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  • A plane carrying 20 tons of World Health Organization health supplies has landed in Beirut to support the treatment of patients injured by the massive explosion that rocked the city, the WHO said Thursday. “The supplies will cover 1,000 trauma interventions and 1,000 surgical interventions ...

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  • In the wake of yesterday’s deadly port explosion in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut’s governor said Wednesday that the material damage from the incident could cost as much as $15 billion. "Beirut has become a devastated city…Half of it was destroyed, and hundreds of thousands of ...

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  • India hit out on China on Wednesday for saying that “unilateral” changes made to the status of the former state of Jammu and Kashmir in 2019 were “illegal and invalid,” saying Beijing has no legal standing on the issue. “The Chinese side has no locus standi whatsoever ...

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  • Death toll in Tuesday’s huge blast that ripped through Lebanon’s capital Beirut has risen to 135, the country’s health minister said on Wednesday.  Nearly 5,000 victims were injured and dozens of them are still missing, Hamad Hassan said.  A fire at a warehouse ...

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  • US private rocket company SpaceX has tested the firing system of its Starship rocket, which is designed for space expeditions to the Moon and Mars.  The test vehicle flew to an altitude of 150 meters (500 feet) from the company’s test platform in Brownsville, Texas and landed back ...

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  • At least 10 people were injured here when suspected terrorists hurled a hand grenade during a Kashmir rally, according to police. The rally was organized by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), the country's mainstream religious party, in connection with the first anniversary of India's revoking Jammu and ...

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  • In the wake of Tuesday's deadly port explosion in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut’s governor said that the material damage from the incident will cost some $3-5 billion. "Beirut has become a devastated city… half of it destroyed and hundreds of thousands of residents will not be able ...

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  • Crude oil prices climbed on Wednesday following an explosion at Lebanon's main port feeding concerns about a regional turmoil and a large fall in US crude oil stocks. International benchmark Brent crude was trading at $44.45 per barrel at 0624 GMT for a 0.24% increase after closing Tuesday at ...

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  • Pakistan’s prime minister on Wednesday expressed sorrow over loss of over 100 lives in a massive explosion that rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut. "Deeply pained to hear of the massive explosions in Beirut with precious lives lost & thousand injured," Imran Khan said on Twitter. "We ...

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  • The International Labour Organization (ILO) said Tuesday that for the first time in its history, all 187 of its member states have ratified an international convention.    But implementation of the accord on the worst forms of child labor has far to go, with 152 million children locked in ...

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  • The death toll worldwide from the novel coronavirus rose to 700,647 on Wednesday, according to a running tally by the US-based Johns Hopkins University. Data showed the total number of cases worldwide climbed to 18.54 million, with 11.13 recoveries. Brazil has the highest number of recoveries with ...

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  • Several leaders from Muslim countries, including top diplomats, condemned the annexation of Kashmir on Tuesday and demanded India withdraw armed forces from the Himalayan valley.  The Chairman of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Human Rights Council, Adama Nana addressed a webinar ...

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  • Fulham were promoted to the Premier League on Tuesday after defeating Brentford in London. The club was admitted to the top tier of English football after a 2-1 win in extra time following a goalless draw over 90 minutes in the Championship playoff final at Wembley. Joe Bryan's goals in the 105th ...

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  • The death toll from a massive explosion in the Lebanese capital of Beirut has risen to 73, the country's Health Ministry said early Wednesday. A fire at a warehouse containing explosives at the Port of Beirut led to the blast, which leveled a three-story building and was heard across the city and ...

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  • France's leading scientific body issued a sobering warning Tuesday amid a surge in coronavirus cases this summer and growing concerns over a second wave of infections.  The Scientific Council said another outbreak of COVID-19 was "highly likely" this autumn or winter as an uptick in cases in ...

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  • The US said Tuesday it is "deeply troubled" by escalating hostilities in Libya, warning intensification "will only deepen and prolong the conflict." Robert O'Brien, US President Donald Trump's national security adviser, said efforts to escalate the conflict risk the collective security interests ...

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  • Lebanese President Michel Aoun cited ammonium nitrate as the source of a massive explosion Tuesday at the Port of Beirut which killed more than 60 people and injured close to 3,000.  In a post on the Lebanese Presidency's Twitter account, Aoun said that keeping 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate ...

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  • Israel on Tuesday confirmed another 1,801 infections and three fatalities from the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Health Ministry, the total count of cases in the country has risen to 75,083, including 554 deaths, since the virus was first detected on Feb. 21. A total of 49,753 people have ...

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  • The regional administration in the Indian-administered Kashmir on Tuesday imposed a two-day curfew ahead of the first anniversary of the revocation of region's limited autonomy. The district magistrate of the main city Srinagar ordered a curfew to be imposed Aug. 4-5 across the whole region in ...

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  • Nigeria’s coronavirus case count is now over 44,000, with the death toll just shy of 900, authorities said on Tuesday. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 288 more infections and eight fatalities were recorded in the country over the past 24 hours. “Till date, ...

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  • US President Donald Trump issued a stern public rebuke of his coronavirus task force coordinator on Monday, calling Dr. Deborah Birx "pathetic" after she issued a dire warning over the virus's spread.  "So Crazy Nancy Pelosi said horrible things about Dr. Deborah Birx, going after her because ...

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  • President Donald Trump gave prospective buyers of Chinese-owned video app TikTok's US operations until Sept. 15 to forge a deal, threatening to otherwise ban the video app in the country. "It will close down on Sept. 15 unless Microsoft or somebody else is able to buy it, and work out an ...

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  • Israeli warplanes and helicopters struck targets belonging to forces loyal to Syria’s Bashar al-Assad regime Monday in the northern part of the capital Damascus.  Israeli army spokesperson Avichay Adraee announced on social media that the move was in response to an attempt yesterday to ...

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  • US President Donald Trump ratcheted up his anti-universal balloting rhetoric Monday, claiming he has a "right" to stop states from implementing the policy amid the coronavirus pandemic.   Addressing reporters at the White House, the president said that while he has "the right to" issue an ...

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  • On the third and last day of a cease-fire with the Taliban, the Afghan government on Sunday announced that it had released over 300 prisoners of the militant group in connection with ongoing peace efforts. Announcing the development, the Office of the National Security Council (ONSC) said in a ...

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  • The novel coronavirus claimed 1,088 lives in Brazil and 784 in Mexico over the past 24 hours, according to health authorities on Sunday. In Brazil, the country hit second-hardest by the virus worldwide, the death toll climbed to 93,563, while the number of cases surged to over 2.7 million, ...

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  • Further coronavirus cases, virus-linked deaths, and recoveries were recorded in Central Asian and Eurasian countries on Sunday. New numbers were announced by the respective health authorities. Kazakhstan Kazakhstan reported 1,226 more infections, bringing its total to 91,593. Recoveries rose by ...

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  • Iran’s foreign minister blamed the US and Europe for funding and protecting terrorists Saturday following the arrest of the leader of a US-based anti-regime group. "The west must cease financing and harboring terrorists. From their safe havens in US and Europe, they promote hatred, agitate ...

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  • The World Health Organization reported Friday a record increase in global coronavirus cases in a 24-hour period, with the total rising by 292,527 and the death toll surpassing 675,000. There is nearly 17.5 million infections and more than 677,000 deaths related to the COVID-19, according to ...

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  • Lebanon is prepared to defend itself against Israel’s attacks, which are in violation of the 2006 UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution, Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Saturday. In a televised address, the president said Israel’s attacks in southern Lebanon had once again ...

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