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Wayne Rooney and debutant Harry Kane scored as England sank Lithuania 4-0 at Wembley on Friday to claim a fifth consecutive win in qualifying for the 2016 European Championship. Rooney's early header took him to 47 England goals -- two shy of Bobby Charlton's record -- and Tottenham Hotspur breakthrough star Kane netted with his second touch after coming on as a substitute to mark his first international appearance with a goal. Raheem Sterling also claimed his first goal in an England shirt, while Danny Welbeck capped a man-of-the-match performance with his sixth strike of the qualifying campaign.
Italy's top court on Friday cleared Amanda Knox of the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, bringing a sensational end to an eight-year legal drama. Judges at the Court of Cassation also cleared Knox's Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito after ten hours of deliberations in Rome. Obviously she is very happy," said Knox's lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova. Sollecito's lawyer Giulia Bongiorno reacted to the shock verdict by shouting "yes, yes, yes" and leaping into the arms of one of her colleagues.
A California jury rejected charges of gender discrimination against a prominent venture capital firm Friday in a case seen as a proxy trial of Silicon Valley sex bias. The state court jury found Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers (KPCB) did not discriminate against Ellen Pao, who claimed she was fired after complaining about bias at the firm that notably backed Amazon, Facebook and Google.