World's cleanest hotels in Tokyo, dirtiest in Rio de Janeiro
World's cleanest hotels in Tokyo, dirtiest in Rio de Janeiro

Not all hotels live up to the same standards when it comes to cleanliness. And while some properties seem to have made it a top priority, others seem to have let things slide in the housekeeping department.

Travel Oscars: Quito top South American attraction

Travelers interested in exploring the best of South America should consider bypassing predictable destinations like Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires and book a stay in Quito, Ecuador, which was named South America’s leading destination for the second year in a row at a major awards gala dubbed the Oscars of the travel world.

Mega-events may get less ambitious as Brazil counts World Cup costs

Plagued by delays and opposition at home, the World Cup in Brazil might be a turning point for sporting mega-events, forcing soccer`s governing body and the International Olympic Committee to accept less ambitious bids to reduce the risk of public backlash.

I wouldn`t celebrate a goal against Germany, says Jones

Not celebrating a goal against your former team has become something of a fashion in European club football, but United States midfielder Jermaine Jones says he will also follow that trend if he scores against his country of birth, Germany.

FIFA faces legal action over World Cup kick-off times

Brazil`s football players` association Fenapaf will be taking legal action against world organsation FIFA in a bid to shift lunchtime kick-offs during the World Cup slated June 12-July 13.

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.

Pope set to wash sins via Twitter

On this World Youth Day, Catholics need not necessarily be present in flesh and blood to seek forgiveness, as Pope Francis would be offering an easier means of absolution via Twitter.

Medal hungry Sushil Kumar eyes gold in Rio

After improving his 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze to silver in London, Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar has set his target on a gold in the next Games in Rio de Janerio.

Neymar not to be rested: Brazil coach

Rio de Janiero:Brazil coach Mano Menezes has ruled out resting striker Neymar during Wednesday`s international friendly against Argentina.

Bhullar nurses Olympic dreams as he gets ready for Switzerland

Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar wants to represent the country at Rio De Janerio when the sport returns to the Olympic Games in 2016 and is planning to play the full schedule on the Asian Tour to rake up major world ranking points.

PM Singh reaches Rio for Earth Summit

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here Wednesday for the Earth Summit after taking part in the G20 summit in Mexico.

Earth Summit: India for upholding Rio principles

India will push for upholding the principle of common but differentiated responsibility while addressing the issue of sustainable development.

Rio gangs shoot down police chopper, 12 killed

At least 12 people were killed and a helicopter was downed in fierce clashes between drug gangs and police in Rio de Janeiro, weeks after the city won its bid to host the 2016 Olympics.

FIFA’s Blatter moved by Lula’s Rio 2016 bid speech

Sepp Blatter, head of world soccer’s governing body FIFA, heaped praise on Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday after his speech in support of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic candidacy.

FIFA’s Blatter moved by Lula’s Rio 2016 bid speech

Sepp Blatter, head of world soccer’s governing body FIFA, heaped praise on Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday after his speech in support of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic candidacy.