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#Rio de Janeiro

From TheJournal.ie Gunman shot dead by police after holding bus passengers hostage in Rio Brazil

Gunman shot dead by police after holding bus passengers hostage in Rio

The man boarded a bus in Rio de Janeiro earlier today.

From The42 Lionel Messi slams 'shameful' Copa America pitches Unhappy

Lionel Messi slams 'shameful' Copa America pitches

While recognising that he has been far from his best in Brazil, the Barcelona star believes the grounds-keeping has also been sub-par.

From The42 Brazilian Grand Prix leaves Sao Paulo after three decades as move to Rio confirmed Moving On

Brazilian Grand Prix leaves Sao Paulo after three decades as move to Rio confirmed

‘There was state assistance in Sao Paulo, with a huge debt. Keeping F1 there was no longer viable,’ said President Jair Bolsonaro today.

From The42 At least 10 dead after fire at youth football facility in Brazil Flamengo

At least 10 dead after fire at youth football facility in Brazil

The cause was not immediately known.

From TheJournal.ie Cutbacks blamed as massive fire guts Brazil's national museum National Museum Of Brazil

Cutbacks blamed as massive fire guts Brazil's national museum

Around 500 protesters formed a human chain around the museum’s still-smoldering remains.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is a tragic day for Brazil': Fire tears through historic museum in Rio Incalcuable

'This is a tragic day for Brazil': Fire tears through historic museum in Rio

The fire “spread very quickly”, officials said.

From The42 'He blagged a professional career in the most difficult place to make it': the greatest swindle in football history Kaiser

'He blagged a professional career in the most difficult place to make it': the greatest swindle in football history

A new documentary film tells the inexplicable story of Kaiser – a Brazilian conman and the greatest player never to have played the game.

From TheJournal.ie Brazilian police arrest 'celebrity' surgeon after patient's death Rio De Janeiro

Brazilian police arrest 'celebrity' surgeon after patient's death

Denis Cesar Barros Furtado went on the run when one of his female patients died after he gave her injections to enlarge her buttocks.

From The42 Germany star's descent into hell after 2014 World Cup dream goal Trouble

Germany star's descent into hell after 2014 World Cup dream goal

Mario Goetze looked poised to become “the German Messi”.

From TheJournal.ie Baby killed and 17 injured as car ploughs into crowds in Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

Baby killed and 17 injured as car ploughs into crowds in Rio de Janeiro

The driver has told investigators he suffered a seizure.

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: Giant whale washes up on iconic beach in Rio de Janeiro Free Willian

Pictures: Giant whale washes up on iconic beach in Rio de Janeiro

“I’ve never seen one so close, I would have liked to have had the chance to save it,” said one local resident.

From TheJournal.ie Brazilian Olympic Committee President arrested over vote-buying scheme to bring games to Rio Rio De Janeiro

Brazilian Olympic Committee President arrested over vote-buying scheme to bring games to Rio

Prosecutor Fabiana Schenider said, “We are showing that Brazil is no longer a paradise for corrupt people, for thieves.”

From TheJournal.ie Rio nightlife is suffering due to surge in robberies Brazil

Rio nightlife is suffering due to surge in robberies

The Brazilian government has sent almost 10,000 troops to help the police in Rio de Janeiro state.

From TheJournal.ie British tourist shot after her family accidentally drove into Brazilian favela Rio De Janeiro

British tourist shot after her family accidentally drove into Brazilian favela

She was hospitalised due to her injuries

From TheJournal.ie Brazil's president has been charged with bribery in the 'car wash' scandal Talkin Bout The Car Wash

Brazil's president has been charged with bribery in the 'car wash' scandal

Temer’s aides say they are confident he has sufficient support in Congress to get the charges thrown out.

From TheJournal.ie 20 people injured in Rio carnival float crash Carnival

20 people injured in Rio carnival float crash

Three were seriously injured, including a woman news photographer who had a leg badly crushed.

From The42 Confirmed! Jose Aldo will fight Max Holloway for the title stripped from Conor McGregor OFFICIAL

Confirmed! Jose Aldo will fight Max Holloway for the title stripped from Conor McGregor

The title unification bout will take place at UFC 212 on 3 June in Rio de Janeiro.

From TheJournal.ie Rio tickets scandal: Kevin Mallon home in Ireland for Christmas Brazil

Rio tickets scandal: Kevin Mallon home in Ireland for Christmas

He had been in Brazil for more than four months after his passport was seized by officials.

From TheJournal.ie Kevin Mallon set to follow Pat Hickey and return home to Ireland Rio Tickets

Kevin Mallon set to follow Pat Hickey and return home to Ireland

Mallon was arrested on the eve of the Olympic Games.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey is finally on his way back to Ireland Way Back Home

Pat Hickey is finally on his way back to Ireland

The former president of the Olympic Council of Ireland had been detained in Rio de Janeiro for the past four months.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey has his passport back and may be on his way to Ireland Home From Rio

Pat Hickey has his passport back and may be on his way to Ireland

Kevin Mallon may have his back by the end of the week.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey could get his passport back today - paving the way for a return to Ireland Rio De Janeiro

Pat Hickey could get his passport back today - paving the way for a return to Ireland

Hickey was arrested last August in Brazil.

