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Capital of state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rio de Janeiro: Capital of state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, or simply Rio, is anchor to the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area and the second-most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas. Rio de Janeiro is the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's third-most populous state. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named "Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea", by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 as a Cultural Landscape.


Fire at Rio de Janeiro hospital kills at least 10

At least 10 people died after flames ripped through a hospital in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday evening, firefighters said.
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At least one dead in Rio de Janeiro hospital fire: TV

At least one person died in a fire in a hospital in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, Globo News reported.
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Videos for Rio de Janeiro

Death toll in Brazil hospital fire rises to 11 [Video]Death toll in Brazil hospital fire rises to 11

Three days of mourning are declared after hospital fire in Rio de Janeiro that saw firefighters searching through the night to recover bodies.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:21Published

Rio's Mayor Tried To Ban 'Avengers' Comic Book Showing 2 Men Kissing [Video]Rio's Mayor Tried To Ban 'Avengers' Comic Book Showing 2 Men Kissing

A judge rebuked an attempt by Rio de Janeiro's mayor to ban a book that portrayed a kiss between two male superheroes. Mayor Marcelo Crivella, who is affiliated with the evangelical megachurch..

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Rudisha escapes unhurt from bus collision in Kenya [Video]Rudisha escapes unhurt from bus collision in Kenya

Kenyan athlete David Rudisha survives unscathed after his car collided with a bus.

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'Bol$onaro is burning our future', say protesters in Rio de Janeiro [Video]'Bol$onaro is burning our future', say protesters in Rio de Janeiro

Thousands took to the streets in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday to demand that more be done to battle the wildfires in Brazil that have swept through parts of the Amazon region.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Brazil bus hijacker shot dead, no hostages hurt [Video]Brazil bus hijacker shot dead, no hostages hurt

The man who hijacked a bus with 37 passengers onboard in Rio de Janeiro was shot dead by Brazilian security forces Tuesday morning. The hostages were not harmed during the four-hour incident. Rough Cut..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Bus hijacked on Rio Bridge [Video]Bus hijacked on Rio Bridge

A passenger bus on a Rio de Janeiro bridge was hijacked on Tuesday with the suspect reportedly armed and threatened to set fire to the vehicle, according to local media in Brazil. At least five..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:30Published

Rio inmate who attempted daughter-disguise escape now dead [Video]Rio inmate who attempted daughter-disguise escape now dead

Rio de Janeiro state authorities on Tuesday said the powerful, convicted drug leader who, on Saturday, attempted to escape prison disguised as his daughter, took his own life on Tuesday. Gavino Garay..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:39Published

Brazilian gang leader fails in attempt to escape prison dressed as his daughter [Video]Brazilian gang leader fails in attempt to escape prison dressed as his daughter

A Brazilian gang leader tried to escape from prison by dressing up as his daughter when she visited him behind bars and walking out the penitentiary's main door in her place, authorities have said. But..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:01Published


Prosecutors appeal against dropping of Air France charges over 2009 crash

French prosecutors appealed on Friday against a decision by magistrates not to prosecute Air France over the 2009 crash of a passenger aircraft flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris in which all 228 on..
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Police shoot man who took bus passengers hostage in Brazil

A man who took more than 30 people hostage on a bus in Rio de Janeiro has been shot and killed by police after a standoff lasting several hours. The passengers were unharmed. Nathalia Passarinho of BBC..
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Brazilian police sniper kills Rio bus hijacker; no hostages hurt

Brazilian security forces in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday shot dead a man who hijacked a bus on a bridge across Guanabara Bay and took 37 people hostage, in a dramatic end to an incident that underlined..
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Brazil bus hijacker killed by sniper in Rio: police

Police in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro shot dead a man who had hijacked a bus and taken passengers hostage, a spokesman for the Military Police said on Tuesday.
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Shots fired after man in Brazil hijacks bus, takes dozens of hostages

An armed man hijacked a bus in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, taking 37 commuters hostage before freeing six of them, officials and local media said.
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Brazilian inmate, who nearly escaped jail dressed as woman, found hanged

A Brazilian inmate, whose masked attempt to break out of jail..
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The man in the plastic mask: Brazil inmate busted in brazen jailbreak

A masked Rio de Janeiro inmate dressed as a woman tried to break out of a Brazilian jail this weekend in a surreal act of derring-do, only to be thwarted on the cusp of freedom by state prison..
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Where are they now: Gymnast Simone Biles looks strong in comeback from 2016 US Olympic team

After making history in Rio, Simone Biles took 2 years off to experience life outside the gym. The most decorated USA gymnast ever stayed plenty busy.
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Prosecutors seek Air France trial over fatal 2009 Rio-to-Paris crash: source

French prosecutors want Air France to face trial over a fatal crash in 2009 involving flight AF447 between Rio de Janeiro and Paris which killed all 228 people on board, a judicial source said on..
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Rio governor says 'only a matter of time' before he becomes Brazil president

The far-right governor of Rio de Janeiro state, who has likened drug dealers to terrorists and Nazis while advocating snipers in helicopters to shoot them dead, said on Tuesday "it is only a matter of..
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Olympic greats Bubka, Popov deny Rio 2016 vote-buying claims

