A study by three US universities of 5,500 American adolescents has found that friends are genetically much more similar to each other than to strangers.
Hawaii suffered 38 minutes of panic over the weekend after a wrongly pressed button set off an alert warning of an incoming ballistic missile attack.
The president of Sri Lanka has blocked a government move to allow women to buy alcohol legally – something they have not be able to do for over 60 years.
The first public screening of a movie for 35 years has taken place in Saudi Arabia. Cinemas were banned in the kingdom in the early 80s.
Black has overtaken white as the UK’s favourite car colour because drivers are too busy to wash their vehicles.
During World War Two, gemstones were removed from the Crown Jewels for safekeeping and buried in a biscuit tin at Windsor Castle.