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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

Big Ben goes silent for major restoration project

On Aug. 21, 2017, the bongs of the iconic bell Big Ben will be stopped. The bell will undergo a $38 million conservation project that includes repair of Elizabeth Tower, which houses Big Ben and its clock.

Probiotics help poplar trees clean up contaminated groundwater

Researchers have conducted the first large-scale experiment on a Superfund site using poplar trees fortified with a probiotic -- or natural microbe -- to clean up groundwater contaminated with trichloroethylene, or TCE.

Cholera crisis hits grim threshold in Yemen

Number of suspected cholera cases has reached 500,000, marking worst outbreak of disease in the world

U.K. model: I understand doubts, but kidnap story is true

In interview with British tabloid, Chloe Ayling says she was "terrified beyond words" during alleged ordeal in Milan

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

Seeing a virus in action

Imaging the movement of a virus demonstrates that single-particle X- ray scattering has the potential to shed new light on key molecular processes, like viral infection, when paired with powerful new algorithms.

Killing bacteria by hacking plastics with silver and electricity

Researchers have developed an innovative way of hacking conducting plastics so as to prevent bacterial growth using silver nanoparticles and a small electrical current. The method could prove to be useful in preventing bacterial infections in hospitals.

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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