Irish Museum of Modern Art, where the exhibit, entitled Nas Quebradas, was on display during the summer. Photograph: George Munday/Getty

Traces of asbestos have been found in an exhibit that had been on display at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Imma). Traces were found in a work(...)

Brazil’s presidential candidates Dilma Rousseff of the Workers Party (left) and Aécio Neves of the Social Democratic Party after their television debate this week. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

A rite of passage among new correspondents in Brazil is to wonder why, in a country where coalitions are inevitable, the Workers Party and the Soci(...)

Brazilian socialist presidential candidate Marina Silva (top centre)  is mobbed as she arrives at the airport in her hometown of Rio Branco, where she will vote in the general elections today. Photograph: Sergio Moraes/Reuters.

Brazilians vote today in the most unpredictable presidential election in decades and the first since the end of an economic boom underpinning the left(...)

Marina Silva, a conservationist and former environment minister, has been named the socialist candidate for the upcoming Brazilian presidential elections. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

The mixed-race daughter of a poor, illiterate family of Amazonian rubber tappers has been chosen as a Brazilian presidential candidate.Marina Silva, a(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal expects Marcos Rojo to be a major addition to his squad. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Louis van Gaal has made a move to strengthen his much-maligned defence after completing the signing of Argentina international Marcos Rojo from Sport(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal and Swansea City manager Gary Monk, during the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford. Monk has signed Federico Fernandez from Napoli. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Swansea have announced the signing of Argentina defender Federico Fernandez from Napoli. The Swans stated on their website that Fernandez has signed a(...)

Germany football coach Joachim Löw talks to German chancellor Angela Merkel and president Joachim Gauck after the World Cup final victory over Argentina in Rio. Photograph: Guido Bergmann/Reuters/via Bundesregierung

If the World Cup was assessed by a grading system, the 2014 finals in Brazil would be assured of an A plus. Over the last month the sporting world and(...)

A resident stands amongst the remains of demolished homes in the Metro Mangueira favela, approximately 750 metres from the Maracana stadium, where the final of the World Cup will be played tomorrow. The homes were thought to have been knocked down for a parking lot for the stadium, though that has yet to be built. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Journalists are getting ready to go home, after the frenzy of uncovering the “real Brazil”. Favelas all over Brazil have been invaded by camera crews (...)

 Argentinian fans celebrate after the penalty shootout fagainst the  the Netherlands  at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil. More fans are making theoir way to Rio for the final.   Photograph: Sebastiao Moreira/EPA 0:52

Still in shock at the destruction of their national team by Germany on Tuesday, Brazilians now fear they are about to have salt grinded into their wou(...)

 Fifa has rejected an appeal by Luis Suárez and the Uruguay Football Federation (AUF) against his four-month ban from all football activities for biting an opponent.  Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Fifa has rejected an appeal by Luis Suárez and the Uruguay Football Federation against his four-month ban from all football activities for biting an o(...)