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Passengers set train car ablaze in Brazil

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 13:33

Passengers on a Rio commuter train set fire to one of the cars in protest against bad service, Brazilian police said.

Rio organisers deny Olympic delays

Last Updated: Monday, September 02, 2013, 13:51

Rio de Janeiro officials have denied reports of major delays to the city`s 2016 Olympic preparations.

Mick Jagger to create own music fest?

Last Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2013, 09:13

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is reportedly planning to set up his own music event in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Top Rio Games official Marcio Fortes quits

Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013, 15:36

The Brazilian government has confirmed the resignation of one of the top officials of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

Brazil court convicts 3 for rape of American woman

Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013, 00:42

Rio de Janeiro court convicted three men on Thursday in the gang rape of an American woman aboard a public transit van that shocked Brazil and made headlines around the world.

Rio Olympic stadium to reopen by June

Last Updated: Thursday, July 25, 2013, 16:01

Rio de Janeiro`s 2016 Olympic athletics stadium will be reopened to the public by mid-2014 under a refurbishment plan approved by local officials.

Brazilian fans aghast over ban on going shirtless in Maracana stadium

Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013, 16:13

Football fans in Brazil have raised their voice over the ban of shirtless, standing fans along with percussion instruments and flagpoles at Rio de Janeiro`s Maracana stadium, and have branded the measures as colonization and gentrification.

Bolt wants to dominate the tracks until Rio 2016

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 03, 2013, 17:38

Sprint icon Usain Bolt says he wants to dominate the tracks until the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil shaken by largest protests in 20 years

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 17:51

Rio police fired tear gas and rubber bullets in clashes with protesting youths early Tuesday, after tens of thousands rallied in major Brazilian cities against the huge costs of hosting the 2014 World Cup.

Former Brazil coach Menezes confirmed as Flamengo boss

Last Updated: Friday, June 14, 2013, 11:59

Former Brazil coach Mano Menezes has been confirmed as Flamengo`s new manager, the Rio de Janeiro club announced.

Menezes reveals Flamengo interest

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 13:56

Former Brazil coach Mano Menezes has admitted his interest in the vacant managerial position at Rio de Janeiro giants Flamengo.

Seedorf lifts Botafogo to top of Brasileirao

Last Updated: Sunday, June 09, 2013, 14:09

A stunning Clarence Seedorf strike helped Botafogo defeat Ponte Preta 2-0 and lifted the Rio de Janeiro club to the top of Brazil`s Serie A standings.