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. 

Taxing times as Rangers go out

Rangers 0 Dundee United 2

Papiss Demba Cisse scores stunner against Villa

Newcastle 2 Aston Villa 1

Beckham's bodywear brand was launched at H&M on Thursday, and it is predicted that sales of the notoriously difficult-to-pull-off-with-style garment will rise even further

Invest in a vest: the latest fashion trend

And it's not just men who are buying them; women are pushing sales up too

Ian Holloway: I know Rooney is banned but he's still right captain

There is only one man who should lead England into the European Championship and it isn't Steve Gerrard. It is the bloke who isn't allowed to play in the first two games. Think that sounds daft? I don't. If England are to make a fresh start, and to have a chance of being successful, they need to make Wayne Rooney skipper.

The revolving door captaincy of John Terry has bemused Terry Venables, hurt Ferdinand, angered Fabio Capello and given concern to Graham Taylor who was criticised for appointing Tony Adams

Terry tensions leave England heading for fall

Opinion is split over captain's demotion but there is unanimity in the feeling that Capello's chances in Poland and Ukraine this summer will be seriously harmed by the repercussions

Wigan settle for a point against Everton

Wigan 1 Everton 1

Swansea bounce back to beat West Brom

West Brom 1 Swansea 2

Sunderland continue fine form at Stoke

Stoke 0 Sunderland 1

Beckham 'sent off' by referee of children's match

David Beckham was sent off by a referee as he stood on the sidelines waiting to watch his son play football, it has emerged. The former England and Manchester United midfielder got his marching orders after protesting at a decision to send off one of the young players.

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Fabio Capello (right) must select a new captain to replace John Terry

Captaincy chaos hits England's Euro plans

Problems on and off field force Capello to prepare for tournament in familiar disarray

England captain: The candidates

England are looking for a new captain after John Terry was today stripped of the honour until his racism trial is resolved.

Carlos Tevez is likely to be sold for around £25m

Carlos Tevez could play for Manchester City reveals Roberto Mancini

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has admitted Carlos Tevez could feature in the Premier League again - if he proves his fitness.

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Wayne Rooney should be fit to lead the attack against Chelsea

Rooney ready to face Chelsea as United's injury worries start to ease

Wayne Rooney is expected to be back in the Manchester United team for Sunday's match at Stamford Bridge which could extinguish Chelsea's frail title aspirations.

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