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Why Rio de Janeiro is a marvellous city

The attractions of the cosmopolitan metropolis range from sweeping coastline and towering mountains to colonial architecture, vibrant culture and mouth-watering cuisine.

File - Adriene Nascimento who was killed by a stray bullet, during her funeral at the Sao Joao Batista cemetery in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Jan 27, 2015. (AP Photo)

Rio de Janeiro unnerved by innocent lives lost in crossfires

“The government says it’s ‘pacified’ our slum, but people keep dying. The violence keeps growing.”


FIFA World Cup: Germany Götze It!

When Mario Goetze flicked in his goal from Andre Schurrle’s whipping cross, he became a World Cup legend at just 22.


Rio’s beaches and bars are key to its bohemian ways

Rio de Janeiro, with its white beaches, blue ocean and jungle-covered mountains, is the place that comes to mind when people think of Brazil.


Rio preparations worst ever, says IOC VP

Despite the critical delays, John Coates said there is no backup plan and the games will take place in Rio.

Rio’s favelas open doors for fans,offer bed and breakfast

cashing in: slums become viable options for stay as scarce hotel rooms and hostels become increasingly expensive.

Sports Bar: Sandhu retained as chief coach

Gurbax Singh Sandhu was Wednesday retained as the national coach of the men’s Indian boxing team till the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

A Hollywood dream for Rio de Janeiro

Allen hasn’t taken Paes up on his offer,but the mayor continues to lobby hard.


Speedbump at the start for Thomas Bach with Sochi,Rio questions

New IOC President Thomas Bach will be tested quickly by two troublesome Olympics.


US tapped into networks of Google,Petrobras,others: report

Rousseff aides have said the issue could derail a state visit.


Brazil’s Rousseff wants US apology for NSA spying

Obama and Rousseff are scheduled to attend a Group of 20 meeting in St. Petersburg,Russia this week.

NSA spied on Brazil,Mexico presidents

The US ambassador to Brazil met with his Brazilian counterpart Monday following the revelations.


UK asked New York Times to destroy Snowden material

Hard drive contained around 60 gigabytes of data,only 20 have been accessed to date,says Goode.


Pope Francis draws 3 million to Mass as Brazil trip closes

Pope’s visit was hailed as a success by the Vatican,pilgrims and everyday Brazilians alike.


Slum trip,mass youth meeting await pope in Rio de Janeiro

Pope Francis blessed Olympic flag,visit a slum and address upward of 1 million young Roman Catholics.