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One of the most dangerous and strongest storms ever recorded: Hurricane Patricia - Update
2015-10-24 18:03:48 UTC
<h3><i>Hurricane Patricia: One of the most dangerous and strongest storms ever recorded. Hurricane Patricia weakens, but still 'extremely dangerous'</i>
>> Massive storm Patricia spares cities as it slams into Mexico's Pacific co...
Indonesia: A Brazilian man did not understand what was happening to him until his execution
2015-04-30 04:20:05 UTC
(Reuters) - A Brazilian man executed in Indonesia for drug trafficking who was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder did not understand what was happening to him until his final moments, a priest assigned as his spiritual adviser told Australia's ABC radio on Thursday.
Cuban President Raul Castro: Obama is an honest man, he had no responsibility for the US blockade against Cuba
2015-04-12 03:16:02 UTC
Cuban President Raul Castro delivered a stunning defense of President Barack Obama on Saturday, absolving him of responsibility for the U.S. blockade against Cuba hours before the two were expected to hold the first major meeting between a U.S. and Cuban president in more than half a century.
Obama, Castro make history at summit of Americas
2015-04-11 05:30:41 UTC
PANAMA CITY (AFP) - US President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro shook hands and sat near each other at a historic Summit of the Americas, a new milestone in efforts to end decades of animosity.
Obama and Castro, separated by the presidents of Ecuador and El Salvador, stood before...
GERMANY WIN THE WORLD CUP 2014
2014-07-13 21:50:03 UTC
A goal worthy of winning a World Cup final! The sort of thing, in fact, folk were expecting from Lionel Messi. But it was not to be for Argentina. Sabella looks crushed, the poor man. Mascherano is in tears, as is Aguero. Messi runs his fingers through his hair in despair. It would have been a di...
Felipe Scolari wants Brazil to restore pride against Holland
2014-07-12 17:09:03 UTC
Luiz Felipe Scolari wants his Brazil players to restore some pride to the nation by ending the World Cup with a victory. Another defeat, in Saturday’s third-place play-off against Holland, would increase the public’s anger towards Scolari following the 7-1 semi-final humiliation against Germany a...
Brazil 0 Holland 3 - Play-off for third place - live!
2014-07-12 22:02:59 UTC
Deserved bronze medals for the Dutch, undefeated in seven games. As with half-time, the final whistle is accompanied by boooooooooos and disappointment. This was supposed to be their tournament but the country will remember it for all the wrong reasons. The players are in the middle of the pitch ...
Final Between Germany and Argentina Could Surprise Fans
2014-07-11 06:52:27 UTC
SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Apart from Germany, the Champagne fizz has suddenly gone flat at a World Cup that was being hailed earlier as the best in recent memory.
Goals that seemed to pour from a spigot have now slowed to intermittent drips.
The Netherlands once led the tournament with 12 goals, ...
Neymar to attend Brazil vs Holland match Saturday
2014-07-12 17:15:30 UTC
TERESÓPOLIS, Brasil (AFP) -- Brazil's injured striker Neymar will attend Saturday's third place play-off when the battered World Cup hosts take on the Netherlands.
Brazil were consigned to the ignominy of fighting out a game Dutch coach Louis van Gaal has attacked as "unfair" after their 7-1 s...
Brazil World Cup humiliation by Germany should serve as a call to arms
2014-07-09 16:35:09 UTC
Well, at least that’s one thing settled. It turns out Brazil’s footballers do know how to entertain after all. Watching the action in São Paulo city centre – the term is used loosely: this was not so much action as a formal, structured dance through Brazil’s football team – Germany’s stunning 7-1...
Brazil 1 Germany 7: World Cup 2014 semi-final - as it happened
2014-07-09 18:03:04 UTC
After the biggest humiliation in the history of Brazilian football, it's difficult to know how many of those players will be able to bounce back from what happened tonight. The crowd boos and barracks them, while their shell-shocked players are consoled and comforted by their German counterparts,...
Brazil deny rumours of special treatment
2014-07-07 17:31:25 UTC
Neymar and the Brazil football confederation have denied media reports that the striker could undergo special treatment on his fractured vertebrae to try to play in the World Cup final if the hosts make it that far.
Neymar and the confederation released statements late on Sunday saying that no...
Holland v Costa Rica: Quarter-final - as it happened
2014-07-07 03:09:51 UTC
FULL TIME: Holland 0-0 Costa Rica (Holland win 4-3 on penalties)
Shame, shame, shame. What a shame for the brave and occasionally brilliant Costa Ricans. In the end, after all their goalkeeper Keylor Navas's heroics, it was Tim Krul who ended up the matchwinner. And in fairness, the best team wo...
