More than 600 Chinese have applied for a one-way trip to Mars where they will live in dome-shaped space-capsules on the Red Planet.
Hundreds of Chinese sign up to travel to Mars
Official World Cup ball unveiled
Rio de Janeiro hosted a spectacular 3D light projection to unveil the official match ball for the world cup - brazuca.The ball was named back in September 2012 following a public vote involving 1 million Brazillian football fans, with the name used to describe national pride in the Brazilian way of life.
Firth's 'inadequacy' over PoW role
Oscar winner Colin Firth stars in an adaptation of his character Eric Lomax's memoir about being a PoW forced to work on the Burma-Siam train line known as the Railway of Death, and spoke of his feelings of "inadequacy" approaching his latest role.
Du Beke and Boag surprise Chelsea pensioners
The Strictly professionals were surprise guests at the 300 year-old tradition that is the Ceremony of Christmas Cheeses.