Japan have chosen the comfort of a cooler resort to try to escape the rigours of Brazil's hot and humid weather in deciding their base camp for the World Cup. The Japan Football Association said the Asian champions will be based in Itu outside Sao Paulo when they travel the expanse of Brazil in June to play Ivory Coast, Greece and Colombia in World Cup Group C. Japan's group matches will be held in Recife, Natal and Cuiaba -- three of the hottest venues at the World Cup.
Investigators were seeking Friday to establish why the ceiling of a packed London theatre collapsed, injuring 76 people and coating terrified audience members with rubble. A sell-out crowd of around 720 people was in the Apollo Theatre in Soho on Thursday night when ornate masonry and rigging fell some five storeys onto their heads. Rescuers commandeered three iconic red London double-decker buses to transport the wounded, while the city's normally tourist-thronged "Theatreland" was brought to a stunned halt.