Centenarian wins marathon

A 100-year-old Briton has become the world's oldest marathon runner after finishing a race in Canada.

Fauja Singh, from Ilford, east London, ran the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in eight hours, 25 minutes and 16 seconds.

Climate security threat

Climate change poses "an immediate, growing and grave threat" to health and security around the world, according to an expert conference in London. Officers in the UK military warned that the price of goods such as fuel is likely to rise as conflict provoked by climate change increases.

Eurostar death fall

A man has fallen to his death from a high-speed Eurostar train as it travelled through Kent. Police said the 22-year-old Albanian was returning to Europe voluntarily having been refused entry into the UK.

Branson’s launchpad

Sir Richard Branson has dedicated the launchpad for his space tourism venture in the New Mexico desert by abseiling down the side of the world's first built-from-scratch commercial spaceport, swigging from a bottle of champagne.

The 2.5-hour flights will offer five minutes of weightlessness and cost $200,000.

Colombian girl freed

Nohora Valentina Munoz, whose kidnapping shocked the nation, has been released, after mediation by the International Committee of the Red Cross. It is not yet clear who kidnapped her as she walked to school in the town of Fortul near Colombia's border with Venezuela.

Somali militant threat

Somali militant group al-Shabab has warned Kenya to withdraw its troops from Somalia, or face bloody battles. Kenya launched an air and ground assault on the weekend, in response to several recent cross-border abductions it blames on al-Shabab.

Rains kill 80

The number of people killed by a week of torrential rains, triggering floods and landslides across Central America, has reached at least 80, officials say.

El Salvador is the worst-affected, with 32 people killed, mostly buried in their houses by mudslides. A record 1.2m of rain fell, more than the previous record set by Hurricane Mitch in 1998.

Fans pay respects

The debris that littered the Las Vegas Motor Speedway had been cleared away a day after one of IndyCar racing's worst ever accidents.

A few fans were paying their respects and seeing for themselves the spot where Dan Wheldon, (33) one of the biggest names in American motorsport, died in a horrendous crash at the weekend which saw 34 drivers crash at 370 km/h and sent burning racing cars flipping and sliding off the track.

8 killed in LA

Eight people have been shot dead at a hair salon in Los Angeles. Six people were initially confirmed dead, while two others died later of their injuries and one remains in a critical condition, police said. The alleged gunman, Scott Evans Dekraai, was said to be an ex-husband of one of the stylists.

$340 m in Swiss bank

The two sons of deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak have $340m in Swiss bank accounts, says Egypt's deputy justice minister. Both sons are standing trial on corruption charges and complicity in the killing of protesters.

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