A Belgian racing pigeon called Bolt is sold to a Chinese businessman for a world record price of 310,000 euros (£260,000; $400,000).
The president of Azerbaijan orders an investigation into why his country gave Russia "nul points" at Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest.
A great-great-grandmother celebrates her 99th birthday by abseiling from the top of an 11-storey building.
A ticket holder in Florida has won the largest Powerball jackpot in US history, more than $590m (£388m), lottery officials say.
A 25-year-old Saudi woman makes history by reaching the summit of the world's highest mountain.
A Hong Kong taxi driver prosecuted for overcharging a passenger by HK$0.5 (£0.04; $0.06) has the case against him thrown out.
An IT manager who grew frustrated with call centre menus has catalogued shortcuts to thousands of phone services
Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt is allowed to take a mattress, pillow, fan, and toiletries as he goes to jail over firearms offences linked to deadly blasts in Mumbai in 1993.
US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is made an honorary member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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