An Aedes aegypti mosquito, which carries Zika virus, photographed in a laboratory at the University of El Salvador in San Salvador. Brazilian health authorities confirmed on Thursday a case of transmission of Zika through a blood transfusion. Photograph: Marvin Recinos/AFP/Getty Images

A pregnant woman is among the seven people identified as being infected with the Zika virus in Spain after visiting affected countries. The country’s(...)

Policemen pass by a burnt bus  in Campinas, Brazil, on Monday. People torched buses and attacked cars in protest against the killing  of 12 people in a surge of violence that began with the murder of an off-duty policeman. Photograph: Denny Cesare/AFP/Getty Images

Residents of one of Brazil’s wealthiest cities have accused police officers of being responsible for a wave of killings that left 12 people dead in th(...)

A riot policeman fires his weapon while confronting stone-throwing demonstrators during an anti-government protest in Belem, at the mouth of the Amazon river, in Brazil last night. Photograph: Ney Macondes/Reuters

Brazil awoke today to city centres still smouldering after a night that shocked the nation: one million protesters had taken to the streets in scores(...)