Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge has broken the world record for the fastest-ever marathon, but failed to break the two-hour barrier by just 25 seconds.
Thailand has revoked the passport of an heir to the Red Bull fortune for ignoring his 8th summons for killing a policeman by reckless driving in his Ferrari.
Prince Philip’s decision to stop visiting people has been greeted with gloom on the South Pacific island of Tanna, whose inhabitants worship him as a god.
The Irish police are investigating Stephen Fry for blasphemy. The anonymous man who reported the alleged offence says he himself was not offended by it.
Elon Musk’s appeal for names for his new boring machine has produced The Elongator, David Attenburrow, William Burroughs and Digg.