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US officials dispute Trump's claim that Beirut was New! 2020-08-05 17:05:51WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday that most people think the deadly explosion Tuesday in Lebanon that killed at least 100

House arrest of Colombia's Uribe exposes post-peace tensions New! 2020-08-05 15:39:48BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Hero or villain? In Colombia, former President Álvaro Uribe is both. The rift over Uribe, and the broader rift in Colo

Trump's envoy close to Brazil's leader -- some New! 2020-08-05 12:51:36RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - At a time of warming U.S.-Brazil relations, a diplomatic dilemma of sorts has emerged for the American ambassador: how much to e

Turkey sends rescue and medical teams after Beirut New! 2020-08-05 10:21:44ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkey said Wednesday it is sending search and rescue teams along with emergency medical personnel to aid Lebanese authorities in the

COVID-19 death toll surpasses 700,000 globally New! 2020-08-05 09:59:35There have been over 700,000 COVID-19-related deaths around the world since the outbreak began late last year. The U.S. has seen the highest reported

Mourners honor Nobel laureate and peace advocate John New! 2020-08-05 09:12:16LONDON (AP) - Mourners remembered activist John Hume on Wednesday, celebrating the visionary politician who devoted his life to peace and forged the a

Egypt, Sudan suspend talks with Ethiopia over disputed New! 2020-08-05 05:57:49CAIRO (AP) - Egypt and Sudan suspended talks with Ethiopia after it proposed linking a deal on its newly constructed reservoir and giant hydroelectric

UK judge: Meghan friends can stay anonymous in New! 2020-08-05 05:46:32LONDON (AP) — A British judge ruled Wednesday that the Duchess of Sussex can keep the names of five close friends secret while she brings a priv

The Latest: Germany sends crews to find blast New! 2020-08-05 03:10:52BEIRUT (AP) - The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 11:29 p.m Germany has dispatched dozens of search and rescue specialists to Le

Virus lockdown shuts Kashmir year after autonomy is New! 2020-08-05 02:45:09SRINAGAR, India (AP) - Authorities enforced security restrictions in many parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday, a year after New Delhi revo

Negligence probed in deadly Beirut blast amid public New! 2020-08-05 01:34:18BEIRUT (AP) - Investigators probing the deadly blast that ripped across Beirut focused Wednesday on possible negligence in the storage of tons of a hi

Wall Street keeps rallying; S&P 500 back within New! 2020-08-05 01:19:05NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street’s big rally keeps rolling, and the S&P 500 rose for a fourth straight day Wednesday to sit just 1.7% below its r

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Investigators focus on possible negligence in deadly Lebanon New! 2020-08-05 16:28:11The Lebanese government says it is putting an unspecified number of Beirut port officials under house arrest pending an investigation into how 2,750 t

Biden won't go to Milwaukee, site of Democratic New! 2020-08-05 15:58:42Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept the Democratic presidential nomination, officials said Wednesday, citing concerns over the coronaviru

U.S. defence officials contradict Trump's claim of Beirut New! 2020-08-05 15:27:16U.S. officials said Wednesday there is no indication the massive explosion in Lebanon that killed at least 100 people was an attack, contradicting Pre

Instagram launches TikTok copycat, which it is calling New! 2020-08-05 15:07:28Facebook's Instagram is officially launching its answer to the hit short video app TikTok — Instagram Reels.

TikTok takes steps to curb misinformation ahead of New! 2020-08-05 12:54:16Video-sharing app TikTok has updated its content policies to curb misinformation on its platform ahead of the presidential election in the U

Mystery surrounds explosion in North Korean city on New! 2020-08-05 10:18:13A video obtained by The Associated Press shows plumes of black smoke rising from a North Korean city near the border with China amid reports that dead

Tropical storm Isaias leaves at least 8 dead, New! 2020-08-05 08:43:04At least eight people were killed as tropical storm Isaias battered the U.S. East Coast with rain and fierce winds after making landfall as a hurrican

Duchess of Sussex's friends can stay anonymous in New! 2020-08-05 07:59:46A British judge ruled Wednesday that the Duchess of Sussex can keep the names of five close friends secret while she brings a privacy invasion lawsuit

Australia's second-largest city begins shutting down to stop New! 2020-08-05 07:11:39U.S. testing for the coronavirus is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day, a worrisome trend that

U.S. health secretary to visit Taiwan, angering China New! 2020-08-05 01:40:54U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar will visit Taiwan in coming days, his office said on Tuesday, marking the highest-leve

Virgin Atlantic airline files for U.S. bankruptcy protection 2020-08-04 21:28:44Virgin Atlantic airline filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in New York on Tuesday as the COVID-19 pandemic hammers the airline industry.

U.S. astronauts discuss first splashdown landing in 45 2020-08-04 15:13:33Two U.S. astronauts who were the first to ride a commercial spacecraft to the International Space Station and the first to make a splashdown landing i

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'So many bodies ... I lost count': The 2020-08-02 08:00:50As Latino COVID-19 deaths spike, a tireless stream of bodies

Portland, America's 'whitest' big city, is an unlikely 2020-08-02 07:30:25Portland, Ore., where more than 72% of the population is white, has been transformed into a national center of the movement for racial justice.

A cartel war has transformed once-tranquil Guanajuato into 2020-08-02 07:00:02Homicides soar as two gangs battle it out in the Mexican state of Guanajuato.

Column One: How scientists revived an old-school treatment 2020-08-01 08:00:55Scientists searching for a medicine to treat patients with COVID-19 are looking for it in the blood of people who have already survived the disease.

Lap dances and nudity are the job, so 2020-07-31 20:40:07At Magic City — the Atlanta strip club that Clippers guard Lou Williams visited last week, forcing the NBA to impose a 10-day quarantine —

A cookbook by Mexican women honors missing loved 2020-07-31 16:11:55Women in Mexico collaborate on a cookbook to honor their missing loved ones, the desaparecidos

Pilgrimage 'by proxy': Coronavirus spurs new technologies for 2020-07-31 12:20:41With this year's pilgrimage to Mecca restricted to a mere 1,000 participants, app developers have created ways to experience the hajj virtually.

Column: John Lewis' funeral, a rhetorical master class, 2020-07-30 20:17:25Eulogies delivered by Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and others at the funeral of John Lewis honored the man — and the power of the

Streetwear takes an authentic stand against racism. Will 2020-07-30 16:05:22Corporate America's rush to claim solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement conflicts with streetwear's demand for authenticity.

Litman: William Barr's a danger to democracy. He 2020-07-30 12:49:14The attorney general knows what Trump wants and needs, no memo or Oval Office directive required.

Eulogized by presidents and civil rights leaders, John 2020-07-30 10:26:55President Obama, President George W. Bush and President Clinton speak at the Atlanta funeral for the congressman and civil rights leader.

Lee Teng-hui, former president of Taiwan, dies at 2020-07-30 09:36:22Lee's passion for self-rule molded the island state's rocky relationship with China

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Accused killer of pro-refugee German politician admits guilt New! 2020-08-05 08:26:27A German neo-Nazi on trial over the murder of pro-refugee politician Walter Luebcke admitted Wednesday to the killing that has shocked the nation and

France’s Macron to visit Beirut as world pledges New! 2020-08-05 07:53:40France is sending planes to Beirut on Wednesday with rescuers, medical equipment and a mobile clinic, followed by a visit Thursday by President Emmanu

Lebanon has less than a month's grain reserves New! 2020-08-05 07:42:23Lebanon's main grain silo at Beirut port was destroyed in a blast, leaving the nation with less than a month's reserves of the grain but still with

US Border Patrol raids humanitarian aid camp, seizing New! 2020-08-05 07:08:36At sunset on the evening of July 31, agents from the US Border Patrol and the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) raided a humanitarian aid station k

'Back to the Wild West': Gun ownership on New! 2020-08-05 06:44:13There has been a sharp rise in the number of black Americans buying firearms and joining gun clubs, according to the National African American Gun Ass

