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Now and then: Google's previous coverage of North Korea (left) and the now expanded map of the country

Google Maps fills in the blanks of its North Korea coverage

Very few North Koreans enjoy an internet connection and those who do are forbidden access to Google, but the web search giant is giving the rest of the world its first glimpse of the framework of the secretive Communist state.

Google has managed to prove that its Street View team did not run over the donkey in Botswana

Google proves it did not drop the dead donkey: Company denies Street View car hit animal in Botswana

Google has denied accusations that one of its Street View cars struck and injured a donkey in Botswana. The California-based company was forced to respond after a Google Street View image of what some claimed was an injured beast was widely shared online.

'Our Street View teams take the safety of people and donkeys very seriously': Google denies killing donkey in Botswana while photographing for Google Maps

Denial comes after Twitter users posted images from Google Maps of what appears to be a dead donkey lying in a road

When Christopher visited where Harry met Sally...

Taking a tour of celebrity homes is so last century. What the discerning movie buff does now is pay homage at the location of their favourite scene. And the website FILMography has made it all the more joyous with a collection of images that matches modern-day New York with stills from movies as diverse as The Dark Knight Rises, Leon and Annie Hall.

Relief for iPhone users as Google releases maps app to replace Apple's flawed version

Google has released a maps app for the iPhone after Apple's own version was widely criticised for its mistakes.

With Sandy Island finally off the map, who's to say any of us are really here

Tales From The Water Cooler

Where did it go? Australian scientists un-discover phantom Pacific island that appears on world maps

It is every explorer’s wish to discover unmapped territory – but few expect to undiscover territory that is already mapped. That is what happened to a team of Australian scientists who found themselves sailing through what appeared on charts as a large island during a research trip in the South Pacific.

Jobs’s iYacht: More than 250ft long, Sends giant ripples through the ocean (if not the universe), available in white and silver (but, unlike the iPhone 5, not black)

His final launch: First glimpse of Steve Jobs' iYacht

Sleek, elegant lines; a classy  metallic finish; a prohibitive price... it must be an Apple product!

The Emperor's New Clothes (28/10/12)

Surely you can't halt the onward march of the big business? Yes you can, says David Randall, if you follow the lead of the townsfolk of Totnes in Devon
US actor Samuel L. Jackson

Winckler's Wacky World: Samuel says vote

Google street view goes underwater, snap crackle and tweet, the best picture ever, Canadian cheese smugglers, crazy like bananas

Robert Pattinson 25/1

Robert Pattinson to play Lawrence of Arabia

Robert Pattinson is to follow in the footsteps of great British actor Peter O'Toole, by playing Lawrence Of Arabia.

Zoom with a view: Brazil

On the top of the world

Jon Rafman's new exhibition is dedicated to odd Google Street View photographs. Is he a pioneer or a plagiarist? Tim Walker finds out

Google maps come to life

3D announcement seen as an attempt to pre-empt Apple.

Last Night's Viewing: The Apprentice, BBC1<br />Four Rooms, Channel 4

"I'm looking for a partner," Lord Sugar said, introducing himself to the contestants in The Apprentice, "the Marks to my Spencer, the Lennon to my McCartney." Comprehension stuttered briefly. Does Lord Sugar really think he's the sentimental, melodic one, the kind of man who would produce the corporate equivalent of "The Frog Chorus"? Does he really think that what he's lacked all these years is a bit of rock'n'roll abrasion? He said he was looking for "aggression" along with nous and business acumen, but he's hardly short of that quality as it is. It seemed more likely that he was looking for a Burke to his Hare, and the candidates, as usual, were very happy to run through their qualifications as trainee sociopaths. "When it comes to business, I'm like a shark," said Ricky. "I would call myself the Blonde Assassin," added Katie. "They call me the master puppeteer," boasted Azhar. Gabrielle, meanwhile, promised that she would "literally roar" her way to the top. Literally, Gabrielle? Not sure Lord Sugar's going to like that.

Album: Punkt, Crime Scenes (Jazzland)

Composers / programmers / producers Erik Honore and Jan Bang, who assisted Arve Henriksen on the superb Cartography, plough a similar furrow for Crime Scenes.

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'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
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His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
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Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
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Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
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12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
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Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
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How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

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Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

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