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.
Applying high-frequency electrical noise to the brain can boost maths skills up to six months later, say Oxford University researchers.
Images of a life-size Barbie house with interactive exhibits and hundreds of the doll's clothes which has opened in Berlin as feminists demonstrate outside.
Keeping it real in a floral swim cap
The talented Mr Ripley, and the meaning of evil
The people with a religious duty to have children
The woman who caught a killer, helped by the BBC's Tom Mangold
How has big duck's world tour been hampered?
The factory making robots we can relate to
What songs will fix a broken heart?
When was God brought off a cloud?
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- Syria army 'storms' rebel-held town
- Malcolm X grandson suspects remanded
- Deep sea 'gold rush' moves closer
- In the Dutch earthquake zone
- Pakistani politician is shot dead