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Rio Ferdinand has quit international football, the Football Association (FA) said today.
The Galatasaray striker was targeted in the Istanbul derby
French special forces have arrived in Cameroon in a bid to track down four children and three adults from the same family who have been kidnapped by Islamist militants. The four children, who were seized on Tuesday, have been separated from their parents according to the Cameroon government.
Seven members of a French family, three of them children, have been abducted in Cameroon three days after seven other foreigners were taken away at gunpoint in neighbouring Nigeria, raising fears that Islamist militants have started a campaign of capturing Western hostages in the region.
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The Cameroon defender headed a late equaliser to earn the Canaries a 1-1 draw at Everton
Liverpool assistant boss Colin Pascoe insists the club's players are fully focused on tomorrow's Europa League clash with Anzhi Makhachkala and that they will not be distracted by thoughts of the Merseyside derby.
Roger Hammond, who has died of cancer at the age of 56, was an environmental educator for whom "environment" meant everything, and "education" meant leading people from darkness. He trained as a teacher in Birmingham, and then rose swiftly to become head of science at a large secondary school. He was meanwhile involved in setting up the Urban Wildlife Group and enrolled for a doctorate in plant sociology, acquiring knowledge that would one day give rise to many native hedges and wildflower meadows.
No action can be taken over seven Cameroonian athletes missing from the Olympic village until their visas expire, officials said today.
Cameroon's entire boxing team have gone missing in Britain while competing at the Olympics.
Women's football came home last night and now, after the biggest occasion in the history of the female game in Great Britain, we have our best chance to establish it as a viable part of the national sporting scene.
Deep in Cameroon's rainforests, poachers are killing primates for food. Evan Williams reports from Yokadouma on a practice that could create a pandemic
Deep in the rainforest of south-east Cameroon, the voices of the men rang out. "Where are the white people?" they shouted. The men, who begin to surround us, are poachers, who make their money from the illegal slaughter of gorillas and chimpanzees. They are not keen for their activities to be reported; the trade they ply could not only wipe out critically endangered species but, scientists are now warning, could also create the next pandemic of a deadly virus in humans.
Tottenham defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto has reaffirmed his commitment to the club, distancing himself from earlier quotes hinting at a summer move.
City manager responds to Muamba horror by saying there must be more rigorous medicals