The original manuscript of Don McLean's American Pie sells for $1.2m at a New York auction.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul officially announces he is launching a 2016 presidential election campaign on the Republican ticket.
Microsoft is to hire more people with autism in full-time roles.
Sci-fi favourite Doctor Who will remain on TV for at least another five years, according to its executive producer Steven Moffat.
Fifa ends proceedings against FA chairman Greg Dyke after he returned a £16,000 watch given him at the 2014 World Cup.
A French Socialist senator is found dead on the day he was due to stand trial for corruption over Chinese wedding tours in the Loire valley.
A Russian nuclear submarine is ablaze at an Arctic naval shipyard, but damage appears limited, media report.
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Archaeologists from the UK have been making "significant discoveries" in Iraq, while Islamic State fighters have been bulldozing historic Assyrian sites.
Engineers unveil a flexible aluminium battery which they say could offer a cheap, fast-charging and safe alternative to current designs.
Two West Yorkshire teenagers are feared to have travelled to Syria, police have said.
The head of the ICRC in the Yemeni city of Aden tells the BBC medical supplies are urgently needed there as the death toll continues to rise.
Union leaders are holding talks with bosses at an Anglesey factory where hundreds of jobs are under threat.
A uniform claimed to have belonged to Nazi Hermann Goering should be burned and not sold, say Jewish leaders.
A man denies causing the deaths of three men who were killed in a collision on the M4.
Samsung criticises a test that suggests its Galaxy S6 Edge phone is at least as vulnerable to bending as Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.
An Alva woman charged with murdering her son will not face prosecution, as doctors conclude she was insane at the time of his death.
Chris Gayle, Martin Guptill and Kumar Sangakkara are among the World Cup stars set to light up county cricket this summer.
The NBA becomes the first US professional sports league to visit Cuba since the two countries announced a thaw in their relations.
The iconic name Brontosaurus, which was once used to describe a titanic family of dinosaurs, is being revived after it was killed off more than a century ago.