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A participant in a protest against sexual violence in South Africa. The country has the highest rates of rape in the world, according to the UN, with police statistics recording 147 sexual offences a day. File photograph: Getty Images

The publishing group Pearson has come under fire in South Africa after one of its school textbooks suggested a rape victim was at fault for the crime.(...)

CRH saw its share price rise 1.75 per cent to €27.475

It was a mixed day on the markets as European markets extended gains, although London saw its stocks end little changed. Dublin The Irish index of s(...)

Shares in Pearson, which  owns Penguin Random House, fell as much as 4.6 per cent in early trading following the release of its half-year results. Photograph: Reuters

Pearson, the world’s biggest education company, said first-half underlying sales fell more than expected, hurt by declines in assessment revenue in th(...)

The race is on to be the new London. Unless Britain finds a way to undo its decision to leave the European Union, London’s days as the pre-eminent global financial capital, ranked even ahead of New York, may be numbered.

The race is on to be the new London. Unless Britain finds a way to undo its decision to leave the European Union, London’s days as the pre-eminent gl(...)

A ‘rogue marker’ was to blame for the leak of a test paper due to be taken by 11-year-olds across England on Tuesday, according to the English department for education. File photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

A “rogue marker” was to blame for the leak of a test paper due to be taken by 11-year-olds across England on Tuesday, according to the English departm(...)

Drugmaker Perrigo is to replace chief executive  Joseph Papa with president John Hendrickson (pictured) the company said on Monday. Papa will join rival  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. as CEO. (Phootgraph: Amir Cohen/Reuters)

Valeant Pharmaceuticals named Joseph Papa as its chief executive on Monday, the day after he resigned from the top spot at drugmaker Perrigo. The m(...)

Charlotte Mitchell (11) and Aoife Galvin (11) playing checkers at Rathdown Junior School, Glenageary . Photograph: Eric Luke

Two studious-looking third-class pupils are sitting in the reception area of Rathdown Junior School. Their heads are down over a hexagonal board an(...)

The new directors join as Twitter seeks new routes to growth. Photograph: Reuters

Twitter has appointed UK internet entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox and Pepsi’s chief financial officer Hugh Johnston as directors, as the messaging platfo(...)

Fyffes climbed 7.9% to €1.50  on Friday as the fruit distributor announced it had moved into the North American mushroom market with the acquisition of Highline Produce.   Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

European equities began the second quarter of 2016 with a slump, as weak oil prices weighed on the shares of major energy companies. This sent stocks(...)

Madonna performs in concert at the Rod Laver Arena  in Melbourne, Australia. Photograph: Graham Denholm/Getty Images

Madonna sexually harassed a young female fan last week and the world was outraged. At a concert in Brisbane, the singer got 17-year-old Josephine G(...)

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