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Afghan council to decide whether Kabul releases 400 New! 2020-08-06 07:11:02KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghanistan officials say a traditional consultative council will convene Friday to decide whether the last 400 Taliban pris

5 Things to Know for Today New! 2020-08-06 06:07:59Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. LEBANON TENDS TO ITS WOUNDS Lebanese army b

Cyprus, France to boost defense ties under cooperation New! 2020-08-06 04:57:56NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Cyprus on Thursday said it would work with France to procure and develop arms and jointly train military personnel as part of a

China sentences 3rd Canadian to death on drug New! 2020-08-06 04:27:48BEIJING (AP) - China has sentenced a third Canadian citizen to death on drug charges amid a steep decline in relations between the two countries. The

Lebanese clear blast rubble from roads around cratered New! 2020-08-06 04:07:43BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese army bulldozers plowed through wreckage to reopen roads around Beirut's demolished port Thursday, a day after the govern

The Latest: Swiss engineers sent to help Lebanon New! 2020-08-06 04:02:52BEIRUT (AP) - The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 3 p.m. Switzerland has sent a team of specialists including engineers and logi

Polish LGBT people leaving as post-vote mood grows New! 2020-08-06 02:06:00WARSAW, Poland (AP) — When a right-wing populist party won the right to govern Poland five years ago, Piotr Grabarczyk feared "bad things" mig

GOP Senate race tops Tennessee primary Election Day New! 2020-08-06 01:14:12NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Election Day in pandemic times has arrived in Tennessee, where voters on Thursday will decide a heated Republican U.S. Senate

UN discusses Kashmir for 3rd time since India New! 2020-08-06 01:10:58UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council discussed disputed Kashmir at Pakistan's request Wednesday for the third time since India’s Hin

N. Korea's escalating virus response raises fear of New! 2020-08-05 21:27:22SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is quarantining thousands of people and shipping food and other aid to a southern city locked down over co

Planned Taiwan visit escalates tensions between U.S., China New! 2020-08-05 21:07:43Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar is gearing up for a trip to Taiwan that will mark the highest-level visit to the island by a U.S. off

Judge orders changes to voter guide for property New! 2020-08-05 20:45:33SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California judge has ordered changes to an election guide mailed to every registered California voter this fall, ruling We

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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 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 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 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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Guinea's ruling party asks Alpha Condé to run New! 2020-08-06 08:51:32Guinea's ruling party on Thursday urged President Alpha Conde to seek a third term in elections due this year, a scenario that has sparked clashes in

‘Beirut is destroyed, my heart is broken’: Locals New! 2020-08-06 07:14:05Lebanon is still reeling from Tuesday’s explosion in the port of Beirut – a further tragedy on top of the severe political, economic and h

Why are butchered dolphins washing ashore in France's New! 2020-08-06 06:56:24A photo posted online shows the butchered remains of a dolphin washed up on the beach in western France. This isn’t the first time that a dolphi

Lebanese investigators focus on negligence in Beirut blast New! 2020-08-06 06:31:10Investigators probing the deadly blast that ripped across Beirut focused Wednesday on possible negligence in the storage of tons of a highly explosive

Scavenging for human hair: Nairobi hairdressers cut costs New! 2020-08-06 05:43:11For decades, Nairobi’s poor have scavenged through heaps of rubbish at the city’s vast Dandora dumpsite. But recently, they have been join

‘Without reforms, Lebanon will continue to suffer,’ says New! 2020-08-06 05:05:02French President Emmanuel Macron visited shell-shocked Beirut Thursday, pledging support and urging change after a massive explosion devastated the Le

Survivors gather in Hiroshima to mark 75th anniversary New! 2020-08-06 03:08:54Bells tolled in Hiroshima on Thursday for the 75th anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing, with ceremonies downsized due to the co

Lebanese diaspora mobilises after deadly Beirut blast New! 2020-08-06 01:21:42Lebanon's diaspora, estimated at nearly three times the size of the tiny country's population of five million, has stepped up to provide assistance

Facebook, Twitter remove Trump posts over false claims New! 2020-08-06 00:16:56Facebook Inc on Wednesday took down a post by U.S. President Donald Trump, which the company said violated its rules against sharing misinfo

Dutch cyclist Jakobsen put in induced coma after New! 2020-08-05 18:56:39Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen has been put in a medically-induced coma after crashing at the finish line on stage one of the Tour of Poland f

Chief Aritana, influential indigenous leader in Brazil, dies New! 2020-08-05 18:17:10Chief Aritana Yawalapiti, one of Brazil's most influential indigenous leaders who led the people of Upper Xingu in central Brazil and helpe

Fauci expects tens of millions of Covid vaccines New! 2020-08-05 17:25:45Drugmakers will likely have tens of millions of doses of a coronavirus vaccine in the early part of next year, with production ramping up so that it h

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Migration & tax evasion issues lead Swedish authorities New! 2020-08-06 08:32:50 Ahead of a planned 2021 census, Swedish authorities have admitted they don’t know exactly how many people live in the country, citing people wi

Russian ex-journalist Safronov accused of sending secret information New! 2020-08-06 08:29:00 Russian investigators believe that Ivan Safronov, the former newspaper reporter accused of spying for Czech intelligence, transferred secret data to

'I'm waiting for you': Zabit Magomedsharipov sends ominous New! 2020-08-06 08:16:00 After an injury to Yair Rodriguez derailed what would have been an eye-catching main event this month, Zabit Magomedsharipov is turning his attention

'Pandemic is not over yet': German health minister New! 2020-08-06 07:56:00 The growth of daily Covid-19 cases in Germany is a sign that the outbreak is far from being over, the nation's health minister said. He announced al

Lebanon’s Druze leader demands international investigation into Beirut New! 2020-08-06 07:54:00Read Full Article at RT.com

South Korea to start LNG supplies to energy-hungry New! 2020-08-06 07:53:21 South Korea’s Posco International Corporation has won a tender to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Pakistan, according to a Reuters report

Woke NASA to crack down on ‘racist’ space New! 2020-08-06 07:30:00 When people gaze at the stars, some see their beauty, while others discover reasons to be offended by the nicknames we invented for them. Luckily for

Lethal precision: WATCH Russian Iskander-M missiles blast into New! 2020-08-06 07:13:00 The Russian Ministry of Defense has published a spectacular video of Iskander-M missile launches during special operation training at the country&rsq

England to revise DOWN its Covid-19 death toll New! 2020-08-06 07:04:18 Up to 10 percent of England’s coronavirus death toll could be wiped out due to reporting errors in which “Covid-19” deaths on the o

Chinese video-sharing app TikTok planning to open its New! 2020-08-06 06:52:13 Chinese-owned technology company TikTok has announced plans to build a $500 million European data hub which will be located in Ireland. It is expecte

'I'm not sure I've seen a crash that New! 2020-08-06 06:45:27 Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen has undergone facial surgery and remains in a coma after a high-speed crash on the first stage of the Tour of Poland, wh

Number of US nationals ‘were detained’ in Belarus New! 2020-08-06 06:45:00Read Full Article at RT.com

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China hopes India, Pakistan can "properly" handle differences 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 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: 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 2020-08-05 10:53:28

Coronavirus infects 24,000 South African health workers 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 2020-08-05 10:23:45

Lebanese PM appeals for help after Beirut blast 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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