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Google tests cars that drive themselves

Engineers at Google have tested a self-driving car on the streets of California, the company has announced. The cars use video cameras mounted on the roof, radar sensors and a laser range finder to “see” other traffic, software engineer Sebastian Thrun said. Read more atBBC.

UK lottery ticket wins record $180 million

One lucky ticket picked up the United Kingdom’s biggest ever lottery prize of just over £113 million ($180 million) on Friday night. Read more at BBC.

Rare Titanic survivor letter to be auctioned

A rare letter describing a dramatic escape from the sinking Titanic ocean liner is set to be auctioned in England. The document is an affidavit signed by Laura Francatelli, who worked for two passengers aboard the doomed liner. Read more at Fox News.

Guayabera shirt now official Cuban formal dress code

The Cuban government has announced that the guayabera – the roomy cotton or linen shirt – is now the country’s official formal dress garment. Read more at BBC.

China introduces mine safety rule

New regulations have come into force in China that require managers of mines to accompany workers down the shafts. Chinese mines are notorious for fatal accidents. More than 2,500 miners were killed in China last year. Read more at BBC.

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