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A "perfectly spherical" chicken egg, thought to be "one-in-a-billion" sells online for £480 with the money going to charity.
A man has died after being struck by a car on the M8 between Livingston and Bathgate, police confirm.
Family and friends of missing teenager Rebecca Watts gather again to look for her as police continue to search lakes and rivers.
India bowl out United Arab Emirates for 102, the lowest total yet at the World Cup, before racing to victory in 18.5 overs.
President Obama is among those paying tribute to Leonard Nimoy, the Star Trek actor who has died aged 83, saying: "I loved Spock."
UK industry completes construction of the modules that make up the Lisa Pathfinder satellite - a remarkable probe that will test the key technologies needed to detect gravitational waves in space.
A man has been shot in the shoulder in a "targeted attack" in Liverpool, police say.
Stormont's Department of Agriculture is to apply to the European Union for Northern Ireland cattle to be declared free of the disease brucellosis.
Ansar Allah, or the Houthi movement, began as a defence of the Zaidi religious tradition but experienced several major transformations in arriving at its current dominance of Yemeni politics, Charles Schmitz writes.
A 25-year-old man is still being questioned on suspicion of causing the death of a boy by dangerous driving.
Fighting has died down in Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions in recent days, after a ceasefire agreed between the government and pro-Russian rebels.
People in Lesotho are voting in polls aimed at resolving political tensions following an attempted coup last year.
Prince William was transformed into a samurai warlord, but escaped the ordeal of wearing a wig, as he visited Japan's public broadcaster NHK.
Ex-spinner Graeme Swann on who England should drop and how to stop Kumar Sangakkara in Sunday's "must-win" group game.
Police are in Newcastle for the first rally in Britain by a group opposed to what it calls the "Islamisation of Europe".
World number one Rory McIlroy looks destined to miss the cut at the Honda Classic after a four-over-par second round.
England's women defeated New Zealand by five wickets in the final ODI between the sides, and sealed the series victory.
The funeral is due to take place for one of the victims of a crash involving a 30-tonne tipper truck in Bath that killed four people.
The Duke of Cambridge dresses as a famous samurai warrior during a visit to the set of a long-running historical drama in Japan.
A dress "resembling" the $150,000 (£97,000) outfit worn by Lupita Nyong'o at this year's Oscars has been found, Los Angeles police say.