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September 23, 2016

This is the shocking moment two plain-clothed policemen were left writhing in agony in a pool of blood after a misunderstanding led to a shoot-out between them.

In a frightening case of mistaken identity, a civilian police officer mistook a military policeman for a robber and confronted him in a pharmacy in Fortaleza, north east Brazil. 

September 21, 2016

The skull of one of the most famous archaeological finds of the twentieth century has been reconstructed using 3D imaging.

Brazilian scientists have revealed what Lord of Sipán - the royal ruler of the mysterious Moche civilisation - would have looked like if he had been alive today.

August 19, 2016

On a stunning beach in Rio de Janeiro a group of brave souls have stripped the Olympic Games right back to basics as they pay tribute to the ancient Greeks by staging their own games - in the nude.

The dedicated naturists are competing every weekend in a series of high-spirited and energetic contests that toss all inhibitions out of the window.

August 16, 2016

A Kosovan Olympic cyclist has been involved in a road accident in Rio de Janeiro, according to eye witness reports.

Qëndrim Guri, 22, was said to have been hit by car while riding on the Avenida das Americas, the major highway in the western zone of Rio, at around 2pm today.

August 16, 2016

Police are investigating the suspicious death of a British tourist in Brazil who fell from a hotel window.

Zoe Louise Robinson died after falling from the ninth floor window of the Bahia do Sol Hotel in Salvador on Sunday.

August 16, 2016

He's unquestionably the fastest man in the world but Usain Bolt is unlikely to become a legend in his lifetime when it comes to singing.

The sprint king was asked by a Brazilian sports reporter to celebrate his historic 100m win with a song as he came off the track at Rio 2016 on Sunday.

August 15, 2016

At least seven people including an 11-year-old girl were injured today when an overhead television camera crashed to the ground from 65ft in the Olympic Park. 

Shocking pictures show two of the female victims looking dazed, sitting on the ground near to where the heavy black camera crashed into them.  

August 11, 2016

A Belgian Olympic judo star was arrested after breaking into a Rio hotel and fighting with a martial arts expert receptionist, according to eyewitness reports.

Dirk Van Tichelt got a black eye in the brawl with the jujitsu trained receptionist, who he accused of hiding a woman at the hotel who allegedly stole his phone.

August 10, 2016

This is the shocking moment a Brazilian athlete turned a game of water polo into a boxing match - by punching her opponent repeatedly in the head. 

Gabriela Mantellato Dias was spotted by referees laying into her Italian opponent during Tuesday's match at the Maria Lenk Olympic Stadium.

August 09, 2016

He was the little boy from the favela who stole the hearts of billions for his perfect footwork and striking samba at the Olympic Opening Ceremony.

But this is as close as eight-year-old Thawan Lucas da Trindade will be getting to the Games over the next two weeks.

July 23, 2016

This is the shocking moment a man tried to steal the Olympic flame while it was passing through the Brazilian town of Guarulhos, in Sao Paulo.

The man was arrested by officers from the National Public Security Force after lunging out at the torch this morning.

June 08, 2016

A body found in the search for Rye Hunt has been sent for DNA testing to confirm whether it is the Australian backpacker, who went missing almost three weeks ago.

The Tasmania miner was last seen leaving an apartment in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, on May 21 following a row with his friend Mitchell Sheppard at Galeao International Airport.

June 06, 2016

A 27-year-old British woman was raped by a taxi driver in Sao Paulo during the early hours of Saturday morning, according to Brazilian police.

The victim, who is believed to be a teacher, called the cab using the 99taxi mobile app after dining out with some students from her class at a restaurant in the west of Sao Paulo.

May 19, 2016

A beauty pageant where fat is fabulous is taking Brazil by storm as curvy competitors prepare to showcase their plus size figures in a fiercely contested national competition.


May 19, 2016

The innocent little girl stares blankly into the camera lens while holding a man's private parts.

A second sickening image shows another young girl no older than five bent over a man's groin, while others show children sitting on a man and a woman's laps.

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