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 The Olympic flag is raised during the opening ceremony in Rio last night. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

Rio de Janeiro got South America’s first ever Olympic Games off to a happy start last night with an opening ceremony that was as colourful and efficie(...)

A girl takes a selfie in front of a promotional banner at the Brasilia Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport ahead of the 2014 World Cup, in Brasilia. Airport workers in Rio de Janeiro have declared a 24-hour strike on the day the World Cup kicks off. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

Airport workers in Rio de Janeiro have declared a 24-hour strike at the main destination for football fans travelling to Brazil on the day the World C(...)