‘Fear left when we found they were OK’: Nurse who saved 3 newborns in viral Beirut photo returns to blast-hit hospital (WATCH)
A young nurse became a national hero in Lebanon after rescuing three newborn babies from an ICU and carrying them to safety following the massive Beirut port explosion. Now she has returned to the hos...
U.S. Intel: Russia Works to Undermine Biden as China Opposes Trump’s Re-Election
Asked about the assessment, Trump appeared to dispute the idea that Russia was disparaging Biden
Former Soviet military base turned into wildlife sanctuary
Venezuelan court sentences two former U.S. Green Berets to 20 years for role in botched raid
The men were linked to a failed mission in May seeking to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.
Trump's ban of Chinese apps has lots of precedent in other countries, and Apple and Google comply
Overall, Apple removed 851 apps in the year between July 2018 and June 2019, and the vast majority of requests came from China.
Federal government to match Canadian donations to Lebanon after Beirut explosions
The federal government will match donations made by Canadians seeking to help those impacted by the devastating explosions in Lebanon.
Doctors, hospitals launch voter registration efforts
An emergency room doctor in Boston is assembling thousands of voter registration kits for distribution at hospitals and doctor's offices. Later this month, students at Harvard and Yale’s medical schools are planning a contest to see which of the Ivy League rivals can register the most voters. Amid the dual public health crises of COVID-19 and racism, some in the medical community are prescribing a somewhat nontraditional remedy: voting.
Schools face big virus test as students return to classroom
Reopening schools is easy. As educators prepare to welcome students back to class for the first time in months, schools’ ability to quickly identify and contain coronavirus outbreaks before they get out of hand will be put to the test in thousands of districts around the country. Newly reopened schools in Mississippi, Indiana and Georgia have already reported infections just days into the academic year, triggering virus protocols that include swiftly isolating infected students, tracing their contacts and quarantining people they exposed.
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Young boy, 1, killed in holiday tragedy after being run over by own father outside villa
A TODDLER was killed after being run over by his dad outside a holiday home. The tot is said to have died when his father reversed his 4×4 over him at the villa they were staying in Conil de la Frontera near Cadiz. The dad was about to run some errands when the tragedy happened
Former Labour donors returning to party under Keir Starmer
Several former financial backers report rejoining, with some ‘ready to give again’ in wake of Jeremy Corbyn’s departureFormer Labour donors who had abandoned the party are already considering renewing their support under Keir Starmer’s leadership, it has emerged.Figures who have given the party large sums in the past said they had rejoined Labour, with one major donor saying they were already prepared to give again. Another former supporter said there was “a long road” ahead after allegations of antisemitism in the party, but that they had been impressed with Starmer’s start.
Doctors and medical students across the US push to register patients to vote
More than 60 hospital networks are taking part in campaign as some of the usual ways of registering are curbed by the pandemicAn emergency room doctor in Boston is assembling thousands of voter registration kits for distribution at hospitals and doctor’s offices.Later this month, students at Harvard and Yale’s medical schools are planning a contest to see which of the Ivy League rivals can register the most voters.
Air India Express black boxes recovered at Kerala crash site
Boeing 737 crashed on landing in heavy rain, killing at least 18 people including two pilotsFlight data and cockpit voice recorders have been recovered from the wreckage of an Indian passenger aircraft that crashed in the southern state of Kerala.The Air India Express plane, which was repatriating Indians from Dubai because of the Covid-19 pandemic, overshot the runway of the Calicut international airport in heavy rain near the city of Kozhikode, also known as Calicut.
Joe Arpaio: Arizona sheriff pardoned by Trump for criminal contempt fails to win back old job
Former sheriff whose illegal immigration tactics nearly landed him in jail once again fails to secure his old post at the Maricopa County sheriff's office
Goodbye, greenback! As they abandon dollar in trade, Russia & China could create ‘financial alliance,’ leading Russian expert says
Moscow and Beijing's ditching of the US dollar could result in the creation of a “financial alliance,” according to a top Russian analyst. Alexey Maslov believes the partnership is approaching a “brea...
Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Loses Primary Race for His Old Job in Second Failed Comeback
President Donald Trump pardoned Arpaio in 2017 for disobeying a judge’s order in a racial profiling case
Watch live: Anti-government protesters take to the streets following Beirut explosion
Doctors sound alarm as deadly tick-borne virus re-emerges in China, kills 7 so far
As if Covid-19 wasn’t enough, Chinese doctors are warning that the country’s population is threatened by yet another virus. The infection is passed by tick bites, but could also be transmitted between...
