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Professor Stephen Hawking has lent his voice to Monty Python's famous Galaxy Song as part of Record Store Day 2015.
A former Blackwater guard is sentenced to life in prison and three others to 30 years over the killing of 14 Iraqi civilians in 2007.
Two Kazakhs go on trial amid great security in one of Austria's most unusual murder cases, two months after the death of the main suspect in jail.
JPMorgan Chase reports a 12% rise in profit to $5.91bn for the three months to the end of March, as revenue from bond trading improves.
Author and mathematician Alex Bellos demonstrates how to solve the logic problem given to Singaporean TV students that went viral.
One of Italy's most wanted gangsters is detained on the Costa del Sol in Spain while trying to withdraw money from a post office.
TV presenter Sue Perkins says she is taking a break from Twitter after receiving threats over reports she was replacing Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear.
A young mountain lion has taken up residence under a house in Los Angeles, and is resisting all efforts to dislodge it.