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A macaw flies inside an enclosure at BioParque, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Macaws are used to flying great distances, more than 30 kilometers or about 18 miles a day.(AP)

Juliet, the last wild macaw at Rio de Janeiro zoo waits for her Romeo

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 01:19 PM IST
According to Neiva Guedes, president of the Hyacinth Macaw Institute, an environmental group, Juliet hasn’t coupled, built a nest or had chicks, so at most she’s “still just dating.”
Police get out of an armored vehicle during an operation against alleged drug traffickers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, May 6, 2021.(AP)
Police get out of an armored vehicle during an operation against alleged drug traffickers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, May 6, 2021.(AP)

25 killed in Rio de Janeiro police raid on drug gang

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 10:37 PM IST
Suspects tried to escape across rooftops as police entered the slum in armored vehicles and helicopters flew overhead, television images showed.
Night and day in South America: Buenos Aires welcomes nightlife, new lockdowns in Brazil(Unsplashed)
Night and day in South America: Buenos Aires welcomes nightlife, new lockdowns in Brazil(Unsplashed)

Argentina reopens theater, welcomes nightlife as Brazil starts new lockdown

Reuters | , Buenos Aires
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2021 08:03 AM IST
The two neighbouring countries in South America, Brazil and Argentina, are taking very different steps at the moment. While Buenos Aires is embracing the nightlife again, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro have announced tighter restrictions.
No way to hold Rio carnival in July, the city's mayor says (Representative image)(Unsplash)
No way to hold Rio carnival in July, the city's mayor says (Representative image)(Unsplash)

Rio de Janeiro's famous carnival won't take place even in July, the mayor says

Reuters | , Rio De Janeiro
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:09 AM IST
Rio de Janeiro's new mayor Eduardo Paes recently said that it won't be possible to host the famous carnival, which was originally scheduled to take place next month, even in July due to second wave of coronavirus infections.
People watch a light show, as the traditional New Year's Eve fireworks are cancelled due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Marina Bay in Singapore.(REUTERS)
People watch a light show, as the traditional New Year's Eve fireworks are cancelled due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Marina Bay in Singapore.(REUTERS)

In pictures: New Year’s celebrations amid Covid-19

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 11:34 PM IST
Bats are thought to be the original or intermediary hosts for multiple viruses that have spawned recent epidemics, including SARS, MERS, Ebola, Nipah virus, Hendra virus and Marburg virus.(Pixabay)
Bats are thought to be the original or intermediary hosts for multiple viruses that have spawned recent epidemics, including SARS, MERS, Ebola, Nipah virus, Hendra virus and Marburg virus.(Pixabay)

Scientists focus on bats for clues to prevent next pandemic

Rio De Janeiro | By Associated Press | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 01:36 PM IST
In a highly connected world, an outbreak in one place endangers the entire globe, just as the coronavirus did. And the Brazilian team is just one among many worldwide racing to minimize the risk of a second pandemic this century.
Representational image(Unsplash)
Representational image(Unsplash)

LVMH scion sees fewer far-flung fashion shows in luxury’s future

Bloomberg | By Bloomberg | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 09:45 PM IST
The eldest son of LVMH’s founder looks back to the luxury conglomerate’s fashion show held in Rio de Janeiro four years ago and recognizes that those days are probably gone for good.
Representational image(Pixabay)
Representational image(Pixabay)

How a Brazil samba school shimmied from Carnival to Covid-19

Rio De Janeiro | By Associated Press | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 11:42 AM IST
The sultry heat of the Southern Hemisphere’s summer will soon be rolling into Rio de Janeiro. In a normal year, the air would whisper into Dr. Wille Baracho’s ear: Carnival is coming.
Formula One is planning a record 23 races in 2021(@F1/Twitter)
Formula One is planning a record 23 races in 2021(@F1/Twitter)

Vietnam dropped from 2021 F1 calendar, Saudi Arabia added

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 05:41 PM IST
The April slot for the Vietnamese Grand Prix was listed as “TBC” on the calendar published on Tuesday with no explanation and no mention of Vietnam.
Valcineia Machado, also known as Roberta, poses by her car which she transformed to a mobile flower shop after loosing her business amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.(REUTERS)
Valcineia Machado, also known as Roberta, poses by her car which she transformed to a mobile flower shop after loosing her business amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.(REUTERS)

