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Nagasaki urges nuke ban on 75th anniversary of US A-bombing
Nagasaki urges nuke ban on 75th anniversary of US A-bombing

TOKYO (AP) - The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday marked its 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing, with the mayor and dwindling survivors urging world leaders including their own to do more...

Saskatoon community supporting local Lebanese restaurant after Beirut explosion
Saskatoon community supporting local Lebanese restaurant after Beirut explosion

The Lebanese Kitchen has been getting lots of community support after the devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, last week.

See the scene in Beirut as protesters call for a 'revolution'

After a deadly explosion shook Beirut, Lebanon, killing at least 154 people and injuring at least 5,000, protesters gathered in the city to demand help, answers and accountability from the government.

Coronavirus Australia: Mathias Cormann says Coalition can change jobkeeper 'if facts change'

Australia’s finance minister indicates openness to more economic support and backs state border closures for first timeAustralia’s finance minister has kept the door open to making further changes to economic support measures such as the jobkeeper wage subsidy, saying the government would act “if facts change”.Mathias Cormann foreshadowed the Coalition’s openness to further changes in an interview on Sunday, during which the senior minister from Western Australia also declared that the federal government now supported the border restrictions imposed by numerous states, including WA.

Nagasaki urges nuke ban on 75th anniversary of US A-bombing

The Japanese city of Nagasaki has marked its 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing, with the mayor and dwindling survivors urging world leaders including their own to do more for a nuclear weapons ban

Saudi ex-spy suing crown prince faces fresh death threat in Canada – report

Canada reportedly increases security around Saad Aljabri, who is suing Prince Mohammed bin Salman over alleged 2018 assassination attemptA former senior Saudi intelligence official who has accused Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of trying to have him assassinated in 2018 has been placed under heightened security after a new threat on his life, a Canadian newspaper has reported.The Globe and Mail said Canadian security services had been informed of a new attempted attack on Saad Aljabri, who lives at an undisclosed location in the Toronto region.

With dwindling survivors, Nagasaki marks 75th anniversary of US atomic bombing that killed more than 70,000 people

With dwindling survivors, Nagasaki marks 75th anniversary of US atomic bombing that killed more than 70,000 people

Eleven die in fire in Czech Republic tower block

Six died in the building, and another five were killed after jumping from the 11th floor.

Trump extends coronavirus relief as talks with Congress falter

Orders would provide $400 per week in unemployment payments, less than the $600 per week passed earlier in the crisis.

Twitter expressed interest in buying TikTok’s U.S. operations: sources
Twitter expressed interest in buying TikTok’s U.S. operations: sources

The 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 was reported earlier by the Wall Street Journal.

Southern NSW hit by up to 200mm rain as weather warnings issued for coast

Severe warnings for coast from Moruya to Kempsey, taking in Wollongong, Sydney and NewcastleUp to 200mm of rain has fallen in some parts of southern New South Wales, prompting more than 700 calls for help and 13 flood rescues by the State Emergency Service over the 48 hours to Sunday, after areas flooded only last week receive another drenching.Up to 200mm of rainfall hit a number of towns including Moruya, Nowra and Captains Flat over the 24 hours to Sunday, and heavy rain is forecast to linger until Tuesday.

Mauritius scrambles to counter oil spill from grounded ship

Anxious residents of the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius are stuffing fabric sacks with sugar cane leaves to create makeshift oil spill barriers as tons of fuel leak from a grounded ship

Venezuela jails former US soldiers for 20 years over botched bid to overthrow Maduro

Two ex-Green Berets hired to oust president were sentenced in a secretive hearing that their lawyers say breached their right to a defenceA Venezuelan court has sentenced two former US special forces soldiers to 20 years in prison for their part in a blunder-filled beach attack aimed at overthrowing president Nicolás Maduro.Lawyers for the former Green Berets, Luke Denman and Airan Berry, said they were barred from the secretive jailhouse proceedings Friday night in what they consider a violation of their constitutional rights to a defence.

Hundreds of protesters injured as anger simmers in Beirut: Live

At least 728 hurt in clashes with authorities in Lebanese capital; Prime Minister Hassan Diab calls for early polls.

Boris Johnson 'would close pubs before schools' in local Covid-19 lockdown

Prime minister says it is a ‘national priority’ and ‘moral duty’ to get all pupils back into classroomsBoris Johnson has spoken of “a moral duty” to get all children back in class amid indications he would force pubs, restaurants and shops to close ahead of schools in the event of severe coronavirus flare-ups.The prime minister is understood to favour only closing schools as the last resort after scientific advisers warned more restrictions may be needed to reopen classrooms in England next month.

US COVID-19 cases hit 5 million; Brazil deaths at 100,000: Live

US to extend economic relief to unemployed as country's top health official offered hints of vaccine by year-end.

'Everything is gone': Flooding in China ruins farmers, risks rising food prices

Major flooding that walloped millions of acres of cropland in China, bad news for its economy, which is already in a fragile state because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Massive brawl sees beachgoers batter each other with umbrellas and sunbeds in Belgium

HOT-headed beachgoers battered each other with umbrellas and used windsurfing poles “as weapons” during a beach brawl in Belgium. The dramatic scenes were filmed at Blankenberge beach on Saturday as sunseekers clashed with cops and lifeguards. Footage shows a chair being hurled across the sand as sunbathers wildly launch themselves at one another. One man

Belarus election: President Lukashenko faces toughest test in years

President Lukashenko is seeking a sixth term in office as Belarus votes after a series of protests.

Letter from Africa: 'How I helped put Gambians on Google Maps'

A journalist is instrumental in the introduction of an address system which could help save lives.

Two-year-old Australian boy among more than 150 killed in Beirut explosion

Family of Isaac Oehlers say they are ‘heartbroken by the sudden and tragic loss of our beautiful boy’A two-year-old has been named as the Australian victim killed of the Beirut explosion which tore through the Lebanese capital.The Department of Home Affairs is helping the family of Isaac Oehlers, who is believed to be from Western Australia.

Coronavirus live news: US nears 5m cases as Australian border closures ramp up

US approaches horrific milestone; border restrictions tightened in Australian state of New South Wales; Brazil passes 100,000 deathsEx-health minister attacks Bolsonaro as Brazil Covid-19 deaths tops 100,000Trump signs order for relief, with less help for jobless ‘Queensland first’: Palaszczuk closes the borders and amps up election rhetoric Boris Johnson ‘would close pubs before schools’ in local Covid-19 lockdown 12.44am BSTWhen he called the home affairs department again, the official he spoke to was sympathetic, but read to him advice from a government website that people submit their re...

Letter from Africa: 'How I helped put Gambians on Google Maps'

A journalist is instrumental in the introduction of an address system which could help save lives.

US election 2020: What is the electoral college?

How does the US electoral college elect the president?

Coronavirus: Fact-checking fake stories in Africa

We've taken a look into some of the most widely-shared false stories about the pandemic across Africa.

Why the French are 'European champions' at abandoning pets

Tens of thousands of pets are abandoned every summer in France. What's behind this sad phenomenon?

12 months, 12 lives: Kashmiris in limbo and lockdown

The BBC speaks to 12 Kashmiris from different walks of life about an unprecedented year for the region.

Venezuela sentences ex-U.S. special forces soldiers to 20 years over attack on president
Venezuela sentences ex-U.S. special forces soldiers to 20 years over attack on president

Lawyers for the former Green Berets, Luke Denman and Airan Berry, said they were barred from the secretive jailhouse proceedings Friday night in what they consider a violation of their constitutional...

Footage from a church mid-explosion brings hope to Beirutis

This Greek Orthodox church's altar survived the blast unscathed - even its oil lamp stayed lit

Johann Preiss: The forgotten botanist who brought 200,000 Australian plants to Europe

One man was responsible for bringing 200,000 samples of plants from Australia to Europe, and yet very few know his name, writes Anna Haebich

James Baldwin was the eloquent voice of his era – is he the voice of ours too?

The writer spoke out against racial inequality from the mid-Sixties – in the wake of Black Lives Matter, and a new book on his work, Kenneth W Mack asks if Baldwin is just as relevant today

Beirut explosion: Tear gas and police clashes amid Beirut protest

Police and protesters have clashed in angry scenes after thousands of people took to the streets.

Oregon trooper injured, 24 arrested in Portland protests

Protesters in Portland, Oregon, defied police orders to disperse and threw rocks, frozen or hard-boiled eggs and commercial-grade fireworks at officers as unrest in the Northwest city continued early Saturday. An Oregon State Police Trooper was struck in the head by a large rock and suffered a head injury, police said in a release. Oregon State Police worked with Portland officers to clear the protesters.

‘I regret all the deaths,’ Brazil’s Bolsonaro says as over 100,000 die from coronavirus
‘I regret all the deaths,’ Brazil’s Bolsonaro says as over 100,000 die from coronavirus

The 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 the latest 24-hour period.

