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The IOC recommended last month that boxing should keep its place at next year’s Games but recognition of AIBA  should be suspended until the issues surrounding its finances and governance are resolved. Photograph:    Kevin  Cox/Getty Images

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday thrashed out the plan for the boxing qualification and competition for next year’s Tokyo 2020 (...)

Ricardo Filho, an engineer from Brazil, who has lived in Ireland since 2016 with his wife. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ricardo Filho was earning €250 a month in his job as a co-ordinator at an English-language school in Brazil when he received word from UCD that he had(...)

Salvage teams working  to retrieve debris from the wreckage of Air France flight 447 off the coast of Brazil in  2009.  Source: Forca Aerea Brasileira via Bloomberg News

Ten years ago Air France Flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris crashed into the Atlantic with the loss of all 216 passengers and 12 crew. The trag(...)

 Residents mourn surrounded by police officers outside a bar after a shooting, in Belém, Para state, Brazil. Photograph: Claudio Pinheiro/Agencia Panamazonica/AFP/Getty Images

Eleven people have been killed after gunmen reportedly attacked a bar in the capital of Brazil’s northern Para state. The state security agency confi(...)

Maryam Mirzakhani was awarded a Fields Medal for her mathematical research. She died from breast cancer at the age of 40 in 2017.

The influential collection of biographical essays by Eric Temple Bell, Men of Mathematics, was published in 1937. It covered the lives of about 40 mat(...)

Rory McIlroy  signs autographs during a practice round prior to the 2019 PGA Championship at the Bethpage Black course in Long Island, New York, on Monday. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

The problem for Rory McIlroy is one of having to walk on eggshells. Damned if you do; damned if you don’t. In reaffirming his original intention to re(...)

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York: The Green New Deal is a proposal offered by progressive Democrats that would dramatically shift the United States away from fossil fuels toward renewable energy. Photograph: Saul  Loeb/ AFP/Getty Images

Three decades of federal “gridlock” in the US on reducing carbon emissions will cause $1 trillion in damage to the global economy, a report by the Ins(...)

 Brazil’s then President Michel Temer gives a speech in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, on December 21st last. Photograph:  Andres Cristaldo/EPA

Former Brazilian president Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday as part of the sprawling five-year Car Wash investigation into political corruption. (...)

Father Patrick Peyton with Bing Crosby. According to the Guns & Rosaries documentary, the Co Mayo-born priest received CIA funding to help fight communism in Latin America

The prominent Irish “Rosary priest”, Fr Patrick Peyton, accepted funding from the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to help bring about a 1964 mili(...)

 Japan’s Olympic Committee President (JOC) Tsunekazu Takeda  says he will step down in June, as French authorities probe his involvement in payments made before Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Summer Games. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC), Tsunekazu Takeda, is resigning amid a bribery scandal that investigators suspect helped Tokyo l(...)

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