Woman turns car into flower shop in Rio de Janeiro. Here’s why

RIO DE JANEIRO | By Reuters | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON OCT 12, 2020 11:19 PM IST
At 51, Valcineia Machado has reinvented herself, moving from real estate to selling roses and other flower on a busy corner.
More than 6 months after the start of the pandemic, Brazilians seem increasingly relaxed about taking precautions to fight the virus’ spread. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
More than 6 months after the start of the pandemic, Brazilians seem increasingly relaxed about taking precautions to fight the virus’ spread. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Covid-19 travel: Quarantine-weary Brazilians head to beaches despite coronavirus warnings

Rio De Janeiro | By Associated Press | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 03:07 PM IST
With tentative signs the coronavirus pandemic is easing, Brazilians exhausted with quarantine measures and social distancing are increasingly relaxing precautions and flooding beaches as if the pandemic were over.
File photo of Olympic torches of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games displayed during a press conference in Tokyo.(AP)
File photo of Olympic torches of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games displayed during a press conference in Tokyo.(AP)

Olympic flame out on display in Japanese Olympic Museum

Tokyo | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 01:54 PM IST
The flame was unveiled on Monday at a small ceremony with Yoshiro Mori, the president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee, and Yasuhiro Yamashita, the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee.
Military members work on disinfection of the Christ the Redeemer statue ahead of its re-opening amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 13, 2020.(REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)
Military members work on disinfection of the Christ the Redeemer statue ahead of its re-opening amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 13, 2020.(REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)

Covid-19 travel: Christ the Redeemer, Pao de Acucar, Sugarloaf mountain reopen in Rio

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 01:36 PM IST
Covid-19 new travel rules: The reopening of the popular attractions comes with safety guidelines on the number of visitors permitted at the landmarks in Rio de Janeiro.
For Deepa Malik Returns Gurgaon-based home in Silver Oaks Story.(Leena Dhankhar /HT Photo)
For Deepa Malik Returns Gurgaon-based home in Silver Oaks Story.(Leena Dhankhar /HT Photo)

India’s medal count will be in double digits at Tokyo Paralympics: Deepa Malik

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 04:13 PM IST
“The sensational thing about Tokyo next year will be India bagging Paralympics medals in double digits,” added the 49-year-old, who had claimed a silver at Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
India shuttler PV Sindhu in action.(Getty Images)
India shuttler PV Sindhu in action.(Getty Images)

Don’t think I need more money, getting medals is a big thing: PV Sindhu

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 04:32 PM IST
Sindhu is fiercely determined at increasing her medal tally, and with the Tokyo Games lined up next year, the shuttler has a chance to better her silver medal-finish at Rio de Janeiro four years ago.
PV Sindhu(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
PV Sindhu(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Beating Olympic champion Li Xuerui was turning point of my career: Sindhu

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 06:59 PM IST
“When I started playing I was doing well but international standards are not the same. In the beginning, I kept losing in first rounds, qualifying rounds. I realised I needed to go out harder, that is when I kept working hard,” Sindhu told paddler Mudit Dani on his online show ‘In The Sportlight’.
Brazil is showing no signs of reducing either its number of daily cases or deaths.(HT Photo)
Brazil is showing no signs of reducing either its number of daily cases or deaths.(HT Photo)

Brazil surpasses 60,000 coronavirus deaths: Official

Rio de Janeiro | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2020 05:49 AM IST
With more than 46,000 new cases, the country of 212 million now has 1.44 million people infected, although analysts believe the true figure is much higher.
A roadshow in Malappuram heralding the start of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil in June 2014. Fandom doesn’t just unite; it also teaches us to accept when we’re beaten, be okay with not always winning, but have the resilience to keep fighting back.(HT Archive)
A roadshow in Malappuram heralding the start of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil in June 2014. Fandom doesn’t just unite; it also teaches us to accept when we’re beaten, be okay with not always winning, but have the resilience to keep fighting back.(HT Archive)

Lessons from the field, lessons for life

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kunal Pradhan
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 04:22 AM IST
For the first time, we, the ones on this side of the sport-watching fence, are envying those on the other side who don’t have to rely on events thousands of miles away—events they have absolutely no control over—for their sanity.
Belgium players celebrate their win over Netherlands in the Men's Hockey World Cup finals at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India.(AP)
Belgium players celebrate their win over Netherlands in the Men's Hockey World Cup finals at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India.(AP)

Olympic postponement sees hockey world champions Belgium lose advantage

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 04:10 PM IST
Coach Shane McLeod, who led Belgium to silver in Rio de Janeiro four years ago and then a World Cup title in 2018, believes the playing field is now level again with the Games postponed by a year. But he insists it only served to heighten the challenge for him and his players
The state’s military police said in a statement that the local drug kingpin sought in the raid was among those killed during the operation, which was led by an elite unit known in Brazil by its Portuguese acronym BOPE.(REUTERS)
The state’s military police said in a statement that the local drug kingpin sought in the raid was among those killed during the operation, which was led by an elite unit known in Brazil by its Portuguese acronym BOPE.(REUTERS)

