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21-Aug-2018 Rio de Janeiro

2 Soldiers, 5 civilians killed in Rio army raid

Two soldiers and five civilians have been killed in a military raid here in Brazil.Around 4,200 soldiers, supported by 70 policemen with the aid of armoured vehicles and helicopters carried out the searches in the congested neighbourhoods called favelas.According...

30-Jul-2018 Rio de Janeiro

I fell apart during the World Cup : Neymar

Brazil's star forward Neymar has declared himself a "new man", saying he has accepted criticism of his behaviour during the FIFA World Cup in Russia.The 26-year-old was widely accused of play-acting and diving during the tournament, drawing sharp criticism from...

20-Jul-2018 Rio de Janeiro

Ronaldo joining Juventus will help all clubs in Italy : Miranda

Brazil's Inter Milan defender Miranda believes the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus will provide a boost not only to the Serie A champions, but also to their rival clubs in Italy.The 33-year-old five-time Ballon d'Or winner completed a 100 million-euro...

24-Mar-2018 Rio de Janeiro

Clashes in Brazil slum leave 7 dead

At least seven people died on Saturday in clashes between police and suspected drug traffickers in Rio de Janeiro, where the military was put in charge of security more than a month ago.The incident occurred in the Rocinha favela, which is located near...

25-Nov-2017 Rio de Janeiro

Seven killed in shootout in Rio de Janeiro

Seven suspected drug traffickers were killed in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro city in two clashes with a rival criminal gang and the police, officials said.The shootout on Saturday took place in the favela (slum area) of Caju, close to the port of Rio de Janeiro,...

09-Jul-2017 Rio de Janeiro

Time to forget 2014 World Cup heartache : Neymar

Neymar has urged his Brazil teammates to bury the harrowing memory of the last FIFA World Cup and write a new chapter in the country's storied football history in Russia next year.Saddled with the pressure of hosting their first World Cup in 64 years, Brazil's...

23-Jun-2017 Rio de Janeiro

21 killed in Brazil traffic pile-up

At least 21 people died in a traffic pile-up in Brazil's Espirito Santo state, officials said.The pile-up occurred near Guarapari on Thursday when a van transporting granite strayed into the oncoming lane and crashed into a bus, the Federal Highway Police...

20-Mar-2017 Rio de Janeiro

Brazil has recovered winning DNA: Neymar

Neymar has praised the impact of Brazil coach Tite on the team's fortunes, saying the former Corinthians manager has helped the five-time World Cup winners recover their "DNA".Six months ago there were fears that Brazil could miss next year's World Cup in Russia...

02-Jan-2017 Rio de Janeiro

12 die at new year party in Brazil

At least 12 persons were killed and three injured during a shootout at a new year party in Brazil, police said.The attack took place in the city of Campinas near Sao Paulo on Sunday when a man climbed the wall of a house and shot his ex-wife, his eight-year-old...

02-Nov-2016 Rio de Janeiro

10 killed as grotto collapses in Brazil

Ten persons were killed and seven others injured after a grotto collapsed in the Brazilian town of Santa Maria do Tocantins, officials said.The traditional Mass for All Saints Day was celebrated in the open air, outside the grotto known as the Stone House,...

09-Oct-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Brazil must be 'prepared to suffer': Gabriel Jesus

Teenage striker Gabriel Jesus said Brazil must be "prepared to suffer" as they bid for their fourth-in-a-row World Cup football qualifying victory against Venezuela on Tuesday.Brazil are second in the 10-team South American zone standings midway through the...

27-Sep-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Rousseff warns of severe crisis in Brazil

Former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has said the is facing a severe crisis and is heading towards a state of emergency due to the ongoing abuse of authority.Rousseff posted on the social media sites Facebook and Twitter, reacting to the recent arrests...

12-Sep-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Zhou breaks world record to win 400m T53 gold

China's Zhou Hongzhuan broke the world record to win the women's 400m T53 title at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.The 27-year-old clocked 54.43 seconds to eclipse the previous record of 54.69 set by Australia's Angela Ballard in June, reports Xinhua on Sunday.Speaking...

12-Sep-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Liu breaks world record to win 200m freestyle S2 gold

China's Liu Benying set a new world record as he grabbed a gold in the 200 metre freestyle S2 at the 2016 Rio Paralympics here.The 20-year-old clocked three minutes 41.54 seconds to beat the previous record held by countryman Zou Liankang by almost eight seconds...

11-Sep-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Peng smashes record to win 50m backstroke S3 gold

China's Peng Qiuping smashed her own world record to win gold in the women's 50m backstroke S3 at the Rio Paralympics here.The 22-year-old clocked 48.49 seconds at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Sunday to beat her previous record of 49.91, Xinhua news agency...

