PARIS/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Most men might balk at spending $600 on a pair of Dior sneakers but for U.S. shoppers like Ephraim, an upbeat 30-year-old, such indulgences are becoming increasingly commonplace.Full story
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Drug traffickers in Rio de Janeiro ordered shops closed in one of its biggest slums early Thursday, defying efforts to restore order to the city's vast shantytowns and renewing safety concerns in Brazil as it prepares to host the World Cup and Olympics. Full story
Little has been done to improve the safety of public gathering places since a nightclub fire killed 242 people earlier this year in southern Brazil, relatives of the victims said Wednesday. Full story
Inmates at a prison in Brazil are being trained to knit and crochet. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.
Video of a firefight between Brazilian police and an alleged drug trafficker goes viral; a Brooklyn-based blogger is documenting the lives of NYC subway musicians; and a 17-year-old coder invents software that prevents TV spoiler alerts from entering your Twitter feed.
Japanese researchers say a large slab of granite has been found deep in the Atlantic Ocean, suggesting a continent may have once existed off the coast of Brazil. NBCNews.com’s Dara Brown reports.
When two planes in the same airspace collide it’s a rarity, but it still happens. In 2006, a small business jet lost radio contact and the results were catastrophic. TODAY’s Lester Holt reports, with an interview with the New York Times business travel columnist Joe Sharkey who experienced the 2006
A building in Sao Paulo, Brazil has been transformed into a massive screen for pedestrians to use to play video games. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.
Ferrari Formula One driver Felipe Massa of Brazil yawns in the pit before the third practice session of the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 25, 2013. REUTERS/Robert Pratta (MONACO - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT F1)
Ferrari Formula One driver Felipe Massa of Brazil looks on in his car during the third practice session of the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 25, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (MONACO - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT F1)
Ferrari Formula One driver Felipe Massa of Brazil goes back to the pit after a crash during the third practice session of the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 25, 2013. REUTERS/Robert Pratta (MONACO - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT F1)