Olympic gold medalists Sergey Bubka and Alexander Popov are denying claims made in a Brazilian court they were paid to vote for Rio de Janeiro's winning bid to host the 2016 Summer Games
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Former Rio de Janeiro governor tells judge he paid $2 million bribe to host 2016 Olympics

The former governor of Rio de Janeiro state said in court testimony on Thursday that he paid $2 million to buy votes to ensure the sprawling Brazilian seaside city would be chosen to host the 2016..
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Former Olympic silver medalist jailed for drug dealing

Two-time Olympic cycling silver medalist Jack Bobridge has been jailed for more than four years after being found guilty of dealing drugs following his retirement after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games
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Dozens arrested in Rio for murder, extortion of Petrobras contractors

Police in Rio de Janeiro arrested more than 40 people on Thursday for their alleged roles in a murderous gang that extorted companies working for state-run oil company Petrobras and established a..
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Rio police arrest over 40 for extorting Petrobras contractors, murdering opponents

Police in Rio de Janeiro arrested 43 people on Thursday for allegedly taking part in a murderous gang that extorted companies providing services to state-run oil company Petrobras and established a..
Reuters - Published

Rio champion Nurudinov DQ'd from London Olympics for doping

A weightlifting gold medalist at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics has been disqualified from the 2012 London Games for doping with an anabolic steroid
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Brazil federal prosecutors open probe into Rio army killing

Brazilian federal prosecutors have opened a probe into a botched army operation in Rio de Janeiro that killed two innocent civilians, arguing that a decision to have military prosecutors investigate..
Reuters - Published

At least eight dead as cops raid Rio slum amid sharp rise in killings by police

At least eight people died when police raided a drug-scarred Rio de Janeiro neighborhood on Monday, amid a sharp jump in police killing of suspected criminals in the state that underlines the tough new..
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2 dead, 2 injured in Rio building collapse

Firefighters on Friday dug through rubble in search of survivors after two small buildings collapsed in Rio de Janeiro, killing at least two people and leaving another two injured. (April 12)
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Two dead after buildings collapse in militia-controlled Rio neighborhood

At least two people died and two more were injured when two unlicensed buildings in a militia-controlled outer borough of Rio de Janeiro collapsed on Friday, just days after deadly rains caused chaos..
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Powerful, 'abnormal' rains lash Rio de Janeiro, at least six dead

Torrential rains doused Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, killing at least six people and sowing chaos in Brazil's second largest city, which declared a state of emergency after a storm that the mayor..
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Brazil army arrests 10 troops after botched operation kills innocent driver

Brazil's army on Monday said it had arrested 10 soldiers and charged them with shooting into a car carrying an innocent family in Rio de Janiero, killing the driver and injuring two other people.
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Rio governor puts sports clubs in charge of Maracana

Rio de Janeiro Gov. Wilson Witzel put sports clubs Flamengo and Fluminense in charge of the historic Maracana stadium for the next six months
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Brazil crime crackdown excites defense firms at arms expo as economy doubts linger

Global defense and security firms gathered at Latin America's biggest security expo in Rio de Janeiro this week hope Brazil's crackdown on crime will bolster sales to the new right-wing government even..
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Rio's evangelical mayor faces impeachment over no-bid contracts

Rio de Janeiro's municipal council voted to impeach the city's mayor, Marcelo Crivella, on Tuesday for alleged improbity in extending advertising contracts without public bidding last year.
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Brazil ex-President Temer indicted on charges involving nuclear plant bribes

Former Brazilian President Michel Temer was indicted on Tuesday on corruption charges brought by prosecutors who said he took part in a bribery scheme related to the Angra 3 nuclear power plant complex..
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Brazil ex-president Temer hit with new corruption charges: prosecutor

Brazil's former president Michel Temer was hit with corruption charges on Friday, just a day after being charged in a separate graft case, the federal prosecutors office in Rio de Janeiro said.
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Rio government takes back control of Maracana stadium

Rio de Janeiro's state government will take control of the crisis-ridden Maracana stadium back from its private administrators
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Former police officers to face trial in murder of Rio councilwoman

Two former police officers were indicted on Friday on charges of killing Rio de Janeiro councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver, and will face trial in a crime that shocked Brazilians and human..
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Two ex-cops charged with killing activist Brazilian politician

Two former police officers were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly killing a local councilwoman and her driver, Rio de Janeiro prosecutors said, describing a breakthrough in a crime that had sent shock..
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Two ex-policemen charged in connection with Brazil politician's murder

Two former police officers were arrested and charged on Tuesday in connection with the murders of a local councilwoman and her driver that sparked national protests last year over Brazil's endemic..
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Brazil arrests two former policemen over Rio councilwoman's murder

Two former policemen were arrested in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday in connection with the murder of a local councilwoman and her driver, Rio de Janeiro police and prosecutors said.
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Fat Tuesday waddles in

Revelers have begun celebrations across New Orleans, Louisiana, for Mardi Gras, also called Shrove Tuesday, Carnival Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday. The holiday is associated with Carnival celebrations in..
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