Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 19:13
Rio de Janeiro`s colourful flora and fauna has inspired a new fashion line by streetwear brand adidas Originals and Brazil`s womenswear label The Farm Company ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 05:30
Hundreds of protesters are demonstrating in Rio de Janeiro`s streets against a 10-cent hike in bus fares.
Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 17:55
Former Brazil president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva says the likelihood of widespread protests during the FIFA World Cup will not threaten the tournament`s success.
Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 08:57
More than 1,000 demonstrators protesting hikes in public transport fares clashed with police in Rio in the latest example of simmering social tensions in the run-up to this year`s World Cup.
Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 08:58
The iconic statue of Jesus overlooking Rio de Janeiro, one of the city`s most recognizable landmarks, has lost a thumb tip to lightening, a report said .
Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 10:45
The toll from heavy rains and flooding in Brazil`s southeast states climbed to 45, authorities said.
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 18:47
The wrestling world`s governing body, FILA, announced here Tuesday that two weight categories will be added in the women`s section in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Last Updated: Saturday, December 14, 2013, 18:15
Two Brazilian football clubs have been ordered to play a combined 20 matches at neutral venues following a fan riot that left four people in hospital last Sunday.
Last Updated: Saturday, December 14, 2013, 18:04
The Italian football federation has chosen the Portobello Resort near Rio de Janeiro as the Azzurri`s 2014 World Cup base.
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 16:09
An Australian schoolboy has got his name written in record books after running 200m in 21.73secs - a record for his age group - it was also about 0.08sec quicker than what Usain Bolt ran as a 14-year-old.
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 05:28
Former US president Bill Clinton, currently on a visit to Rio de Janeiro, said he opposes economic espionage on Washington`s allies such as Brazil.
Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 09:21
Based in the City of Itatiaia, the new programme represents a total investment of R$750m (£240m) by 2020.
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