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Rio de Janeiro unnerved by wave of stray-bullet cases

30 January 2015 07:32:11 WN.com - World News

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The bullet hit the 4-year-old girl as she waited to cross a street, holding hands...

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Rio de Janeiro zoo animals devour icy treats in heat

14 January 2015 01:02:53 WN.com - World News

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " Rio de Janeiro is suffering from summer temperatures in the triple digits " but residents at the city's zoo have won a little relief with icy treats.With the heat index hitting 115 F, keepers at Rio's zoo on......

Vice All News Time14 January 2015 01:02:53


Brazil 2016 Olympics: Regenerating Rio de Janeiro

11 January 2015 12:23:08 WN.com - America News

11 January 2015 Last updated at 04:00 GMT With a year-and-a-half to go until Rio de Janeiro hosts the next Olympic Games, much is being done to revitalise run-down parts of the city. The harbour is one area earmarked for a facelift, having been abandoned for decades. While the initiative has been given broad support, critics are now...

Vice All News Time11 January 2015 12:23:08


A feast of light in Rio De Janeiro

02 December 2014 17:25:50 timesofmalta.com

Just a few weeks after the city of Geelong in Australia lit up a floating Christmas tree in Corio Bay which cost them almost 1 million dollars, Rio De Janeiro topped their efforts by unveiling an 85 metre high floating Christmas tree. Last Sunday thousands of people turned up at Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon in Rio De Janeiro to witness the unveiling of the world’s tallest floating Christmas tree. This is the 19th year of the annual event which has a different theme every year. The theme for 2014 is ‘A Christmas of Light’ celebrating peace and brotherhood and symbolising the importance of light in our lives. The Bradesco Seguros Christmas tree weighs 542 tons and is as tall as a 28-storey building. It is illuminated with 3.1 million miniature bulbs, 120,000 meters of light strands, 24,000 meters of tubular structure, 2,150 strobes and 100 LED reflectors. The tree also has 5 generators on nearby barges.

Vice All News Time02 December 2014 17:25:50


Soldiers, drug gang battle in Rio de Janeiro slum

02 October 2014 01:03:50 WN.com - World News

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian soldiers and drug gang members have engaged in an intense and prolonged gunbattle in a Rio de...

Vice All News Time02 October 2014 01:03:50


Volleyball trophies stolen in Rio de Janeiro

23 August 2014 03:41:55 WN.com - World News

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil&s volleyball confederation says the trophies for the men&s and women&s world...

Vice All News Time23 August 2014 03:41:55


Swede killed in Rio de Janeiro slum

30 June 2014 21:23:00 WN.com - World News

Rio de Janeiro - The Swedish owner of a hostel in a Rio de Janeiro slum was found dead over the weekend, police said, prompting a murder probe in one of the city's most-visited shantytowns, a cornerstone of a local campaign to pacify the historically violent neighborhoods. With Rio bustling with foreign tourists during Brazil's hosting of World Cup soccer, the death...

Vice All News Time30 June 2014 21:23:00


Deadly shoot-out in Rio de Janeiro shantytown leaves 3 dead

23 June 2014 23:33:56 Latest News - UPI.com

JC Finley RIO DE JANEIRO, June 23 (UPI) -- A deadly shootout in one of Rio de Janeiro's shantytowns erupted early Monday, leaving three people dead.

Vice All News Time23 June 2014 23:33:56


Power fails in southern part of Rio de Janeiro

23 June 2014 00:20:42 WN.com - World News

RIO DE JANEIRO — Power failed late Sunday afternoon in a densely populated area in the southern part of Rio de Janeiro that is popular with tourists visiting for the World Cup....

Vice All News Time23 June 2014 00:20:42


Power fails in southern part of Rio de Janeiro

22 June 2014 23:19:02 WN.com - World News

RIO DE JANEIRO Power failed late Sunday afternoon in a densely...

Vice All News Time22 June 2014 23:19:02