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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