RIO DE JANEIRO Top Stories

Mark Zuckerberg (centre), CEO of Facebook Inc.
2016-05-04, Newsweek
SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's <FB.O> Chief ExecutiveMark Zuckerberg called on Brazilians to demand his company's WhatsApp messaging...
President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff wearing the shash with former President Lula.
2016-05-02, Taipei Times
Brazilian PresidentDilma Rousseff is scheduled to greet the Olympic flame today, but the pomp and ceremony will seem empty to a president likely to be suspended from...
The Times of India: MEXICOCITY: Mexico's Under-23 football team will debut against France, host team of the Toulon Tournament, which will be a warm-up towards...
The Guardian: Brazil’s president is facing impeachment and a coalition of ultra-conservatives, including evangelicals and an apologist for military torturers, sense their chance...
Sydney Morning Herald: So let me get this straight: the real victim out of the Parramatta salary cap scandal is … the Melbourne Storm? And hold the phone, what's this? Former Storm chief executive Brian Waldron – the chief rat himself! – has finally crawled out of his hole to say...
Reuters: BEIJING (Reuters) - China aims to consolidate its existing strengths at this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro before striving to achieve a "leading position" at the next summer Games in Tokyo in 2020, the country's sports ministry said on Thursday....
Asia Times: (From Reuters) China aims to consolidate its existing strengths at this year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro before striving to achieve a “leading position” at the next summer Games in Tokyo in...
The Salt Lake Tribune: Just 30 miles east of Rio de Janeiro’s bustling Copacabana beach, Itaborai looks like many oil boomtowns after the bust — except the deserted stores and empty glass towers that loom over this town of 220,000 speak of some bigger cataclysm than the collapse of...
Public Technologies: (Source: FIBA - International Basketball Federation) CARACAS (2016 Rio Olympics) - Greivis Vasquez oozes with talent, and moxie. He plays with swagger. Only in 2015, he didn't play. And Venezuela, to the surprise of many, not only won games without him. They...
The Times of India: BRASILIA: Brazil's outbreak of Zika, which has been linked to the devastating microcephaly birth defect in newborns in 1,271 cases since October, has also killed 57 of those babies, authorities have said. The Health Ministry said on Wednesday that...
All Africa: [The Herald] MIGHTY Warriors assistant coach Sithethelelwe "Kwinji 15" Sibanda says the ongoing camp for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, presents them with an opportunity to assess other players who have not been featuring regularly for the...
The Times of India: LOS ANGELES: US swimming star Michael Phelps has withdrawn from a meeting in Atlanta next week he had been planning to use as part of his...
The Times of India: MADRID: Novak Djokovic says he wants to win gold at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and will not be staying at the athletes'...
The Times of India: DOHA: The DiamondLeague returns on Friday with its annual Qatar curtain-raiser but with the real focus this year on the Rio de JaneiroOlympics, taking place in just three months' time. A strong field of some 80 current and former Olympic medallists will be...
Xinhua: RIO DE JANEIRO, May 4 (Xinhua) -- A total of 571 companies in Brazil filed for bankruptcy in the first four months of 2016, up 97.6 percent against the...
The Guardian: With the 2016 Olympics only two months away, the road cycling season poses a challenge for Australia’s Rio de Janeiro-bound riders...