Brazilian police have discovered a body in a charred vehicle in Rio de Janeiro which they suspect is the missing Greek ambassador to Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro
At least four police officers have been killed, after their police helicopter was reportedly shot down by gang members, in Brazil.
Brazil has reportedly tested a man, who had recently came from Guinea, for Ebola, whilst preventively shutting down the public health unit where he was first treated.
Nine police officers have been arrested in Brazil, suspected of carrying out a series of killings on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, earlier this year.
A man has been shot dead by assailants in a Rio de Janeiro subway station, leading to a shutdown of the station and renewed security concerns ahead of the 2016 Olympics in the city.
At least four Brazilian police officers have been killed within a 24-hour period as security forces try to gain control of the capital city’s crime-ridden favelas.
Three people have been electrocuted by a power line while riding on a carnival float in the Brazilian city of Nova Iguacu, just hours after a similar incident killed at least 18 people in Haiti.
At least three people were killed and dozens were injured after a blast occurred on a Petrobras oil rig off the coast of Brazil.
A Brazilian man arrested by police has admitted to the murders of 42 people since 2005, informing police that he killed simply “for the pleasure of it”.