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Did Operation Eagle Claw alter the course of US history?

New film looks at aborted rescue mission during Iran hostage crisis.

Zimbabwe activists decry 'unprecedented clampdown' after arrests

Government denies accusations of stifling dissent amid growing anger over deepening economic crisis.

Beirut port explosion: Officials detained as probe promised

Lebanese authorities have taken into custody 16 people as part of an investigation into the Beirut port warehouse explosion.

Protesters raid gov't buildings as fury grows over Beirut blast

Police use tear gas and live fire to break up crowds amid rising anger over port explosion that killed scores of people.

Hard-hit Italy cautiously embraces new normal in coronavirus era

Italy has eased out of its strict coronavirus lockdown and has returned to a semblance of normality without -- so far -- a major, secondary flare-up.

Thousands in Beirut protest in a "day of judgment" after blasts

Lebanon's Red Cross said more than 100 people were injured in Saturday's demonstrations

Program allows some Alaska Native Vietnam vets to get land

Stewy Carlo had a short life, but he lived every moment. After his service years, he roamed South America where he developed a love of photography, and then later turned heads while driving an exotic Maserati to a construction job back home in Alaska. Carlo, a member of the Koyukon Athabascan tribe, was a math whiz from Fairbanks who quit college in 1967 to volunteer for the Army, to serve in Vietnam.

Reality check: A look at Trump’s recent claims on mail-in ballots, coronavirus
Reality check: A look at Trump’s recent claims on mail-in ballots, coronavirus

It was a week of relentless attacks by U.S. President Donald Trump and his allies on mail-in voting for the November election, and truth took a beating at every turn.

Police Officer Fired After Allegedly Mishandling Explicit Photos of Slain University of Utah Student

The Salt Lake Tribune had reported that the officer had downloaded, shared and bragged about the photos

Lebanese prime minister says he will introduce a draft bill proposing early elections

Lebanese prime minister says he will introduce a draft bill proposing early elections

BBC radio host quits over use of racist term in news report

British radio host Sideman has quit the BBC over the corporation’s decision to include a racial slur in a news report about a racist attack

Experts call on schools to not penalize students for sharing images of maskless classmates

As scores of American children return to classrooms under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, free speech experts have bristled at the sight of a public school punishing a student for practicing her right to free speech by sharing a photo of classmates not wearing masks and not social distancing on campus.

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Biden’s comments on race could alienate young Black voters, lawmakers say
Biden’s comments on race could alienate young Black voters, lawmakers say

When pressed by Errol Barnett of CBS News on whether he'd taken a cognitive test, Biden responded that the question was akin to asking the Black reporter if he would take a drug test to see if "you're...

Georgian actions amounted to declaration of war on Russia – former President Medvedev on 2008 conflict
Georgian actions amounted to declaration of war on Russia – former President Medvedev on 2008 conflict

Moscow had to intervene to protect people in South Ossetia and Abkhazia in 2008, when Tbilisi shelled civilians and peacekeepers, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said, calling it a difficult...

TikTok 'to sue Trump administration' in effort to stop president's ban

TikTok, the popular social media platform owned by the Beijing-based company ByteDance, will reportedly file a lawsuit against the Trump administration after the president signed an executive order effectively banning the app in the US in 45 days.

The coronavirus betrays Netanyahu

The mishandling of the pandemic fallout and his bid for early elections could bring down the Israeli prime minister.

The U.S. sanctions against Hong Kong officials, explained

Explaining why the United States imposed new sanctions and how this might impact international business.

BBC presenter quits in protest after N-word allegedly used in attack repeated on air

Radio 1Xtra presenter Sideman said he could no longer work for broadcaster after racial slur reportedA BBC radio presenter has quit his job after the corporation defended its decision to broadcast the N-word in a television news broadcast.Radio 1Xtra presenter Sideman said he no longer felt comfortable working for the national broadcaster after it stuck by the decision to broadcast the language in a report on a racially motivated hit-and-run attack.

