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Drowning of U.S.-bound Honduran mother and son underscores plight of migrants

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras/MATAMOROS, Mexico (Reuters) - When Delia Hernandez, 44, bade farewell on Aug. 1 to Idalia Herrera, 27, and nearly two-year-old Iker Cordova, she dreamed her daughter and grandson were fleeing the arid fields of southern Honduras for a bright new life in the United States, she said.

Endurance athlete completes longest ocean swim

VIEUX FORT, St Lucia (Reuters) - Endurance athlete Cameron Bellamy completed the longest recorded ocean channel swim on Sunday, covering the 151.7 km (94 miles) from Barbados to St Lucia in the Caribbean in 56 hours and 36 minutes, according to the official website tracking his progress.