A police officer stands near the scene of the shooting

Villagers left in shock as man is shot dead by police

Residents of a Cheshire village were in shock after police officers shot a man dead in a local car park.

Army on stand-by as police strike threatens Rio Carnival

The streets of Rio de Janeiro were calm today, just hours after police officers went on strike and a week before glittering Carnival celebrations that typically draw 800,000 tourists were due to start.

Ireland v Wales player ratings

Man-for-man marking from the Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Visiting Al-Ahly players escape from the field after the match in Port Said

At least 73 dead in football match riot

At least 73 people were killed and hundreds more injured when a football match ended in one of the worst sporting disasters in Egypt's history.

A view of the scenes last night

Scores killed as Egyptian football fans riot

At least 74 people killed in catastrophic scenes as supporters storm pitch after victory by local team

Breakin’ Brass, Rich Mix, London

Breakin’ Brass is a club night, alternating funked-up brass band playing and a breakdancing showdown. It’s an unexpected mix, but a jubilant one. Energy levels are high, with some terrific dancing.

Mozart, Don Giovanni, Royal Opera House

There is hell-fire enough at the close of Francesca Zambello’s 2002 staging of Don Giovanni to consume not just the Don but the entire production.

Man gored to death at Spanish 'burning bulls' festival

A festival involving toros embolados (burning bulls) in northern Spain yesterday resulted in the death of one man by goring.

Being Modern: January detox

Blood, yellow bile, black bile and phlegm. Now, we know that's not what you want to be reading on a New Year's Day hangover, but that's what a lot of our Januarys will be based around, so don't go getting light-headed on us now.

Britain sees in 2012 with nationwide party

Thousands of New Year's Eve revellers took part in a parade through Northumberland Street in Newcastle last night as millions celebrated across the country.

Jessica Zhu/Cellophony, Wigmore Hall (4/5)

Anyone wanting to test the mettle of British classical music’s up-and-coming young stars might begin by checking out the annual parade of talent put on at Christmas by the Park Lane Group.

Prime number: The new hotel at No 10 is close to Cardiff's centre

24-hour Room Service: Jolyon's at No 10, Cardiff

"You'll notice it gets a little livelier as we pull into Cardiff," a Welsh gentleman said with a chuckle as we hurtled across the River Severn on the train from London Paddington. And so it did, from Cardiff Central station – where the Friday night crowds were gathering – to the bustling bar of Jolyon's at No 10.

Green Bay’s John Kuhn spikes the ball after scoring a touchdown against Detroit

American Football: Packers stay unbeaten as Suh foul sets Lions back

The Green Bay Packers overcame a slow start to keep their perfect NFL season intact with a 27-15 win over the Detroit Lions on Thursday that spoilt yet another Motor City Thanksgiving Day.

A protest march in Sanaa against the Yemeni regime of President Saleh

Yemen's ruler finally agrees to go – but will the regime go with him?

Saleh is fourth dictator to fall as mounting world pressure and 10 months of protests end his 33-year regime

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project