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Collette Furey: ‘I have always been intrigued by cold and remote places.’

Many teachers enjoy enlightening their students about different countries and cultures around the world, and while some draw on their own experience, (...)

Children wearing plastic face visors in class at Kinugawa Elementary School in Nikko, Japan. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Schools all over the world closed their classrooms and sent children home in the early days of the pandemic. Many have returned, many are preparing to(...)

President Robert Silva greets a student during a break at the “Japon” public school number 72 during the first day of the final phase of the gradual process to reopen schools, in Montevideo on Sunday. Photograph:  Ernesto Ryan/Getty Images

After attending a high society wedding earlier this year with more than 500 members of Uruguay’s elite, a well-known interior designer – just returned(...)

Some 81 per cent of those who tested positive (108 people) on the cruise ship showed no symptoms of the virus. File photograph: EPA/Focke Strangmann

A study carried out among passengers on board an isolated cruise ship in the Antarctic has found the prevalence of the “silent symptomless” coronaviru(...)

Conservative National Party challenger Luis Lacalle Pou says if he wins on Sunday he will reduce the role of the state in the economy and boost its competitiveness.  Photograph: Raul Martinez/EPA

South America’s volatile political map looks set to be revised again on Sunday as voters in Uruguay are poised to eject from office the left-wing alli(...)

People cross the bridge on the border between Táchira in Venezuela and Cúcuta in Colombia. Photograph: Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images

Diplomatic efforts to solve the political stand-off in Venezuela intensified on Thursday, with the first meeting of the international contact group fo(...)

Venezuela’s opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaidó (C)  in Caracas. Photograph:  Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

The imminent arrival in neighbouring countries of humanitarian aid destined for crisis-stricken Venezuela has emerged as the latest flashpoint in the (...)

Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaidó waves to supporters at a rally against President Nicolás Maduro’s government in Caracas. Photograph: Carlos Barria

Rival presidents led rival mass rallies in Venezuela this weekend as the country’s political stand-off intensified with embattled President Nicolás Ma(...)

The Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, refurbished for the World Cup, is the biggest venue in the 2018 tournament, with a capacity of 81,000 people. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

As the Italian Conte Verde ocean liner set sail from Genoa to South America in 1930, this newspaper bore no mention of its departure or where it was g(...)

The appointment of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe as WHO “goodwill ambassador” has been widely criticised. Photograph: Reuters

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has been removed as a World Health Organization goodwill ambassador after his appointment was greeted with outrage (...)

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