10 dead in gunbattles during police raid on Rio slum complex

RIO DE JANEIRO | By Associated Press | Posted by: Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2020 07:28 AM IST
Authorities said officers in the operation were investigating the whereabouts of the gang leader in the Alemao favela complex and trying to confirm intelligence on a house thought to be used as a hideout for weapons when armed criminals opened fire and threw grenades in their direction.
A file photo of Deepa Malik.(HT Photo)
A file photo of Deepa Malik.(HT Photo)

Time to serve para-sports: Deepa Malik announces retirement

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2020 04:24 PM IST
Deepa was the first Indian woman to win a medal in Paralympic Games, winning a silver in shot put at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. She also won the gold in F-53/54 javelin throw at the Para Athletic Grand Prix in Dubai in 2018.
A storm that pummeled Brazil’s south-eastern coast killed at least 16 people and dozens were missing.(AP)
A storm that pummeled Brazil’s south-eastern coast killed at least 16 people and dozens were missing.(AP)

Torrential rains kill 16 on Brazil coast, dozens missing

Rio De Janeiro | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 12:57 PM IST
Brazil’s south-east region has been hit by heavy rains this year and an estimate of 200 people have been displaced in Guaruja.
A "Bate-bola" (slam the ball) reveler performs during the traditional carnival festivity in the suburb in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.(REUTERS)
A "Bate-bola" (slam the ball) reveler performs during the traditional carnival festivity in the suburb in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.(REUTERS)

Rio carnival tourists at risk from contaminated water

Rio de Janeiro | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 05:28 PM IST
The glitz, glamour, and festivity of Brazil’s famous Rio carnival is under threat from contaminated water as the summer season reaches its peak.
Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore and Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald.
Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore and Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald.

Fantastic Beasts 3 to feature more Hogwarts as Harry Potter spin-off series undergoes course correction

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 04:23 PM IST
Fantastic Beasts 3 will be partially set in Rio de Janeiro and will feature more scenes in Hogwarts, as Warner Bros checks JK Rowling’s involvement in course correction measures.
File image of Indian athlete Nirmala Sheoran(AP)
File image of Indian athlete Nirmala Sheoran(AP)

Sprinter Nirmala Sheoran banned for 4 years, stripped of Asian titles

Monaco | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 07:28 PM IST
The Athletics Integrity Unit, which manages track and field doping cases, says Nirmala Sheoran tested positive for the steroids drostanolone and metenolone at a competition in India in June 2018.
Hospital employees work next to medical equipments at the Badim Hospital, where a fire left at least 11 people dead, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday. The fire raced through the hospital forcing staff to wheel patients into the streets on beds or in wheelchairs.(AP Photo)
Hospital employees work next to medical equipments at the Badim Hospital, where a fire left at least 11 people dead, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday. The fire raced through the hospital forcing staff to wheel patients into the streets on beds or in wheelchairs.(AP Photo)

Brazil hospital fire that killed 11 triggered by explosion of generator

Rio de Janeiro | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2019 11:14 AM IST
The preliminary conclusion was reached Saturday despite difficulties accessing the basement of the Badim hospital because of accumulated water and poor visibility. Police officials were still investigating why the generator failed.
Ivanil Claudino, sister of victim Virgilio da Silva, reacts at the Institute of Forensic Science after a fire hit the Badim Hospital in Rio de Janeiro.(Reuters)
Ivanil Claudino, sister of victim Virgilio da Silva, reacts at the Institute of Forensic Science after a fire hit the Badim Hospital in Rio de Janeiro.(Reuters)

At least 11 dead as fire sweeps through Rio’s Badim hospital

Rio De Janeiro | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 12:22 PM IST
Hospital authorities said the blaze late on Thursday was thought to have been caused by a short circuit in a generator, although the city mayor said sabotage could not be ruled out.
Indian shooters Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary at the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Indian shooters Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary at the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Indian shooters still hopeful of sport’s inclusion in 2022 CWG

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 05:48 PM IST
For the first time since 1974, shooting has been excluded from the 2022 Birmingham Games roster due to logistical issues.
Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju in a group photo with members of the Indian shooting team.(PTI)
Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju in a group photo with members of the Indian shooting team.(PTI)

Hope India’s shooting talent gets reflected at Tokyo Olympics: Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 04:20 PM IST
The Indian shooting team returned to the country on Thursday after claiming nine medals, including five golds, at the recently-concluded ISSF World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.
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