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.

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.