RIO DE JANEIRO Top Stories

The Christ the Redeemer statue is lit in green and yellow to mark 100 days left to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 27, 2016
2016-05-28, Deccan Herald
An open letter signed by 150 international doctors, scientists and researchers has urged the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro to be moved or delayed due to the...
A woman wearing a female gender symbol attends a protest against the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, May 27, 2016.
2016-05-28, One India
Rio de Janeiro, May 28: Police has said that they have identified and are searching for four of the more than 30 men suspected in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl, a...
Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metres
2016-05-27, Yahoo Daily News
View photo. The IOC is retesting samples to attempt to curb doping before the 2016 Rio Games. (AP) The InternationalOlympic Committee is pursuing a far-reaching doping...
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2016-05-27, BBC News
Brazilian police are hunting more than 30 men suspected of raping a teenage girl in Rio de Janeiro, and of putting video of the attack on social media. The girl is...
Trucks make their way loaded with iron ore at the mine of Companhia Vale do Rio Doce in Carajas, northern state of Para, Brazil, on May 3, 2004. The nation is sending ever-increasing quantities of iron ore and steel to feed China's rapidly expanding economy. (AP Photo/ Andre Penner)hg3
2016-05-27, Sydney Morning Herald
Top iron-ore producer Vale is driving forward its aggressive debt-reduction strategy, holding early talks with bankers about selling stakes in some of its best assets,...
Non-Governmental Organizations Committee Recommends 19 Groups for Consultative Status, Postpones Action on 66 in Third Day of Session (UN - United Nations)
2016-05-26, Public Technologies
(Source: UN - United Nations) While deferring action on 66 organizations, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations today recommended 18 organizations for special...
The Japan News: The Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says there is “no public health justification” for postponing or canceling the Rio de JaneiroOlympics because of the Zika outbreak. The assessment, released in a statement early Saturday, came...
Huffington Post: The WorldHealthOrganisation (WHO) says there is "no public health justification" for postponing or canceling the Rio de JaneiroOlympics because of the Zika outbreak. The WHO said that "based on current assessment, cancelling or changing the location of the...
Colorado Springs Gazette: BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says there is "no public health justification" for postponing or canceling the Rio de JaneiroOlympics because of the Zika outbreak. The assessment, released in a statement early Saturday, came after 150 health...
Press TV: The World Health Organization (WHO) has rejected a call by a group of 150 health experts to either postpone or change the venue of the upcoming Olympics games in Brazil’s...
Public Technologies: (Source: FIFA - Fédération Internationale de Football Association) Though scoring goals, winning matches and lifting trophies have never been easy tasks to accomplish, they have become second nature to Eugenie Le Sommer. In contrast, however, getting her to...
Deccan Herald: The World Health Organization has ruled out any change in timing or the location of the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, shunning a call by doctors and scientists to shift the games over the Zika virus. The UN health body outlined its stance in a...
Belfast Telegraph: There is "no public health justification" for postponing or cancelling the Rio de JaneiroOlympics because of the Zika virus outbreak, t he World Health Organisation has said. The assessment, released in a statement early on Saturday, came after 150 health...
The Jakarta Post: Last Sunday’s Thomas Cup final match brought back memories of Sambas Mangundikarta, a phenomenal announcer on state-run radio and television, RRI and TVRI back in the 1980s. To watch the games I would be glued to the TV set while the late Sambas greeted...
RTE: Angry protesters gathered in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil yesterday to denounce chauvinism and impunity after a video went viral reportedly showing the rape of a 16-year-old girl by more than 30...
The Times of India: GENEVA: The World Health Organization has ruled out any change in timing or the location of the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, shunning a call by doctors and scientists to shift the games over the Zika virus . The UN health body outlined its stance...
Belfast Telegraph: Michael Conlan is all too aware that things could have turned out a lot differently for him. Today he's a world-class boxer unfazed by the weight of expectation on his young, powerful shoulders as the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro loom large. Share Go To...
BBC News: Brazil's interim president calls an emergency meeting of state security ministers after a sex attack on a teenage girl in Rio de Janeiro prompted widespread anger. ......
Topix: The summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro should be postponed or moved "in the name of public health" due to the widening Zika outbreak in Brazil, more than 100 prominent doctors and professors said Friday in an open letter to the World Health Organization....
Topix: W elcome to Undercovered : our new daily feature bringing attention to excellent reporting and stories we feel deserve a larger audience. Police are looking for more than 30 men suspected of raping a teenage girl in Rio de Janeiro, after images of the assault...