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Six police fired shots in Rio favela where dancer died

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 12:20

Six police said they opened fire in a Rio slum skirmish after which a well-known dancer was found dead, police said Saturday as they probe the incident that caused mass demos.

One dead as violent protests erupt in Rio

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 13:59

One person was shot dead as violent protests erupted near Rio`s famed Copacabana beach after a dancer was killed allegedly by police, less than two months before the World Cup in Brazil.

Bolt to race 150m on Rio de Janeiro`s famous Copacabana beach

Last Updated: Friday, March 29, 2013, 12:29

The two-time reigning Olympic champion over 100 and 200m Usain Bolt would race in Rio de Janeiro`s famous Copacabana beach on Sunday

Nearly 700,000 attend gay pride parade in Rio

Last Updated: Monday, October 10, 2011, 12:45

Organisers had hoped for nearly 1.5 million people at the 16th annual parade in Rio de Janeiro.

Rio’s Copacabana beach erupts at Olympic win

Last Updated: Friday, October 02, 2009, 23:47

Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach erupted in joy after the Brazilian city won the vote to host the 2016 Olympic Games, bringing the world’s biggest sporting event to South America for the first time.