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A Star Wars fan who bought a toy 25 years ago for £50 sells it at auction in Teesside for £18,000.
Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch answered every reporters' question on Wednesday with, "You know why I'm here".
Footage inside Tripoli's abandoned airport shows the extent of damage caused by clashes.
A computer programmer creates a computer chess program that takes up only 487 bytes of data, breaking a 33-year-old record.
Iran has selected Gholamali Khoshru as its ambassador to the United Nations in New York, less than one year after the US rejected its first choice.
An ancient skull discovered in Israel could shed light on the migration of modern humans out of Africa some 60,000 years ago.
Virgin Media has asked the broadcasting watchdog Ofcom to halt the auction of Premier League football TV rights until a probe into the process is completed.
Cape Town's city council votes to rename a street after South Africa's last white ruler despite opposition from the national governing party.
Natural England has decided that a family of beavers should be allowed to stay living in the River Otter in Devon.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned the current structure of the eurozone puts it in an "odd position".
In saying that the eurozone will only thrive again if there is a fiscal union, the governor of the Bank of England is in effect criticising Germany for not spending and borrowing more to support weaker eurozone countries.
Nasa's Curiosity rover gets straight back to work after a software upgrade by drilling a new test hole.
Chelsea's Diego Costa is charged with violent conduct by the FA and could face a three-game suspension.
Nigeria's army failed to protect Baga's civilians despite warnings that militants were going to attack, rights group Amnesty International says.
Residents in the Canadian city of Winnipeg have been instructed to boil their drinking water after testing found E. coli and other bacteria in the water supply.
Arsenal sign defender Gabriel Paulista from Villarreal with striker Joel Campbell moving the other way on loan.
The foreman of a jury which convicted a serial killer tells the BBC he now believes the Colin Norris is innocent.
The foreman of the jury which convicted serial killer nurse Colin Norris tells the BBC he now believes the man is innocent.
Chinese drone-maker DJI is to prevent its kit from flying over much of the US capital, following the crash of one of its aircraft into the White House lawn.
The BBC has rejected the DUP's demands to be included in the TV election debates.