Corruption charges: Brazil’s former presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff are both accused of bribery. Photograph: Igo Estrela/Getty

The former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has been formally charged for the first time in the South American country’s three-year-old investigatio(...)

Military personnel arrive at Salvador’s Maritime Terminal to help in  rescue efforts after a ferry capsized off the northeastern state of Bahia on August 24th, 2017. Photograph: Lucio Tavora/AFP/Getty Images

A ferry carrying roughly 130 passengers capsized off Brazil’s coastal state of Bahia on Thursday, killing at least 22 people, the country’s second fa(...)

Salvador Dali in a March 6th, 1975 photo taken in New York. The DNA recovered from the remains will be compared with samples from Pilar Abel, who claims to be the result of a liaison her mother had with Dalí in 1955. Photograph: AP

Experts who exhumed the body of Salvador Dalí to collect samples for use in a paternity claim have revealed that the enigmatic artist’s trademark mous(...)

Geddel Vieira Lima,   the second member of Brazilian president Michel Temer’s four-man kitchen cabinet to be arrested in an ongoing corruption investigation. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

The political noose around Brazilian president Michel Temer tightened on Monday with the arrest by federal police of one of his former ministers and c(...)

Brazil’s president Michel Temer (right) with Geddel Vieira Lima, who has resigned as government chief secretary. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil’s president, Michel Temer, is facing possible investigation in an influence-peddling scandal that is the latest corruption crisis to rock his r(...)

Amazon Theatre  in Manaus, Brazil is among the buildings that will go green on St Patrick’s Day this year.

An opera house in the heart of the Amazon rain forest and the home of the Boston Red Sox are among the buildings that will ‘go green’ this year to mar(...)

Convent of St Teresa in Avila, Spain.

He was, he told us, the youngest guide in Toledo. There were about 60, he said. He, at 28, is the youngest. So proud he told us twice. A happy young m(...)

Victoria Beckham and Samuel L Jackson: Wimbledon buddies. Photograph:  Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Just when you reckoned there was no sporting life outside the World Cup, along comes Serbia v Switzerland at Wimbledon where, apparently, a tennis tou(...)

Arjen Robben celebrates after the Netherlands penalty shootout win against Costa Rica, which set up a semi-final against Argentina. Photograph: Sergio Moraes/Reuters

At the press conference after the Netherlands had, in the blink of an eye, turned Mexico’s victory into heartbreaking defeat in Fortaleza, poor, crush(...)

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal congratulates goalkeeper Tim Krul after a penalty shootout in the 2014 World Cup quarter-finals against Costa Rica   at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador. Photograph: Sergio Moraes / Reuters

Netherlands 0 Costa Rica 0 Netherlands win 4-3 on penalties Romance departed the World Cup in Brazil on Saturday night but not without a fight (...)