Republican senator from Arizona John McCain. The  president and  Republicans are at loggerheads over how to respond to the crisis with Barack  Obama’s rivals reluctant to sanction billions of dollars without the administration agreeing steps to stem the wave of child migrants. Photograph: EPA

A majority of Americans are unhappy at how president Barack Obama and his rivals in the Republican party are handling the crisis along the US border (...)

Guatemalan illegal immigrants deported from the US wait to be processed on their return to Guatemala City this week. Photograph: Reuters

Since October 2013, 52,000 undocumented children entered the United States from Central America and it is estimated that this will reach 90,000 by yea(...)

Border policies: anti-immigration demonstrators picket before the scheduled arrival of undocumented migrants at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station. The activists have prevented migrants entering the town for several days. Photograph: Sam Hodgson/Reuters

A long a dusty southern Californian road, protesters occupy two spots just a few hundred yards apart. These are the two entry routes where they can st(...)

Depending on your politics, the border crisis in the US southwest is a “humanitarian ” or an “immigration” crisis. Some Republicans even paint the 52,(...)

Relatives mourn for eight miners who remain buried since Wednesday, when their handmade gold mine caved in, near San Juan Arriba, Southern Honduras. Photograph: Gustavo Amador/EPA

Rescuers said there was little hope that eight miners trapped underground in an illegal Honduran gold mine would be found alive, as a group of local m(...)

 Argentina’s Lionel Messi scores  a free kick during the 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match against Nigeria at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

WEDNESDAY, June 25th 16.55 According to Ewe & Eye (the Standard & Poor’s of sport spectatorship), the complete tournament require(...)

France’s Karim Benzema scores against Honduras during the opening game in Group E.

The history of France in the World Cup is a story of dramatic oscillation. In 1982 and 1986, they reached the semi-finals, then in 1990 and 1994 th(...)

Mexico’s Oribe Peralta after scoring the winner against Cameroon in their opening game at the Estadio das Dunas in Natal.

The World Cup’s great underachievers, Mexico have placed themselves in the relatively comfortable position of going into their second Group A match ag(...)

Celtic’s Anthony Stokes (right)  has received support from his manager Neil Lennon. Photograph: Chris Clark/PA Wire.

Neil Lennon believes the latest off-field controversy to surround Celtic striker Anthony Stokes is “not a major deal”.The Dubliner will have to expla(...)

A view of the Sugar Loaf mountain, as the sun rises in Rio de Janeiro this morning. Photograph: /Sergio Moraes/Reuters

Honduras coach Luis Fernando Suarez has announced his 23-man squad for the World Cup. Suarez has included six British-based players in his list for ne(...)