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Cause of London’s 1952 “killer fog” revealed

Scientists have figured what caused the notorious "killer fog" in London that led to the deaths of at least 4,000 people in 1952

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

The Philippines’ deadly drug war

President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs has led to thousands of deaths

U.S. helicopters arrive in Haiti amid fears over soaring casualties

An official death count of 300 in Haiti is expected to grow as authorites assess damage from Hurricane Matthew

Prince Harry’s rumored girlfriend breaks the royal family mold

Meghan Markle, the star of "Suits," is a biracial American who was born in L.A.--and is also divorced

12 burned as acid sprayed inside London nightclub

Police say incident appears to have stemmed from dispute between two groups, but others "suffered the effects of the substance"

Airlines cancelling flights to Caribbean and Florida as Hurricane Matthew nears

Many U.S. airlines are letting passengers change travel plans without penalty if their trip might be affected by the hurricane, which pounded Haiti

UN envoy: I’ll escort extremists from Aleppo if Russia, Assad stop bombing

Exasperated by ongoing siege on rebel-held part of sprawling Syrian city, Staffan de Mistura volunteers to put himself in line of fire to stop bombardment

Syrian army closes in on Aleppo rebels

"Aleppo is being wiped out," a forensics expert based in the city said

Meet Donald Trump’s biggest Russian supporter

Vladimir Zhirinovsky, an ultra-nationalist, just won big in Russia's recent elections. Now, he's hoping Donald Trump will see the same success in November. Charlie D'Agata spoke to him about how the race for the White House is playing in Moscow.

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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

¿A quién cita Barack Obama en el tuit con más “me gusta” en la...

El expresidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, escribió tres mensajes el domingo para pronunciarse sobre los disturbios entre supremacistas blancos y opositores que ocurrieron en Charlottesville, Virginia, y que dejó un fallecido y al menos 19 heridos. El martes uno de sus tuits se convirtió en el más gustado en la historia de la red social. Fuente: bbcmundo.com