Bahia

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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(...)

Zika carrying mosquito: the US Centers for Disease Control  and Prevention puts the figure of potential risk for the birth defect microcephaly following Zika infection at anywhere between 1 per cent and 13 per cent. Photograph: Felipe Dana, AP Photo

US researchers are estimating a wide range of potential risk for the birth defect microcephaly following Zika infection in the mother, putting the fig(...)

Home to a slew of musicians including Foster & Allan, Niall Horan and Bressie its best-known resident remains show band legend Joe Dolan

Mullingar is an old-fashioned spot that has held on to its market town atmosphere. While home to a slew of musicians including Foster & Allan, Nia(...)

Bryan Ruiz of Costa Rica celebrates after scoring during the penalty shootout against Greece. Photograph: EPA

Ahead of a first appearance in the quarter-finals all Costa Rica is dreaming of glory And rather than any signs of nervousness at the exalted c(...)

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