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On a Rio beach, a man’s home is his castle

With a crown on his head, Marcio Matolias carefully retouches his sandcastle, sculpting and smoothing with a shovel as bathers cool off nearby in the suffocating January heat. They say a man's home is his castle and Marcio has lived in his…

New accident hits Rio’s carnival party

RIO DE JANEIRO: A huge float carried by an out-of-control truck struck at least 20 people celebrating carnival in Rio de Janeiro, causing serious injuries on Sunday. The truck was at the tail end of the Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school…

French gymnast suffers horror leg-break in Rio

RIO DE JANERIO: French gymnast Samir Aït Saïd suffered a horrific double leg fracture at the Rio Olympics on Saturday as shocked rivals questioned the scoring system which pushes competitors to try increasingly dangerous moves.