Rescuers lift helicopter wreckage from water after Rio crash

Brazilian rescue teams lift the wreckage of a military police helicopter out of the water after it crashed in Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara bay after it crashed, killing one and injuring three. IMAGES

Brazil embassy move to Jerusalem a question of ‘when’ not ‘if’

During a visit to Rio de Janeiro, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu affirms that Brazil will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, with only the date of the transfer to be decided. SOUNDBITE

Bolsonaro holds meeting with Netanyahu in Rio

Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro holds a bilateral meeting with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Rio de Janeiro’s Fort Copacabana. IMAGES

Netanyahu meets Bolsonaro in Rio de Janeiro

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with Brazil’s president-elect Jair Bolsonaro ahead of their meeting in Fort Copabana. IMAGES

The end of Christmas for Brazil’s Santa impersonators

Santa Claus impersonators gather in Rio de Janeiro for an event called “Barbas de Molho” (“Beards at rest”), where they trim their beards to mark the end of the duties after the Christmas celebrations.

Firemen work to put out fire at Rio oil refinery

Firefighters in Rio de Janeiro work to put out a short-lived fire at the Manguinhos refinery. IMAGES

More items survived than expected in Brazil museum fire

Researchers from the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro say they have recovered more than one thousand items from the debris of a massive fire in September.

Oil thieves cause damaging spill in Guanabara Bay

Thieves who broke into a pipeline near Rio de Janeiro to steal oil caused a four-kilometer (2.5-mile) spill of crude in waterways that is damaging mangroves and wildlife.