Chemical linked to Beirut blast caused past explosions New! 2020-08-05 04:43:45Ammonium nitrate, which Lebanese authorities have said caused the devastating Beirut blast, is an odorless crystalline substance commonly used as a fe

China says US cabinet visit to Taiwan 'endangering New! 2020-08-05 03:34:45US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar will visit Taiwan in coming days, his office said on Tuesday, making the highest-level visit by a

Beirut residents awake to scenes of devastation after New! 2020-08-05 02:16:25Residents of Beirut awoke to a scene of utter devastation on Wednesday, a day after a massive explosion at the port sent shock waves across the Lebane

India’s Modi lays foundation of temple at razed New! 2020-08-05 01:25:07Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday laid the foundation for a temple at a flashpoint holy site exactly a year after imposing direct rule

Nations tighten mask rules, lockdowns as Covid-19 deaths 2020-08-04 22:43:31France and the Netherlands are gearing up for stricter mask-wearing rules to fight the coronavirus as the global death toll from the pandemic neared 7

Forest fire near Marseille forces hundreds of evacuations 2020-08-04 20:40:58A forest fire Tuesday ravaged 800 hectares of vegetation near the southern French city of Marseille, forcing the evacuation of over 200 people, o

Colombian Supreme Court orders house arrest for ex-president 2020-08-04 17:57:54Colombia's Supreme Court on Tuesday placed former president and current senator Alvaro Uribe under house arrest as he faces charges of fraud and witn

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Poll asks whether you’d be more willing to New! 2020-08-05 16:19:03 A new poll to measure people’s trust in a potential Covid-19 vaccine asked respondents whether they would be more likely to take it if select c

‘Where was the dignity?’ Parents of dead 6-year-old New! 2020-08-05 15:50:00 A couple whose daughter was taken off life support against their wishes has won a court battle to publish footage of their brutal treatment by UK cop

Biden backs out of attending Democratic convention on New! 2020-08-05 15:23:46 Joe Biden won’t be traveling to Milwaukee as planned to accept the Democratic presidential nomination - he and other scheduled speakers at the

Lebanon ARRESTS ALL port officials as images are New! 2020-08-05 15:06:00 After a colossal port explosion rocked the capital city of Beirut, the Lebanese government has decided to put all officials who oversaw storage and s

'I don’t feel comfortable to travel to the New! 2020-08-05 14:54:47 Top-ranked Russian player Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has announced that she will not take part in the US Open later this month in New York, admitting t

'UFC playing games' or 'Yair has no balls?' New! 2020-08-05 14:40:30 Russian featherweight contender Zabit Magomedsharipov has seemingly run out of patience with Mexican rival Yair Rodriguez, and he let his opinion be

Ex-NYT reporter publishes new anti-lockdown book, calls out New! 2020-08-05 14:36:12 Alex Berenson’s latest chapter in a series of books about Covid-19, the first of which was briefly censored by Amazon, questions both the media

Investigation launched into claims that employees of ex-oligarch New! 2020-08-05 14:34:18 Russia’s Investigative Committee has begun to look into allegations that Sergei Prostakov, the former chief editor of opposition website MBK Me

'She should respect herself': Russian figure skating coach New! 2020-08-05 14:30:51 Famed Russian figure skating coach Ludmila Velikova has suggested that reigning world and Olympic champion Alina Zagitova could soon retire if she ca

Anger at the Emirates: Fans stunned as Arsenal New! 2020-08-05 13:51:00 FA Cup winners Arsenal are facing a barrage of negative publicity after announcing that 55 jobs within the club are to be cut due to the coronavirus

UK schools’ reopening could see Covid-19 cases multiply New! 2020-08-05 13:45:59 The UK might need to hold off on easing Covid-19 restrictions if it wants its schools to re-open without triggering a new viral outbreak, epidemiolog

Cyprus ready to help EU ‘fill E. Mediterranean New! 2020-08-05 13:43:00Read Full Article at RT.com

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China hopes India, Pakistan can "properly" handle differences New! 2020-08-05 13:13:43China on Wednesday hoped that India and Pakistan can "properly" handle their differences through dialogue, improve relations and jointly safeguard p

