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Imagine if primary school teachers were emigrating in droves, turning their back on relatively secure, public sector employment because of intolerable(...)

 Dan Martin, who won today’s stage is three seconds behind going into the final day of the Tour of Beijing. Photograph:   Harry Engels - Velo/Getty Images

Dan Martin won stage four of the Tour of Beijing today as Philippe Gilbert retained the overall lead entering tomorrow’s final stage.The Irishman su(...)

 Alex Dowsett of Great Britain and Movistar watches the TV to check if he has taken the race lead after stage six of the Tour of Britain from Bath to Hemel Hempstead. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Dan Martin will face a crucial test in his battle to hold onto sixth place in the Vuelta a Espana on Saturday. He finished in the reduced-size (...)

Matthias Brandle of IAM cycling won stage five of the Tour of Britain.  Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Austria’s Matthias Brandle escaped to victory on stage five of the Tour of Britain in Exeter on Thursday as Poland’s Michal Kwiatkowski retained the (...)

 The peleton in action during the seventh stage of the 2014 Vuelta a Espana   from Alhendin to Alcaudete. Photograph: Javier Lizon/EPA

Ireland’s Dan Martin finished sixth in today’s stage of the Vuelta a Espana, a 169 kilometre jaunt from Alhendin to Alcaudete.He finished two minutes (...)

PhD student Girum Azmach inspecting young maize plants in IITA high vitamin A maize field trial in Nigeria

Plant researchers at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) have helped to make a significant contribution to the fight against micronutrien(...)

Rescue crews search for survivors at the site of a collapsed residential building in Mumbai, India. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Rescuers have pulled a baby alive from the rubble of a building 11 hours after it collapsed in Mumbai, India’s financial capital. The infant was the 2(...)

Orica Greenedge’s Simon Gerrans sprints to win the third stage of the  Tour de France   from Ajaccio to Calvi on  Corsica. Cannondale  rider Peter Sagan (right) of Slovakia took second place. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Simon Gerrans of Orica GreenEdge won the third stage of the 100th Tour de France in a sprint finish in Calvi as Peter Sagan settled for second for a s(...)