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Egyptian repairman outranks Google 
  Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:37:37 GMT 
    An Egyptian repairman has managed to outrank Google but nobody seems to be sure how he has done it.


Lego game challenges Minecraft 
  Tue, 02 Jun 2015 11:38:11 GMT 
    Danish toy company Lego launches a rival to popular video game Minecraft.


Redmayne to star in Potter spin-off 
  Tue, 02 Jun 2015 10:23:48 GMT 
    Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne will play Newt Scamander in Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Warner Bros confirms.


Manet Parisian painting up for sale 
  Tue, 02 Jun 2015 10:35:11 GMT 
    An oil painting of a French barmaid, considered one of the defining images of French impressionism, is to be sold at auction later this month.


Virgin-born sawfish found in Florida 
  Mon, 01 Jun 2015 22:56:24 GMT 
    Seven sawfish in a Florida estuary become the first virgin-born vertebrates ever found in the wild, in a sexually reproducing species.


'Moon shot' call on clean energy 
  Mon, 01 Jun 2015 23:37:11 GMT 
    Experts call for "Global Apollo Programme" to tackle climate change


S Korea has first two Mers deaths 
  Mon, 01 Jun 2015 21:21:40 GMT 
    Two people die of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) in South Korea - the first fatalities from the disease, officials say.


Canada tobacco firms to pay damages 
  Tue, 02 Jun 2015 10:33:22 GMT 
    A Canadian court orders three tobacco companies to pay C$15.5bn (£8bn, $12bn) - the largest award for damages in the country's history.


Sepp Blatter to quit as Fifa president 
  Tue, 02 Jun 2015 21:10:42 GMT 
    Sepp Blatter is to resign as president of Fifa amid a corruption scandal and is reportedly under investigation in the US.


NZ thump England to draw series 
  Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:17:24 GMT 
    England slip to a crushing 199-run defeat in the second Test at Headingley and a 1-1 series draw with New Zealand.


Drips, leaks and blocked drains in chic Paris 
  Mon, 01 Jun 2015 23:00:20 GMT 
    Paris is a beautiful city but much of its housing stock is in poor condition, notes Hugh Schofield, himself the victim of a series of plumbing disasters.


Listening to the language of apes 
  Mon, 01 Jun 2015 23:00:33 GMT 
    The similarities between apes and people have long fascinated scientists. Yet, writes Mary Colwell, the differences can be just as thrilling.


Bhutan breaks tree planting record 
  Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:47:11 GMT 
    A team of 100 volunteers in Bhutan sets a new world record by planting nearly 50,000 trees in an hour.


Paris cuts 'love locks' from bridges 
  Mon, 01 Jun 2015 11:27:26 GMT 
    Paris has started removing padlocks symbolically fastened to one of the French capital's main bridges by couples, after part of the Pont des Arts collapsed last year.


J-Lo gig angers Moroccan MPs 
  Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:20:31 GMT 
    A concert by the pop star Jennifer Lopez in Morocco leads to calls for the country's communication minister to resign.
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