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Vaccinated and Ready: IOC special invitee Sachin Tendulkar to support India at 2016 Rio Olympics

Vaccinated and Ready: IOC special invitee Sachin Tendulkar to support India at 2016 Rio Olympics

Tendulkar's trip to Rio comes amid speculation that cricket could be included in the 2024 Games roster.

Brazil arrests 'amateur' group accused of Olympics terror plot

Brazil arrested 10 people on Thursday suspected of belonging to a poorly organized group supporting Islamic State (IS) and discussing acts of terrorism during next month`s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Justice Minister Alexandre Moraes said.

Some 38 of 84 killed in Nice truck attack were foreigners: Ministry

Some 38 of the 84 people killed on the seafront in Nice by a truck-driving man as they celebrated Bastille Day on July 14 were foreigners, the French foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

France says no terror plot against its Rio delegation

France has informed Brazil that fears voiced last week of an IS-linked plot to attack the French Olympic delegation turned out to be baseless, the Brazilian government said Tuesday.

Brazil announces increased security in Rio International Airport

The Brazilian government has announced increased security at the Rio International Airport ahead of the upcoming Olympic Games slated to begin on August 5.

Brazil judge briefly blocks WhatsApp over criminal case

A Brazilian judge briefly blocked Facebook Inc`s WhatsApp messaging service on Tuesday for failing to cooperate in a criminal investigation.

Rio 2016: Brazil to boost Olympics security after Nice attack

Rio 2016: Brazil to boost Olympics security after Nice attack

Intelligence chief Sergio Etchegoyen said new security measures would include extra checkpoints, barricades and traffic restrictions.

Rio Olympics local committee has deficit of up to $151 million: Report

Rio Olympics local committee has deficit of up to $151 million: Report

The local committee`s privately funded budget is what is used to operate the Games.

Rio Games: One month countdown to Olympics start, Brazil expect 5,00,000 tourists

Rio Games: One month countdown to Olympics start, Brazil expect 5,00,000 tourists

Terrorism in Rio has become a serious concern after the Islamic State group demonstrated its geographical reach.

Brazil`s interim president has 13% approval: Poll

Brazil`s interim president has 13% approval: Poll

Just 13 percent of Brazilians think interim president Michel Temer is doing a good job, a poll found Friday, making him only slightly more popular than his bitter rival Dilma Rousseff.

Rio Olympics: Unpaid police display 'welcome to hell' banner, claim nobody will be safe at Games

Rio Olympics: Unpaid police display 'welcome to hell' banner, claim nobody will be safe at Games

Last week, the city's accredited anti-doping laboratory had been stopped from conducting tests. 

Watch this video! Your stomach will churn as man puts 2 live vampire bats in mouth

Watch this video! Your stomach will churn as man puts 2 live vampire bats in mouth

Arteval Duarte can be seen cramming the flying mammals into his mouth before slowly letting them fly and crawl out again.

Rousseff ex-minister arrested in Brazil graft probe

A top ex-minister of Brazil`s suspended president Dilma Rousseff became the latest official to get arrested in a sprawling corruption probe on Thursday, authorities said.

Abortion demand 'soars' amid Zika fear

Fears over the Zika virus have contributed to a "huge" increase in the number of women in Latin America wanting abortions, researchers said.

Jaguar used in Olympic torch event killed in Brazil

A jaguar trotted out for the Olympic torch's passage through Brazil's Amazon was killed shortly afterward when it escaped its handlers and threatened a vet, the Brazilian military has said.

Brazil extends $850 million emergency loan to Rio for Olympics

Brazil extends $850 million emergency loan to Rio for Olympics

Brazil`s government authorized an emergency transfer of 2.9 billion reais ($850 million/579.2 million pounds) on Tuesday for the cash-strapped state of Rio de Janeiro to help pay for infrastructure projects and security for the Olympic Games in August.

2016 Rio Olympics: Brazil detects IS radical posts in Portuguese

2016 Rio Olympics: Brazil detects IS radical posts in Portuguese

Pre-Olympic jitters had already risen after a French jihadist warned on Twitter after deadly attacks in France last November that Brazil was the "next target."

Olympics: Spieth leaning toward Rio despite Zika fears

Jordan Spieth, gearing up for the defence of his US Open title this week, despite fears over the Zika virus in Brazil.

Brazil's political crisis will test BRICS capability: China

Brazil's political crisis will test BRICS capability: China

Beijing: Brazil's interim President Michel Temer's major policy shift has posed a test to the capability of BRICS as the new government has relegated cooperation with the five-nation bloc to "secondary place", Chinese state media said today.