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Salvage teams working to retrieve debris from the wreckage of Air France flight 447 off the coast of Brazil in 2009. Photograph: Forca Aerea Brasileira via Bloomberg News

Air France and Airbus should stand trial for involuntary manslaughter over their role in the 2009 Paris-Rio de Janeiro that killed 228 people includin(...)

Young residents protest after a police operation against alleged drug traffickers at the Jacarezinho favela in Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, left at least 24 suspects and one policeman dead. Photograph: Mauro Pimentel/AFP)

The United Nations’ human rights office has joined calls for an independent investigation into a police operation in a slum in Rio de Janeiro that lef(...)

Rio’s Civil Police officers are seen during a police operation agains drug traffickers at the Jacarezinho favela in Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. Photograph: Mauro Pimentel/AFP

At least 25 people, including a police officer, were killed in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday in a shootout during a raid targeting drug traffickers in th(...)

Simone Biles competes on the balance beam during the  2019 US Gymnastics Championships at the Sprint Center  in Kansas City, Missouri. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

So much has changed in the five years since Simone Biles lit up the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, affirming her presumptive status as the greatest (...)

The Holiday Inn Express hotel at Dublin Airport, which is one of  the hotels being used for mandatory quarantine. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

A woman in mandatory hotel quarantine has described the cleanliness of a bedroom she was assigned in the second hotel opened to new arrivals as “prett(...)

Deliveroo cyclist Thiago Cortes, who was killed in a hit and run incident in Dublin last year.

A 16-year-old boy will face trial in the Circuit Court accused of dangerous driving causing the death of food delivery cyclist Thiago Cortes in Dublin(...)

Contact tracers in hazmat suits on January 11th investigate a market where a Covid-positive traveller had visited merchants days earlier in Wuhan. Photograph: Gilles Sabrie/The NewYork Times

The Chinese government has pressed people in Wuhan and across the country to bustle into the future and play down, if not forget, the deaths and ha(...)

Alexandra Furbee will be spending Christmas in Ireland with her partner, but says she will miss spending the time with her parents in Florida.

Christmas is a time for family and friends to get together. As we all know, this year is like no other and there are countless families here and aroun(...)

Web Summit cofounder Paddy Cosgrave said the plan was to have events throughout the year in the run-up to Web Summit in Portugal.

Technology conference Web Summit is to hold a second event in Japan, its chief executive said, as the company signed a five-year deal to bring its tec(...)

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro holding a video conference with his Argentine counterpart Alberto Fernandez on Monday. Photograph: Alan Santos/Brazilian Presidency/AFP via Getty Images

First Donald Trump, then Jair Bolsonaro. In the aftermath of significant election defeats for the populist twins of America north and south, some are (...)

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