Sport Oribe Peralta of Mexico in action against New Zealand

Counting down the 100 players to look out for in Brazil this summer

Mexico 2 Japan 1 match report: Javier Hernandez double sees Mexico beat Japan to third in Confederations Cup group

Javier Hernandez scored twice as well as missing a penalty as Mexico beat Japan to finish third in Group A of the Confederations Cup in Belo Horizonte.

David Luiz in action for Brazil after he suffered a broken nose

Chelsea defender David Luiz to undergo surgery on broken nose after Confederations Cup duty

Brazilian suffered injury in a clash with teammate Thiago Silva while on international duty in victory of Mexico

Neymar in action against Brazil

Confederations Cup: Neymar inspires Brazil to place in last four

The hosts beat Mexico to progress

Italy's midfielder Andrea Pirlo (21) takes a free kick to score against Mexico during their FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Group A football matc

Earthquake strikes in Mexico city

A moderate earthquake has struck southern Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital and sending frightened people out into the streets.

Stuart Pearce has a ‘burning ambition’ to win the tournament

England will never win the World Cup unless drastic changes are made warns Stuart Pearce

The Under-21 coach tells FA to make changes

Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet won an outright majority

Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet is right’s choice to be next Paris mayor

The former French environment minister Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet was elected on Monday night as centre-right candidate for the Paris mayoral election next year.

Six appeal: Neymar (left) and Thiago Silva are good, say fans, but the team will struggle for a sixth win

England v Brazil: Win the World Cup? Not a hope, say Brazilian fans

For the drinkers squatting around the big screen at the Rule 3 Bar in Goiania, slap in the middle of Brazil's mid-western agricultural heartland, the summer (or winter in these parts) of 2014 is viewed with a mixture of cautious optimism and trepidation.

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Thomson takes delivery of first Dreamliner plane

The first UK airline to fly the ultra-green Dreamliner plane finally took delivery of its initial aircraft today.

Floyd Mayweather has confirmed he will put his unbeaten record on the line

Boxing: Floyd Mayweather to fight Saul Alvarez

Floyd Mayweather has confirmed he will put his unbeaten record on the line in a light-middleweight unification world title fight against Saul "Canelo" Alvarez later this year.

On the street: A sex worker waits for clients in Mexico City

The new suffragettes: Lydia Cacho - justice for women means the right to live in safety

A leading defender of women’s rights in Mexico, who has been kidnapped, raped and beaten in retaliation for her work, tells Paul Imison why protection from abuse is at the heart of equality

Carl Froch connects

Boxing: Fabulous Carl Froch keen for shot at Ward after Kessler classic

'I want him here. He needs to leave his safety zone,' says Briton following his gruelling victory over Dane

Ricky Burns, right, lands a right on Jose Gonzalez, left

Boxing: Ricky Burns steers clear of Jose Gonzalez rematch after surviving scare

Ricky Burns will resist demands for a rematch with Jose Gonzalez after successfully defending his WBO world lightweight title for a third time in Glasgow on Saturday night.

Boxing: Ricky Burns wins close encounter with Jose Gonzales

Previously unbeaten Puerto Rican quits at the start of the 10th round as WBO world lightweight champion makes his third successful title defence

Police are looking into the cause of the death of Andrew Simpson

Police and America's Cup director launch inquiries into Andrew Simpson's death

Two inquiries have been set up into the death on Thursday of Olympic sailing gold medallist Andrew Simpson while training with the Swedish America's Cup challenger Artemis on San Francisco Bay.

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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

The actress's altered appearance raised eyebrows at Elle's Women in Hollywood awards on Monday
From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Patrick Grafton-Green wonders if they can ever recapture the old magic
Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
The 10 best smartphone accessories

Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

Try these add-ons for everything from secret charging to making sure you never lose your keys again
Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was this shirt swapping the real reason?

Liverpool v Real Madrid

Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time. Was shirt swapping the real reason?
West Indies tour of India: Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Decision to pull out of India tour leaves the WICB fighting for its existence with an off-field storm building
Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?