With 100 days to go before the World Cup starts, Brazil is in the home straight of the countdown and huffing and puffing to complete stadiums, airports, IT networks and public transportation systems.
Australian schoolboy James Gallaugher has entered the record books after running 200 metres in 21.73 seconds — a record for his age group. He was also 0.08 seconds quicker than what Usain Bolt ran as a 14-year-old, according to reports. Video inside
Some 40 models of African descent, most of them women, have staged a topless protest in Rio de Janeiro against the low presence of Afro-Brazilians on fashion catwalks.
Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian reporter who broke many of the stories about secret US surveillance programs, said on Tuesday he is leaving the British daily for an unspecified "dream" project.
In a test conducted by Reader’s Digest magazine wherein “lost” wallets stuffed with around $50 in local currency were dropped in cities around the world, Mumbai was found to be the second-most honest city in the world.
Buoyed by India’s best-ever performance at the World Championships, Olympic heroes Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt vowed to settle for nothing less than at least five medals in the next edition at Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
Less than three weeks ago, the Olympic champion said he planned to stop sprinting after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. But the Jamaican said on Thursday he was looking to extend his career by a year, meaning he could quit after the 2017 World Championships in London.
With one lab suspended and its replacement unfinished, Brazil won’t be able to handle drug testing for the 2014 World Cup alone and is looking overseas for help, the executive director of the country’s anti-doping authority said on Thursday.
Tickets for next year's World Cup went on sale online on Tuesday with 16 of the 64 matches immediately seeing a high number of applicants, including the opening match in Sao Paulo and the final in Rio de Janeiro.
We all know Sushmita Sen as a highly individualistic and “intelligently beautiful” woman. She is always self assured and appears to know her mind. Roles for her in Bollywood have been written specially, and not surprisingly so, since she is a woman with a lot of substance.
If you’re looking for a South American adventure, consider booking a trip to a 16th century Andean city known as the cradle of ancient pre-Incan history and recently named South America’s leading tourist destination by the world’s travel industry.
Pope Francis has delighted a crowd in Rio de Janeiro by donning a colorful Indian headdress handed to him by a member of a Brazilian tribe.
Pope Francis' mission to the downtrodden of Brazil takes him to meet convicts on Friday, a day after 1.5 million people gathered on Rio de Janeiro's seafront to see him speak.
At least 10 people died in southeastern Brazil when a driver at the wheel of a tourist bus lost control of the vehicle, local media reported today.
Actors Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen have reportedly been signed on to work in Trash, an adaptation of Andy Mulligan's novel published in 2010 with the same name.
In winning the Confederations Cup, Brazil has regained the respect of fans at home and rivals around the world.
It will be the best in the world against the best in history as Spain and Brazil clash in tonight’s Confederations Cup title clash.
Brazil took another step towards recovering their once famous invincibility when Paulinho scored with a late header to seal a 2-1 win over Uruguay and take the hosts into the Confederations Cup final.
Rival groups split on the political direction of the protests as two organisations back military rule. Jonathan Watts reports.
Spain broke the record for the biggest margin of victory at the final phase of a FIFA tournament by crushing minnows 10-0 Tahiti at the Confederations Cup in Rio de Janeiro.