Six police fired shots in Rio favela where dancer died

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

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.

Nearly 700,000 attend gay pride parade in Rio

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

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.