Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian jockey Jorge Ricardo bags world record 12,844th win

Brazilian jockey Jorge Ricardo bags world record 12,844th win

Ricardo has been racing for 41 years, which is just under 15,000 days, meaning on average he has won almost one race every day to equal the world record held by Canada's Russell Baze.

Feb 06, 2018, 14:19 PM IST
World Cup winner Ronaldinho mulls move into politics

World Cup winner Ronaldinho mulls move into politics

Brazil's World Cup winner Ronaldinho is considering a move into politics as his celebrated football career draws to an end.

Dec 15, 2017, 10:45 AM IST
Seven dead after alleged drug dealers clash in Rio port

Seven dead after alleged drug dealers clash in Rio port

Seven people have been found dead in Rio de Janeiro`s port after what police said was a deadly clash among suspected drug dealers.

Nov 26, 2017, 11:10 AM IST

United Nations slams Brazil bill that would ban all abortions

The United Nations on Monday voiced concern over a bill under consideration by Brazil`s congress that would ban access to all abortions, even in cases of rape and women whose lives are in danger.

Nov 21, 2017, 00:54 AM IST

Neymar fined 1.2 million US dollars over tax case delays

A Brazilian court has fined footballer Neymar 3.8 million reais ($1.2 million) for attempting to "obstruct the continuity" of a tax evasion case.

Oct 20, 2017, 13:27 PM IST

Brazilian official demanded bribes for release of bodies: Prosecutor

President Michel Temer himself is accused of agreeing to take millions of dollars in bribes from a meatpacking company. Last week the scandal-plagued lower house of Congress voted overwhelmingly to nix prosecutors` demand for a trial.

Aug 08, 2017, 23:53 PM IST

No girls allowed: Japan's men-only island gets UNESCO nod

The tiny landmass of Okinoshima is permanently manned by a Shinto priest who prays to the island's goddess, in a tradition that has been kept up for centuries.

Jul 10, 2017, 15:27 PM IST
Yellow fever hits Brazil, 259 deaths confirmed in 2017

Yellow fever hits Brazil, 259 deaths confirmed in 2017

In a statement, the Ministry of Health said that 259 deaths have been confirmed, another 47 are being investigated and 115 have been ruled out as being due to other causes.

May 13, 2017, 09:46 AM IST
Rio de Janeiro announces mass yellow fever vaccination

Rio de Janeiro announces mass yellow fever vaccination

Although Rio has not registered any cases, it is close to where the disease has taken hold in neighboring Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo and Sao Paulo states.

Mar 12, 2017, 12:45 PM IST
India issues advisory for its citizens, warns of travelling to Rio De Janeiro

India issues advisory for its citizens, warns of travelling to Rio De Janeiro

The Indian government on Monday issued an advisory for its citizens travelling to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as a matter of precaution in view of the law and order situation, according to an ANI source. 

Mar 06, 2017, 18:54 PM IST
PV Sindhu set to be deputy collector after accepting job offer from Andhra Pradesh government

PV Sindhu set to be deputy collector after accepting job offer from Andhra Pradesh government

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu had offered a Group-I officer job of her choice at the felicitation function itself, but Sindhu has now decided to take it up.

Feb 24, 2017, 15:43 PM IST

Brazil jail bloodshed: Death toll rises to 27, nine inmates injured

Twenty-seven inmates were killed in a Brazilian prison riot that broke out on Saturday, adding to chaos in a penitentiary system in which some 140 inmates have died in gang warfare since the start of the year.

Jan 16, 2017, 10:13 AM IST

Thirty three prisoners killed in Brazil jail riot, second major incident in a week

At last 33 inmates have been killed in a new prison uprising in the Amazon region of Brazil, officials said Friday, just five days after 56 inmates were slaughtered in a nearby state in the country`s worst prison massacre for more than two decades.

Jan 06, 2017, 18:09 PM IST

Body in burned car raises fears for missing Greek ambassador to Brazil

The discovery of a burned-out car in Rio state with a body inside have sparked fears that it might be that of the Greek ambassador to Brazil, missing since Monday.

Dec 30, 2016, 08:56 AM IST

Cops search for Greek ambassador who went missing in Brazil three days ago

Greece's ambassador to Brazil, Kyriakos Amiridis, went missing three days ago near Rio de Janeiro while vacationing with his family, police said on Thursday, asking for information that could help locate him.

Dec 30, 2016, 01:45 AM IST

Rio gets UNESCO world heritage status

Rio de Janeiro, nicknamed the Marvelous City, officially entered the UN's list of world heritage sites in recognition of its soaring granite cliffs, urban rainforest and beaches.

Dec 14, 2016, 07:34 AM IST

Police in Rio seek 10 suspects in gang-rape of woman

Police in Brazil are looking for at least 10 men in connection with the gang-rape of a woman on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.

Oct 25, 2016, 10:51 AM IST
Rio Paralympics end with music -- and relief

Rio Paralympics end with music -- and relief

Overall, organizers are breathing a sigh of relief that predictions of failure for South America`s first Olympics and Paralympics were proved wrong.

Sep 19, 2016, 10:22 AM IST
Nothing left for me to prove, says new world number one Angelique Kerber

Nothing left for me to prove, says new world number one Angelique Kerber

Her success in Rio was followed up by a final defeat in Cincinnati to Katerina Pliskova, who she then beat in the U.S. Open final.

Sep 13, 2016, 15:22 PM IST
Brazilian Paralympic star the new Michael Phelps? No, he's Daniel Dias

Brazilian Paralympic star the new Michael Phelps? No, he's Daniel Dias

At stunning speed, the 28-year-old delighted the raucous Brazilian home crowd by beating US swimmer Roy Perkins by 10 seconds.

Sep 09, 2016, 12:43 PM IST