Five favelas were targeted by around 1,300 police and 3,600 troops to stop gang-related crimes.
The case transferred to high court as the lower court had no jurisdiction to hear the murder case.
Bahman Golbarnezhad's death after falling from his bike during a race is probably the first in the games.
The US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte fabricated a story that he was robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janiero
International Olympic Committee announced on Monday that it had sent Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby home after he refused to shake the hand of his Israeli opponent following the end of their bout.
News of the incident first broke with Lochte's mother, Ileana telling US media that her son was held up at gunpoint.
An unknown projectile hit a bus carrying accredited journalists to the Main Transport Mall from the Deodoro venue, smashing two windows and slightly wounding three media personnel.
The spirit of the Olympics has brought together a South Korean and a North Korean athlete who posed for a selfie at the Rio Games.
Yusra Mardini survived a horrific crossing of the Mediterranean after escaping from war-torn Syria has captured the hearts of millions as she competes at the Olympic Games.
The 2016 Olympics opening ceremony kicks off tonight amidst a long list of controversy and scandal. TRT World looks at some of the issues that the organizers and athletes have been facing.
A new study finds that the waters in Rio are so badly polluted, that ingesting just ‘three teaspoons' of water almost guarantees infection by Adenovirus. That's not even the worst of it.
Australian delegation says the Olympic Village in Rio has a variety of problems including blocked toilets, leaking pipes and exposed wiring.
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