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“It’s just gone”: Barbuda reduced to rubble after Irma

The island's residents evacuated ahead of Category 4 Hurricane Jose, which now has its sights set on Barbuda

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

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

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

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

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

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

After a respite, Aleppo descends further into chaos

Elizabeth Palmer reports from Syria on the bleak outlook for battered Aleppo as the bombs fall anew

Nurse may have killed 86 patients, prosecutor says

Niels Hoegel, 40, was convicted in 2015 of two murders and two attempted murders at a hospital in Germany

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

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California propone un plan para poner impuestos a los mensajes de texto

Un nuevo recargo propuesto por la Comisión de Servicios Públicos de California (CPUC, por sus siglas en inglés) no sería un impuesto por texto, sino una tarifa mensual basada en una factura de celular que incluye cualquier tarifa por servicios de mensajes de texto. Fuente: Cnnenespanol.com

The long dry: Why the world’s water supply is shrinking

A global study has found a paradox: our water supplies are shrinking at the same time as climate change is generating more intense rain. And the culprit is the drying of soils, say researchers, pointing to a world where drought-like conditions will become the new normal, especially in regions that are already dry.

Remueven del mercado tampones de Kotex después de reportes de que se deshacen

En algunos casos, los usuarios buscaron "atención médica para eliminar las piezas de tampón que quedaban en el cuerpo", decía el anuncio del retiro. Fuente: Cnnenespanol.com