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South African police fire rubber bullets at Zimbabwe New! 2020-08-07 07:48:06JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South African police on Friday used stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse activists who staged a protest at Zimbabwe's emb

Thai protesters threaten escalation as police make arrests New! 2020-08-07 07:07:16BANGKOK (AP) - Political tensions are rising in Thailand as pro-democracy activists vowed Friday to step up protests against the government and police

'Chief mouser' Palmerston retires as UK's top diplomatic New! 2020-08-07 06:58:31LONDON (AP) - Time spent in lockdown was just superb for Palmerston, the chief mouser at the U.K. Foreign Office. It was so good, in fact, that the ca

China sentences fourth Canadian to death on drug New! 2020-08-07 06:45:54BEIJING (AP) — China has sentenced a fourth Canadian citizen to death on drug charges in less than two years following a sharp downturn in ties

Global shares skid amid virus woes, China-US trade New! 2020-08-07 02:55:08TOKYO (AP) - Global shares were mostly lower Friday in lackluster trading, as trade tensions between the U.S. and China overshadowed optimism about mo

Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, New! 2020-08-07 01:28:50NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump ordered a sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of consumer apps TikTok and WeChat, a move

Traditional Afghan council meets on release of 400 New! 2020-08-07 00:55:47KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A traditional council met Friday in Afghanistan's capital to decide whether to release a final 400 Taliban prisoners, the l

US stops advising against global travel, but hits New! 2020-08-06 23:25:06MEXICO CITY (AP) - The U.S. State Department dropped its global “Level 4” health warning urging people not to travel abroad Thursday, but

Humira maker to settle California lawsuit for $24 New! 2020-08-06 21:44:42OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The maker of the drug Humira will pay $24 million to settle a California lawsuit that alleged it violated an insurance fraud la

Beirut explosion puts Lebanon close to 'failed state' 2020-08-06 19:10:06Some of Lebanon's own leaders believed the country was of the verge of becoming a "failed state" even before this week's horrific Beirut blast, an

Trump targets Canada, reimposing tariffs on aluminum 2020-08-06 18:22:39WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Thursday that the United States is reinstating a 10% import tax on Canadian aluminum, raising tensions w

US ambassador says Iran is world No. 1 2020-08-06 18:18:02UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations called Iran “the world’s number one sponsor of terrorism” on Thursda

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Beirut blast a 'knockout punch' after succession of 2020-08-06 15:43:58Tuesday's blast in Beirut came as Lebanon was barely limping through an economic and political crisis, writes Nahlah Ayed.

U.S. Senate bans TikTok on government devices 2020-08-06 14:50:17The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously approved a bill from Sen. Josh Hawley banning federal employees from using video-sharing app TikTok

Lockheed Martin promises $16.9B injection to Canadian economy 2020-08-06 14:38:37Lockheed Martin, the manufacturer of the controversial F-35 warplane, underscored in a slick presentation what it is already doing for the Canadian ae

NRA accused of 'brazen illegality' in lawsuit calling 2020-08-06 13:19:15New York's attorney general sued the National Rifle Association on Thursday, seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organization out of business ov

Hong Kong activists charged over banned Tiananmen Square 2020-08-06 10:00:19Two dozen people in Hong Kong, including pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong, have been charged with participating in an illegal assembly at a vigil on

Another 1.2 million Americans filed for state jobless 2020-08-06 09:55:00Nearly 1.2 million laid-off Americans applied for state unemployment benefits last week, evidence that the coronavirus keeps forcing companies to slas

North Korea escalates coronavirus response, but extent of 2020-08-06 09:27:39North Korea is quarantining thousands of people and shipping food and other aid to a southern city locked down over coronavirus worries, officials sai

Coronavirus: What's happening around the world on Thursday 2020-08-06 08:01:35White House health experts are warning of a slow rise in the percentage of people testing positive for the coronavirus in U.S. cities such as Boston,

Beirut residents aim fury at Lebanese leadership, as 2020-08-06 06:01:07A military judge leading the investigation into Tuesday's blast said 16 employees of Beirut's port, where the explosion took place, have been detain

Canada 'profoundly concerned' over Chinese death sentence for 2020-08-06 04:17:39Canada is "profoundly concerned" about a Canadian citizen sentenced to death on drug charges in China Thursday, the foreign affairs minister says am

75 years after Hiroshima bombing, it's falling to 2020-08-06 04:00:00As time passes and the number of survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings declines, a new generation of storytellers and advocates is looking

Canadian pastor sentenced to 3 months for defying 2020-08-06 02:35:55A court in Myanmar on Thursday sentenced the Canadian pastor of an evangelical church to three months imprisonment after finding him guilty of violati

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Op-Ed: We have one last chance to get 2020-08-05 18:04:34As enumerators are set to start knocking on doors, California's response rate is only 64%.

What caused the Beirut blast seems clear; who, 2020-08-05 07:02:45The Beirut explosion was likely caused by fireworks and ammonium nitrate, experts and video footage find. But now more difficult questions arise.

Column: I'm in Canada, where the COVID police 2020-08-05 07:00:13If you wondered why Canada is doing so much better on COVID-19 than the United States — here's one reason: They follow the rules. Oh, and the p

COVID-19 strikes Washington state farmworkers and swamps rural 2020-08-04 22:24:43Jamaican farmer Earl Edwards died Friday in quarantine housing for foreign laborers in Washington state, where he worked in a cherry-packing facility.

Instead of returning to school this fall, Mexican 2020-08-04 21:22:10With schools closed indefinitely because of the coronavirus, Mexico's 30 million students will receive their education over network television.

Keep your hands clean, but avoid these dangerous 2020-08-04 14:50:51If the coronavirus has you reaching for hand sanitizer, don't use one with methanol. It can be toxic if absorbed through the skin, the FDA warns.

'Beirut is a devastated city': Government orders investigation 2020-08-04 11:34:02A massive explosion rocked Beirut, killing at least 100 people and injuring nearly 4,000. Bodies are buried in the rubble, officials say.

Child care has been safe during the pandemic. 2020-08-04 10:00:54Hundreds of thousands of essential workers have kept their kids in child care during the pandemic and, so far, these centers haven't been big disease

Around the world, countries thought to have contained 2020-08-04 07:04:29Fresh outbreaks from Australia to Spain underscore the relentlessness of the coronavirus as infections top 18 million worldwide.

People live longer in blue states than red; 2020-08-04 00:01:42A new study traces how the policies adopted by Democratic and Republican states over the last several decades have helped widen the gap in life expect

L.A. hunter killed an elephant. Now he's a 2020-08-03 08:00:24California may soon pass a law to ban the import of "trophy" animal parts from Africa. Activists are targeting an L.A. hunter whose hunt was capture

Mexico arrests 'El Marro,' gang leader at the 2020-08-02 15:32:40Mexican authorities say they have detained José Antonio Yépez Ortiz, alias 'El Marro,' the alleged leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima ca

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Trump bans Americans from transacting with TikTok and New! 2020-08-06 22:01:22U.S. President Donald Trump issued executive orders on Thursday banning any U.S. transactions with ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns video-shar

NY sues to break up powerful gun lobbying New! 2020-08-06 21:48:30New York state's attorney general sued to dissolve the National Rifle Association on Thursday, alleging senior leaders of the non-profit gr

Africa surpasses 1 million Covid-19 cases, more than 2020-08-06 21:23:41The number of COVID-19 cases in Africa has risen to over one million, with more than half registered in South Africa, according to

Lebanese police tear gas anti-government protesters in wake 2020-08-06 19:25:24Lebanese security forces late Thursday fired tear gas to disperse dozens of anti-government demonstrators angered by a cataclysmic blast widely seen a

Ivory Coast's Ouattara to run for third term 2020-08-06 16:50:14Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Thursday he would seek re-election in October, formally accepting the ruling party's n

US lifts warning to citizens to avoid global 2020-08-06 16:45:53The United States on Thursday lifted a warning to its citizens to avoid all foreign travel due to the coronavirus pandemic, pointing to improvements.&

Gunman surrenders after seizing hostages in a bank 2020-08-06 14:59:45An armed man who took six people hostage in a bank in Le Havre, northern France, surrendered to police on Thursday after releasing his captives, a Reu

On Beirut visit, Macron says aid to go 2020-08-06 14:00:23French President Emmanuel Macron announced Thursday that an international aid conference for disaster-hit Lebanon would be held soon.

'Closed for vacation': France faces new Covid-19 testing 2020-08-06 13:00:00With virus cases rising anew, France is struggling to administer enough tests to keep up with demand. One reason: Many testing labs are closed so that

Israel’s Tel Aviv lights up with Lebanon flag 2020-08-06 12:10:45The colours of the Lebanese flag lit up the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on Wednesday in solidarity with the country following Tuesday’s deadly blas

Mauritania's Mohamed Ould Bilal named new PM after 2020-08-06 10:18:32Mauritania's prime minister and his entire government resigned on Thursday, a day after parliamentary investigators probing alleged graft under the p

Macron pledges help for Beirut as Lebanese rage 2020-08-06 09:24:52French President Emmanuel Macron visited shell-shocked Beirut on Thursday, pledging support and urging change after a massive explosion devastated the

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Is bitcoin the foundation of the crypto monetary New! 2020-08-07 09:08:12 Global economic uncertainty is driving investors to alternative assets like bitcoin and gold. Boom Bust talks to Jeffrey Tucker of the American Insti

UK’s Gove sees progress made on Brexit talks, New! 2020-08-07 08:38:00Read Full Article at RT.com

Now label BBC, RFE/RL & Deutsche Welle as New! 2020-08-07 08:37:25 Russia's Foreign Ministry has urged Twitter to label Western government-funded media outlets as ‘state-affiliated’, after the American s

Use the Force! Mexican side Xoros use STAR New! 2020-08-07 08:35:00 Liga MX side Xoros have opted for a novel way to ferry injured players from the pitch after bizarrely modifying their injury cart to resemble the Mil

Don't fire missiles at Russia! Top military officers New! 2020-08-07 08:19:38 Fire any ballistic missile at Russia, and Moscow might respond with a nuclear warhead. That's according to the Russian Defense Ministry, which has p

'I'm the greatest fighter since the conception of New! 2020-08-07 07:51:23 Mike Tyson's comeback to the ring after a 15-year hiatus is heaven-sent, according to a new interview with the legendary fighter as he prepares to d

Turkey restarts drilling in E. Mediterranean as energy New! 2020-08-07 07:50:00Read Full Article at RT.com

Arrest of 33 ‘Russian mercenaries’ in Belarus may New! 2020-08-07 07:34:34 The paper trail behind 33 Russian citizens who were arrested in Belarus last week, and labelled mercenaries hired to destabilize the country, has bee

Alena Kostornaia starts training at Plushenko’s academy following New! 2020-08-07 07:32:48 Reigning European figure skating champion Alena Kostornaia has joined Evgeni Plushenko’s academy, where she has already taken part in her first

Mark Zuckerberg making a killing during pandemic as New! 2020-08-07 06:57:00 Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s personal net worth surpassed $100 billion for first time on Thursday, after his social media company stock h

‘External interference through rocket, bomb or other act’ New! 2020-08-07 06:57:00 Lebanon’s president has not ruled out the possibility that a series of powerful explosions in the Port of Beirut were caused by a rocket or bom

Manhattan suffers MASSIVE power outage, huge portions of New! 2020-08-07 06:45:00 A massive power outage early Friday morning left a large portions of Manhattan in the dark. According to local media, the electricity came back up fo

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Lebanese judge: 16 port staffers arrested over Beirut New! 2020-08-06 21:51:29 Lebanon's state-run news agency says 16 employees at Beirut's port have been detained over this weeks explosion that killed more than 100 people an

