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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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, 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 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 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 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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Op-Ed: We have one last chance to get New! 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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Accused killer of pro-refugee German politician admits guilt 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2020-08-05 07:13:38

Sri Lankans vote in parliamentary elections 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 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 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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Trump campaign raises more money than Biden in New! 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’ New! 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

Coronavirus upends Trump, Biden convention plans ahead of New! 2020-08-05 21:51:51At the last minute, U.S. President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, are searching for places to impressively yet safely accept their

‘We are overwhelmed’: International aid needed after Beirut New! 2020-08-05 20:50:06"Beirut was the jewel of the Middle East. It has a big role to do between east and west as a bridge and it needs to be rebuilt."

After Beirut explosion, B.C. mom desperate for news New! 2020-08-05 20:33:46The last time she spoke with the kids was in November 2019 at a governmental facility in Beirut with Tarabichi present.

Tropical storm Isaias: Death toll rises to 9, New! 2020-08-05 20:23:32At least nine people, including a 5-year-old autistic girl, were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias battered the U.S. East Coast with rain and fierce win

Facebook, Twitter remove Trump coronavirus posts over misinformation New! 2020-08-05 19:47:20"This video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19, which is a violation of our policies around harmful COVID misinform

Photos capture devastation of Beirut explosion New! 2020-08-05 19:29:59It's believed at least 135 people were killed and about 5,000 more injured after a pair of explosions rocked Beirut, Lebanon's capital and larg

Canada to provide $5M to Lebanon after deadly New! 2020-08-05 19:19:19In a tweet Wednesday evening, Francois-Philippe Champagne said Canada is "providing an initial $5 million in humanitarian assist for the people of Le

Former Edmontonian living in Lebanon reeling after Beirut New! 2020-08-05 19:07:24A former Edmontonian who now lives in Lebanon says the explosion is another crisis the country has had to deal with this year.

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.

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