Brazil near 100,000 deaths from Covid-19

Brazil is leaping toward a grim milestone — 100,000 deaths from COVID-19

Brazil near 100,000 deaths from Covid-19

Brazil is leaping toward a grim milestone — 100,000 deaths from COVID-19

Minnesota judge orders release of police body camera video in George Floyd case
Minnesota judge orders release of police body camera video in George Floyd case

Floyd, a Black man who was handcuffed, died May 25 after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, pressed his knee against Floyd's neck for nearly eight minutes as Floyd said he couldn't breathe.

More than 100 people injured in Beirut protests - Lebanese Red Cross
More than 100 people injured in Beirut protests - Lebanese Red Cross

Over 100 people were injured during the protests in Lebanese capital over the massive blast earlier this week, Red Cross said.

At his New Jersey golf club, Trump finds supportive audience

They hustled down the stairs, the rain dabbing their polo shirts and golf attire, as they dashed inside the clubhouse, drinks in their hands and masks missing from their faces. It was an unexpected perk of their country club membership: being the audience for President Donald Trump’s hurriedly announced news conference Friday evening at his course in Bedminster, New Jersey. As if it were a political rally, the well-heeled crowd offered cheers and jeers as the president delivered broadsides against his political foes.

Venezuelan court sentences two former US Green Berets to 20 years in prison for failed coup

It is believed that a third ex-US soldier - who remains in the US - co-ordinated the plan

Biden risks alienating young Black voters after race remarks

Joe Biden's controversial remarks about race this week risk alienating young Black voters who despise President Donald Trump but are not inspired by his Democratic rival. In a later interview with National Public Radio's Lulu Garcia-Navarro, Biden seemed to draw distinctions between Black and Hispanic populations in the U.S. “Unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things,” he told the Latina reporter. Black voters as a whole delivered the Democratic nomination...

Thousands of bikers heading to South Dakota rally to be blocked at tribal land checkpoints

Clampdown comes as fears mount that mask-free bikers headed to large gathering could spread coronavirus to tribal groupsThousands of bikers heading to South Dakota’s 10-day Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will not be allowed through Cheyenne River Sioux checkpoints, a spokesman for the Native American group said on Saturday.The decision to prevent access across tribal lands to the annual rally, which could attract as many as 250,000 bikers amid fears it could lead to a massive, regional coronavirus outbreak, comes as part of larger Covid-19 prevention policy. The policy has pitted seven tribes that m...

Nurse loses leg after she ignored pain to care for COVID patients

"You forget about your own pains because you're busy helping other people," she said.

States race to pass policing reforms after Floyd's death

The death of George Floyd and widespread protests over racial injustice have prompted several states to move at a lightning pace to pass significant policing reform proposals that in some cases have languished for years. The urgency is bipartisan, as both Democratic and Republican majorities in various legislatures have moved quickly to pass bills banning chokeholds, making it easier to hold officers legally accountable for their actions and other reforms. GOP-controlled Iowa took about a week to pass a series of policing bills in mid-June.

Joe Arpaio defeated in what’s likely his last political race

This political campaign was likely the last for Joe Arpaio, the former six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix known for leading immigration crackdowns and building a political career around the harsh treatment of jail inmates. Arpaio got edged out Friday in the Republican primary for Maricopa County sheriff by his former second-in-command, Jerry Sheridan, in a race that was lower profile and more modestly funded for Arpaio than the blowout campaigns of his heyday. While he still faced criticism over his 2017 criminal conviction — which President Donald Trump pardoned — many didn’t know he was run...

Mauritius declares emergency over oil spill from grounded ship

Indian Ocean island nation declares environmental emergency as satellite images show a dark slick spreading in waters.

In photos: Beirut explosion destroys homes, devastates country’s capital
In photos: Beirut explosion destroys homes, devastates country’s capital

Dozens were trapped under the wreckage and those who survived still cannot believe that they did.

Judge orders release of body camera video in Floyd case

A Minnesota judge ordered the release of body camera footage recorded by former officers charged in the death of George Floyd.

