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Beirut explosion bares pitfalls of sending aid to 2020-08-09 07:41:20BEIRUT (AP) - Hospitals and schools, then shattered and bent water pipes, then the crater that once was Lebanon's port. The rebuilding needs of Leba

Europe mocks Donald Trump, U.S. coronavirus response 2020-08-09 06:39:35ROME — The United States' failure to contain the spread of the coronavirus has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe, as the world's

Azar leads highest-level US delegation to Taiwan in 2020-08-09 06:37:46TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar arrived in Taiwan on Sunday in the highest-level visit by an American Cabinet

Lebanon information minister resigns in wake of deadly 2020-08-09 06:23:36BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanon’s information minister resigned on Sunday as the country grapples with the aftermath of the devastating blast that ripped

Rugby player stabs opponent, two fans, police say 2020-08-09 06:02:11SYDNEY — Sydney rugby league officials and police say an under-20 match Sunday ended in violence with a player allegedly stabbing a competitor a

Boris Johnson: Keeping schools closed 'morally indefensible' 2020-08-09 05:53:23LONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the government has a moral duty to ensure children return to school next month. Most pupils have be

Belarus strongman president faces strong election challenge 2020-08-09 02:50:44MINSK, Belarus (AP) - Belarusians are voting on whether to grant their authoritarian president a sixth term in office, following a campaign marked by

Afghan council frees Taliban prisoners to set up 2020-08-09 02:41:04KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A traditional Afghan council concluded Sunday with hundreds of delegates agreeing to free 400 Taliban members, paving the wa

Nagasaki urges nuke ban on 75th anniversary of 2020-08-08 22:03:48TOKYO (AP) - The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday marked its 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing, with the mayor and dwindling survivors ur

Deadline to register for Rhode Island's primary is 2020-08-08 08:11:51PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The deadline to register to vote in Rhode Island's Sept. 8 primary is Sunday. Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea said eligible

The Latest: Beirut protesters enter government buildings 2020-08-08 05:08:27BEIRUT (AP) - The latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Dozens of Lebanese protesters have stormed the buildings of a number

Belarus' leader faces toughest challenge yet in Sunday 2020-08-08 02:15:19MINSK, Belarus (AP) - After 26 years in office, the authoritarian leader of Belarus is facing the toughest challenge yet as he runs for a sixth term.

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Hong Kong, Chinese officials jeer at U.S. sanctions 2020-08-08 14:51:48Hong Kong's leader and China's top representative in the city took pot shots at the U.S. on Saturday after the Trump administration sanctioned them

Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship spills fuel 2020-08-08 13:01:37The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius has declared a "state of environmental emergency" after a Japanese-owned ship that ran aground offshore began s

Bikers descend on Sturgis, S.D., for massive rally 2020-08-08 12:36:34The coronavirus may be changing the world, but there aren't many signs of the pandemic at the massive annual motorcycle rally being held this week at

Lebanon PM calls for early elections to quell 2020-08-08 10:50:27Security forces fired tear gas and clashed with stone-throwing demonstrators Saturday in Beirut, and a group of protesters stormed the Foreign Ministr

Brazil approaching grim milestone of 100,000 COVID-19 deaths 2020-08-08 07:08:38Brazil is approaching the grim milestone of 100,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19, just five months after the first reported case in a nation of 210

Ship that delivered explosive material to Beirut port 2020-08-07 16:27:41The chemicals that went up in flames in Beirut's deadliest peace-time explosion arrived in the Lebanese capital seven years ago on a leaky

NASA drops 'colonial' nicknames for distant cosmic objects 2020-08-07 13:59:28A nebula and a pair of galaxies will now be referred to by a string of numbers as NASA reviews “insensitive” and “actively harmful&r

Seth Rogen's Israel comments highlight fraught diaspora ties 2020-08-07 12:59:21Comments from comedian Seth Rogen about Jewish culture and Israel has sparked an uproar by American Jews, and sparked an international spat.