Coronavirus: US sets record with more than 5 million cases

The United States set a record for coronavirus cases on Saturday, with more than 5 million people now infected, as the country's top infectious diseases official offered hope earlier this week that an effective vaccine might be available by the end of the year.

Trump's order to bypass Congress on coronavirus relief faces likely legal challenges

With congressional negotiations stalled, Trump is using executive powers to try to get aid flowing. But it's unclear whether he has the power to do so.

Brazil makes grim milestone -- 100,000 deaths from COVID-19

Brazil surpassed a grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday night, and five months after the first reported case the country has not shown signs of crushing the disease. The Health Ministry said there had been a total of 3,012,412 confirmed infections with the new coronavirus — death and infection tolls second only to the United States. In a tribute to COVID-19 victims Saturday morning, the non-governmental group Rio de Paz placed crosses on the sand on the famed Copacabana beach and released 1,000 red balloons into the sky.

A New Brunswick man was FaceTiming with his family in Beirut. Then came the explosion
A New Brunswick man was FaceTiming with his family in Beirut. Then came the explosion

Tuesday's blast devastated much of the city including its port, killing nearly 160 people and injuring almost 6,000. As of Saturday, dozens were still missing.

Protests erupt across Poland against country’s government’s anti-LGBTQ2 stance
Protests erupt across Poland against country’s government’s anti-LGBTQ2 stance

The protests came a day after LGBT rights supporters in Warsaw scuffled with police who arrested a transgender activist, Malgorzata Szutowicz.

Brazil makes grim milestone -- 100,000 deaths from COVID-19

Brazil surpassed a grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday night, and five months after the first reported case the country has not shown signs of crushing the disease.

Spain's ex-King Juan Carlos lands in Abu Dhabi: reports

A photograph appears to show Spain's former monarch landing in Abu Dhabi after leaving his country.

Trump advisors urge delisting of U.S.-listed Chinese firms that fail to meet audit standards

Trump administration officials have urged the president to delist Chinese companies that trade on U.S. exchanges and fail to meet U.S. auditing requirements by January 2022.

You will hang! Lebanese protesters ‘execute’ cardboard cutouts of PM, President & Hezbollah’s Nasrallah (VIDEO)
You will hang! Lebanese protesters ‘execute’ cardboard cutouts of PM, President & Hezbollah’s Nasrallah (VIDEO)

Lebanese protesters have built gallows in Beirut to hang cardboard cutouts of Prime Minister Hassan Diab, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, and other politicians they blame for the recent port blast...

Trump signs order for coronavirus relief, with lower level of extra aid for jobless

Trump gives speech at his golf club in New Jersey, and signs order which includes extended unemployment payments with $200 dropDonald Trump said on Saturday that he would extend enhanced coronavirus unemployment benefits and employment taxes into next year with executive orders, but cut the level of some of the support.Speaking at his luxury golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, Trump said he was taking action after Congress had failed to agree a deal, blaming “far left” Democrat demands in a campaign-style speech.

Leading Belarus opposition candidate's campaign manager detained

Maria Moroz, an ally of opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, has been detained on eve of tense vote.

Beirut: A city in pain that does not know how to heal its wounds
Beirut: A city in pain that does not know how to heal its wounds

Seething with anger, Beirut is a traumatised city that is in danger of tearing itself apart.

Trump orders more unemployment pay, a payroll tax deferral

Seizing the power of his podium and his pen, U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday moved to bypass the nation's elected lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and extend an expired unemployment benefit after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed.

Paris imposes face masks for some outdoor areas
Paris imposes face masks for some outdoor areas

Wearing a face mask outdoors in some crowded parts of Paris will become mandatory next week, as France battles a surge in coronavirus infections.

Trump Signs Executive Order, Saying It Will Extend Unemployment Benefits and Defer Payroll Tax

The payroll tax deferment would not aid unemployed workers, who do not pay the tax when they are jobless

Faith leaders join forces to warn of Uighur ‘genocide’

Statement signed by Rowan Williams, bishops, imams and rabbis says Chinese Muslim minority faces ‘human tragedy’Rowan Williams, the former archbishop of Canterbury, is among more than 70 faith leaders publicly declaring that the Uighurs are facing “one of the most egregious human tragedies since the Holocaust”, and that those responsible for the persecution of the Chinese Muslim minority must be held accountable.The incarceration of at least a million Uighurs and other Muslims in prison camps, where they are reported to face starvation, torture, murder, sexual violence, slave labour and forced...