Five years in jail for Oscar Pistorious, 6,800 dead from Ebola, 551m voters in India
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Fifa gives $400m to the countries at the World Cup but how they spend it is up to them
A dire World Cup in Brazil could cause problems for the Three Lions' 2018 qualifying campaign
Mertesacker, Ozil and Schurrle strut their stuff in Berlin. It was probably a good idea on the plane...
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Was Argentine star only named as player of the World Cup for 'marketing' reasons?
The best player, the best game and the most memorable moments from a month of football
Lively on the pitch and funny off it: here's our selection of the best World Cup jokes
Substitute hits injury time winner as Germany become first Europeans to win in America
For this model, the teams were ranked in their groups according to average body mass index (BMI)
World Cup whispers: Brazil's 'humiliation' continues, Neymar in tears, Messi exhausted
The Argentina wizard offered little against Holland, but he can make history in the final
A day after German masterclass, second World Cup semi ends in stalemate and penalties
World Cup whispers: Germany and Klose set records, Argentine reporter dies
Defeat will haunt Brazil for generations as parents advised on how to help children cope
A round-up of the best jokes as Germany v Brazil became the most tweeted game in history
Brazil in shock as coach Luiz Felipe Scolari calls semi-final disgrace the 'worst day' of his life