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Kim Dotcom wins livestream ruling

Media captionKim Dotcom explains why he wanted extradition appeal livestreamed. A judge in New Zealand has said internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom will be allowed to stream his appeal against extradition live online. The founder of the seized Megaupload websites is wanted in the US on charges of copyright infringement, racketeering and money laundering. The US […]

Gene Wilder death: Star of Willy Wonka dies aged 83

Media captionThe BBC’s Nick Higham looks back at the career of actor Gene Wilder US actor Gene Wilder, remembered by many for his lead role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, has died at the age of 83, his family confirmed. The comic actor also starred in classic films such as The Producers, Blazing […]

Willy Wonka star Gene Wilder dies

Willy Wonka star Gene Wilder dies

Image copyright AP US actor Gene Wilder, remembered by many for his namesake role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, has died at the age of 83, his family confirmed. The comic actor also starred in classic films such as The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein. Mr Wilder frequently collaborated with writer and […]

EpiPen maker to sell cheaper generic version

EpiPen maker to sell cheaper generic version

Image copyright Getty Images The maker of the EpiPen will start selling a generic version in the wake of criticism about steep price increases. Mylan said it expected to start selling a cheaper generic product “in several weeks” at a list price of $300 (£230). That is about half the list price of the existing […]

Darrell Ward: TV’s Ice Road Truckers driver dies in plane crash

Darrell Ward: TV’s Ice Road Truckers driver dies in plane crash

Image copyright Channel 5 Image caption Darrell Ward had been on his way to start filming a new TV documentary Darrell Ward, one of the long-haul drivers made famous on TV’s Ice Road Truckers, has been killed in a plane crash at the age of 52. Ward, from Montana, has been one of the featured […]

Anthony Weiner scandal: Huma Abedin splits from sexting husband

Anthony Weiner scandal: Huma Abedin splits from sexting husband

Image copyright Reuters Hillary Clinton’s personal aide, Huma Abedin, has announced she is separating from her husband, disgraced former politician Anthony Weiner. Ms Abedin’s announcement comes after a report emerged that he had allegedly exchanged sexual photos with a woman. He appeared to have sent a photo of himself in his underpants with his toddler […]

John Lennon’s killer Mark Chapman denied parole again

John Lennon’s killer Mark Chapman denied parole again

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption John Lennon was 40 when he was shot four times by Chapman John Lennon’s killer Mark Chapman has been denied parole for a ninth time. Chapman, 61, shot the former Beatles star in New York in 1980. He told the parole board he now accepted his crime was “premeditated, […]

Nasa ends year-long Mars simulation on Hawaii

Media captionLife on Mars: Moment Nasa crew emerges from year-long trial A team of six people have completed a Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in near isolation for a year. Since 29 August 2015, the group lived in close quarters in a dome, without fresh air, fresh food or privacy. Experts estimate that […]

Los Angeles airport evacuation sparked by ‘loud noises’

Los Angeles airport evacuation sparked by ‘loud noises’

Image copyright AP Image caption Traffic to the airport was closed during the incident Unconfirmed reports of gunshots, later described by police as just “loud noises”, have sparked evacuations at Los Angeles airport. People fled the airport on Sunday night amid the shooting reports, with scenes of abandoned luggage on pavements. Traffic to the terminal […]

Don’t Breathe scares off Suicide Squad

Don’t Breathe scares off Suicide Squad

Image copyright Sony Pictures/AP Image caption Don’t Breathe stars Jane Levy and Dylan Minnette Horror movie Don’t Breathe has scared off Suicide Squad from the top of the North American box office rankings. The thriller made $26.1m (£19.9m) between Friday and Sunday, according to studio estimates. It follows three teenagers who burgle a house but […]