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Harry Kane scores on England debut after 78 seconds

England supersub Harry Kane celebrates his immediate impact at Wembley. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

England beat Lithuania 4-0 in their European Championship Group E qualifier at Wembley Stadium.

Roy Hodgson's side maintained its 100% winning record thanks to first-half goals from captain Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck, with Raheem Sterling and then sub Harry Kane both scoring their first senior international goals in the second half.

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Knox and Sollecito acquitted of Meredith Kercher murder

Italy's highest court has acquitted Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.

Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito have been finally acquitted of Meredith Kercher's murder, eight years after being first convicted. Credit: Reuters

Ms Kercher, a 21-year-old from Coulsdon, Surrey, was sexually assaulted and stabbed to death in her bedroom in 2007 while studying in Perugia, Italy.

Her flatmate Knox and Knox's then-boyfriend Sollecito spent four years in jail for the murder but were acquitted on appeal in 2011.

Meredith Kercher was found dead in 2007 at the Perugian flat she shared with Amanda Knox.

Knox returned to the US before an appeal court threw out the acquittal and reinstated her and Sollecito's guilty verdicts last year.

Judges at the Supreme Court in Rome overturned the lower court's verdict and confirmed an acquittal for the pair, ending their long legal battle.


Russian keeper hit by flare during Euro qualifying match

Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev has been struck by a flare thrown from the crowd during a Euro 2016 qualifier in Montenegro.

The moment the flare struck Igor Akinfeev was recorded on the match footage. Credit: Sky Calcio HD

The match was briefly suspended and the teams taken off the field after the incident shortly after kick off at the Gradski Stadium in Podorica.

Akinfeev was taken away for treatment before the players returned to continue the match.

Lufthansa offers 50,000 euros to families after plane crash

German airline giant Lufthansa has offered to pay up to 50,000 euros (£36,500) per passenger on the plane which crashed earlier this week.

A total of 150 people were killed on the plane operated by Germanwings, a subsidiary of Lufthansa.

The airline said it would provide the money as "immediate financial assistance" to those who lost loved ones.

Football fans rally round grieving family after plane crash

Football fans have rallied around the family of one of the victims of the Alps plane crash, flooding them with messages of support since the tragedy three days ago.

An avid fan and season ticket holder for Wolverhampton Wanderers, father-of-two Martyn Matthews, aged 50, was on the ill-fated Germanwings plane which crashed into a mountain earlier this week.

Martyn Matthews, 50, died in the crash Credit: Family handout

In a statement issued through the club, his brother-in-law Mike Lloyd said Mr Matthews would have been "honoured" to see the care offered to his family by fellow supporters.

On behalf of the family, I would like to thank all of the Wolves fans and the club for their kind words and thoughts over the last few days.

We have been overwhelmed with your kindness, warmth and generosity that we have received during this distressing time. It is a great comfort to see that there are so many people who genuinely care about our family.

We are very touched and thank you for being loyal supporters of the club and our family.

Martyn was proud of being a lifelong Wolves supporter and I am sure he would be honoured to think that his team care about him and his family so much.

– Mike Lloyd, brother-in-law

Mr Matthews was a senior quality manager for manufacturer Huf in Tipton, in the West Midlands. He is thought to have been travelling to Germany for a business meeting.


Ebola-free nurse thanks medics after radical treatment

Corporal Anna Cross has thanked doctors after being declared free of Ebola following the help of experimental treatment.

The British military medic became the first person in the world to be treated with the drug MIL 77.

She contracted the potentially deadly virus in Sierra Leone having complained of being "tired" but not ill, as ITV News' Paul Davies reports:

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