The number of people living in extreme poverty is likely to
fall for the first time below 10% of the world's population
in 2015, the World Bank said as it revised its benchmark for
measuring the problem.
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt was not pleased that his team's
usual trademark accuracy went missing in Monday morning's
tight 16-9 victory over Italy but will take an ugly win when
it means securing a place in the Rugby World Cup
The mourning for England's early departure from their own
World Cup had barely got underway before the focus switched
to inevitable apportioning of blame for a campaign that ended
in a limp 33-13 defeat by Australia.