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.
April 29, 2016
There was too much horsing around for this would-be lone-raider whose attempts at robbing a petrol station goes ludicrously awry when his getaway gallops off.
April 04, 2016
A Brazilian farmer is planning to castrate a piglet, following a vet's advice, after discovering it's been born with both male and female organs.
The hermaphrodite pig, born just a few weeks ago in a litter of 11, has over-enlarged testicles but no penis, and female genitals.
April 04, 2016
This is the incredible moment two thieves' attempt to steal a man's motorbike went horribly wrong when he fought them off with his crash helmet.
April 02, 2016
Canny surgeons have used a clever technique to save a Brazilian man's hand from being amputated by putting it inside a pocket in his belly
March 30, 2016
This is the terrifying moment a husband pours fuel over a Brazilian judge and threatens to burn her to death if she doesn't declare him innocent of assaulting his wife.
March 23, 2016
In a bizarre twist of fate, the remains of the ‘Angel of Death’ Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor responsible for torturing and killing thousands of concentration camp inmates, will be picked apart in scientific experiments that millions will agree have come 70 years too late.
March 08, 2016
This incredible video shows the touching relationship between a penguin and the Brazilian man who rescued him from certain death.
March 04, 2016
Once the richest man in Brazil, Eike Batista is claimed to have resorted to one of the oldest superstitious rituals in the world in the hope of rebuilding his billion-pound empire, throwing money into the biggest wishing well he could find – the South Atlantic Ocean.
February 17, 2016
Hundreds of swimmers in Brazil are being warned to stay out of the water following a spate of attacks by shoals of deadly piranha, which has left more than 50 people injured in just over a month.
Unsuspecting tourists have had chunks of flesh bitten out of their hands and feet as drought conditions in the South American country force the lethal predators to migrate from their natural habitat to deeper waters packed with holidaymakers.
January 15, 2016
This is the heart-stopping moment a 14-month-old toddler falls from a second floor window - but miraculously gets up with just a few cuts and one bruise.
CCTV footage shows the young child - from Ceara, Fortaleza in Brazil - falling from a town-centre building with such force that she is pushed forward with the impact.
January 14, 2016
Organisers of this year's Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro used murdering South African runner Osca Pistorius to advertise this summer's game in a highly embarrassing gaffe.
The official Rio2016 Twitter account posted a video of Pistorius winning the 400 metre final at the 2012 games in London.
December 23, 2014
A devoted dog has proved its unfailing love for its master after it raced after an ambulance which was taking him to hospital.
Desperate not to lose sight of the vehicle, the pet was filmed bounding along in the middle of the road in the driver's wing mirror by an astounded paramedic in Goiana, Brazil.
August 02, 2014
Motorists driving along a busy highway in Brazil were shocked to see a horse being ferried in a two-door car with its head poking out of the window.
The bizarre scene was captured on video in Fortaleza on Thursday by an astonished driver who first thought the animal was a very large Great Dane.
June 27, 2014
He’s being hailed as the golden boy of Brazil’s World Cup with odds-on favourite to win FIFA’s prestigious Golden Boot award.
His closest rival and Barcelona teammate, Argentina’s Lionel Messi, could steal the showcase.
June 24, 2014
An English football fan is in hospital after a hit-and-run incident in Brazil following England's humiliating last game against Costa Rica.
According to police, Mark Fisher, 25, was taken to A&E at Joao XXIII Hospital in Belo Horizonte suffering from bruises and fractures to his face and arms.
June 18, 2014
A British man has been caught in Rio de Janeiro allegedly selling fake World Cup tickets for as much as £1,350.
The 43-year-old, who has not been named, is suspected of working alongside an American to distribute passes for VIP treatment at matches.
June 05, 2014
A Brazilian man posted a message on Facebook announcing he planned to kill his wife after discovering she was betraying him.
Hours before Franque do Nascimento Santos, 50, stabbed his wife to death he apologised to the couple’s two-year-old son.
March 18, 2014
This is the horrifying moment the body of a dying woman is dragged along the road, hanging from the back of a police car. Claudia Silva Ferreira was hit in crossfire during an alleged exchange of bullets between police and traffickers in Morro da Congonha favela in Madurai, Rio de Janeiro, on Sunday morning.
