neymar gives statement to police in brazil amid rape allegation
The Brazil footballer visits a police station in Rio after a woman accused him of rape in Paris.
BBC News - Published

4 Prison clashes in Brazil leave 42 dead: Official

4 prison clashes in brazil leave 42 dead: official
Rio de Janeiro: At least 42 inmates were killed in clashes in four prisons in northern Brazil on Monday, authorities said, a day after violence in one of...
WorldNews - Published

Rio champion Nurudinov DQ'd from London Olympics for doping

A weightlifting gold medalist at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics has been disqualified from the 2012 London Games for doping with an anabolic steroid
USATODAY.com - Published

Neymar arrives at Brazil camp ahead of Copa America

neymar arrives at brazil camp ahead of copa america
Neymar arrived at Brazil's national team headquarters near Rio de Janeiro as the country begins its preparations for next month's Copa America. ......
WorldNews - Published

Neymar, Neres in Brazil squad for Copa America, Lucas out

neymar, neres in brazil squad for copa america, lucas out
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Neymar and David Neres are in for the Copa America, Lucas Moura and Vinicius Jr. are out. Brazil coach Tite named his squad Friday for the South American tournament, which..
WorldNews - Published

Brazil’s president says investigators aim at son to hit him

brazil’s president says investigators aim at son to hit him
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s president accuses prosecutors of targeting his son in a corruption probe as a way to attack him and his far-right administration. President Jair Bolsonaro told..
WorldNews - Published

Brazilian president ordered to give explanations of gun carry permit decree

brazilian president ordered to give explanations of gun carry permit decree
RIO DE JANEIRO, May 11 (Xinhua) -- A Brazilian Supreme Court judge ruled on Friday that President Jair Bolsonaro has five days to give explanations of a decree...
WorldNews - Published

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