US Senate votes to ban TikTok app on 2020-08-06 21:15:55The US Senate on Thursday unanimously voted to approve a bill from Senator Josh Hawley banning federal employees from using video-sharing app TikTok o

US headed for electoral train wreck 2020-08-06 18:27:09

Dozens feared drowned after migrant boat sinks off 2020-08-06 16:35:36

Pakistan lifts virus restrictions as cases drop 2020-08-06 16:08:31Pakistan on Thursday announced it would be lifting most of the country's remaining coronavirus restrictions after seeing new cases drop for several w

In big shift, Pope names 6 women to 2020-08-06 15:01:37

As US hotels reopen, technology keeping guests safe 2020-08-06 12:54:02According to The Wall Street Journal, such initiatives to double on technology-based services, overseen by information technology executives, are to h

Lebanese clear blast rubble from roads around cratered 2020-08-06 10:53:41

France's Macron heads to Lebanon after deadly mega-blast 2020-08-06 09:41:04French President Emmanuel Macron was expected in Lebanon on Thursday, two days after a monster blast sowed unfathomable destruction in Beirut and brou

Kim directs aid to North Korean town under 2020-08-06 09:06:30North Korean leader Kim Jong Un directed his government agencies to act immediately to stabilise the livelihoods of residents in a city locked down ov

Lanka general election: Counting begins, Rajapaksa clan eyes 2020-08-06 05:23:06The counting of votes in Sri Lanka's twice-postponed parliamentary election began on Thursday with the powerful Rajapaksa family-run Sri Lanka People

Twitter says Trump campaign posts blocked over virus 2020-08-06 04:19:43Twitter said it had temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's official campaign account from tweeting due to a post containing misinformation abou

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Canadians may see onion shortage due to expanded 2020-08-06 18:05:02The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says Thomson International is expanding its recall of red onions to include the yellow, white and sweet yellow var

U.S. to reimpose tariff on some Canadian aluminum 2020-08-06 16:13:37The U.S. president made the announcement as he touted his administration "Buy American" policies at a Whirlpool Corp. manufacturing plant in Ohio.

Canada ‘profoundly concerned’ about citizen facing death penalty 2020-08-06 14:51:16'Canada opposes the use of the death penalty in all cases, everywhere,' said a Global Affairs Canada spokesman.

Coronavirus: CDC relaxes travel advice for about 20 2020-08-06 14:31:33Previously, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told U.S. travellers to avoid all nonessential international travel because of the COVID-19

Beirut explosion: Here’s how you can help the 2020-08-06 13:58:05With damage from the blast pegged at anywhere between $3 billion and $5 billion, the need for aid and assistance is that much desperate. 

Georgia school starts 1st day of classes, within 2020-08-06 13:50:50An elementary school in Georgia opened its doors to students on Monday, but hours later a Grade 2 student tested positive for COVID-19.

Clumsy tourist snaps toes off statue while posing 2020-08-06 13:11:53Video shows the tourist mimicking the statue's pose just before he leaned against it, snapping off its toes.

Saudi crown prince sent kill squad to Toronto 2020-08-06 13:04:42Saudi crown prince sent team used in Jamal Khashoggi's killing to hunt former intel boss in Toronto.

Beirut explosion: Canada emphasizes need for economic, political 2020-08-06 12:07:04Canada has so far promised $5 million in emergency aid and the international development minister says the federal government is committed to helping

New York AG sues, seeks to dissolve National 2020-08-06 11:46:33The NRA responded by suing New York Attorney General Letitia James James in federal court.

Trump campaign raises more money than Biden in 2020-08-05 23:29:19U.S. President Donald Trump took in $165 million for his reelection effort in the month of July, a sum that surpasses what his Democratic rival, Joe B

Scotland reimposes coronavirus lockdown in Aberdeen after ‘cluster’ 2020-08-05 22:43:33Officials in Scotland ordered bars, cafes and restaurants in the city of Aberdeen to close Wednesday, reimposing anti-virus restrictions after a clust

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