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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Rio de Janeiro

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# Carnival
Pics: Rio de Janeiro's samba schools vie for title at Carnival
Thousands of dancers streamed through the Sambadrome in elaborate costumes kitted out with headdresses depicting creatures like ant eaters, armadillos and snakes.
# Samba Soccer
VIDEO: Novak Djokovic says he's 'not so good' at football, but still strokes home a penalty
Djoko pulled on his football boots for a celebrity match in Brazil yesterday.
# sitdown sunday
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# St Patrick's Day
Brazil's Christ the Redeemer to go green for Paddy's Day
Irish emigration to Brazil was limited, but Diago O’Grady, Jorge Cowan and Bernardo O’Brien all made their mark.
# Clear Out
Rio 2016: Favela dwellers face eviction as Olympic highway is planned
“Our government wants to act like Robin Hood, but the other way around,” says one resident, “take from the poor to give to the rich.”
# thick skull
Brazilian worker survives bar through skull
The bar was removed from the construction worker’s skull during a five hour surgery.
# Air France
Flight AF447: 'Crew in a state of near-total loss of control'
The final stage of the official report into the crash has been published today. Three Irish doctors died when the plane crashed into the sea en route from Rio to Paris.
# Flight af447
Final report into doomed Air France flight expected today
The plane crashed into the sea while travelling from Rio to Paris in 2009. Three young Irish doctors were killed, along with 225 other passengers and crew.
# pic of the day
Powerful Statue of Jesus Christ of the Day
No comment (but Holy Mary).
# dolphin invasion
Beachgoers rescue stranded dolphins at Brazil beach
When around 30 dolphins got into distress, people at the beach ran into the water to push them back out to sea. Awww…
# Carnival
In pictures: Rio de Janeiro's Carnival festival
Check out the pagaentry of the world’s largest Carnival festival.
# Rio de Janeiro
Six bodies pulled from Rio rubble after building collapse
Six people have been confirmed dead and 16 remain missing following the collapse of three high-rise buildings in Rio de Janeiro earlier today.
# Brazil
Video: two buildings collapse in Rio de Janeiro
The incident highlights authorities’ failure to improve infrastructure ahead of the World Cup in 2014 and Olympics in 2016.
# belong to
UNESCO praises Irish anti-homophobic bullying campaign
International conference hears that BeLonG To group’s work will be written into the UN toolkit as an example of how to tackle homophobic bullying of young people.
# Brazil
Brazil police invade Rio's biggest slum
The move comes ahead of the country hosting the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.
# Brazil
Brazil: Rio's most-wanted trafficker caught
Notorious gang-Antonio Bonfim Lopes, known as “Nem,” is wanted on drug trafficking, murder, kidnapping and money laundering charges.
# Air France
Air France pilots 'were in a situation they didn't understand'
All 288 passengers on board, including three Irish women, were killed when the Airbus 330 from Rio to Paris crashed into the Atlantic. A new report has found that the crew were not properly trained.
# Air France Flight
Bodies of Air France crash victims arrive in France for identification
The bodies of 104 victims of the Air France crash will arrive in Paris today for identification, two years after the tragedy occurred over the Atlantic Ocean.
Two arrests in Brazilian school shooting that killed 12 students as nation mourns
There are fears the death toll from the shooting may rise with three other children in a grave condition and on life support according to officials.
# Brazil
At least 13 people dead after shooting in Brazilian school
The gunman is among the dead, though it is not clear if he shot himself or was killed by police.
# Air France
Mother awaits news of Irish victim in Air France crash
Irish officials in Paris are in contact with the airline in the hope of recovering the bodies of the two Irish victims who were never found.
# Plane Crash
Investigators find bodies in wreckage of Air France jet but no black box recovered
Investigators say they have found bodies in the wreckage of the the Air France flight that went down in June 2009, killing all 228 people on board.
# Brazil
In photos: Rio Carnival 2011
Check out the colours and costumes of Brazil’s world-famous carnival festival.
# Rio Carnival
Rio Carnival costumes and floats destroyed by huge blaze
A fire has torn through some of the city’s most prominent dance schools, destroying parade costumes and floats – and causing €3 million worth of damage.