News Criminal mastermind: Henning Mankell

Mankell will document his battle with the disease for a newspaper column

Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson

I'm English, honest! England in race to secure clearance for Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson

Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson will be drafted into the England squad for next week's friendly with Sweden, if they can get clearance from Fifa.

Jack Wilshere on his competitive return for Arsenal against QPR

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere called up to England squad

Roy Hodgson has risked the wrath of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger after Jack Wilshere was named in his England squad to face Sweden.

'He didn't have time to stab him': Guards stop knife-wielding man from attacking Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen

Security guards stopped a knife-wielding man from approaching Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen while he was campaigning for municipal elections.

Wayne Rooney made little impact in possession and his goal had a touch of luck

Wayne Rooney eager to play in next England match

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has no intention of ducking England's next friendly and is determined to get back to his best quickly.

John B. Gurdon from Great-Britain and Shinya Yamanaka of Japan (R)

Britain's Sir John Gurdon wins Nobel prize in medicine for his pioneering work in cloning and stem cells

The 79-year-old was the first person to clone an animal from a single cell

They’re grrreat: prices start from £60 for accessories, all Tiger of Sweden, Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, London W1, 0800 123 400, selfridges.com

Burning bright

Tiger of Sweden is another Scandi import that Brits can't get enough of, says Rebecca Gonsalves

Healthy living 'benefits over-75s'

Living a healthy lifestyle into old age can extend your innings by up to six years, research has shown.

Holly Bleasdale in action during her disappointing London Games

Mixed emotions for Team GB athletes as they head back to the track

Ohuruogu meets Richards-Ross while Gemili and Bleasedale also in action tonight

Brazil striker Neymar 'happy' with Olympic silver medal

Bruised by their loss to Mexico in the Olympic final, Brazil begins their journey to the 2014 World Cup with a friendly against Sweden on Wednesday.

Leading woman: GB's Mhairi Spence is the current world champion

GB women hoping to make it four in a row in pentathlon

How better for Britain to end this Olympic Games than with one of their strongest events? The final gold medal to be handed out, before the closing ceremony this evening, will be in the women's modern pentathlon.

Deals of the week: Med cruise, Portloe, Stockholm

Less than £200... Plan ahead for an autumn escape. The Lugger Hotel in the Cornish village of Portloe has a two-night stay any time in October for £150pp, based on two sharing. It includes B&B, dinner on the first night, afternoon tea each day and a bottle of champagne on arrival. Book by 19 August. luggerhotel.co.uk

Hubbard's Cupboard: When dressage riders were different class

The man with incredible tales from past Games
Usain Bolt celebrates his victory in the 100m final

Lightning Bolt gets Jamaican party started

Fastest man on the planet retains title in just 9.63sec – and that was after a poor start

Usain Bolt celebrates his victory in the 100m final

Lightning Usain Bolt strikes again at Olympics to make mockery of the doubters

After a poor start Jamaican sensation cruises to victory with his compatriot Blake in second and Gatlin coming home third

Bulgarians find suicide bomber DNA as Israel buries victims

Israel claims Iran has been involved in 20 attacks - real or attempted - since May
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Homeless Veterans campaign: Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after £300,000 gift from Lloyds Bank

Homeless Veterans campaign

Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after huge gift from Lloyds Bank
Flight MH370 a year on: Lost without a trace – but the search goes on

Lost without a trace

But, a year on, the search continues for Flight MH370
Germany's spymasters left red-faced after thieves break into brand new secret service HQ and steal taps

Germany's spy HQ springs a leak

Thieves break into new €1.5bn complex... to steal taps
International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir's seminal feminist polemic, 'The Second Sex', has been published in short-form for International Women's Day
Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Why would I want to employ someone I’d be happy to have as my boss, asks Simon Kelner
Confessions of a planespotter: With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent

Confessions of a planespotter

With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent. Sam Masters explains the appeal
Russia's gulag museum 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities

Russia's gulag museum

Ministry of Culture-run site 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities
The big fresh food con: Alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay

The big fresh food con

Joanna Blythman reveals the alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay
Virginia Ironside was my landlady: What is it like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7?

Virginia Ironside was my landlady

Tim Willis reveals what it's like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7
Paris Fashion Week 2015: The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp

Paris Fashion Week 2015

The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp
8 best workout DVDs

8 best workout DVDs

If your 'New Year new you' regime hasn’t lasted beyond February, why not try working out from home?
Paul Scholes column: I don't believe Jonny Evans was spitting at Papiss Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible

Paul Scholes column

I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
Miguel Layun interview: From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

Khan ready to meet winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao

The Bolton fighter is unlikely to take on Kell Brook with two superstar opponents on the horizon, says Frank Warren
War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable