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Russian warships pass through English Channel

A flotilla of Russian warships is passing through the English Channel en route to Syria. Source: BBC

CBS News correspondents on debate discussions of Syria and Iraq

One topic covered in Wednesday's presidential debate was foreign policy. CBS News' Holly Williams, who is covering the battle for Mosul, and Elizabeth Palmer, who recently reported from Aleppo, tell Scott Pelley what they thought of the candidates' ideas.

El Chapo closer to being extradited to U.S. after Mexican judge’s ruling

Mexican judge denies drug lord's opposition to being extradited; but appeals will follow

Britian posthumously pardons men convicted of being gay

Men who are still alive who were convicted in the now-abolished laws against homosexuality can apply to have their names cleared

Turning biofuel waste into wealth in a single step

Lignin is a bulky chain of molecules found in wood and is usually discarded during biofuel production. But in a new method to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, the simple addition of formaldehyde could turn it into the main focus.

New perovskite solar cell design could outperform existing commercial technologies

A new design for solar cells that uses inexpensive, commonly available materials could rival and even outperform conventional cells made of silicon. In a new article, researchers describe using tin and other abundant elements to create novel forms of perovskite -- a photovoltaic crystalline material that's thinner, more flexible and easier to manufacture than silicon crystals.

Early fossil fish from China shows where our jaws came from

Where did our jaws come from? The question is more complicated than it seems, because not all jaws are the same. In a new article, palaeontologists from China and Sweden trace our jaws back to the extinct placoderms, armoured prehistoric fish that lived over 400 million years ago.

UK warships shadowing Russian naval task force

Two British warships are monitoring a Russian aircraft carrier and other Russian naval ships as they pass by the UK en route to Syria. Source: BBC

MPs back stripping Green of knighthood

MPs have backed a call for the former owner of BHS, Sir Philip Green, to be stripped of his knighthood. Source: BBC

Theresa May: We’ll still work closely with EU after Brexit

Theresa May pledges to continue to "work closely" with the EU after Brexit, as she arrives for her first Brussels summit as prime minister. Source: BBC

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Westminster car crash: Man charged with attempted murder

Salih Khater will appear in court charged with the attempted murder of pedestrians and police. Source: BBC

Parecían la familia perfecta hasta que la esposa y sus dos hijas aparecieron muertas

Chris y Shanann Watts mostraban su vida aparentemente feliz en las redes sociales. Compartían fotos de sus vacaciones con sus hijas, Bella y Celeste. Para sus amigos y vecinos parecían la familia perfecta. Hasta que ella y las niñas fueron asesinadas y él detenido como sospechoso. Fuente: Cnnenespanol.com

Brexit vote campaign gets £1m from Superdry co-founder

Multi-millionaire tycoon says he donated because "we have a genuine chance to turn this around". Source: BBC