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  • €715,000 for 1970s Apple

    €715,000 for 1970s Apple

    One of the few remaining examples of Apple Inc.’s first pre-assembled computer, Apple-1, sold for €715,000 at an auction in New York, far outstripping expectations. The relic, which sparked a revolution in home computing, is thought to be one of...

  • Beast with behemoth arms

    Beast with behemoth arms

    In July 1965, two gigantic fossilised dinosaur arms replete with menacing claws were unearthed in the remote southern Gobi desert of Mongolia. Measuring 2.4 metres, they were the longest arms of any known bipedal creature in earth’s history. But...

  • ‘Sculpture of exceptional art’ found

    Archaeologists unearthed the missing head of one of the two sphinxes found guarding the entrance of an ancient tomb in Greece’s northeast, as the diggers made their way into the monument’s inner chambers, the culture ministry said. The tomb on the...

  • Obama for tea

    Obama for tea

    Participants drinking tea and eating pies made to look like US President Barack Obama, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the art performance titled, Sweet Sanctions – Let’s Eat Each Other Only for Fun in...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    Five large shark paintings worth £20,000, created by “the female Banksy”, have been stolen, police said. The murals, painted by acclaimed street artist Bambi, were taken by thieves who broke into a building site in Upper Street, Islington, north...

  • Man's ashes launched into space

    A mother who is using social media to have her son's ashes scattered all over the world has sent him on his greatest journey yet - to space. Using her Facebook page, which has more than 17,000 likes, Hallie Twomey has mailed hundreds of packets of...

  • One dead in Germany gas explosion

    One dead in Germany gas explosion

    One person has been killed and 11 injured in an explosion after a gas pipe was damaged during construction work in a west German city, authorities said. Police in Ludwigshafen said the explosion outside a house in the city happened midday...

  • Updated: Ottawa suspect's mother 'sorry'

    Updated: Ottawa suspect's mother 'sorry'

    (Adds full text of mother's e-mail) The mother of the man identified as Ottawa gunman has said she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son. Susan Bibeau said she did not know what to say to those hurt in the attack. "Can you ever...

  • Migrants dodge French police, try to enter Britain

    Migrants dodge French police, try to enter Britain

    French police at the port city of Calais struggle to stop irregular migrants from going to Britain. The migrants sneak into trucks bound for the ferries. Yiming Woo reports.

  • British officers furious at police killer release

    British officers furious at police killer release

    British police have denounced the decision to free a notorious killer who shot dead two officers in 1966, calling it a "slap in the face" for the victims' relatives. Harry Roberts, now 78, and two associates were planning a robbery in a van in...

  • Funeral for baby killed in Jerusalem car attack

    Funeral for baby killed in Jerusalem car attack

    Hundreds attended the funeral of a baby killed after a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians in Jerusalem. "The parents are a young couple. They are Americans and they came to live here. He come to learn here in the Yeshiva (Jewish...

  • Canada's Harper says no safe haven for those behind attacks

    Canada's Harper says no safe haven for those behind attacks

    Canada will not be intimidated by a pair of attacks that killed two soldiers on its own soil this week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in an address to the nation last night, adding that security agencies will do everything needed to counter...

  • Soldier dies after gunman opens fire in Canada

    Soldier dies after gunman opens fire in Canada

    At least one gunman entered Canada’s Parliament buildings yesterday and many shots were fired just outside the room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was addressing a meeting of legislators. Harper was safely removed from the building but...

  • Protesters march in Hong Kong as talks are fruitless

    About 200 Hong Kong protesters marched to the home of the city’s Beijing-backed leader yesterday to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the deadlock. Others continued...

  • Cuban doctors, nurses land in Liberia to combat Ebola

    Cuban doctors, nurses land in Liberia to combat Ebola

    A team of Cuban doctors and nurses arrived in Liberia yesterday to help to fight the worst outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus on record alongside a US military mission deploying in the West Africa country. A jet from the national airline Cubana...

  • US Liberty Medal honour for Malala

    US Liberty Medal honour for Malala

    Malala Yousafzai, the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, renewed her call for world peace and universal education at a ceremony in which she was awarded the Liberty Medal on Tuesday. “No girl, no child, anywhere, anywhere in this...

  • Elvis photographer dies

    Elvis photographer dies

    Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose photographs of Elvis Presley documented the start of a legendary career, has died. Wertheimer’s editor and gallery curator, Chris Murray, said Wertheimer, who was 85, died of natural causes at his New York...

  • The man who directed the Watergate coverage

    The man who directed the Watergate coverage

    Ben Bradlee, the hard-driving editor who reigned over the Washington Post with the style of a well-dressed swashbuckler and the profane vocabulary of a dockworker as the newspaper helped topple president Richard Nixon, died aged 93. Bradlee’s...

  • Calling all material girls!

    Calling all material girls!

    Costumes, gowns and jewellery worn by Madonna in films such as Evita and A League of Their Own and in the Material Girl music video will be the highlights of a celebrity auction next month in Beverly Hills, Julien’s Auctions said. They are among...

  • Humans could not drink cow milk for 5,000 years

    Humans could not drink cow milk for 5,000 years

    Early Europeans had a problem drinking the milk of cows and goats for some 5,000 years after the introduction of farming, a study has found. It took at least that long for their genes to evolve until they were no longer intolerant to lactose, the...