Four letters that John Lennon's killer wrote to the New York City police officer who arrested him are on sale through a Los Angeles auction house.
Gary Zimet, owner of Moments in Time, says the letters from Mark David Chapman (57) to Stephen Spiro are for sale for a fixed price of $75,000 (€56,000). In the 1983 letters, Chapman asks for help locating his copy of 'The Catcher in the Rye', the novel he was reading when he was arrested.
An Islamist group in Nigeria claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of seven foreigners at a construction site.
Jamaatu Ansarul Muslimina Fi Biladissudan, or 'Vanguards for the Protection of Muslims in The Land of The Blacks', said it carried out the attack in response to "atrocities done to the religion of Allah" by European nations in countries like Mali and Afghanistan.
Burger King's Twitter feed fell victim to hackers who changed its branding to that of rival fast food chain McDonald's on the social networking site. No one has admitted being behind the stunt, but hacking collective Anonymous appeared to have tweeted about the incident extensively.
The Burger King account was suspended, but posts from the account earlier in the day contained racial slurs, references to drug use and obscenities.
Israel PM left cold
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has scrapped his annual ice cream budget following revelations of how much his office spent.
The government said once he was made aware of the state-financed contract issued for ice cream from his favourite shop, he ordered it to be stopped. Mr Netanyahu called the contract for €2,300 a year "excessive".
Worker slapped child
An executive with a US aircraft parts manufacturer has lost his job after being accused of slapping a crying toddler on a flight.
The 60-year-old was charged with assault last week after the incident involving a two-year-old boy on a Minneapolis-to-Atlanta flight.
Detox please Carol
Carol Vorderman has revealed she is on a three-month detox – after over-indulging while working on a new TV food show.
The presenter admitted she consumed "vast amounts" while filming for new ITV show 'Food Glorious Food'.