U.S. slaps sanctions on Carrie Lam, other Hong 2020-08-07 12:41:48The U.S. on Friday imposed sanctions on Hong Kong officials — including Carrie Lam, the pro-China leader of the government — accusing them

At least 17 dead in plane crash in 2020-08-07 12:04:05At least 17 people were killed and more than 100 injured when an Air India Express passenger plane repatriating Indians stranded by the COVID-19

Kanye West presidential campaign enablers appear focused on 2020-08-07 09:29:04Kanye West's unlikely White House bid is getting help qualifying for presidential ballots in key states from Republicans around the United States, fu

U.S. added 1.8M jobs in July as recovery 2020-08-07 09:08:45U.S. employment growth slowed considerably in July amid a resurgence in new COVID-19 infections, offering the clearest evidence yet that the economy'

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Litman: New York wants to dissolve the NRA; 2020-08-09 06:00:26Even if the NRA survives New York's lawsuit, dethroning its CEO and heaping it with humiliation and penalties will be a victory.

Op-Ed: Now, as in the 1970s, it's men, 2020-08-09 06:00:23There are a record high number of women in Congress, but men hold the power over the ERA.

Trump's order to bypass Congress on coronavirus relief 2020-08-08 16:41:02With congressional negotiations stalled, Trump is issuing orders to try to get aid flowing. But it's unclear whether he has the power to do so.

Hard-hit Italy cautiously embraces new normal in coronavirus 2020-08-08 13:39:18Italy has eased out of its strict coronavirus lockdown and has returned to a semblance of normality without -- so far -- a major, secondary flare-up.

As leaders in Lebanon deflect responsibility for explosion, 2020-08-07 17:13:03In aftermath of Beirut explosion, skepticism grows among members of the public and the international community.

'Can you bless our quarantine room?' In a 2020-08-07 14:46:04When the coronavirus shut down the Smithfield pork factory in Sioux Falls, it also decimated the city's only Spanish-speaking Catholic congregation.

They escaped the worst of COVID-19. Now Cambodians 2020-08-07 12:50:31Millions are at risk of defaulting on loans as the coronavirus pandemic halts Cambodia's recovery from decades of war and poverty.

A roar, an explosion, then a blank: An 2020-08-07 12:18:16Los Angeles Times reporter Nabih Bulos was less than 500 yards from the center of the massive explosion in Beirut. He lived to tell the tale

Heffernan: Biden's VP search isn't exactly 'The Bachelor' 2020-08-07 06:00:10Good news for an anguished summer: Joe Biden's search for a running mate is destined to have a happy ending.

In Beirut, one family's agony is a window 2020-08-06 18:00:35Through tears in Beirut, Lebanese survivors share stories of missing loved ones

Ask a Reporter: Howard Blume and Paloma Esquivel 2020-08-06 14:03:13Join us at 1 p.m. August 12 with reporters Howard Blume and Paloma Esquivel to talk about their education reporting during the coronavirus pandemic.

What will it take for schools to reopen 2020-08-06 09:00:25Educators, health officials and scientists are still working to understand what it will take to make schools safe in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemi

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Beirut protestors call for fall of government on New! 2020-08-09 14:42:35Lebanese police fired tear gas to try to disperse rock-throwing protesters blocking a road near parliament in Beirut on Sunday in a second day of anti

‘You will not lock all of us up!’: New! 2020-08-09 11:56:11Demonstrators turned out in Warsaw and other Polish cities Saturday to protest anti-LGBT attitudes promoted by the government as well as the detention

Six French citizens among eight killed by gunmen New! 2020-08-09 11:39:42Six French citizens and their local guide and driver were killed Sunday by gunmen riding motorcycles in an area of southwestern Niger that is home to

US passes 5 million confirmed coronavirus cases New! 2020-08-09 11:26:05The United States has registered over five million cases in the coronavirus pandemic, Johns Hopkins University's real-time tally showed Sunday, as we

Europe swelters under a heatwave complicated by Covid-19 2020-08-09 07:10:42Sun-seekers flocked to beaches over the weekend as parts of Western Europe sweltered in a heatwave, but authorities urged people to avoid crowded area

