Jerry O’Callaghan: “Brazil has been dealt a really bad hand of cards in terms of how it has been perceived globally.” Photograph: Rui Nagae

To the Irish Farmers’ Association, Jerry O’Callaghan might as well be one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. This third son of a small farm west (...)

Trash band: The Cateura Orchestra of Recycled Instruments in front of their music school in Cateura, Paraguay. Photo: Landfill Harmonic 3:30

Many of the young people in the Cateura slum in Asunción, Paraguay’s capital, pin their hopes on landing careers as football players or pop stars. (...)

A view of the house of Nicolas Leoz, former head of South America’s football federation. Photograph: Jorge Adorno/Reuters

The former head of South America’s soccer federation was put under house arrest Monday evening, a senior police official said. The arrest of Nicolas (...)

According to numerous news reports Swiss law enforcement officials arrested several leading FIFA representatives at a hotel in Zurich on corruption charges. Photograph: EPA. 2:13

The world governing body of football, Fifa, was plunged into an unprecedented crisis on the eve of its congress in Zurich after Swiss authorities arre(...)

The 10-year-old – call her X – from Luque, a town in Paraguay, had been raped repeatedly by her stepfather in the single room she and her mother also (...)

The Center for Reproductive Rights, an international legal advocacy group, is trying to fight the government’s actions in the courts.  Above, traditional cheese and corn buns called ‘chipas’ are pictured hanging at an altar decorated  in celebration of Kurusu Ara,  a Catholic festival that is combined with local Gurani culture and falls annually on May 3rd.  Photograph: Jorge Adorno/Reuters

Paraguayan authorities have ruled out abortion for a pregnant 10-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by her stepfather, unless she develops complic(...)

Everton’s Romelu Lukaku  celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal from the penalty spot during the Uefa Europa League Round of 16, first leg game against FC Dynamo Kyiv at Goodison Park. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Everton 2 Dynamo Kyiv 1 English hopes of progress in Europe remain intact, but only just. An 82nd-minute penalty from Romelu Lukaku gave Evert(...)

Tina Turner has lived in Switzerland for nearly two decades and gave up her US citizenship in 2013. 2:03

Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in (...)

 People taking part in the anti-water charges protest march, in O’Connell Street, Dublin, earlier this month. Photograph: Eric Luke

The debate triggered by recent water charge-related incidents has focused attention on the scope and limits of our entitlement to protest. The startin(...)

Rory McIlroy has defended his comments that Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are in the final holes of their careers. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

World number one Rory McIlroy has defended his comments about Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson being in “the last few holes of their careers”. McIlroy f(...)