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R2-D2 it is you, it is you: Salvaged Star Wars droid sells for £2m

A complete R2-D2 made from pieces salvaged from the Star Wars films has sold for $2.76m (£2.13m). The 43-inch-tall robot was made by an anonymous British enthusiast using retired parts from at least four of the films.The eventual sale price for the seven-year creation surpassed...

Passenger’s fury as airport security guard poses with her lobster

A businesswoman has criticised an airport security guard for rifling through her luggage and having a photograph taken with one of her live lobsters. Lisa Feinman, who owns the Atlantic Seafood Market in the US state of Connecticut, had carefully packed more than a dozen...

Singhsbury’s becomes Morrisinghs after Sainsbury’s threatens legal action

A convenience store called Singhsbury's has changed its name after being threatened with legal action... to Morrisinghs. Sainsbury's had accused Jel Singh Nagra of copyright infringement in 2012, with the retail giant threatening to take the 42-year-old to court.Although his signs were speedily taken down,...

Top South African ultra-marathon runner Bruce Fordyce robbed of trainers at gunpoint

A top South African athlete has been mugged at gunpoint while out on his morning run. Nine-time Comrades Marathon winner Bruce Fordyce was robbed of his trainers and watch by two men who pulled up in a car near his home in Parktown, Johannesburg.The Times...

Could dangerous toothpick crossbow craze be new fidget spinner?

Parents in China are calling for the latest toy craze - miniature crossbows that shoot toothpicks - to be banned. They are concerned that the 'toothpick crossbows' could cause injuries and even blind children.The new toys are available online and in shops and sell for...

Hungry hackers stole $3k worth of snacks from CIA vending machines over several months

The CIA has admitted it was penetrated by an insider network - of hi-tech snack thieves. A newly declassified report reveals that hackers managed to steal more than $3,300 of chocolate bars, crisps and other snacks from CIA vending machines in 2013.CIA vending machines work...

Killer whales ‘chasing’ Alaskan fishermen to steal catch

Alaskan fisherman say they are being "chased out" of the Bering Sea by pods of killer whales which are stripping their lines of fish. In a number of cases fishing captains have reported losing tens of thousands of pounds of halibut and black cod after...

Glastonbury attendees’ wee to power festival displays

The lavatory facilities at festivals can often be feared as pits of despair, but a team of scientists are set to turn Glastonbury goers' wee into energy. Display boards at this year's Glastonbury festival are going to powered by urine, provided via a 40-person urinal...

118-year-old painting by Brit explorer Dr Edward Wilson discovered in Antarctica

A lost 118-year-old painting by one of Britain's most famous explorers has been discovered in Antarctica. Scientists stumbled on the delicate watercolour of a bird in a hut on Cape Adare, a peninsula on the continent's far east side.The almost perfectly-preserved artwork was painted by...

Isle Of Wight Festival To Be Screened On Sky Arts In Ultra HD

This year's Isle of Wight Festival will be shown on Sky Arts – and it will be the first time a major festival has been broadcast in Ultra HD. Coverage of the event, which has headline acts including David Guetta, Rod Stewart, Run DMC and...

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