Prof Anne MacFarlane called for professional interpreters to be available in the healthcare system to help migrants who have limited English. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Children of migrants are being taken out of school to act as interpreters for their parents at doctor visits, a conference has heard.The University o(...)

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff is facing a perfect storm. Political and economic crises feed off each other. Up to a million on the streets demand (...)

This will be Damian Foxall’s eighth time around the infamous Cape Horn. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

In the aftermath of Cyclone Pamela now deep in the Southern Ocean, the six boats in the Volvo Ocean Race have started their deep dive into the remote(...)

Researchers in Brazil have pointed to a link between longer breastfeeding and higher intelligence, education and income in adulthood. Photograph: Thinkstock

Children who are breastfed for longer go on to become more intelligent, educated and successful adults, a study has found.Researchers analysed breastf(...)

RSA chief executive Stephen Hester: has already sold a range of other RSA assets in the past year,worth about £800 million. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg.

RSA is considering a sale of its Latin America business in what would be the largest disposal yet by the UK insurer’s chief executive Stephen Hester a(...)

Protesters in cities across Brazil held marches to pressure Rousseff over unpopular budget cuts and a corruption scandal that has snared leaders of her political coalition. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians have marched peacefully in more than 50 cities to demand President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment and to criticise g(...)

A passenger bus plunged off a cliff in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina on Saturday, killing more than 40 people, emergency response officials said. It was en route to Parana State when the incident occurred. Image: Google maps.

A passenger bus plunged off a cliff in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina on Saturday, killing more than 40 people, emergency response of(...)

The HSE women’s health project, which offers general health services as well as screenings for sexually transmitted infections, a needle exchange programme and free condoms, saw 268 women last year of whom 240 were non-nationals. The largest proportion came from Brazil, followed by Romania. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A Health Service Executive (HSE) health service for women engaged in prostitution refers “about 10 women a year” to the Irish Family Planning Associat(...)

The two Californian tourists managed to carve a “J” and an “N” around 8cm high in the wall of the Colosseum, before taking a selfie with their handiwork. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

Tourists are once again getting into trouble in Italy, with two American women caught carving their names into Rome’s Colosseum.The Californians, aged(...)

Sabine Atlaoui, the wife of death-row prisoner Sergei Atlaoui of France, arrives with other relatives at Wijayapura port for a visit to Nusakambangan prison island in Cilacap. Sergei Atlaoui along with Rodrigo Gularte of Brazil, Australian Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are facing execution by firing squad in Nusakambangan. Photograph: Mast Irham/EPA 1:10

Indonesia rejected on Thursday an Australian proposal for a prisoner swap made in an 11th hour effort to save the lives of two Australian drug smuggle(...)