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# Rio de Janeiro

Last month
November 2023
Taylor Swift postpones Rio show due to 'extreme temperatures' after death of fan
The Rio Health Secretariat reported that Ana Benevides died on Friday evening after suffering cardiorespiratory arrest during Swift’s concert.
Last year
Conjoined twins with fused brains successfully separated in Brazil
Three-year-old twins Bernardo and Arthur Lima underwent seven operations at a hospital in Rio.
At least 18 people killed in police raid on Brazil favela
Residents accused security forces of attacking civilians.
At least 78 people dead due to flash floods and landslides near Rio de Janeiro
A “state of disaster” has been declared.
All time
Olympics with no crowds, not recognising Wozniacki in Rio and 'a weird hatred of bananas'
Thomas Barr also discusses adjusting to lockdown and current drug-testing procedures.
Brazil's Supreme Court backs Netflix in 'gay jesus' TV show case
A lower court had ordered that the film be pulled to calm anger over the show.
Gunman shot dead by police after holding bus passengers hostage in Rio
The man boarded a bus in Rio de Janeiro earlier today.
Lionel Messi slams 'shameful' Copa America pitches
While recognising that he has been far from his best in Brazil, the Barcelona star believes the grounds-keeping has also been sub-par.
Brazilian Grand Prix leaves Sao Paulo after three decades as move to Rio confirmed
‘There was state assistance in Sao Paulo, with a huge debt. Keeping F1 there was no longer viable,’ said President Jair Bolsonaro today.
At least 10 dead after fire at youth football facility in Brazil
The cause was not immediately known.
Cutbacks blamed as massive fire guts Brazil's national museum
Around 500 protesters formed a human chain around the museum’s still-smoldering remains.
'This is a tragic day for Brazil': Fire tears through historic museum in Rio
The fire “spread very quickly”, officials said.
'He blagged a professional career in the most difficult place to make it': the greatest swindle in football history
A new documentary film tells the inexplicable story of Kaiser – a Brazilian conman and the greatest player never to have played the game.
Brazilian police arrest 'celebrity' surgeon after patient's death
Denis Cesar Barros Furtado went on the run when one of his female patients died after he gave her injections to enlarge her buttocks.
Germany star's descent into hell after 2014 World Cup dream goal
Mario Goetze looked poised to become “the German Messi”.
Baby killed and 17 injured as car ploughs into crowds in Rio de Janeiro
The driver has told investigators he suffered a seizure.
Pictures: Giant whale washes up on iconic beach in Rio de Janeiro
“I’ve never seen one so close, I would have liked to have had the chance to save it,” said one local resident.
Brazilian Olympic Committee President arrested over vote-buying scheme to bring games to Rio
Prosecutor Fabiana Schenider said, “We are showing that Brazil is no longer a paradise for corrupt people, for thieves.”
Rio nightlife is suffering due to surge in robberies
The Brazilian government has sent almost 10,000 troops to help the police in Rio de Janeiro state.
British tourist shot after her family accidentally drove into Brazilian favela
She was hospitalised due to her injuries
Brazil's president has been charged with bribery in the 'car wash' scandal
Temer’s aides say they are confident he has sufficient support in Congress to get the charges thrown out.
20 people injured in Rio carnival float crash
Three were seriously injured, including a woman news photographer who had a leg badly crushed.
Confirmed! Jose Aldo will fight Max Holloway for the title stripped from Conor McGregor
The title unification bout will take place at UFC 212 on 3 June in Rio de Janeiro.
Rio tickets scandal: Kevin Mallon home in Ireland for Christmas
He had been in Brazil for more than four months after his passport was seized by officials.
Kevin Mallon set to follow Pat Hickey and return home to Ireland
Mallon was arrested on the eve of the Olympic Games.
Pat Hickey is finally on his way back to Ireland
The former president of the Olympic Council of Ireland had been detained in Rio de Janeiro for the past four months.
Pat Hickey has his passport back and may be on his way to Ireland
Kevin Mallon may have his back by the end of the week.
Pat Hickey could get his passport back today - paving the way for a return to Ireland
Hickey was arrested last August in Brazil.
Rio police rely on toilet paper donations due to cuts in funding
Severe budget shortfalls have left police scrounging for equipment, fuel and even the most basic hygiene items.
Four die after police helicopter 'shot down' over Rio's infamous 'City of God' slum
The incident followed a day of intense clashes between police and gang members in the notorious favela.
Pat Hickey 'in good spirits' as his lawyer confirms €410,000 bond money will be deposited
It is not known who is paying the €410,000 bond.
Pat Hickey still in Rio as OCI prepares for release of report
The report into the governance of the OCI will be published soon.
European Olympic Council expresses its "strong support" and "warmest wishes" for Pat Hickey
The expressions of support came at a meeting of European Olympic committees in Minsk, Belarus.
Three OCI officials return to Ireland after Rio police hand back their passports
OCI honorary general secretary Dermot Henihan, chief executive Stephen Martin and Rio 2016 chef de mission Kevin Kilty are leaving Brazil.
OCI to take one month to review how it's governed in wake of ticket scandal
Deloitte has been put in charge of the task.
Judge recommends house arrest for Pat Hickey due to his health
He has been in jail since his arrest on 17 August.
OCI'S Kevin Kilty and Stephen Martin wear Team Ireland kits as they leave Rio police station
Police said they now have a huge amount of information after taking testimony from the two OCI executives.
Romario declares himself satisfied with action on what he terms the 'ticket mafia'
Former OCI president Pat Hickey, who has been at the notorious Bangu prison in Rio since Thursday, may not now face a judge until later in the week.
'The world and their mother are happy for them': O'Donovan family on historic Olympic win
The brothers said they haven’t had a chance to let their silver medal win sink in.
Padraig Harrington: 'There were a lot of sheep... they kept just following each other out the door'
The Irish professional golfer, and now Olympian, is not impressed that some of his sport’s best turned down the opportunity to be in Rio this week.