RIO DE JANEIRO Top Stories

A dancer from the Unidos da Vila Maria samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016.
2016-02-06, The Examiner
There’s no stopping Brazil’s wild Carnival party this year – not the economy struggles, the 2016 Summer Olympics controversies, or above all, the Zika virus epidemic. And...
Set of Blood Culture bottles
2016-02-04, WPXI
With no hope for a vaccine to prevent Zika in the near future, authorities are focusing on the most effective way to combat the virus: killing the mosquito that carries...
The Times of India: MOSCOW: DoubleOlympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva's return to competition was frustrated by a leg injury on Saturday when she had to drop out of the Russian Grand Prix in her home city of...
BBC News: Millions of people across Brazil have joined the first day of the annual carnival festivities despite concerns about the outbreak of the Zika virus. In Recife, the city most affected by the mosquito-borne disease, more than one million people in colourful...
The Guardian: Efforts to stamp out the mosquito that carries the virus are undermined by poverty in the most vulnerable areas...
BBC News: Carnival is under way in Rio de Janeiro despite fears over the spread of the Zika virus. ......
The Examiner: Still faced with cutting 30 percent from its $1.9 billion operating budget, the Rio Olympics Organizing Committee discussed its progress with the International Olympic Committee once again, in addition to 28 sports federations who were invited to the table. In...
Arabnews: RIO DE JANEIRO: A five day festival go underway in the face of warnings issued by experts.Rio MayorEduardo Paes handed a big golden key to the city... ......
The Los Angeles Times: It’s been a rough year for Andreza Souza’s home-based clothing business. She had to stretch her finances to make the trip from the Amazonian city of Belem to Rio de Janeiro, paying for a plane ticket on an installment plan. But as the sun set over...
Canada Dot Com: RIO DE JANEIRO - In a sign of mounting global concern over the Zika virus, health officials on Friday warned pregnant women to think twice about the lips they kiss and called on men to use condoms with pregnant partners if they have visited countries where the...
The Japan News: By Kenichi Yoshida / Yomiuri ShimbunRio de JaneiroBureau ChiefIn Central and South American countries, winds that originated in Argentina are gaining more and more momentum. They blow counter to the winds of the leftist political forces that arose one after...
Taipei Times: Authorities in Brazil on Friday said Zika has been detected in patients’ saliva and urine, adding to the concern over the spread of the virus, while US officials offered new guidance on sex for people returning from Zika-hit regions. Zika, linked to thousands...
Taipei Times: Jozy Altidore scored with a header in the 89th minute as the US wrapped up their annual year-opening camp with a 1-0 victory over Canada in an international friendly on Friday. Altidore converted a cross from substitute EthanFinlay on the left flank,...
News24: Caroline Wozniacki has been chosen to be Denmark's flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. ......