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Frank Lampard of Chelsea is unlikely to face Manchester City. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

The impact of the changing of the guard at Chelsea will properly hit home in tomorrow’s FA Cup semi-final with the interim manager, Rafael Ben(...)

Racing camels take a breather after a race in Saudi Arabia last week. Photograph: Faisal Al Nasser/Reuters

Malian authorities will give French president Francois Hollande another camel after the one they gave him in thanks for helping repel Islamist (...)

Bono: among lobbyists to  have strongly advocated the introduction of an EU extractive transparency law, arguing that companies should be obliged to disclose publicly what they pay to the governments for exploiting gold, gas and other minerals.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

European companies involved in mining and other extractive industries worldwide will be obliged to disclose payments made to governments, under(...)

Irish Dairy Board finance director Donal Buggy, chief executive Kevin Lane, and chairman Vincent Buckley at the publication of the IDB’s Full Year Results 2012 report today.

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) is considering acquisitions in the Middle East and North Africa in the next 12 months after the group reported a tu(...)

Avon Products, the door-to- door cosmetics seller, is to close its Irish operations as part of a worldwide plan to cut 400 jobs and save $400 million by 2016.

Avon Products, the door-to- door cosmetics seller, is to close its Irish operations as part of a worldwide plan to cut 400 jobs and save $400 m(...)

Anxious about Africa

This day last month I was speeding around the rough roads of Ghana, visiting community-based tourism projects from the humid southern coast to (...)

Johan Jansen and his 1988 BMW R100 with its home-made luggage boxes. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Johan Jansen is a gardener. He is 50 years of age and single. Johan lives in Eindhoven in the southern part of the Netherlands, not too f(...)

Swiss company Novartis argued in India’s Supreme Court that it was entitled to a patent for the amended version of cancer drug Glivec because the original compound was not suited to be turned into a pill. Photograph: Reuters

India’s Supreme Court has rejected a plea by Swiss pharmaceutical manufacturer Novartis AG to patent an updated version of its cancer drug Gliv(...)

Actor Gabriel Byrne says he remains unrepetentant on his views of organised religion  Photograph:  Carlo Allegri/Getty Images

Actor Gabriel Byrne has launched a stinging attack on the Catholic Church and described it as a “force for evil”. The veteran Hollywood (...)

Five South African soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash yesterday while they were on patrol for rhino poachers in the Kruger National Par(...)

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