‘Flagrant example of unfair competition’: Russia slams US over ‘baseless’ TikTok ban
Washington’s recent order banning cooperation with TikTok is an attempt to protect the dominance of American IT giants, and violates the rules of the World Trade Organization, Moscow has said.
Haunting image of Beirut destruction shows clock frozen at 6:09
"It stopped short, never to go again, when Beirut died," the photographer said.
Riot police fire tear gas at protesters as anger grows over Beirut explosion
Tear gas has been fired in Beirut as people protesting against the government's handling of this week's explosion tried to reach the parliament building.
Beirut: Protesters tear-gassed as thousands pour onto streets after devastating explosion
Our president put us in this and situation – he has killed so many times over, and we cannot survive any more,' demonstrator says
Trump evangelical supporter takes leave of absence after posting racy photo
Jerry Falwell Jr. took an indefinite leave of absence Friday as the leader of Liberty University, one of the nation's top evangelical Christian colleges, days after apologizing for a social media post that caused an uproar even among fellow conservatives.
Coronavirus Relief Talks Collapse on Capitol Hill, as Millions of Unemployed Americans Lose Enhanced Benefits
President Trump said Friday night he was likely to issue more limited executive orders related to COVID
These restaurant chains cut menu items during the pandemic
Restaurant chains slimmed down their menus during the coronavirus pandemic to smooth operations, but some of those changes might become permanent.
Trump pledges to break stimulus gridlock as millions go without Covid-19 benefits – live
‘We’re making it up’: How Trump’s America failed the Covid testTrumpism has taken over, but what happens if Trump loses?US sees wave of progressive victories by people of colorSign up to our First Thing newsletter 2.52pm BSTMy colleague Ed Pilkington has had a wide-ranging look at the failure to contain Covid-19 in the US. Here’s an extract:A letter landed on the desk of the governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, this week that given the public health catastrophe swirling all around him might give him pause. His state is one of 21 across the US that have been placed by the White House coronavirus ta...
Brexit backers Tate & Lyle set to gain £73m from end of EU trade tariffs
Greenpeace investigators say the firm, which also donated to the Conservatives, will be sole beneficiary of rule changes on importing raw cane sugar A company that backed Brexit and has donated to the Conservatives is in line to save £73m as the only direct beneficiary of a post-Brexit trade reform.Under plans that will come into force at the end of the year, the government has confirmed that companies will be able to import 260,000 tonnes of raw sugar cane from anywhere in the world, tariff-free.
From seats that change color when clean to staggered rows, here's what airplane cabins could look like post-pandemic
London-based design firm PriestmanGoode re-imagined what airplane cabins could look like in a post-pandemic world. Here's what the economy cabin could look like, and the features they dreamed up.
Covid-19 pandemic will ‘bring socialism to US’ and transform the world – Nassim Taleb to RT
In a remarkable twist, the raging coronavirus pandemic has forced even countries like the US to adopt “socialist” welfare programs, acclaimed author and risk analyst Nassim Taleb has told RT.
Saudi hit squad allegations: US says al-Jabri a 'valued partner'
Saad al-Jabri has accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of plotting to assassinate him.
Jobless Kenyans question misuse of foreign aid
More than 300,000 people in Kenya have lost their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic.
UK economy: Bank warns of biggest decline in century
This week, the Bank of England forecast the economy would contract by 9.5 percent over the year.
Venezuela: Punishment for breaking lockdown rules
Opposition legislators and rights groups say Maduro is using the pandemic as an excuse to further militarise the country.
Trump to discuss Beirut response with Lebanese leaders
President Donald Trump will join world leaders, including senior figures from Lebanon, as the United States takes part in a global aid effort to help the survivors of a deadly blast that rocked the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on Tuesday. Trump will join a conference call on Sunday, led by France and the United Nations, to rally aid and funds in the aftermath of the colossal explosion, which killed more than 150 people and injured at least 5,000, many of whom are now homeless. Later on Friday, at a news conference at his golf club in New Jersey, Trump called the massive explosion a "horrible ev...
Protesters, security forces clash in Lebanese capital following deadly explosion
Protesters, security forces clash in Lebanese capital following deadly explosion
Police deploy tear gas as protesters in Lebanon try to break into parliament building following massive Beirut explosion
Huge crowds gathered close to Lebanon's parliament building blaming the government for the massive ammonium nitrate explosion. Demonstrators tried to break the barriers and threw stones, police respo...
