Rio De Janeiro Brazil

Kidnap - A World Cup risk - Tips to Protect Yourself

Stacey Lucas | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK
Stacey Lucas

Near to Brazil is Venezuela where, in July 2012 a Portuguese man was taken from a highway service station and held captive for nearly a year. His kidnappers demanded a $6.5 million ransom, which fortunately they did not receive as the victim was rescued in June 2013.

A Week to Go

Tom Watson | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Sport
Tom Watson

So... here we are again, just over a week until fight night, and I have to admit the nerves are sneaking in a little early. It's good news though, I tell myself, and I always perform best under pressure! Through my mind runs the age-old question - have I done enough? Have I trained sensibly and focused on the correct areas? Is there any more I could have I done?

Football No Longer Needed To Escape 'A Life Of Coal Mining'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK Sport

Roy Hodgson has said the country's players lack the "hunger" of older generations, as they no longer need football "to save them from a life of coal m...

'There Are Three People In This Marriage'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK

Three people living together in a polygamous union must be allowed to have family rights and a formalised civil union, a Brazilian notary has argued. ...

Rio+20: Game Over for Our Planet?

Kit Vaughan | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Tech
Kit Vaughan

Journalists keep asking what the story is. There is a story but it's a very dark one and in our hearts everybody is looking for a ray of sunshine from Rio+20. But there are worrying signs of the very real and severe failure of the negotiations.

Animal Welfare and Human Welfare Need to Go Hand in Hand at Rio+20

Dr Michael Appleby | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK
Dr Michael Appleby

The final Rio+20 outcomes and goals need to acknowledge the role of animals and their welfare within food production and wider society, and make on-going political and financial commitments to guarantee that we can feed the world's growing population sustainably and humanely.