January 27, 2014
Fourteen people died and 21 were injured in a horrific motorway accident in Salvador, Fourteen people died and 21 were injured in a horrific motorway accident in Salvador, Brazil, today. A 48-ton tractor fell from a trailer as its driver took a bend on the BR-110 motorway, which bypasses the city of Inhambupe, Bahia, reports suggest.
January 25, 2014
A top Brazilian police officer who 'exuded testosterone' has shocked colleagues by taking a long holiday, only to return to active duty as a woman.
Thiago de Costa Teixeira, 33, served in an anti-drugs unit and is currently in charge of a division in the city of Goiana.
January 23, 2014
A 56-year-old woman and her five-year-old grandson miraculously emerged with minor injuries from a car accident after they were both run over on Tuesday in Anapolis in the state of Goias, Brazil.
January 15, 2014
A mother was killed in front of her family when she was struck by lightning on a Brazilian beach.
Rosangela Biavati a 36-year-old married mother of one, died instantly when she was hit by the bolt of electricity during a trip to Guaruja, a popular seaside resort on the coast of Sao Paulo.
January 07, 2014
Residents in a town in the north of Brazil screamed in horror as they watched their homes disappear into massive sink holes on the weekend.
The terrifying incident was captured on CCTV cameras in the city of Abaetetuba in the northern state of Para.
December 30, 2013
Football fans trying to avoid the rip-off prices being charged by hotels during Brazil’s World Cup next June are booking into Rio de Janeiro’s notorious favelas amid reports of an alarming increase in crime rates in the city.
December 04, 2013
Exclusive images of Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker modelling for a designer fashion brand have been pulled after he died in a horrific car crash at the weekend.
Colcci, a high-end Brazilian clothes and accessories company, announced that it would be shelving the images taken of the Hollywood actor modelling its Winter 2014 collection as a mark of respect to the family.
November 28, 2014
This is the astonishing moment a grandmother cheats death when she is struck by an out-of-control taxi and flung ten yards along the pavement.
Mirtes de Oliveira Podesta, 64, was preparing to cross the road when the taxi driver smashes into another car and spins into her path at the end of a 24-hour shift without any sleep.
November 14, 2013
A baby in Brazil has been offered for sale for £267 (R$1000) on a website because the parent claims it will not them sleep.
Brazilian police have launched an investigation into the advert, which was posted on Tuesday on the OLX classified website.
November 09, 2013
The drummer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has been sent death threats after he was filmed pretending to wipe his backside on the shirt of Clube de Regatas do Flamengo - the most followed football team in the world.
November 07, 2013
A woman visiting a family tomb in Brazil had the shock of her life when a body emerged alive from a grave, waving its arms around.
The woman was at a cemetery in the suburb of Ferraz de Vasconcelos, Sao Paulo, when she heard faint noises then noticed the earth moving in a grave close by.
November 05, 2013
A homeless Brazilian man has slept alongside the corpse of his dead friend for 13 years.
Fábio Beraldo Rigol, 47, was discovered sharing space with a dead body after locals noticed he kept disappearing into the Brotas cemetery in Santa Isabel, Sao Paulo.
November 04, 2013
He certainly appears to have had an action-packed weekend.
Justin Bieber’s reputation for partying hard hit new heights in Rio de Janeiro on the weekend following reports that he had visited a brothel on his world tour.
November 01, 2013
An eight-year-old boy died in his grandmothers arms yesterday in Brazil after he was shot in the head during a botched gangland jailbreak.
October 31, 2013
Police in Brazil have launched a manhunt after the severed head of a former professional footballer was left on the doorstep of his home.
The horrified wife of Joao Rodrigo Silva Santos, 35, made the gruesome discovery as she left the house in Rio de Janeiro for work early yesterday morning.
October 29, 2013
CCTV cameras have caught the moment a son apparently drags a suitcase containing the dismembered remains of his mother into the street for rubbish collectors to pick up.
Two hours after Carlos Macchione de Sampaio, 39, dumped the suitcase in the street in Santos,
São Paulo, a vagrant looking for valuables opened it and found the body of retired teacher Claudia Macchione, 74.
October 27, 2013
Britain has become the first nation across the finishing line in choosing a training venue for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
The British Olympic Association (BOA) has decided that Team GB will use a world-class sports facility in Belo Horizonte in Minas Gerais, Brazil, in the weeks running up to the Games.
October 24, 2013
As the Brazilian contestants sashayed onto the stage in pink bikinis for a beauty pageant held in Rio de Janeiro’s João Caetano Theatre, their incredible figures drew a loud applause and cheers from a hyped up, excited audience.
