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1 Julien Blanc: UK denies visa to 'pick-up artist'
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-30119100
Controversial US "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc has been barred from entering the UK by the Home Office. The self-styled "dating guru" holds seminars claiming to teach men how to attract women but his methods have been widely criticised as sexually abusive.
2 Rampal: How did an engineer become a revered guru?
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-30110868
How did one man rise from the obscurity of working as a junior engineer in local government to amassing tens of thousands of devotees? BBC News looks at the unusual life and path of Rampal, the self-styled guru, now in a fierce stand-off with Indian police.
3 Haryana ashram clashes: India police vow to arrest guru
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-30110369
Police in India's Haryana state are continuing an operation to arrest a Hindu guru, after nearly 200 people were injured in clashes at his ashram on Tuesday. The self-styled guru, known as Rampal, is wanted in connection with a 2006 murder case and for contempt of court.
4 Where is the world's best billboard site?
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30113027
Piccadilly Circus and Times Square are poised for a billboard overhaul. But where are the world's "best" billboard locations? New York's Times Square has unveiled the world's biggest digital billboard.
5 UK 'to lead moon landing' funded by public contributions
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30102343
Its aim is to raise £500m for the project from donations by the public. In return, donors would be able to have photos, text and their DNA included in a time capsule which will be buried under the lunar surface.
6 #BBCTrending: Anonymous takes on the Ku Klux Klan
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-30105412
With a promise that "This is just the beginning," the international hacktivist group Anonymous continued to control the Ku Klux Klan's online presence on Tuesday days after the KKK threatened to hurt potential protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.
7 In pictures: My toilet
http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-30027513
According to the United Nations, 2.5 billion people do not have access to proper sanitation, including toilets.
8 Two genes linked with violent crime
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29760212
Those with the genes were 13 times more likely to have a history of repeated violent behaviour. The authors of the study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, said at least 5-10% of all violent crime in Finland could be attributed to individuals with these genotypes.
9 Fragment of ancient Australia found under Vanuatu
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-29797137
Experts had believed that the volcanic islands, east of Australia, were isolated from continental influence. But a team from James Cook University says it has found tiny zircon crystals of the same age in rocks on Vanuatu and in northern Australia.
10 Population controls 'will not solve environment issues'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29788754
Restricting population growth will not solve global issues of sustainability in the short term, new research says. Even a catastrophic event that killed billions of people would have little effect on the overall impact, it said.
11 10 things you may not know about laughter
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29754636
Neuroscientist and part time stand-up comic Prof Sophie Scott reveals 10 things you probably didn't know about laughter. Laughter really is funny.
12 Exposing the hidden history of computer hacking
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28214646
In 1998, Chris Wysopal and friends discovered a way to shut down the internet. With just 30 minutes of work they believed they could do enough damage to stop the world wide network operating for a couple of days.
13 Hungarians stage Budapest protest against internet tax
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29783253
Thousands of protesters in the Hungarian capital Budapest have demanded a halt to a proposed law which would place a tax on internet use. Demonstrators held their mobile phones aloft outside the economy ministry and hurled old computer parts at the gates of the ruling Fidesz party.
14 Drone safeguards urged by UK pilots' association Balpa
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29781931
Strict regulations will need to be introduced before large drones are allowed to appear in the UK's skies, pilots association Balpa has said. It says the public must be protected against remotely-controlled drones sharing airspace with regular aircraft.
15 Prototype paper test can detect Ebola strains
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29780942
DNA-programmed blotting paper could soon be giving doctors a simple disease test that will reveal an infection in 30 minutes for just a few pence. Researchers have proved the technique works by developing a prototype Ebola test in just 12 hours, and using just $20 of materials.
16 Google's Alan Eustace beats Baumgartner's skydiving record
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29766189
Mr Eustace was carried by a large helium balloon from New Mexico to over 40km (25 miles) above the earth. The 57-year-old leapt out in a specially-designed space suit, reaching speeds of more than 1,300km/h.
17 Sci-fi short promotes Rosetta comet mission
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29759709
The European Space Agency has released a short sci-fi movie to promote its audacious Rosetta comet mission. Called, suitably, Ambition, it stars Game of Thrones' Aidan Gillen and actress Aisling Franciosi as master and apprentice on an alien world.
18 Surgeons transplant heart that had stopped beating
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29751880
Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart". Donor hearts from adults usually come from people who are confirmed as brain dead but with a heart still beating.
19 Trip Advisor couple 'fined' £100 by hotel for bad review
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30100973
A couple have been "fined" £100 by a Blackpool hotel they described as a "rotten stinking hovel" on travel review website Trip Advisor. Tony and Jan Jenkinson posted the negative comment after being unimpressed with the one night they spent at the Broadway Hotel.
20 Matthew Miller: Trying to get jailed in North Korea
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30086069
In April 2014, American Matthew Miller travelled to North Korea as a tourist. He damaged his visa on the flight and attempted to claim asylum - and he has now told a specialist website covering North Korea that he did his best to get arrested. Why?

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