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'Star Wars'-style hover bikes could be coming to the US military after engineers in the UK and US struck a deal with the US Department of Defense.
Love letters written by dashing 1930s matinee idol Errol Flynn are to be sold at auction.
Peter Tonstad, the boss of Jay Z's music streaming service Tidal, has left the company after just three months.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been heckled at a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Okinawa.
The US is to deploy tanks, armoured vehicles and artillery in a number of European nations, amid Nato concerns over Russia's role in Ukraine.
Syria's economic output has shrunk by up to 60% since the conflict began, according to estimates in a new report released by British think-tank Chatham House.
Patsy Cline becomes the first Country star to return to the stage as a hologram using the same technology which digitally resurrected artists from Tupac Shakur to Liberace.
A huge fire destroys much of East Africa's biggest second-hand clothing market in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, officials say.
Calais port is shut amid burning blockades by striking French workers, causing severe disruption to roads and ferries in Kent.
Former team owner Bjarne Riis knew his riders were doping but failed to act, says a Danish Anti-Doping Authority report.