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Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman to win mathematics Fields Medal, dies at 40

Mirzakhani was a professor at Stanford University and the only woman to win the Fields Medal in mathematics

Boats carrying fleeing Rohingya sink in Bangladesh; 26 dead

Authorities say the bodies of 11 women and 15 children have been recovered in the Naf River at Teknaf in Cox's Bazar

Portugal’s Salvador Sobral wins Eurovision

This year's Russian entrant, Yuliya Samoylova, was blocked from competing by Ukraine because she had toured in Crimea

Hurricane Irma now Category 2, remains “powerful” storm

Far out in the Atlantic, Irma is expected to fluctuate in strength for the next several days

Trump, Pope Francis meet after trading barbs

Two men have had harsh words for each other in past, but formal Vatican meeting could be opportunity for embattled president

Cuba inundated with rain from Irma

Nearly 16 inches of rain fell in Guantanamo, the easternmost province, according to Cuba's top weatherman Jose Rubiera

Hidden trove of suspected Nazi artifacts found in Argentina

Some 75 objects were found in a collector's home in a suburb north of Buenos Aires; originals may have belonged to high-ranking Nazis in Germany during WWII

Kurdish fighters face off with Turkish forces in northern Syria

Kurdish forces, a partner in the U.S. battle against ISIS, are facing off with Turkey, an American NATO ally. CBS News foreign correspondent Holly Williams reports.

Latest North Korea missile test represents significant advance

Officials say it appears to have been a test of a key technology North Korea must master before it can develop a missile capable of striking the U.S. mainland with a nuclear weapon

Chinese scientists clone 2 female monkeys

Goal is to create genetically identical monkeys to use in medical research, especially in the fight against Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

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Syria war: UN Security Council approves 30-day ceasefire

Some of the biggest jihadist rebel groups, and their associates, are not covered by the truce. Source: BBC

Vicar of Dibley actress Emma Chambers dies aged 53

Dawn French and Hugh Grant among co-stars to pay tribute to the "loving" Vicar of Dibley actress. Source: BBC

La Casa Blanca acuerda divulgar el memo demócrata

La Comisión de Inteligencia de la Cámara de Representantes dio a conocer el sábado un memorando demócrata en forma redactada que busca refutar las acusaciones republicanas sobre abusos en la vigilancia realizada por el FBI Fuente: Cnnenespanol.com