10-Sep-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Thangavelu wins gold at Rio Paralympics

India's Mariyappan Thangavelu created history by winning a gold medal in the men's high jump T-42 event at the Rio Paralympics here.His compatriot Varun Singh Bhati clinched the bronze medal in the same event here on Friday night.While Thangavelu made a leap...

10-Sep-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Rio Paralympics: Mariyappan Thangavelu wins gold in men's high jump

India's Mariyappan Thangavelu created history on Saturday morning by winning a gold medal in the men's high jump T-42 event at the Rio Paralympics.His compatriot Varun Singh Bhati clinched the bronze medal the same event.While Thangavelu made a leap of 1.89...

21-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Pele delighted after Brazil win maiden Olympic football gold

Legendary Brazilian footballer Pele described his country's historic first Olympic men's football triumph as the "perfect ending" to the Rio Games.Pele played an integral role in three of Brazil's five World Cup triumphs, but the nation had never tasted Olympic...

21-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

I've shut my critics up, says Neymar

Brazil football superstar Neymar labelled winning Rio Olympic gold as one of the "best things" of his life as he hit back at critics following Brazil's dramatic win over Germany here in the final.The forward scored from a free-kick as the match finished 1-1...

21-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Neymar holds nerve as Brazil win Olympic football gold

Neymar converted the decisive spot-kick as Brazil ended their long wait for Olympic football glory with a dramatic 5-4 (1-1) penalty shoot-out victory over their 2014 World Cup tormentors Germany here on Saturday.The Brazil captain held his nerve after the...

21-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Wrestling world champions Akgul, Sadulaev bag Olympic titles

Turkey's world wrestling champion Taha Akgul claimed the men's freestyle 125kg title at the Rio Olympic Games, while Russian Abdulrashid Sadulaev added the 86kg gold to his medal collection.In the men's heavyweight final, Akgul on Saturday posted a 3-1 victory...

21-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Chen Aisen wins China's 7th diving gold at Rio

China's 20-year-old diver Chen Aisen scored a highest 108.00 points in his last dive to win the men's 10-metre platform at the Rio Olympic Games here.It's China's first gold medal in the event since the 2004 Athens Games where Hu Jia clinched the title, Xinhua...

20-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Hope to see more kids playing golf: Olympian golfer Aditi

India's Aditi Ashok, who finished 41st after the fourth round of women's golf competition at the Rio Olympics on Saturday, encouraged kids to take up the sport as a career option.Aditi took to Twitter to share her experience and encourage kids in India to take...

20-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Shuttler Chen Long beats Chong Wei to clinch gold

Second seeded Chen Long of China defeated top seeded Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia to clinch the gold medal in the men's singles event of the badminton competition at the ongoing Rio Olympics here on Saturday.The Chinese dominated the court to take the match in...

20-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Why India wins only a few Olympic medals

The joy felt by Indians over the successes of P.V. Sindhu in badminton, Sakshi Malik in wrestling and Dipa Karmakar in gymnastics is understandable.At the same time, the question needs to be asked, as has been done earlier, as to why India, a nation of 1.2...

20-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

I am the greatest: Bolt

Sprint legend Usain Bolt declared himself "the greatest" after signing off his Olympic career with a ninth gold medal.The 29-year-old ran an electrifying final leg to anchor Jamaica's second straight Olympic men's 4x100 metre relay victory here on Friday, reports...

19-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Vivian Cheruiyot wins Olympic women's 5,000m gold for Kenya

Kenya's Vivian Cheruiyot set a new Olympic record, clinching gold in the women's 5,000 metres race at the Rio Olympics.The 32-year-old on Friday clocked 14 minutes 26.17 seconds to beat the previous mark held by Gabriela Szabo of Romania by more than 14 seconds,...

19-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Coach Gopichand savours India's success in badminton

Indian badminton chief coach Pullela Gopichand on Friday said that he was proud of the fact that under his tutelage the country has won two consecutive medals in Olympics.Saina Nehwal won a bronze in London Olympics in 2012 and P.V. Sindhu bettered the colour...

19-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Shuttler Sindhu on cloud nine after silver-medal feat

After bagging a historic silver in women's singles badminton competition at the Rio Olympics, an elated P.V. Sindhu on Friday said she implemented all the strategies and gave her best to achieve the feat.Sindhu settled for the white medal after being beaten...

19-Aug-2016 Rio de Janeiro

Shuttler P.V. Sindhu adds silver lining to India's Rio campaign

Shuttler P.V. Sindhu's silver in the women's singles competition of the Rio Olympics lifted India's spirits as the nation erupted in joy at the 21-year-old's historic feat, while others continued to disappoint.World No.10 Sindhu on Friday settled for the white...

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