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Rio de Janeiro: Second-most populous city in Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, or simply Rio, is the second-most populous city in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas. Rio de Janeiro is the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's third-most populous state, after São Paulo and Minas Gerais. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named "Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea", by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 as a Cultural Landscape.

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India ends Paralympics 2020 with 19 medal haul | Oneindia News [Video]

India ends Paralympics 2020 with 19 medal haul | Oneindia News

India performed exceptionally well in the Paralympics 2020 as it clinched 19 medals. India went past its previous best tally of four medals at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. India had gone into the..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 01:40Published
Brazilian beach resort slipping under the water due to human action [Video]

Brazilian beach resort slipping under the water due to human action

The resort, northeast of Rio de Janeiro, is being slowly swallowed by the Atlantic Ocean.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:47Published

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A majority of the assembly members of the Rio de Janeiro state legislature voted on Wednesday to start impeachment proceedings against Governor Wilson Witzel for alleged graft.
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A Brazilian Supreme Court minister on Friday prohibited police raids in Rio de Janeiro's favelas during the novel coronavirus pandemic, as a groundswell of criticism of brutal police tactics grows in..
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Rio looks to reopen as Brazil approaches Italy in coronavirus deaths

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Sea turtles appear next to Rio airport thanks to fewer flights amid pandemic

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Brazil police raid Rio governor's residences amid COVID-19 probe

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Deadly Rio police raid brings crowds into streets of quarantined favela

A deadly police raid in Rio de Janeiro on Friday morning drew crowds into the streets of a neighbourhood under quarantine, provoking criticism from residents and activists.
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Rio police chief swap adds to federal probe of Bolsonaro

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