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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(...)

The deal to create ChiquitaFyffes, according to Fyffes chairman David McCann, came from “tentative discussions over many, many years” between the Irish company and its larger US rival Chiquita.

Not a banana split, but rather, a banana merger. The deal to create ChiquitaFyffes, according to Fyffes chairman David McCann, came from (...)

Actor and founder of J/P Haitian Relief Organisation Sean Penn presents the  2014 Front Line Defenders Award to Noozia Faridi of women’s rights group SAWERA  in Dublin’s City Hall. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Dublin’s City Hall erupted in cheers and claps this morning as actor Sean Penn presented the award for the top human rights defender to a Pakistani(...)

Conor Fox: “We can calculate the level of greenhouse gas emissions saved from entering the atmosphere each year when one of their new fuel-efficient stoves is used”

Repeated encounters with the aftermath of extreme natural disasters in South America set Conor Fox on the road to acquiring the skills he neede(...)

Supporters of presidential candidate Xiomara Castro shout slogans during a protest in Tegucigalpa on Monday. Photograph: Jorge Cabrera/Reuters

The conservative ruling party candidate, Juan Hernandez, has won Sunday’s presidential election in Honduras after campaigning on a promise to tame ram(...)

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