Barack Obama bids farewell to Tanzania as Africa trip comes to an end

Barack Obama, the US President, bade farewell to Tanzania, wrapping up his three-country tour of Africa with a game of "Soccket ball" in Dar-es-Salaam. The hi-tech ball, which contains a battery, stores up enough energy during play to power a phone or small lamp.

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook takes the stage during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2013 in San Francisco, California June 10, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Apple applies to trademark term 'iWatch' in Japan

Move indicates company's intent to create a smartwatch

Keeping faith: President Obama

Nelson Mandela an inspiration to world, says Barack Obama

The US President meets family of South Africa's ailing former leader

Cynthia Bower has been identified as one of three officials at the CQC who allegedly hid failings over a hospital where as many as 16 babies died

Doctors slam health regulator as 'not fit for purpose'

After series of alleged blunders, British Medical Association says it has no confidence in CQC's ability to oversee health services

Abu al-Taib, leader of the Ahbab Al-Mustafa Battalion, addresses female recruits in Aleppo

No negotiations on Syria until late summer, says UN special representative

Hopes of another international peace conference on Syria before the end of July are fading, the UN’s special representative for the war-torn country has said.

Jeremy Hunt: The BMA passed a no confidence vote in the Health Secretary

BMA calls round-the-clock 'Tesco NHS' plan ridiculous

Calls to reorganise health services to create a round-the-clock “Tesco-style NHS” are “just ridiculous”, the leader of the British Medical Association has said.

Royle Family star Ricky Tomlinson accuses government over pickets row

74-year-old alleges authorities deliberately preventing names from being added to an e-petition calling for the release of official papers relating to the jailing of pickets

The Chinese Tianhe 2. Courtesy of top500.org

China overtakes US with world's fastest supercomputer

The Tianhe-2 can perform 33,860 trillion calculations a second

A policeman and a protester outside Bilderberg venue

Cost of policing Bilderberg conference was £1.3m

The cost of policing the Bilderberg conference – a meeting of politicians, academics and business leaders – in Hertfordshire last week was more than £1m, the Home Office has revealed.

Australia captain Michael Clarke is yet to feature in this year's Champions Trophy

Champions Trophy: Australian captain Michael Clarke could return to action for crucial clash with Sri Lanka

Clarke has missed both of their Champions Trophy games due to a back injury but is hopeful of playing some part in tomorrow's Group A decider

Face facts: Ashley Giles is insisting his limited-overs side play hard but fair

Ashley Giles: England are not ball-tamperers

One-day coach angrily denies his players are cheating after Sky pundit Willis repeats rumours

The Prime Minister strongly defended the ending of the EU embargo

PMQs: David Cameron to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in bid to break international deadlock on Syria

Putin appeared to offer some hope that Russian support for the Assad regime might not be open ended

PS4 or Xbox One: Sony and Microsoft go head-to-head at E3 - so which will you buy?

Both firms have unveiled their latest consoles, but what can we learn from a direct comparison?

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Helen Fraser, chief executive of the Girls' Day School Trust

Girls' school leader calls for quotas in the boardroom

Helen Fraser says old boys' network only promotes those who 'look, think and speak like the current leadership'

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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’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

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

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

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
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

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

Paul Scholes column

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

14 office buildings added to protected lists

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