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Brazil: 14 killed in flooding caused by heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro

At least 14 killed, including seven children, after days of heavy rains trigger flooding and landslides in state of Rio de Janeiro.

14 killed in flooding caused by heavy rains

Police helicopters, armored cars battle Rio cartel, 25 killed

Rio police said at least 25 people were killed in a shootout between drug traffickers and police in a city slum last Thursday. #

Police helicopters, armored cars battle Rio cartel, 25 killedplayer

Ra'anana and Rio de Janeiro are now sister cities

Rio de Janeiro designated sister city of Raanana, Israel’s Brazilian capital.

Ra'anana and Rio de Janeiro are now sister cities

Rio mayor awarded with highest Jewish honor

'There was never such a friend of Israel and the Jewish community in City Hall,' honorary Israeli consul praises Marcelo Crivella.

Rio mayor awarded with highest Jewish honor

Rio de Janeiro: Parade costumes with swastikas 'not praising Nazism'

Rio’s Carnival parade featured costumes with swastikas. A local Jewish leader was fine with it.

Parade costumes with swastikas 'not praising Nazism'

Public square in Rio named for late Lubavitcher Rebbe

Israeli honorary consul praises inauguration of 'square named after the greatest Jewish leader of the recent generation.'

Public square in Rio named for late Lubavitcher Rebbe

Rio mayor raises Holocaust awareness

Marcelo Crivella, mayor of Rio de Janeiro, gathers entire staff for #WeRemember photo in global movement to raise Holocaust awareness.

Rio mayor raises Holocaust awareness

Cameras, drones: Rio de Janeiro to put electronic eyes on crime

Tender to install 30,000 cameras to be launched.

Cameras, drones: Rio de Janeiro to put electronic eyes on crime

Rio mayor sings to raise funds for Holocaust memorial

Thousands pay to watch mayor of Rio sing at concert where box office was entirely donated to construction of a Holocaust memorial.

Rio mayor sings to raise funds for Holocaust memorial

Israelis volunteer in Rio to honor Brazilian killed in Israel

25 Israeli backpackers volunteer in Rio to honor memory of Brazilian volunteers killed in car accident.

Israelis volunteer in Rio to honor Brazilian killed in Israel

Gym teacher at Brazilian Jewish club sued over swastika tattoo

Rio’s Jewish community sues gym teacher hired by Jewish club who unveiled a swastika tattooed on his triceps.

Gym teacher at Brazilian Jewish club sued over swastika tattoo

Paintings featuring swastikas removed from Rio cultural exhibit

3 paintings with swastikas removed from exhibit at cultural center following complaints from Jewish community.

Paintings featuring swastikas removed from Rio cultural exhibit

Sheldon Adelson pitches Brazilian president on $8 billion casino

Billionare mogul seeks to build $8 billion casino in Rio de Janeiro as rumors persist that Brazil will legalize gambling after 70 years.

Sheldon Adelson pitches Brazilian president on $8 billion casino

Rio mayor: Israel is very important to us

Mayor of Rio de Janeiro praises Jewish State following 69th anniversary of Israel's founding. 'a strong democracy surrounded by atrocities'.

Rio mayor: Israel is very important to us

New mayor of Rio says his city should be 'walled like Jerusalem'

Rio's new mayor told Jewish leaders that the Brazilian city should be 'walled like Jerusalem' to prevent drugs and weapons smuggling.

New mayor of Rio says his city should be 'walled like Jerusalem'

Rio's new mayor to celebrate victory in Israel

Mayor-elect of Rio de Janeiro, a prominent evangelical leader, to celebrate his victory in Israel.

Rio's new mayor to celebrate victory in Israel

Italian man arrested for anti-Semitic slurs

Italian passenger arrested after yelling anti-Semitic slurs to a kippah-wearing Brazilian Jewish man at an airport in Rio de Janeiro.

Italian man arrested for anti-Semitic slurs against Jewish man

Rio party labels Peres an 'ideologue of terrorism'

Rio City Council member files lawsuit against the PSOL political party for calling Shimon Peres an accessory to terror and genocide.

Rio party labels Peres an 'ideologue of terrorism'

I heard my opponent say, 'Allahu Akbar'

Olympic medalist Uri Sasson describes his experience fighting his Egyptian opponent. "He looked at us as if he wanted to murder us."

I heard my opponent say, 'Allahu Akbar'

Israeli Olympians pay taxes when they win

Sports Minister Miri Regev: "Unacceptable" to take from Olympic athletes after all "they have already given."

Israeli Olympians pay taxes when they win

7 Jewish American Olympians to watch in Rio

Gabe Friedman gives a run-down on 7 star Jewish athletes competing for the US in the Olympics this summer.

2016 Olympics: 7 Jewish American Olympians to watch in Rio

Man tries to steal Olympic torch

Security jump man who tried to steal Olympic torch mid-run.

Watch: Man tries to steal Olympic torchplayer

Jihadists call to attack Israeli Olympic team

Report: Al-Qaida-influenced terrorists take to social media, calling for "knife attack against Americans/Israelis" ahead of the Rio games.

Jihadists call to attack Israeli Olympic team

Homeless Israeli woman given shelter in Rio

Homeless Israeli woman taken to an old person's home in Rio thanks to a rapid response by the local Jewish community initiated on Facebook.

Homeless Israeli woman given shelter in Rio