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Hans-Peter Wild, whose family made their fortune manufacturing Capri Sun, is the owner of French rugby union club Stade Français. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

Hans-Peter Wild is a billionaire, with a billionaire’s idea of what “a little bit of money” means. That’s how much his local rugby club, Heidelberger (...)

Deirdre Mangaoang (acting programme director RCSI/COSECSA Collaboration Programme) shares gifts with twins Bupe and Mapalo Mwape and extended family in the remote village of Chabatama in the Kawambwa region of Zambia.

This is a story about how two very small deals . . . When Lydia Mwape arrived at a district hospital in Kawambwa, an isolated town in north Zambia, i(...)

Pallbearers carry Kofi Annan’s coffin during the funeral of the former UN secretary-general in Accra, the capital of Ghana, on Thursday. Photograph: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images

Ghana bid farewell to former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan on Thursday in a state funeral attended by African leaders and international (...)

Beaghmore Stone Circles in Co Tyrone, a few miles northwest of Cookstown. Photograph: Ken Williams

Less than 100 years ago, dark skies dominated Ireland. For millennia, the stars guided farmers and helped form our earliest mythologies, while the cyc(...)

Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan in France. They began their trip in July 2017 and arrived in Europe in December. Photograph: Simplycycling.org via The New York Times

Asked why they had quit their office jobs and set off on a biking journey around the world, the young American couple offered a simple explanation: Th(...)

Tullow expects full-year production from working oil and gas wells in West Africa and the North Sea to be 89,000 to 95,000 barrels a day. File photograph: Getty Images

Explorer Tullow Oil will next year begin drilling in an area close to where rival Exxon Mobil has discovered four billion barrels of crude, worth abou(...)

 The memorials for the SS Formby (right) and SS Coningbeg in Waterford. Photograph: Google Street View

The centenary of the sinking of two merchant ships by a German submarine during the first World War, which left 83 people dead, is to be commemorated (...)

Pierre Moscovici, EU commissioner for economic and financial affairs, taxation and customs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

More than two dozen countries face being named on a European tax-haven blacklist as the EU moves to crack down on aggressive avoidance. The draft lis(...)

Dirk Redman was found guilty by a Medical Council fitness to practice committee of disgraceful and dishonourable conduct

A doctor who exposed himself to a nurse and a teenage patient in two separate incidents has been struck off the medical register by the High Court. D(...)

Photograph: Patrick Bolger

Dublin Zoo welcomed the latest addition to its African Plains section with the birth of a male southern white rhinoceros calf named Chaka on Sunday. (...)

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