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Selorm Kuadey pictured scoring for Sale in 2008

Former Sale Sharks wing Selorm Kuadey dies age 24

Sale Sharks have announced the death of their former wing Selorm Kuadey at the age of 24.

Katy Perry leads People's choice winners

Katy Perry has won the most People's Choice Awards at the 38th annual fan-favourite extravaganza, but viewers would not have known it from watching the ceremony.

Mario Balotelli says Roberto Mancini is his favourite manager

I have no friends in Manchester, claims frustrated Balotelli

A lonely young man, exasperated by the English press, who wants to become more involved in Italian social issues. That was the picture Mario Balotelli drew of himself in an extensive interview published yesterday.

Mario Balotelli says Roberto Mancini is his favourite manager

I have no friends in England, claims frustrated Balotelli

Italian striker talks of his exasperation with press and his social concerns in heartfelt interview

Memories of Milligan, By Norma Farnes

Spike: the man, but not his work

Eleven die after hot air balloon hits power lines and bursts into flames

Eleven people were killed last night when a hot air balloon on a pleasure flight burst into flames and plunged 500ft to the ground in New Zealand.

Anuj Bidve's family visit Salford murder scene

The parents of an Indian engineering student who was shot dead on Boxing Day re-traced the final moments of their son's life today.

Attenberg (18)

"Seeing genitals in your sleep is a bad omen," Bella informs Marina. Seeing Attenberg, any time, is a nightmare for lovers of plot or drama.

DVD: The Slap (15)

Melissa George again; this time she's Rosie, a drippy, hippie mum, in this engrossing eight-part ensemble drama adapted from Christos Tsiolkas's novel about the barbed underbelly of Melbourne suburbia.

Anuj Bidve, a student at Lancaster University, was shot dead in Salford, early on Boxing Day

Salford student killing is being treated as hate crime, say police

Racial motive possible in Boxing Day shooting previously considered a random attack

Downton delivers the one present its devotees wanted

Christmas TV review

Howard Jacobson: The near-religious zeal that drives the godless

Finding in his illness proof that an atheist dies better than a Christian strikes me as tasteless

Girl left Facebook suicide message

An aspiring model announced she was going to commit suicide on Facebook before throwing herself under a speeding train, an inquest jury has been told.

Letters: Hitchens and religion

Some Christians don't 'mewl' at death

Race on for top spot as singles sales soar again

The race for the Christmas No 1 gets under way in earnest today, marking the climax of a record-breaking year for singles sales.

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His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
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