The wolf-whistles and shouts of appreciation were not just for the models’ feminine curves; they are also for the breathtaking courage of the leggy, high cheeked sirens, who in flaunting their bodies made an unequivocal statement that they are proud to be transvestites and transsexuals. All were born as men.
October 14, 2013
He's never been one to hang around between relationships, and is rarely seen without a stunning model on his arm.
And now, after splitting from Victoria's Secret model Toni Garrn earlier this year, Leonardo DiCaprio's latest love interest has been identified as 24-year-old international model Kat Torres, who works for Elite Model management in Paris.
October 11, 2013
Murderous prison gangs in an overcrowded jail in the state of Maranhão, north eastern Brazil, left 10 dead and 30 injured in a violent uprising on Thursday.
October 05, 2013
He stands poised in a boat in the rainforest - his gaze straight, cheeks painted red and arrow sharp and drawn back.
Still of school age, this Amazonian boy could be the next gold medalist in archery at the 2016 Olympic Games.
alent scouts search tribes for youngsters born in the heart of the jungle, whom they believe possess traditional bow and arrow skills in their blood, it has been revealed.
October 02, 2013
Four would-be cowboys have brought the wild-west to Brazil with their brazen robberies on horseback.
The underage buckaroos, said to be between 13 and 16 years old, were caught on security cameras mugging two terrified women of their purses and shopping in the town of Fortaleza, north east Brazil
September 29, 2013
A besotted Jessie J fan in Brazil got the shock of her life when she opened her bedroom door to find the ‘Price Tag’ singer standing beside her bed ready to do a surprise gig just for her earlier this month.
Tamires de Almeida, an 18-year-old student, who lives with her parents and younger sister in Rio de Janeiro, is so startled that she sinks to her knees in tears, covering her eyes and mouth in disbelief.
September 27, 2013
A video of a group of Brazilian soldiers doing a striptease dance with guns could end up with them being stripped of their ranks by their commanding officers.
The soldiers, said to be from the Amazonas military base in Manaus, are filmed by a colleague dancing to a popular 90s song 'Rhythm is a Dancer' by German band 'Snap!'
September 25, 2013
He is not performing for another 50 days but obsessively dedicated Justin Bieber fans in Brazil have already started queuing to ensure they get the best front row spots.
About 150 Beliebers in Rio de Janeiro put up 17 tents last week to camp out until his November 3 concert at the Sambadrome.
September 25, 2013
An eight-year-old Brazilian boy showed he intends to live life in the fast lane after deciding to head out on one of the busiest motorways in Rio de Janeiro... on his tricycle.
The unnamed youngster was filmed careering down the Elevado Paulo de Frontin expressway which runs through downtown Rio, on his three-wheeler.
September 19, 2013
He has all the riches he could ever dream for in this life. But to avoid any risk of missing out in the afterlife, wealthy entrepreneur 'Count Scarpa' is burying his greatest treasure - his new £310,000 Bentley convertible.
In a bizarre announcement on his Facebook page the 62-year-old declared that he plans to do as the Pharaohs of Egypt did and take his riches with him when he dies by burying them.
September 09, 2013
The badly decomposed bodies of a Brazilian family have been found in their home in Sao Paulo near to a message scrawled on a wall which read: 'God forgive me. I couldn't look after my children'.
Neighbours became concerned over the weekend when they noticed a strong odour coming from the proerty in Cotia. The family had not been seen since last Friday.
August 07, 2013
A 13-year-old boy killed his police officer parents as well as his grandmother and great-aunt before spending a full day at school and then taking his own life.
Police believe Marcelo Pesseghini shot each victim in the head with a .40 calibre pistol early Monday morning at the home in Sao Paulo, Brazil, before spending a day at school.
August 04, 2013
The slums of Rio de Janeiro are undergoing radical transformations as the state authority continues its hardline strategy of using the military and police to physically clear the ghettos of the drug dynasties that have controlled them for decades.
July 12, 2013
Brazilian police investigating the on-stage shooting of a rapper say he may have been the victim of a vigilante death squad with links to the police that could also be responsible for the murders of six other MCs.
Daniel Pellegrine, a 20-year-old funk singer known as MC Daleste, was shot in the stomach in front of more than 4,000 fans while performing at a free concert in Campinas, São Paulo on Saturday night.
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