At L’Oreal full-year operating income rose 13 per cent to €4.39 billion while total sales advanced 12 per cent to €25.3 billion.

L’Oreal SA, the world’s largest cosmetics company, reported revenue that beat analysts’ estimates as sales growth accelerated at its luxury division a(...)

A scientist hold a jar with Aedes Aegypti mosquitos inside, which transmit dengue fever and Zika virus: Brazil has confirmed its third Zika virus-linked death after a 20-year-old woman died 12 days after she was admitted to hospital in northeast Brazil. Photograph: Christian Bruna/EPA

A third person has died as a result of contracting the mosquito-borne Zika virus, Brazil’s health ministry has confirmed. A 20-year-old woman died 12(...)

Ireland’s Claire Lambe  and Sinead Jennings, who have qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio  in the lightweight women’s double sculls. Photograph: Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

Differing views on the Zika virus, particularly from female athletes, threaten to throw competitor participation at the Rio Olympic Games into chaos.(...)

Amazon Theatre  in Manaus, Brazil is among the buildings that will go green on St Patrick’s Day this year.

An opera house in the heart of the Amazon rain forest and the home of the Boston Red Sox are among the buildings that will ‘go green’ this year to mar(...)

Threat: a health technician with Aedes aegyti mosquito larvae  which transmit the virus. Photograph: Juan Carlos Ulate/Reuters

China has confirmed its first case of the Zika virus in a man who had recently travelled to South America. A statement issued by the Hong Kong Depa(...)

Heineken, the world’s third-largest brewer, on Wednesday increased its dividend by more than expected and forecast higher revenues and profits in 2016(...)

Christy Kinahan Senior. Photograph courtesy of the Sunday World

Dubliner David Byrne, who was shot dead by a gang of six men at the Regency Hotel in Dublin on Friday had close links with an international Irish-led (...)

An Aedes aegypti mosquito is photographed in a laboratory at the University of El Salvador, in San Salvador. For the  first time the virus has been detected in the saliva and urine of two patients. Photograph: Marvin Recinos/AFP/Getty Images

Zika has been identified in the saliva and urine of two patients infected by the virus, a leading Brazilian health institute has said. It is the firs(...)

An Aedes aegypti mosquito, which carries Zika virus, photographed in a laboratory at the University of El Salvador in San Salvador. Brazilian health authorities confirmed on Thursday a case of transmission of Zika through a blood transfusion. Photograph: Marvin Recinos/AFP/Getty Images

A pregnant woman is among the seven people identified as being infected with the Zika virus in Spain after visiting affected countries. The country’s(...)

An Aedes aegypti mosquito, which carries the Zika virus,  photographed through a microscope at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil.  Photograph: Felipe Dana/AP

A case of Zika virus infection transmitted by sex, rather than mosquito bite, has been discovered in Texas. The Dallas County health and human service(...)