From TheJournal.ie Rio police rely on toilet paper donations due to cuts in funding Brazil

Rio police rely on toilet paper donations due to cuts in funding

Severe budget shortfalls have left police scrounging for equipment, fuel and even the most basic hygiene items.

From TheJournal.ie Four die after police helicopter 'shot down' over Rio's infamous 'City of God' slum Brazil This post contains videos

Four die after police helicopter 'shot down' over Rio's infamous 'City of God' slum

The incident followed a day of intense clashes between police and gang members in the notorious favela.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey 'in good spirits' as his lawyer confirms €410,000 bond money will be deposited On A Jet Plane

Pat Hickey 'in good spirits' as his lawyer confirms €410,000 bond money will be deposited

It is not known who is paying the €410,000 bond.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey still in Rio as OCI prepares for release of report Olympics

Pat Hickey still in Rio as OCI prepares for release of report

The report into the governance of the OCI will be published soon.

From TheJournal.ie European Olympic Council expresses its "strong support" and "warmest wishes" for Pat Hickey Minsk

European Olympic Council expresses its "strong support" and "warmest wishes" for Pat Hickey

The expressions of support came at a meeting of European Olympic committees in Minsk, Belarus.

From TheJournal.ie Three OCI officials return to Ireland after Rio police hand back their passports Rio Scandal

Three OCI officials return to Ireland after Rio police hand back their passports

OCI honorary general secretary Dermot Henihan, chief executive Stephen Martin and Rio 2016 chef de mission Kevin Kilty are leaving Brazil.

From TheJournal.ie OCI to take one month to review how it's governed in wake of ticket scandal Rio Tickets

OCI to take one month to review how it's governed in wake of ticket scandal

Deloitte has been put in charge of the task.

From TheJournal.ie Judge recommends house arrest for Pat Hickey due to his health Rio De Janeiro

Judge recommends house arrest for Pat Hickey due to his health

He has been in jail since his arrest on 17 August.

From TheJournal.ie OCI'S Kevin Kilty and Stephen Martin wear Team Ireland kits as they leave Rio police station Brazil

OCI'S Kevin Kilty and Stephen Martin wear Team Ireland kits as they leave Rio police station

Police said they now have a huge amount of information after taking testimony from the two OCI executives.

From TheJournal.ie Romario declares himself satisfied with action on what he terms the 'ticket mafia' Ticket Touting

Romario declares himself satisfied with action on what he terms the 'ticket mafia'

Former OCI president Pat Hickey, who has been at the notorious Bangu prison in Rio since Thursday, may not now face a judge until later in the week.

From TheJournal.ie 'The world and their mother are happy for them': O'Donovan family on historic Olympic win Skibbereen

'The world and their mother are happy for them': O'Donovan family on historic Olympic win

The brothers said they haven’t had a chance to let their silver medal win sink in.

From The42 Padraig Harrington: 'There were a lot of sheep... they kept just following each other out the door' Rio 2016

Padraig Harrington: 'There were a lot of sheep... they kept just following each other out the door'

The Irish professional golfer, and now Olympian, is not impressed that some of his sport’s best turned down the opportunity to be in Rio this week.

From TheJournal.ie Rio Olympics: Thieves are using old tricks to steal from tourists Distraction

Rio Olympics: Thieves are using old tricks to steal from tourists

Athletes, coaches, journalists, photographers and a government minister have all fallen victim to thefts.

From TheJournal.ie Russia denies one of its diplomats involved in incident in Rio which saw mugger shot dead Brazil

Russia denies one of its diplomats involved in incident in Rio which saw mugger shot dead

Brazilian police and media have identified the vice consul at the Russian embassy in Rio as being involved in the incident.

From The42 Ireland’s Olympic scandal: From medal dreams to a failed drugs test Rio 2016

Ireland’s Olympic scandal: From medal dreams to a failed drugs test

Michael O’Reilly’s road to Rio was never straightforward but Team Ireland didn’t expect to be here.

From TheJournal.ie Riot police disperse protesters with tear gas as Olympic torch-bearer moons crowd in Rio Carrying A Torch

Riot police disperse protesters with tear gas as Olympic torch-bearer moons crowd in Rio

One of the torch-bearers dropped his pants to moon the crowd in protest at Brazil’s political situation.

From TheJournal.ie Zika, crime waves and political unrest - What's the truth about what Irish fans will face in Rio? Explainer
From The42 'You want to go to college in September? You'll be going back with no hair but don't worry about that.' Keep Paddling This post contains videos

'You want to go to college in September? You'll be going back with no hair but don't worry about that.'

Pat O’Leary was diagnosed with cancer while preparing for his Leaving Cert. 20 years later his leg was amputated. Now he’s going to be Ireland’s first paracanoeist.

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