Rio de Janeiro
Feb 10, 2013 20:45 EST
World celebrities flocked to Brazil to see the scantily-clad beauty queens and elaborate floats of the country's top Samba schools compete in the fiery main event of the famed Rio Carnival.
Feb 10, 2013 16:28 EST
Top samba schools take center stage at the Sambodrome late Sunday, set to dazzle crowds with giant allegorical floats and scantily-dressed beauty queens in a fiery climax to the famed Rio Carnival.
Feb 09, 2013 15:51 EST
Nearly two million beaming revelers in outlandish costumes invaded central Rio Saturday for wild merrymaking and beer drinking on day two of the world's most famous Carnival.
Feb 09, 2013 14:19 EST
Hundreds of thousands of beaming revelers in outlandish costumes poured into central Rio Saturday for wild merrymaking and beer drinking on day two of the world's most famous Carnival.
Feb 08, 2013 14:11 EST
Under a shower of confetti and with pulsating samba music, portly King Momo on Friday officially kicked off Rio's famed Carnival, a five-day fest that will climax in spectacular weekend parades of top samba schools.
Feb 07, 2013 14:57 EST
Carnival fever is in full swing in Rio as Brazil's Marvelous City gears up for its annual five-day extravaganza of sizzling samba dancing, glittering parades and wild merry-making.
Feb 06, 2013 00:12 EST
All Black Liam Messam is considering switching to Sevens rugby as the chance to win Olympic gold threatens to lure players from the 15-a-side ranks for the 2016 Rio Games.
Feb 05, 2013 15:44 EST
The chief executive of Brazil's state-run oil giant Petrobras, Maria das Gracas Foster, warned Tuesday that the company faces erratic output this year due to platform maintenance.
Feb 05, 2013 10:01 EST
The undisputed heavy-weight champion of the Rio Carnival for the past five years, Milton Rodrigues da Silva wants to keep his crown until 2016, when the city hosts the Olympics.
Feb 04, 2013 17:50 EST
A disco fire that claimed 237 lives has cast a grim shadow over Carnival, Brazil's most popular festival, with dozens of night spots closed for not meeting safety standards.
Feb 02, 2013 14:43 EST
Some 140 medical kits flown in from the United States arrived in Brazil Saturday to treat survivors of the deadly disco fire who were exposed to dangerous fumes, authorities said.
Feb 02, 2013 13:57 EST
On a muddy pitch in a Rio slum, a skinny 17-year-old with big dreams of football stardom struts his stuff to attract the attention of talent-spotters watching a local tournament.
Feb 02, 2013 12:35 EST
Tens of thousands of people across Brazil on Saturday paid their annual tribute to Iemanja, the goddess of the sea in the Afro-Brazilian religion Candomble, offering flowers, food and perfume, as drums belted out African rhythms.
Feb 02, 2013 08:42 EST
South Korea's "Gangnam Style" star Psy will take part in carnival celebrations in Rio and Salvador next week, according to the sponsors.
Feb 01, 2013 16:33 EST
Brazilian authorities on Friday extended for 30 days the detention of four people blamed for a deadly disco fire that left 236 people dead in the south of the country.
Jan 31, 2013 16:12 EST
Sao Paulo authorities Thursday announced plans for more safety checks at night spots following last Sunday's deadly fire in southern Brazil.
Jan 29, 2013 22:27 EST
Police said they believe a nightclub blaze that killed 234 people and left scores fighting for their lives was triggered by a cheap flare that musicians lit as part of an indoor light show.
Jan 29, 2013 12:53 EST
London shares closed higher on Tuesday, lifted by mining stocks after Anglo American quantified charges on a problem project in Brazil.
Jan 29, 2013 12:46 EST
European stocks drifted up on Tuesday as traders awaited key data and looked ahead to a US Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting.
Jan 29, 2013 12:00 EST
European stocks closed higher on Tuesday ahead of key data due this week, while Royal Bank of Scotland shares slid on speculation over the size of Libor fines it was set to face.