Argentina into semi-finals at expense of Belgium
2014-07-05 18:25:26 UTC
Argentina have burst through the psychological barrier flung down too often in the last eight of this tournament’s recent history. Where they had stumbled at this stage in recent World Cups, deflated and defeated just as they had dared to believe a third title might be theirs, now those in sky bl...
Germany win World Cup final with late Mario Götze goal
2014-07-13 22:18:10 UTC
Both sides wasted chances in normal time, Argentina's Gonzalo Higuain and Lionel Messi both dragging wide.
Benedikt Howedes hit the Argentine post with a header late in the first half, but Gotze sparked German celebrations. When the goal finally arrived, 112 minutes into a long, wearing night of...
Brazil 2 Colombia 1: World Cup 2014 quarter-final
2014-07-05 01:01:21 UTC
Where to start? It was another epic thriller and the thought does occur that Brazil are in danger of wearing us all out if they continue scraping at everyone’s nerves this way. It is both enthralling and exhausting and now they must clear their heads and get ready to do it all over again. They ar...
France 0 Germany 1: World Cup 2014 quarter-final – live!
2014-07-04 17:57:10 UTC
After the big billing, it was as drab match but Germany won't mind about that as they trundle through to the semi-final. France never mustered enough to truly threaten. Low's changes were vindicated, faith in France was not.
<h3>FULL TIME: Germany 1 France 0</h3>Germany advances to yet an...
Brazil v Colombia: World Cup 2014 match preview
2014-07-03 18:20:57 UTC
<strong>Quarter-finals:</strong><h3>Brazil vs Colombia</h3>
<strong>Friday, July 4, 2014
Kick-off: 17:00 Local time
Brazil (Possible, 4-2-3-1):</strong> Cesar; Alves, Silva, Luiz, Marcelo; Fernandinho, Gustavo; Hulk, Oscar, Neymar; Fred.
USA 1 Belgium 2: World Cup 2014's round of 16 - live!
2014-07-01 23:08:58 UTC
Hats off to Belgium, who ensure that for the first time in World Cup history (since the introduction of eight groups, at least), all eight table-toppers go through to the quarter-finals.
If you get the opportunity to see highlights of this encounter, make sure you do, because there so much goi...
Argentina 1 Switzerland 0: World Cup 2014 - live!
2014-07-01 18:45:51 UTC
<h3>ARGENTINA GO THROUGH!</h3>
<strong>FULL TIME: Argentina 1 Switzerland 0</strong>
Nope. His free kick blooters into the wall, and Argentina are through! Well, well, well, what an appalling game that was for 117 minutes. And then in the final throes, more than enough incident for a whole ...
Queiroz to extend Iran contract
2014-07-21 07:36:03 UTC
July 21, 2014
Johannesburg - Carlos Queiroz will extend his contract as head coach of the Iranian national team on Thursday, Iran's Tehran Times reported late Monday evening.
According to the head of the Iranian Football Federation (IFF), Ali Kaffashian, Queiroz will continue in the role he...
Germany 2 Algeria 1: World Cup 2014 – live!
2014-06-30 22:41:59 UTC
Germany have set up a quarter-final against France at the Maracana in Rio on Friday night. That should be a belter. Tonight's game was excellent and Algeria deserve every credit for pushing Germany to the limit. Germany go through, but not before Slimani has a chance to level the scores for Alger...
France 2 Nigeria 0: World Cup 2014 – live!
2014-06-30 23:03:00 UTC
France vs Germany in Rio on Friday. Nigeria were probably the better team until the hour mark, but the introduction of Antoine Griezmann changed the game. France pushed and pushed, and eventually Nigeria buckled.
<h3>FULL TIME: France 2 Nigeria 0</h3>
<strong>90 min +4: </stro...
Costa Rica 6 Greece 4: World Cup 2014's round of 16 - live!
2014-06-30 09:08:47 UTC
<strong>Costa Rica 5-3 Greece </strong>Umana walks up to the spot without the ball. Has to turn and receive it. Pressure. Pressure. Pressure … AND HE'S DONE IT! COSTA RICA ARE THROUGH!
<strong>Costa Rica 4-3 Greece </strong>The veteran Gekas draws a stunning save from Navas! Costa Rica have th...
Holland 2 Mexico 1: World Cup 2014 – live!
2014-06-29 18:15:49 UTC
Well, well, on march the Dutch and on marches this glorious World Cup with more ups and downs than a rollercoaster. They looked like they would be down and out once that Dos Santos strike hit the back of the net but in fact it shocked them into life. They were the better team from then on and Rob...