Rio de Janeiro
Rio carnival crowns champion after accident-marred festivities
Rio de Janeiro's carnival crowned a champion of its elite samba school parade on Wednesday, capping festivities marred by two accidents that injured more than 30 people.
Brazil says Greek ambassador murdered by wife's policeman lover
A Rio de Janeiro policeman confesses to murdering Greece's ambassador to Brazil in what investigators call a "cowardly act" carried out at the direction of the diplomat's Brazilian wife with whom the officer was romantically involved.
Paralymic cyclist dies after crash
Iranian cyclist Sarafaz Bahman Golbarnezhad has died after a crash a day before the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games in Brazil.
Rio 2016: Brazil scores first Olympic men’s football gold
Brazil have won the Olympic gold in the men's football tournament for the first time in their history. The hosts beat Germany on penalties at the Maracana stadium.
Bolt seals triple-triple
Usain Bolt claims his ninth Olympic gold medal as Jamaica wins the men's 4x100 metre relay in Rio.
US Olympic swimmers prevented from leaving Brazil
Three US Olympic swimmers have been ordered to remain in Brazil to answer questions about a robbery that happened over the weekend.