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Fracking: Shale rock professor says UK gas reserves ‘hyped’

UK shale deposits were formed 55 million years too late to trap large amounts of gas, a professor warns. Source: BBC

Trump stance on Charlottesville violence angers Republicans

Leading Republicans reject Mr Trump's view that "both sides" were to blame for Saturday's violence. Source: BBC

Birmingham bin strike called off

Acas said it had been agreed certain posts would be kept and bin collections could now resume. Source: BBC

Brexit: UK position paper opposes Irish border posts

The future management of the border is one of three main priorities in the UK-EU talks. Source: BBC

Grenfell fire: Terms of reference published

The inquiry will look at Kensington and Chelsea Council - but not broader issues of social housing. Source: BBC

Brexit: UK suggests ‘untested’ customs system with EU

The government publishes more details of how it wants customs checks to work after Brexit. Source: BBC

N Korea leader ‘briefed’ on Guam plan but opts to wait

Kim Jong-un reviews plans for firing at Guam, but opts to watch the US before acting, state media say. Source: BBC

Trump condemns ‘evil racism’ in Charlottesville

The US president speaks out against far-right groups after the killing of a protester in Virginia. Source: BBC

Sierra Leone mudslide kills hundreds as houses are buried

There are fears for many who may have been asleep when the mudslide hit near Freetown, Sierra Leone. Source: BBC

London’s Garden Bridge project officially abandoned

The Garden Bridge Trust says it is winding up the £200m project as London's mayor does not back it. Source: BBC

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