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Police kill 12-year-old boy wielding fake gun

The family of a 12-year-old boy who was shot by police while wielding a gun that turned out to be a toy, wants to conduct their own investigation.

Rooney top Premier League earner on Forbes list

But Ronaldo, Messi and Bale way outearned him, sitting alongside Ibrahimovic, Falcao and Neymar in the top 20 of the world's highest-paid athletes.

F1 championship could come down to reliability

Lewis Hamilton regained the championship lead after four months at the Singapore GP, but the title fight could eventually be decided by reliability.

Lewis Hamilton wins Italian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton recovered from a poor start to win the Italian Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg on Sunday.

British, French courts juggle the legalities of euthanasia

A UK court has denied two men the right to die as a French court acquits a doctor for lethal injections and another orders a comatose man kept alive.

Suspected Ebola cases in Liberia, Canada

Liberia suspects numerous infections and five deaths are from the Ebola virus spreading from neighbouring Guinea, with one suspected case in Canada.

Pope Francis appoints first anti-child abuse panel members

The head of the Catholic Church has appointed the first eight members of a panel announced in December to tackle paedophilia scandals in the church.

Many killed during clashes in Egypt

At least 17 people have been killed during clashes between supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and police in Egypt.

North Korea faces major food shortages

The United Nations has voiced concern by North Korea's food deficit, which is currently at its lowest level ever.

Singer Ian Watkins pleads guilty to numerous sex offences

In a change of plea, Ian Watkins of the Welsh band Lostprophets has pleaded guilty to the attempted rape of a baby, along with other sex offences.

Gunman attacks Paris newspaper, bank

A French newspaper and banking chain were targeted in shootings in Paris, one of which has left a young man fighting for his life.

Retired Rasmussen accuses former teammates of doping

Cyclist Michael Rasmussen, thrown out of the 2007 Tour de France while on his way to victory, says his entire former Rabobank team also doped.

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