2 Ex-Green Berets Sentenced 20 Years for Failed Plot to Overthrow Venezuela’s President

They admitted to taking part in the May 4 operation orchestrated by a third ex-U.S. soldier, Venezuelan's chief prosecutor said

Trump advisor says Biden 'would be the favourite' in a debate with president

Trump campaign begins preparing for debates against the presumptive Democratic nominee after confirming they will attend the three scheduled events

Narrow escape: Massive rock-fall caught on VIDEO during road construction in Dagestan, Russia
Narrow escape: Massive rock-fall caught on VIDEO during road construction in Dagestan, Russia

People were seen fleeing to safety as a huge stone-fall occurred during road construction in a mountainous area in Russia’s Republic of Dagestan. Luckily, although it was a terrifying sight, casualtie...

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Peter Beinart and the crisis of liberal Zionism

Some liberal Zionists are finally becoming aware of the inherent contradiction in their views on Israel and Palestine.

Beirut protesters hurl missiles at police as anger spills onto streets over chemical explosion which left 158 dead

LEBANESE riot cops fired tear gas at rock-hurling demonstrators trying to storm the barriers outside Beirut’s parliament today. Thousands gathered in Martyrs’ Square to protest at the government’s handling of Tuesday’s killer chemicals blast which left more than 150 dead. They chanted “the people want the fall of the regime”, and held posters saying “leave,

Thousands Protest in Beirut, Blaming Corruption and Negligence for Devastating Explosion

This week's massive explosion devastated large parts of Beirut and killed more than 150 people

'Evangelicals For Trump' event in Las Vegas draws hundreds despite Covid restrictions

City and state officials reportedly urged the organisers to put the event on hold

Incorrectly designed and rushed Covid-19 vaccine could actually AGGRAVATE infection, Russian virology expert warns
Incorrectly designed and rushed Covid-19 vaccine could actually AGGRAVATE infection, Russian virology expert warns

Russia’s domestically produced Covid-19 vaccine could be dangerous and even cause infection if improperly designed, says Alexander Chepurnov, the former lab head at the Vector State Research Center of...

Juventus sack Sarri after Champions League fiasco against underdog Lyon

Ex-Green Berets get 20 years for plot to topple Venezuela leader

Luke Denman and Airan Berry admitted to taking part in the operation orchestrated by a third ex-U.S. soldier, Venezuelan's chief prosecutor said.

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

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Tottenham protest marks anniversary of Mark Duggan's death

Action supported by Black Lives Matter calls for end to ‘institutionally racist policing’ Chants of “no justice no peace” echoed around Tottenham police station on Saturday afternoon as hundreds of peaceful demonstrators gathered outside the building calling for an end to what they say is institutionally racist policing in this part of north London.The event marks the ninth anniversary of the fatal shooting by police in Tottenham of Mark Duggan. His death was followed by the biggest riots in recent times. The event is supported by Black Lives Matter, Tottenham Rights and Stopwatch.

Listen to your migraine to help you feel better – and to learn about yourself

Headaches are telling you something about how your brain works with your body, influencing your behaviour and feelingsWe need pain. It seems contradictory to say it, particularly now that we have so many ways of dealing with it and switching it off. Pain not only tells us something is wrong, it also protects us. If you slam the car door on your hand, it’s going to hurt. You will have damaged the soft tissue; all the muscles and ligaments that help you move your fingers. It will no doubt swell up to twice its size. This inflammation is part of the healing process. Your hand feels hot and looks...

Mock gallows, tear gas and rock-throwers. Beirut erupts in violent protest days after blast.

Lebanese security forces have fired several rounds of tear gas at anti-government protesters who are on the streets of central Beirut demanding accountability after Tuesday's blast which ripped through the city.

Last year’s Amazon fires stirred international outrage. This year’s dry season has started out worse.

President Jair Bolsonaro, under pressure in Brazil and beyond, has banned intentional fires and deployed the military.