Afghanistan to release 400 'hard-core' Taliban as precondition 2020-08-09 05:25:12Afghanistan agreed on Sunday to release 400 "hard-core" Taliban prisoners, paving the way for the beginning of peace talks aimed at ending more than

Nagasaki marks 75th anniversary of atomic bombing 2020-08-09 05:02:08The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday commemorated the 75th anniversary of its destruction by a US atomic bomb, with its mayor and the head of the U

Video of Uighur handcuffed to bed in quarantine 2020-08-09 04:36:52A newly emerged video showing a Uighur former fashion model detained inside a Covid-19 quarantine centre has refocused attention on China’s pers

Belarus opposition figures detained as Lukashenko faces challenge 2020-08-09 03:55:36Belarus began voting in an election on Sunday pitting President Alexander Lukashenko against a former teacher who emerged from obscurity to lead the b

Brazil's coronavirus death toll surpasses 100,000 2020-08-09 03:09:08Brazil on Saturday surpassed 100,000 coronavirus deaths and three million cases of infection, crossing the grim milestone after President Jair Bolsona

Trump signs executive orders extending financial relief for 2020-08-09 02:49:13President Donald Trump on Saturday signed executive actions extending financial relief to Americans hit by the coronavirus pandemic as polls showed a

Macron urges donors to 'act quickly' at UN 2020-08-09 01:56:48French President Emmanuel Macron and the United Nations co-hosted a virtual donors' conference Sunday to solicit international aid for Lebanon, whose

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WATCH: Riot police push protesters away after they New! 2020-08-09 18:07:00 Riot police have deployed flashbang grenades against protesters, who tried to erect barricades in central Minsk, as thousands of people across Belaru

Abuse of power or social justice witch hunt? New! 2020-08-09 18:01:09 Left-wing college activists are up in arms after it emerged that a Massachusetts mayor used dating apps to sleep with students at a university he gue

Teargas, clashes with riot police in Belarus capital New! 2020-08-09 17:25:00 Belarus police used teargas and flash grenades to disperse demonstrators who gathered in the capital Minsk to protest incumbent President Alexan

Pelosi prays for needy as Dems rip Trump New! 2020-08-09 17:23:05 Democrat leaders – ignoring their latest in a decade-long string of failures at legislative compromise – are blasting President Donald Tr

Macron styles himself as Lebanon’s savior, ready to New! 2020-08-09 15:38:24 French President Emmanuel Macron has rallied a host of international donors to support Lebanon, and promised that the country’s future “i

Aspiring UFC 'Mom Champ' Mackenzie Dern thrills fans New! 2020-08-09 13:54:33 Taking time out ahead of her 10th professional MMA fight at UFC 253 on September 19, groundbreaking strawweight Mackenzie Dern has posed in a skimpy

Fire breaks out as protesters attempt to storm New! 2020-08-09 13:23:00 A fire broke out near the parliament in Beirut as protesters and police clashed for the second night. Police deployed tear gas as demonstrators deman

Protests in Minsk, other cities after preliminary results New! 2020-08-09 13:05:00 People are rallying in the streets of Belarus cities after preliminary election results showed incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko winning. Riot

Remembering a legend: Khabib 'to be guest of New! 2020-08-09 13:00:01 UFC lightweight champion Khabib Numagomedov will be the special guest at a 14-fight event in the Russian capital on September 9, honoring his late fa

Balancing act: Russian synchronized swimming star Subbotina shows New! 2020-08-09 12:41:25 Russian synchronized swimming starlet Varvara Subbotina showed off her remarkable skills as the four-time world champion balanced water bottles in va

Six French tourists killed by gunmen in Niger New! 2020-08-09 12:15:00 A group of French tourists along with their local tour guide and driver have been shot and killed by gunmen in Niger. French President Emmanuel Macro

Second Lebanese minister resigns, as Beirut protests rage New! 2020-08-09 11:59:12 Lebanon’s Environment Minister Damianos Kattar has resigned amid huge anti-government protests. Kattar is the second minister to quit, with pro

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Pakistan FM Qureshi faces criticism at home for New! 2020-08-09 13:54:43The differences in their relations surfaced when Pakistan was made to pay back $1 billion to Saudi Arabia. This reflected the fact that Islamabad is g

Ex-Malaysian PM Mahathir faces Twitterati flak for raising New! 2020-08-09 11:53:57

Beirut port blast crater 43 metres deep: Security New! 2020-08-09 09:50:03"The explosion in the port left a crater 43 meters deep" Tuesday, the official told AFP, citing reports by French experts conducting an assessment o

Afghan assembly approves release of 400 'hard-core' Taliban New! 2020-08-09 08:58:11

Nagasaki urges nuke ban on 75th anniversary of 2020-08-09 04:21:45The August 9, 1945, bombing came three days after the United States dropped its first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the world's first ever nuclear attack

Trump signs orders extending economic relief for Americans 2020-08-09 01:14:48 President Donald Trump on Saturday signed executive actions extending financial relief to Americans hit by the coronavirus pandemic as polls showed a

Fury over Beirut blast fuels protests, clashes with 2020-08-08 21:24:46

Brazil near 100,000 deaths from Covid-19 2020-08-08 18:48:35Brazil was leaping toward a grim milestone — 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 — on Saturday, and five months after the first reported case, th

Group of protesters take over Lebanon foreign ministry 2020-08-08 18:16:41A group of protesters led by retired Lebanese army officers stormed the foreign ministry in Beirut Saturday and declared it the headquarters of the re

Face coverings now compulsory in most indoor settings 2020-08-08 14:37:21Face coverings are now a legal requirement across most indoor settings in England and Scotland as part of the UK government's efforts to curb the spr

South Korea floods, landslides kill 21 as heavy 2020-08-08 10:22:14

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‘Laughable’: New York’s Gov. Cuomo calls out Trump’s New! 2020-08-09 17:52:19The Democrat was particularly critical of Trump's Saturday announcement that states must pay part of $400 weekly unemployment insurance benefits.

Canada will support independent investigation into what caused New! 2020-08-09 14:30:12'Canada also supports an independent investigation to understand what happened and how we can ensure a tragedy like this never happens again,' Karin

Belarus heads to the polls for tense presidential New! 2020-08-09 14:06:34Long lines of voters could be seen waiting to cast ballots in Minsk.

1 dead, some 20 injured in shooting at New! 2020-08-09 12:47:37``There was some kind of a dispute,'' Newsham said. ``Multiple weapons were produced.'' He said a motive for the shooting wasn't clear.

‘Gravely concerned’: Canada, Five Eyes allies call on New! 2020-08-09 11:41:59Canada and its Five Eyes allies are calling on the Hong Kong government to reinstate disqualified candidates and hold its Legislative Council election

Afghan council agrees to free 400 Taliban prisoners New! 2020-08-09 11:36:43The move looks to bring the United States a little closer to bringing home its troops and ending its longest military engagement.

Lebanon facing ‘perfect storm’ of devastation after deadly New! 2020-08-09 11:10:54Serious conversations about governance reform and debt forgiveness needed, says Bessma Momani.

Coronavirus cases in U.S. top 5 million as New! 2020-08-09 10:34:15The bleak milestone was reached as new cases in the U.S. run at about 54,000 a day.

New Zealand marks 100 days without domestic case New! 2020-08-09 10:13:03New Zealand's successful fight against COVID-19 has made the Pacific island nation of 5 million one of the safest places in the world right now.

Lebanon must build ‘free and strong’ coexistence after New! 2020-08-09 09:45:21"Last Tuesday’s catastrophe calls everyone, beginning with the Lebanese people, to work together for the common good of this beloved country,"

Coronavirus: Many questions remain as German students head 2020-08-09 08:33:38Masks during class, masks only in the halls, no masks at all. Distance when possible, no distance within same-grade groups, no distance at all.

U.S. Postal Service emerges as flash point ahead 2020-08-09 08:08:43The success of the 2020 presidential election could hinge on a most unlikely government agency: the U.S. Postal Service. Current signs are not promisi


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