FACTS OF THE DAY

04 June 2017

Vanilla is currently more expensive than silver.

thetimes.co.uk

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The UK has fallen to the bottom of the G7 league table, with the joint worst growth of any advanced economy along with Italy.

theguardian.com

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Christie’s Hong Kong has broken the world record price for a handbag, with a diamond-encrusted Hermès Birkin number sold at auction for £293,000.

theguardian.com

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There are 689 million children in the world living in poverty, including half of the 217 million in India.

thehindu.com

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Two gay male vultures in Amsterdam have become parents after successfully hatching a spare egg given to them by zookeepers.

bbc.co,uk

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A New York gynaecologist has advised women not to put ground-up wasps’ nests into their vaginas.

nypost.com