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Beirut explosion bares pitfalls of sending aid to New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 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' New! 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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 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; New! 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, New! 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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Bayern and Barcelona win places in the Champions 2020-08-08 17:09:20Bayern Munich cruised past Chelsea to win 4-1 on Saturday, gaining them a place in the Champions League quarter-finals with a 7-1 aggregate. They will

Paris makes masks compulsory outdoors in busy areas 2020-08-08 13:17:31Paris authorities on Saturday imposed the mandatory wearing of face masks outdoors in busy areas of the French capital from Monday to curb a rise in t

Belarus opposition candidate's campaign manager detained before presidential 2020-08-08 12:09:24The campaign manager of Belarus's leading opposition candidate was detained on Saturday on the eve of a tense presidential vote, her office said.

Venezuela sentences two American ex-soldiers to 20 years 2020-08-08 11:45:04Two former US soldiers have been sentenced to 20 years in prison in Venezuela on charges including terrorism, after a failed bid to invade the Caribbe

Investigators recover 'black box' flight recorders from Air 2020-08-08 11:02:52Investigators have recovered the "black box" flight recorders from an Air India Express plane that crashed in southern India killing at least 18 peo

Lebanon: Beirut blast deals fresh blow to a 2020-08-08 08:29:53The devastating blast that struck the heart of the Lebanese capital has dealt a fresh blow to the country's fragile government, already under fire fo

UK calls on France to intercept migrants crossing 2020-08-08 07:59:50British interior minister Priti Patel on Friday described the volume of migrants crossing the Channel as "appalling and unacceptably high" and calle

Lebanese protesters storm ministry buildings as anger over 2020-08-08 06:28:37Lebanese protesters forced their way into government ministries in Beirut and trashed the offices of the Association of Lebanese Banks on Saturday as

Al-Shabaab claims deadly blast at military base in 2020-08-08 06:01:34At least seven people were killed when a car bomb exploded at an army base in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, military and emergency service

Lyon hold off surging Ronaldo to beat Juventus 2020-08-08 05:20:49Lyon qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Friday despite losing 2-1 in Turin.

Chinese fishing fleet raises fears on protected Galapagos 2020-08-08 04:33:50Since mid-July, a fleet of more than 280 fishing vessels has been working near the border of the Galapagos marine reserve, which is home to dozens of

Belarus opposition candidate predicts rigged vote as president 2020-08-08 02:47:04The surprise opposition candidate mounting the most serious challenge in years to Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said Friday that her count

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Lebanese officials ‘do not expect’ to find survivors New! 2020-08-09 09:08:28 A first-response team from Russia has finished looking for survivors of powerful blasts in Beirut. They say Lebanese officials don’t think anyo

'I saw good things': Lampard tries to take New! 2020-08-09 09:04:00 More than four months after they were hammered in London, Chelsea suffered another reminder of just how far they are from returning to the European e

‘Large wave’ of DDoS attacks hits KGB & New! 2020-08-09 07:41:26 Cyber-attacks on state institutions and widespread problems with internet access were reported in Belarus on Sunday, as citizens go to the polls to e

'I need WAY more practice': Maria Sharapova sharpens New! 2020-08-09 07:31:27 Russian fitness lover and retired tennis great Maria Sharapova has introduced her first ever showreel of her boxing skills, filming herself sending i

Britain’s NATO-driven ’deterrence & dialogue’ policy towards Russia New! 2020-08-09 07:17:46 75 years after they joined forces to crush Hitler’s Nazis, Russia and Britain are barely on speaking terms at an official level. Now, Moscow&rs

Moving US troops ‘closer to Russia’s border’ is New! 2020-08-09 07:07:37 Criticisms of the US troop reduction in Germany are unwarranted, Mark Esper has said, claiming that many of these forces are simply being relocated f

Saudi Aramco profits crash 73% as coronavirus sinks New! 2020-08-09 06:47:16 The world’s biggest oil exporter, Saudi Aramco, has reported massive losses for the second quarter, with its net profit nosediving 73.4 percent

In a spin: UFC star ends fight with New! 2020-08-09 06:37:06 Beneil Dariush made up for missing the weight for his lightweight contest with Scott Holtzman by providing a brutal first-round finish, leaving his o

WATCH: Angry Lionel Messi 'REFUSES to shake referee's New! 2020-08-09 06:31:00 Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona to victory against Napoli to book a spot in the Champions League quarterfinals but the Argentine made his displeasure

Drinking on an empty stomach? You might have New! 2020-08-09 05:42:58 Substance abuse specialists and mental health advocates have been pushing to recognize different forms of alcoholism – and there’s one th

US to cut troop presence in Afghanistan to New! 2020-08-09 05:10:31Read Full Article at RT.com

Lebanese information minister announces resignation amid massive anti-government New! 2020-08-09 04:52:00 Lebanon's Information Minister Manal Abdel Samad has stepped down from her post within the embattled government. The news comes as Beirut is gripped

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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 New! 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 New! 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 New! 2020-08-08 21:24:46

Brazil near 100,000 deaths from Covid-19 New! 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 New! 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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Coronavirus: Many questions remain as German students head New! 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 New! 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

U.S. health secretary Alex Azar arrives in Taiwan New! 2020-08-09 07:51:40 U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar arrived in Taiwan on Sunday in the highest-level visit by an American Cabinet official since

Heavy monsoon rains kill at least 50 people New! 2020-08-09 07:34:24In Pakistan and neighbouring India, deadly floods occur regularly during the monsoon season.

Portland protests: Police declare riot after fire inside New! 2020-08-09 07:25:39Since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, protests over racial injustice and police brutality have occurred nightly for more than 70 days.

Lebanon information minister resigns after deadly blast in New! 2020-08-09 07:10:36Lebanon's information minister resigned on Sunday as the country grapples with the aftermath of the devastating blast that ripped through the capital

Saskatoon community supporting local Lebanese restaurant after Beirut New! 2020-08-08 22:21:47The Lebanese Kitchen has been getting lots of community support after the devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, last week.

Twitter interested in buying U.S. operations of Chinese-owned New! 2020-08-08 21:42:28The news of Twitter and TikTok being in preliminary talks and Microsoft still being seen as the front-runner in bidding for the app's U.S. operations

Venezuela sentences ex-U.S. special forces soldiers to 20 New! 2020-08-08 19:14:13Lawyers for the former Green Berets, Luke Denman and Airan Berry, said they were barred from the secretive jailhouse proceedings Friday night in what

‘I regret all the deaths,’ Brazil’s Bolsonaro says New! 2020-08-08 18:58:33The nation of 210 million people has been reporting an average of more than 1,000 daily deaths from the pandemic since late May and reported 905 for t

Beirut explosion: Montreal group organizes clothing drive for 2020-08-08 15:19:23The Lebanese Student Federation is collecting clothing items for victims of the blasts in Lebanon at Dorchester Square twice a day until Tuesday.

Thousands in Israel rally outside Netanyahu’s home over 2020-08-08 14:41:59Thousands of Israelis rallied outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's residence in Jerusalem on Saturday as anger mounted over corruption allegat

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