Beirut explosion: the volunteer clearing up the wreckage of her home city – video
In the days after the Beirut explosion, the Guardian followed yoga teacher Jana Saleh as she volunteered to help clear up. She finds chaos, disorder and a lack of support from Lebanese authorities: ‘there is no government, no army … nothing’. In the immediate aftermath, she searches through wreckage, helps out older people and clears a hospital smashed beyond repair. More than 150 people died in the blast, around 5,000 were injured and at least 60 are still missing, according to the health ministryWhat we know about the Beirut explosion – video explainer'Martyrs for corruption': the family mou...
Brazil's ex-health minister attacks Bolsonaro as Covid-19 deaths top 100,000
Luiz Henrique Mandetta says the Brazilian president’s ‘misguided’ handling of the crisis has failed to comfort familiesJair Bolsonaro’s former health minister has accused the Brazilian president of failing to offer “a single word of comfort” to the families of the 100,000 Brazilians who have lost their lives to Covid-19.In an interview marking Brazil’s latest Covid-19 milepost, Luiz Henrique Mandetta – who was sacked in April after challenging the president’s internationally condemned coronavirus response – expressed consternation that Brazil’s leaders had failed to recognise so much pain.
Border agents discover 'most sophisticated tunnel in US history' in Arizona – video
US border officials claim an incomplete tunnel found stretching from Mexico to Arizona could be 'the most sophisticated tunnel in US history'. The tunnel runs from San Luis Río Colorado, Mexico, to San Luis, Arizona, where it stops short of reaching the surface. It is 3ft wide and 4ft high (1 x 1.3 metres). Smugglers have been using tunnels to get drugs and people across the border for decades. 'Most sophisticated tunnel in US history' discovered between Mexico and Arizona
Lesbian lovers and a boxer in a burqa: a new look for Pakistani TV
British-Pakistani filmmaker tackles sexual stereotypes in groundbreaking new drama series, Churails A burqa-clad boxer, a high-society wedding planner and an ex-convict may sound more like the wish list for the next series of Big Brother, but they are just some of the characters in a groundbreaking new Pakistani drama show.Dubbed “Lock, Stock and Four Smoking Burqas”, the series, called Churails, is the first made in Pakistan to feature a lesbian relationship. It was written and directed by British Pakistani film-maker Asim Abbasi, and tells the story of four women who start a detective agency...
Brewery apologises after accidentally naming ‘Maori’ beer after pubic hair
A CANADIAN brewery has apologised after naming one of its beers after a Maori word for pubic hair. Hell’s Basement in Alberta said it released its Huruhuru pale ale innocently thinking it meant “feather”. A leather store in New Zealand’s capital Wellington even gave its entire outlet the same name. However, Maori TV personality Te
Maurizio Sarri sacked as Juventus manager after one season
Italian giants Juventus sack Maurizio Sarri after their Champions League last-16 defeat by Lyon.
UK medics protest, seeking pay raise after pandemic struggle
Hundreds of health care workers have rallied in British cities, demanding the government acknowledge their hard work during the coronavirus pandemic with a hefty pay increase
Why France is 'walking on the edge of a precipice' when it comes to Lebanon
Anger abounds in Lebanon following Tuesday's massive blast in Beirut's port that killed 154 people and injured 5,000 as it's become increasingly clear that the catastrophe stemmed from governmental neglect and mismanagement of 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse for years. The Lebanese people's frustration with the country's political class is not new, however. For months before the explosion, protesters took to the street to demonstrate against corruption in the government and a severe economic crisis in the country. Now, some are looking abroad for help.One university studen...
New protests held against arrest of popular Russian governor
Thousands of demonstrators have again gathered in the major Russian Far East city of Khabarovsk to denounce the arrest of the region's governor a month ago
Chinese, Hong Kong officials fire back after U.S. announces sanctions
The sanctions, announced Friday by the U.S. Treasury Department, block all property or other assets that the individuals have within U.S. jurisdiction.
Coronavirus fears as 250,000 bikers pour into South Dakota city for 10-day event
City council members voted 8 to 1 to forge ahead with the 80-year tradition.
Mogadishu car bomb kills eight soldiers at military base
Al-Shabab extremist group claims responsibility for blast in Somali capital that wounded 14 othersA car bomb has exploded at the gates of a military base in Mogadishu, killing at least eight soldiers and wounding 14 others.The extremist group al-Shabab, linked with al-Qaida, claimed responsibility via its radio arm, Andalus. The group often targets military sites in Mogadishu and controls large parts of southern and central Somalia, with little sign of being hampered by the coronavirus pandemic.
Humpback whale injures three women in Australia
Three women have been left injured by a humpback whale after swimming in an Australian reef.
Talking about Beyoncé's Black Is King
A student, a professor and a film director react to Beyoncé's visual album, Black Is King.