News Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Anna, Sir Richard Branson, far right, and Irish activist Sir Bob Geldof, second from right, during the opening ceremony for the One Young World summit

The world is in a terrible mess. Global warming is causing irreversible damage to the environment, poverty and greed is stifling progress and corruption is rife. The solution? It’s time to hand over the reigns to the next generation. 

Jason Roberts: Headed his sixth goal for Reading since joining from Blackburn Rovers in late January

Reading close in on Premier League return

Reading can clinch promotion to the Premier League tomorrow if Brian McDermott's side defeat Nottingham Forest and West Ham fail to win at Bristol City, or if the Championship leaders draw and the Hammers lose.

PIERMARIO MOROSINI: The midfielder died after collapsing during Livorno’s match against Pescara

Livorno fans make shrine in memory of tragic Morosini

Outpouring of grief in Italy after "golden" 25-year-old collapses and dies on the pitch

Ducking and 'diving': Tevez left a post-match interview

Hat-trick Tevez still up to old tricks with TV walkout

Mancini repeats belief that title race is over despite closing gap on United

No goals at Sunderland deepens Wolves' relegation worries

Sunderland 0 Wolves 0

Canaries trounced by Tevez triple

Norwich 1 Manchester City 6

Jason Roberts: Headed his sixth goal for Reading since joining from Blackburn Rovers in late January

Le Fondre and ruthless Reading grab chance to go top

Southampton 1 Reading 3

Striker Edinson Cavani – just the 55 goals in 77 games for Napoli

Five reasons to be fearful for Chelsea hopes

As Manchester City learnt, Naples is no walk in the park, says Jack Pitt-Brooke

Chris Coleman: 'I'm man enough to say 'This is how I want to do it. Come along or don't.'

Craig Bellamy named in Wales squad

Craig Bellamy has been included in the Wales squad for the Gary Speed Memorial match against Costa Rica, a game that could be his last at international level.

Aaron Hughes returns to Northern Ireland squad

Michael O'Neill named his first Northern Ireland squad this morning, with former captain Aaron Hughes the standout name in a party of 24 having been persuaded to reverse his retirement.

Emmanuel Adebayor – Manchester City (on loan at Spurs)
Currently on loan until the end of the season at Spurs, the Togolese striker has proved that he would be a coup for any of Europe’s top sides with a handful of goals and some superb performances. Although he won’t be going anywhere in January, speculation about his next move will surely begin to emerge in the next few months.

Tottenham have injury concerns ahead of Arsenal meeting

Tottenham could be without several of their stars, including Emmanuel Adebayor, for this weekend's north London derby at Arsenal, manager Harry Redknapp has revealed.

EDINSON CAVANI: The Napoli forward scored two in his side’s 3-0 victory at Fiorentina

Cavani shows clinical touch as Napoli warm up for Chelsea visit

Napoli secured an excellent 3-0 away victory at Fiorentina in Serie A prior to their Champions League last-16 home tie with Chelsea tomorrow.

Liverpool progress as Brighton self-destruct

Liverpool 6 Brighton 1

Crawley unable to cause upset as Stoke progress

Crawley 0 Stoke 2

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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