Thirty-two countries qualified for the Fifa tournament – but which will be our favourite destinations in 2014 and what do they have to offer that's new? Over a series of articles, Chris Leadbeater studies the form, starting with the hosts ...
Roy Hodgson wants his side to acclimatise to the Amazonian conditions
The England manager wants to assess potential bases in the Amazonian city
Five people have now died in the construction of Brazil’s World Cup stadiums, while a sixth has died from a heart attack on the job
Fifa concerned at slow construction pace and Brazilian public’s protests over costs
Tribespeople given intensive training at Olympic village to become athletes
Researchers noticed tamarin monkeys communicating with each other at a 'reduced amplitude' in the presence of zoo staff they disliked
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There’s no place in the world quite like Australia. And no place like Queensland to experience the very best of it.
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Clare Rewcastle Brown has spear-headed a campaign against corruption in the state of Sarawak
Military retrial starting today is expected to delve into regiment’s 'culture of impunity' around illegal activity
Andy Warhol’s set for RainForest – a group of silver helium pillows, suspended in the air or floating free – started out as an art installation.
Blog raises serious concerns over Gunners’ partnership with the tycoon’s company
Campaign group Global Witness releases satirical film featuring BBC presenter
IGas chief warns that any production of shale gas would involve 'flaring off' leakages
My book on migration, The Mara Crossing, took seven years. I put the birds and animals first, so their dangerous journeys could show that the drive to find better living conditions is universal and that human migration, a burning political topic everywhere today, is as natural as that of animals. Both are done to survive, both are part of the self-renewing nature of all life.