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Ben Cunningham, who cycled the Pan American Tour. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Before Ben Cunningham set out on an arduous 22,000km cycle from Alaska to Argentina along the Pan-American Highway, he didn’t even own a bicycle. Now (...)

Edward Snowden at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport yesterday. Snowden is seeking temporary asylum in Russia and plans to go to Latin America eventually Photograph: Human Rights Watch/Handout/Reuters

Yesterday’s news that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is to seek temporary political asylum in Russia after three weeks in the transit zone of Moscow(...)

People spend time in a waiting room at the transit area of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Bolivia has joined two other Latin American nations in their willingness to offer asylum to former US intelligence contractor Edward SnowdenBolivia(...)

Ecuador’s president Rafael Correa (centre), flanked by Argentina’s foreign minister Hector Timerman (right) and Ecuador’s foreign minister Ricardo Patino, attend yesterday’s presidential meeting in Cochabamba. Photograph: Danilo Balderrama/Reuters

President Evo Morales warned he could close the US embassy in Bolivia as South America’s left-wing leaders rallied round after his plane was rerouted (...)

Bolivia’s president Evo Morales (centre) holds a statue of indigenous hero Tupac Katari after his arrival at the El Alto airport in the outskirts of La Paz, last night. Latin American leaders condemned  European governments for diverting Mr Morales’ plane on rumours it was carrying a wanted former US spy agency contractor, and announced an emergency summit in a new diplomatic twist to the Edward Snowden saga. Photograph: David Mercado/Reuters

Bolivian president Evo Morales arrived home to a hero’s welcome late last night. Mr Morales condemned as a provocation aimed at all of South America t(...)

A Ford Transit van, driven by a robotic autonomous device  at the automaker’s proving grounds in Michigan.

Picturing the scene is almost disturbingly easy. It will be all over the rolling 24-hour news channels when the day, inevitably, comes. The scrolling (...)

Uruguay’s Luis Suarez (right) has had enough of life in England.  Photograph: Andres Stapff/Reuters

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has reiterated his love for the club, but again insisted that he needs to leave Anfield.The Uruguayan star is currently (...)

The Maracana stadium in the backround, framed by one of Rio de Janeiro’s notorious favelas. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Name a famous Brazilian. No, grow up. Not that kind of Brazilian: someone world-famous from that vast melting pot of humanity at the other side of the(...)

Listening to Nelson Mandela addressing the Dáil  were the Ceann Comhairle, Mr Seán Treacy (top left), and (on right) the Taoiseach, Mr Haughey, and members of his cabinet. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

02 July, 1990 The Taoiseach, (Deputy Haughey), the Leader of the Fine Gael Party (Deputy Dukes), the Leader of the Progressive Democrats (Deput(...)

The capital of Thailand, Bangkok, is the world’s number one destination city for travel, according to MasterCard, edging out London by about 25,000 vi(...)

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