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North Korea says “nuclear war may break out any moment”

Nation’s deputy U.N. ambassador also claimed “entire U.S. mainland is within our firing range”

Egypt says Ramses II temple unearthed near Cairo

Head of antiquities agency says the discovery was made by Egyptian-Czech mission in the village of Abusir

Clues to the Innate Drug Resistance of a Cocoa-Fermenting Pathogen

At first glance, the yeast Candida krusei seems as innocuous as microbes come: it’s used for fermenting cocoa beans and gives chocolate its pleasant aroma. But it’s increasingly being found as a pathogen in immunocompromised patients — and C. krusei infections aren’t always easy to cure.

Toward efficient high-pressure desalination

One of the biggest operational challenges for desalination plants is the fouling of membranes by microbes. New research suggests a novel approach to reducing the rate of fouling, and thus improving desalination plant efficiency.

Whales and dolphins have rich ‘human-like’ cultures and societies

Whales and dolphins (cetaceans) live in tightly-knit social groups, have complex relationships, talk to each other and even have regional dialects -- much like human societies. A major new study has linked the complexity of Cetacean culture and behavior to the size of their brains.

Spain gives Catalans new ultimatum on independence

After deadline passes without president of Catalonia clarifying his post-referendum intentions, Madrid gives him until Thursday, or else

Dozens killed as wildfires ravage Portugal

Officials say arsonists to blame for at least some of the misery in central, northern part of country and into neighboring Spain

Sean Hughes: Comedian, actor and writer dies aged 51

Tributes are paid to the former Never Mind the Buzzcocks captain. Source: BBC

Kirkuk: Iraqi forces capture key sites from Kurds

Iraqi forces move on Kurdish-controlled areas, weeks after the region voted to secede from Iraq. Source: BBC

Pro-ISIS militant on FBI wanted list killed in battle

Philippine forces say Isnilon Hapilon, subject of $5M U.S. reward, among extremists killed in final stage of battle for Marawi

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Brexit: May offers more assurances to EU nationals

Ahead of a key summit, Theresa May vows to make it as easy as possible for them to stay in the UK. Source: BBC

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Maxim Lapunov dice que pasó 12 días en una celda, golpeado, amenazado y humillado por la policía. Este es el primer testimonio de víctimas de una persecución a hombres homosexuales que reportan grupos de activistas en la república del Cáucaso. Fuente: bbcmundo.com

Rohingya crisis: Refugees tell of ‘house by house’ killings

Refugees continue to pour into Bangladesh, adding to the world's fastest-growing humanitarian crisis. Source: BBC