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Rio de Janeiro gets UNESCO world heritage status

RIO DE JANEIRO: Rio de Janeiro, nicknamed the Marvelous City, officially entered the UN's list of world heritage sites Tuesday in recognition of its soaring granite cliffs, urban rainforest and beaches. The UN cultural body, UNESCO,…

Paralympics 2016 underway in Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO: Rio de Janeiro opened the Paralympic Games on Wednesday with samba, parading wheelchairs, giant balloons -- and loud booing of Brazil's president -- at a sold-out Maracana stadium.