Brazil's failure to win the World Cup could have implications for the president's re-election
Licensed 'pot shops' open in Washington as recreational marijuana goes on sale for the first time
Defeat will haunt Brazil for generations as parents advised on how to help children cope
Illegal logging in the Amazon is blamed, as NGO warns the tribe could now face extinction
Two people were killed when a bridge collapsed two miles from Belo Horizonte's World Cup stadium
Jose Mujica says the punishment dished out for striker is 'fascist' as he welcomes team home from Brazil
Film aims to explain the World Cup hosts' obsession with the beautiful game
With the opening match of the World Cup fast approaching, violence threatens to disrupt the tournament
Returned prisoner refuses to speak to family and objects to hospital staff calling him 'sergeant'
Is low demand from disabled fans down to infrastructure problems outside the grounds?
Wreck found off coast of Haiti believed to be Santa Maria, which took Columbus across Atlantic 500 years ago
Death of professional dancer, said to be killed by police, sparks rioting in Rio de Janeiro
Peter Campsie, 48, gunned down by two men as he fled his moving vehicle
American aid agency funded ZunZuneo messaging service to encourage dissent in Cuba
Chilean president declares northern Chile a disaster area after huge quake and tsunami
Canada's airline cancels flights to Caracas as it 'can no longer ensure the safety of its operation'
Unfinished stadiums, IT systems and transport links – Brazil has a race on its hands to be ready
‘Fast, damaging and relatively simple’ techniques will be used to crash Fifa and sponsor’s sites, say activists
Scores of whales ended up in a desert more than half a mile from the sea five millions years ago