Ammonium nitrate: fertilizer behind many industrial accidents New! 2020-08-05 12:21:02Fireworks and ammonium nitrate appear to have been the fuel that ignited a massive explosion that rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut, experts sugge

Up to 300,000 left homeless by Beirut blast: New! 2020-08-05 11:44:10A huge blast in Beirut has left 300,000 people homeless and caused damage across half of the city estimated to cost more than $3 billion, its governor

Iran offers to treat people injured in Beirut New! 2020-08-05 10:53:28

Coronavirus infects 24,000 South African health workers New! 2020-08-05 10:51:00 Some 24,000 health workers in South Africa have contracted coronavirus, 181 of whom have died, since the pandemic hit the country in March, the healt

7 dead, 5 injured in migrant car crash New! 2020-08-05 10:23:45

Lebanese PM appeals for help after Beirut blast New! 2020-08-05 09:40:56

Lebanon explosions: Utter devastation as toll from Beirut New! 2020-08-05 08:32:44The blast, which appeared to have been caused by a fire igniting 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate left unsecured in a warehouse, was felt as far away

Exempt healthcare workers from H1-B restrictions: Democrats New! 2020-08-05 07:13:38

Sri Lankans vote in parliamentary elections New! 2020-08-05 05:39:04Gotabaya Rajapaksa is seeking a two-thirds majority for his party in the 225-member parliament to enable constitutional reforms to make the presidency

Trump: US generals feel Beirut blast was likely New! 2020-08-05 04:49:26Trump was asked why he called it an attack and not an accident, especially since Lebanese officials say they have not determined the cause of the expl

Storm Isaias pounds US East Coast, killing at New! 2020-08-05 04:21:17Two people died when Isaias spun off a tornado that struck a North Carolina mobile home park. Another person died in Pennsylvania when their vehicle w

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Florida surpasses 500K coronavirus cases as testing resumes New! 2020-08-05 17:57:00Florida reported 225 new deaths Wednesday, bringing its seven-day average of daily reported deaths to a high of 185, behind Texas with 197.

Done properly, night curfews can be helpful in New! 2020-08-05 17:41:47When done correctly, COVID-19 curfews have been proven to shorten lockdown periods and help flatten curves.

UN Security Council to vote on extending Iran New! 2020-08-05 17:28:57The arms embargo on Iran is currently set to end on Oct. 18 under Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, which U.S. President Donald Trump's

Drugmakers will have tens of millions of COVID-19 New! 2020-08-05 16:54:36Fauci said he has not seen any pressure from the White House to announce a vaccine close to the Nov. 3 election in the hopes of boostin

Porn, rap interrupts online hearing of teen suspected New! 2020-08-05 15:44:10The interruptions — including one by a user who shared a screen and took over the hearing with a porn video — forced Hillsborough County J

No injuries in large fire at market in New! 2020-08-05 15:27:50A witness told Reuters the fire was being tackled by emergency services.

Beirut explosion: Scientists explain what may have caused New! 2020-08-05 15:22:07The second blast could have been caused by the detonation of more than 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate that had been stored in a warehouse.

Someone is slapping ‘Trump 2020’ stickers on bears New! 2020-08-05 14:39:25Activists are offering a US$5,000 reward to identify whoever is putting stickers on the animals near Asheville, N.C.

What we know — and don’t know — New! 2020-08-05 14:34:27As authorities scramble to treat the injured and search for survivors, an investigation into the cause of the blast has only just begun.

‘Mars is looking real’ after SpaceX test rocket New! 2020-08-05 14:20:51SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk said several more short hops are planned before a test version of Starship aims for a high altitude.

Empty streets in Australia’s Melbourne as pandemic restrictions New! 2020-08-05 07:39:25The closing down of Australia's second-largest city also coincided with frenetic preparation.

Coronavirus stalls 2nd cruise ship in Norway New! 2020-08-05 07:30:14The Norway-based company that owns the ship, SeaDream Yacht Club, said the former passenger had no symptoms of COVID-19 during the earlier voyage.


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