Ireland

Hurling comes to America

A hurdling match
Tipperary and Kilkenny during a match in Dublin in August. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile/Getty Images

The 2,000-year-old Irish sport of hurling comes to Queens, N.Y. this weekend for the first-ever New York Hurling Classic at Citi Field (Saturday, 12:30pm ET).

Details: The three-game competition will pit 11-man squads from four Irish counties: Limerick, Tipperary, Kilkenny and Wexford. It's a friendly, so it's not official (regular games feature 15-man sides and longer periods).

39 people found dead in truck container in southern England

Forensic officers stand in front of the truck in which 39 bodies were discovered.
Forensic officers stand in front of the truck in which 39 bodies were discovered. Photo: Leon Neal/Getty Images

British police have launched a murder investigation after 39 people were found dead in a truck container outside of London, the BBC reports.

Why it matters: The incident highlights the perils that some migrants willingly accept when traveling to Europe. Essex police said they believe the vehicle originated in Bulgaria and entered the U.K. through the Welsh port of Holyhead on Saturday, raising the possibility that it first traveled through Ireland.