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Brazil becoming coronavirus hot spot as testing falters

Cases of the new coronavirus are overwhelming hospitals, morgues and cemeteries across Brazil as the country veers closer to becoming one of the world’s...

57 killed in clashes between crime gangs at Brazilian prison

At least 57 prisoners have been killed by other inmates during clashes between organised crime groups at Altamira prison in northern Brazil, according to...

Heavy rain causes ‘crisis’ in Rio de Janeiro

Heavy rains blamed for the deaths of at least four people have continued to fall on Rio de Janeiro as officials closed schools and...

Rio De Janeiro on edge as dozens arrested in gangs crackdown

Dozens of men have been arrested and weapons confiscated in Rio de Janeiro as Brazilian military police launched a major anti-crime operation on Tuesday. The...

Ryan Lochte among four US swimmers robbed by armed men in Rio

Ryan Lochte and three other American swimmers have been robbed at gunpoint by thieves posing as police officers who stopped their taxi and took...

Security stepped up after attack on media bus travelling between Rio Olympics venues

Security at the Olympics is to be stepped up after bullets were believed to have been fired at a media bus. Two windows were smashed...

Brazilian judge approves anti-government protests in Olympic venues

A judge in Brazil has ordered Olympic organisers to allow peaceful protests inside venues after several fans were escorted from stadiums for displaying anti-government...

Namibian flag bearer arrested in sex assault probe in Rio de Janeiro

Namibia's flag bearer during the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics has been arrested in a sexual assault probe, four days after another Olympic...

Rio Olympics organisers suspect ‘isolated’ sabotage at athletes’ village

Leaks, blocked toilets and electrical faults that have slowed teams from moving into the Rio Olympics Athletes' Village may have been caused by a...

Rio anti-doping lab suspended just weeks before Olympics

The World Anti-Doping Agency has suspended Rio's new laboratory just six weeks before the start of the Olympics, plunging plans to deter cheats this...

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