Sport Alex Song (right) of Cameroon

Counting down the 100 players to look out for in Brazil this summer

London 2012: Cameroon boxing team go missing

Cameroon's entire boxing team have gone missing in Britain while competing at the Olympics.

Marieanne Spacey: Women's game has finally arrived

Women's football came home last night and now, after the biggest occasion in the history of the female game in Great Britain, we have our best chance to establish it as a viable part of the national sporting scene.

Round-up: They won the Euros but Spain crash out of the Olympics

Spain's men's were eliminated from the Olympics last night after losing their second group game, 1-0 to Honduras in Newcastle. Despite fielding three members of their victorious Euro 2012 squad they can no longer qualify from Group D.

Handy work: Jill Scott celebrates with Steph Houghton after the defender scores Great Britain's third goal

Dominant Britain join Brazil in the last eight

Great Britain 3 Cameroon 0

Handy work: Jill Scott celebrates with Steph Houghton after the defender scores Great Britain's third goal

Great British women dominant in win over Cameroon

Great Britain booked their place in the Olympic quarter-finals with a routine victory over Cameroon at the Millennium Stadium.

Samuel Eto'o

Cameroon coach wants Samuel Eto'o stripped of captaincy following strike

Cameroon coach Denis Lavagne wants Samuel Eto'o removed as captain when he returns from suspension later this year.

Researchers have confirmed HIV/AIDS originated through the hunting and consumption of wild game or bush meat particularly non-human primate species such as chimps and monkeys such as this one

African monkey meat that could be behind the next HIV

Deep in Cameroon's rainforests, poachers are killing primates for food. Evan Williams reports from Yokadouma on a practice that could create a pandemic

A bushmeat hunter in the jungle on the way to hunt, and check traps

Demand for bushmeat still high despite fears of disease

Deep in the rainforest of south-east Cameroon, the voices of the men rang out. "Where are the white people?" they shouted. The men, who begin to surround us, are poachers, who make their money from the illegal slaughter of gorillas and chimpanzees. They are not keen for their activities to be reported; the trade they ply could not only wipe out critically endangered species but, scientists are now warning, could also create the next pandemic of a deadly virus in humans.

Benoît Assou-Ekotto (left): 'I am very much enjoying my time here'

Tottenham defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto rejects exit talk

Tottenham defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto has reaffirmed his commitment to the club, distancing himself from earlier quotes hinting at a summer move.

Andrew Grice: Is current crisis a blip – or worse? The jury's still out...

"On the family, we need two or three eye-catching initiatives that are entirely conventional in terms of their attitude," the Prime Minister said. "I should be personally associated with as much of this as possible."

Mother hurt in 'racist' acid attack

A woman had corrosive liquid thrown at her in a suspected race attack as she walked with her six-month-old baby.

Heart screening in England is inadequate, says Mancini

City manager responds to Muamba horror by saying medicals must be more rigorous
'I'm not satisfied as the medicals are really light,' says Mancini

English screening system is inadequate, insists Mancini

City manager responds to Muamba horror by saying there must be more rigorous medicals

Redknapp must prepare his team to return to White Hart Lane

Traumatised Tottenham must focus says Harry Redknapp

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is confident his players will put aside the trauma of Fabrice Muamba's cardiac arrest tomorrow when they return to White Hart Lane for the first time since seeing the Bolton midfielder collapse.

'Massive' increase in elephant poaching

Poachers have slaughtered at least 200 elephants in the past five weeks in a patch of Africa where they are more endangered than anywhere else on Earth, wildlife activists say.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

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Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

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This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
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Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

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The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

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Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee