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Show of solidarity after blast as Lebanon braces for protest

Senior officials from the Middle East and Europe started arriving in Lebanon Saturday in a show of solidarity with the tiny country that suffered a deadly explosion this week which caused large-scale damage to the capital Beirut.

8 soldiers dead, 14 wounded after car bomb explodes outside Somali army base
8 soldiers dead, 14 wounded after car bomb explodes outside Somali army base

A car bomb exploded at the gates of a military base in Somalia's capital Saturday, killing at least eight soldiers and wounding 14 others, with the toll expected to rise, police said.

Officials from Middle East, Europe arrive in Lebanon as country braces for protest
Officials from Middle East, Europe arrive in Lebanon as country braces for protest

Senior officials from the Middle East and Europe started arriving in Lebanon Saturday in a show of solidarity with the tiny country that suffered a deadly explosion this week which caused large-scale...

Unknown gunman kills 2 Lebanese in Iranian capital

Jo Jorgensen: Presidential candidate cancels rally appearance for rabies jab after being bitten by bat

Libertarian Party nominee to have injection as precaution

Beirut braces for protests as grief over blast turns to fury: ‘Resign or hang’

Tuesday’s deadly explosion has brought an outpouring of anger among the population, which was already reeling from economic collapse and chaffing from decades of political corruption and cronyism.

A look back at Trudeau and Trump's four-year-long yo-yo relationship

It's been almost four years since a newly-elected Donald Trump invited Justin Trudeau to the grounds of the White House for their first official face-to-face visit. As we're less than 3 months away from the U.S. election, CTVNews.ca recounts the highlights, and lowlights, in the political relationship between the American president and Canadian PM.

Black box recovered after at least 18 killed in Kerala plane crash
Black box recovered after at least 18 killed in Kerala plane crash

The black box and cockpit recorder have been found from a passenger plane that split in two after it crash landed in Kerala, killing at least 18 people.

Thousands march in support of arrested governor in Russia's far-east

Beirut braced for protests as Lebanese demand answers and justice

With recovery and rescue under way after huge port explosion, attention turns to political accountabilityProtests are expected in Beirut on Saturday amid growing anger at the corruption and incompetence that appears to have paved the way for one of the biggest non-nuclear explosions the world has ever seen.Now the dust from the explosion has settled, the injured are being treated, professional rescue teams have taken over the grim search for survivors and remains, and cleanup operations are under way. Moreover, Beirut’s battered residents are demanding answers and accountability for their city...

'No sign of surveillance' as migrants flee France

Migrants, with a baby reportedly among them, are filmed setting out to sea 20 miles east of Calais.

Matador gored in the buttocks after stabbing bull

It is not the first time Enrique Ponce has been attacked in the ring

US ex-commandos sentenced to 20 years in prison over failed attempt to depose Venezuela's Maduro
US ex-commandos sentenced to 20 years in prison over failed attempt to depose Venezuela's Maduro

Two former US military special force troopers, who were captured in a botched attempt to infiltrate Venezuela and allegedly capture President Nicolas Maduro, have been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Two ex-'green berets' sentenced to 20 years for Venezuela attack

The Americans have been widely displayed on Venezuelan national TV as proof of US intentions to overthrow the president.

Gaza students back to school with few virus safety measures

Hundreds of thousands of students in the isolated Gaza Strip returned to schools after five months of closure, despite the ongoing pandemic that has seen school years postponed elsewhere across the globe. There have been no known cases of community transmission among the 2 million residents of Gaza, which has been under an Israeli-Egyptian blockade since the militant Hamas group took power in 2007. From the outset, the blockade has restricted movement in and out of Gaza mostly to its residents with humanitarian causes and workers of international aid groups.

France's Saint-Tropez resort makes masks mandatory outdoors

The glamorous French Riviera resort of Saint-Tropez is requiring face masks outdoors starting Saturday, threatening to sober the mood in a place renowned for high-end, free-wheeling summer beach parties

Gaza students back to school with few virus safety measures

Hundreds of thousands of students in the isolated Gaza Strip are returning to schools that have reopened after five months of closure

Newly-emerged VIDEO shows how intense the Beirut explosion was, as search for more than 60 missing still underway
Newly-emerged VIDEO shows how intense the Beirut explosion was, as search for more than 60 missing still underway

New footage shows the horrifying moment when Lebanon’s capital, Beirut was hit by a devastating shockwave from a deadly explosion at the city’s port. More than 60 people are still believed to be missi...

US election 2020: Democrats call for inquiry into Postal Service changes

The agency's chief, a Trump donor, insists it will be able to deliver postal votes on time in November.

International Cat Day 2020 – how can we celebrate?

IT’S the mews we’ve all been waiting for – International Cat Day is on August 8! No, we’re really not kitten you – you can now show your pampered pet that you love them. Here’s more about the day. When is International Cat Day? International Cat Day is celebrated on August 8 around the globe

Anti-corruption protests enter thirtieth consecutive day in Bulgaria

'Everyone tested positive': Covid devastates agriculture workers in California's heartland

The virus is surging in the Central Valley, where hundreds of thousands labor in the food industry. Workers say companies did little to prevent the spreadAcross California’s Central Valley, hundreds of thousands of workers wash the vegetables, debone the meat, sort the nuts and package the produce that finds its way into kitchens throughout the United States.When the coronavirus hit, their work was ruled essential, so they kept working in the often cramped facilities that fuel a state industry that exports $21bn in agricultural products each year.

Burna Boy: ‘Brothers in the US have been stripped of their knowledge of self’

The Nigerian pop star on Black Lives Matter, how British fans find it easier to tune into his wavelength – and why everyone’s got it wrong about Muammar GaddafiBurna Boy might be Africa’s biggest music star, but when he speaks, it’s hard to place exactly where he’s from. Ask him about the US, and a mid-Atlantic lilt comes into play; quiz him on his time in the UK, and he sounds more like Skepta than King Sunny Ade. But when he talks about his beloved Nigeria, the rich tones of the west African country are exposed, and it’s this that has made him arguably the continent’s most sought-after music...

Mogadishu: Explosion in Somalia's capital kills eight

The explosion hit a military base in Mogadishu, killing at least eight people, an official says.

NASA to remove ‘offensive’ names from planets and galaxies to make space ‘more inclusive’

NASA is to ditch “offensive” names from planets, galaxies and other heavenly bodies to make space “more inclusive.“ The scientific organisation has announced it is currently reexamining the outdated nicknames used to describe multiple cosmic objects. Under the new rules, the ‘Eskimo Nebula’, discovered in 1787 by William Hershel, will now simply be referred to

At least 8 soldiers dead in blast outside Somali army base

Mogadishu: Explosion in Somalia's capital kills eight

The explosion hit a military base in Mogadishu, killing at least eight people, an official says.

Alarm at fingerprinting and custody proposal for Channel migrants

Immigration minister wants ‘real consequences’ to stop people making journey to UKUK proposals to introduce hardline measures to discourage refugees and illegal migrants from seeking sanctuary have been met with alarm.The immigration minister, Chris Philp, called for migrants caught crossing the Channel to be fingerprinted and face “real consequences”, ahead of a meeting next week with his French counterparts.

Trumpism has taken over: but what happens to the Republican Party if Trump loses?

Never Trump activists are hoping to purge his brand of nativist demagoguery but the end of Trump might not necessarily mean the end of Trumpism“Whither Trumpism?” said one. “What will a post-Trump GOP look like?” asked another. “Republicans prep for leadership battle if Trump goes down,” said a third. “On the trail: the first signs of a post-Trump GOP,” offered a fourth.Anyone who remembers the 2016 presidential election knows it is too soon to write Donald Trump’s political obituary, but a recent crop of headlines illuminate a growing angst over the fate of the Republican party if, as polls c...

Bid to save Alaskan wild salmon receives surprise boost from Trump Jr

President’s eldest son opposes controversial Pebble mine at headwaters of Bristol Bay, home to world’s largest wild salmon runA surprise intervention from Donald Trump Jr has breathed life into efforts to protect the biggest remaining wild salmon run on the planet.Earlier this week, Trump Jr expressed his opposition to the controversial Pebble mine at the headwaters of Alaska’s Bristol Bay. The move breaks with the Trump administration’s efforts to advance the mine’s development.

Russia Looks to Africa to Extend Its Military Might

MOSCOW—From Russia’s cyber-meddling in the U.S. presidential elections to its alleged hacking of coronavirus research, it’s clear the Kremlin is keen to undermine the democratic West. And it’s now looking to a new front to extend its hard and soft power and prop up fellow authoritarian regimes: the continent of Africa.Last week, the German newspaper Bild raised alarms about Russia’s growing influence in Africa, citing a classified German Foreign Ministry report that Russia has concluded agreements with six African nations to install military bases abroad, including in Egypt and Sudan.A private...

The Fearless Journalist Targeted by a Murderous Dictator

Ramona Diaz’s latest documentary, A Thousand Cuts, stars former CNN correspondent and Rappler co-founder Maria Ressa, a formidable Filipino reporter who was born in the country yet spent much of her youth, as well as her college years, in the U.S. Ressa became famous herself when she began being targeted by the violent populist government of President Rodrigo Duterte and its online followers. The attacks have intensified to the level of political retaliation, and the government has levied multiple charges, from cyber-libel to tax fraud, against Ressa and Rappler, a news website. On June 15, Re...

Mauritius declares state of environmental emergency after oil leak from stranded ship

The Latest: France set to launch aid conference for Lebanon

French President Emmanuel Macron’s office has confirmed that an international aid conference will be organized on Sunday to support Lebanon after the deadly Beirut blast. The videoconference, scheduled on Sunday at 12:00 GMT, will be co-hosted by France and the United Nations, Macron’s office said. U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said that he would participate in the conference that will also include other international leaders.

The Latest: France set to launch aid conference for Lebanon
The Latest: France set to launch aid conference for Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) - The latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 12:05 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron’s office has confirmed that an international aid conference will be organized on Sund...

China seals off village after bubonic plague death

Residents ordered to disinfect homes and 35 people quarantined

Behind the Beirut explosion lies the lawless world of international shipping | Laleh Khalili

The disaster has roots in a global network of maritime capital and legal chicanery designed to protect businesses at any costAt about 6pm on Tuesday, a seemingly small warehouse fire near Beirut port’s grain silos began to fizz with red sparks. The sparks led to an enormous explosion, a mushroom cloud of water and debris, and a column of orange-red and black smoke rising out of the warehouse.The shockwave pulverised nearby warehouses and apartment blocks, lifted doors off their hinges and shattered windows several miles away. At the time of writing, 154 people have been reported killed over 5,...

What was the best summer ever for big-budget film?

In a world where big cinema releases are all but extinct, we go back in time to find the greatest movie summer of them allPlanet-killing asteroids! Alien invasions! Sneaky dinosaurs! These were the existential threats that 45 years of summer blockbusters had pre-programmed us to expect. Instead, something rather more insidious wiped 2020’s May-to-August movie slate clean, depriving audiences of their usual buffet of unmissable communal spectacles and/or over-marketed idiotainment. Starved of popcorn entertainment, it seems natural to look back hungrily. So what were the most explosive movie su...

India plans to fell ancient forest to create 40 new coalfields

Narendra Modi’s dream of a ‘self-reliant India’ comes at a terrible price for its indigenous populationOver the past decade, Umeshwar Singh Amra has witnessed his homeland descend into a battleground. The war being waged in Hasdeo Arand, a rich and biodiverse Indian forest, has pitted indigenous people, ancient trees, elephants and sloths against the might of bulldozers, trucks and hydraulic jacks, fighting with a single purpose: the extraction of coal.Yet under a new “self-reliant India” plan by the prime minister, Narendra Modi, to boost the economy post-Covid-19 and reduce costly imports, 4...

After Beirut, an abandoned Yemeni oil tanker is renewing fears of another disastrous explosion

For five years, the FSO Safer has been moored off Yemen with 1.1 million barrels of oil on board. The U.N. has long warned it’s a floating time bomb — or a worse Exxon Valdez.

Woman, 30, seriously injured by humpback whale just days after diver crushed by two whales at same beauty spot

A WOMAN has been badly injured by a 30 tonne humpback whale just days after another diver was crushed by two of the giants at the same Australian beauty spot. Alicia Ramsey was taking part in a Ningaloo Discovery Whale Shark snorkelling tour when her group encountered a huge female humpback and her calf. Ms

The Latest: France set to launch aid conference for Lebanon

French President Emmanuel Macron’s office has confirmed that an international aid conference will be organized on Sunday to support Lebanon after the deadly Beirut blast

Russia 'trying to denigrate Biden' in bid to meddle in US election, says security chief
Russia 'trying to denigrate Biden' in bid to meddle in US election, says security chief

Russia is attempting to discredit Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden ahead of the US election, America's counterintelligence chief has said.

Somali police: At least 8 soldiers killed, more than 14 others wounded after suicide bomber detonates outside army base

Somali police: At least 8 soldiers killed, more than 14 others wounded after suicide bomber detonates outside army base

Show of solidarity after blast as Lebanon braces for protest

Senior officials from the Middle East and Europe started arriving in Lebanon Saturday in a show of solidarity with the tiny country that suffered a deadly blast this week which caused large-scale damage to the capital Beirut. The explosion of thousands of tons of ammonium nitrate stored at the port, apparently set off by a fire, was the biggest in Lebanon’s history and caused an estimated $10-15 billion worth of damage, according to Beirut’s governor.

Brit holidaymakers cancel France holidays as coronavirus spike sees country edge closer to quarantine list

BRITS are cancelling trips to France amid fears that holidaymakers could be forced to quarantine after the country saw its biggest increase of Covid-19 cases since lockdown ended. Infections of the virus rose by 2,288 yesterday – the third day in a row where the number has increased significantly – and the worst the country

A South Korean lawmaker has come under fire for her outfit

A barrage of online abuse directed at a South Korean lawmaker over her choice of attire has sparked a debate in the East Asian nation, where women have long complained about sexism and a patriarchal culture.

Japan's coronavirus fatigue is fueling defiance in Tokyo, even as the case count rises

• Live updates: Germany records 1,000-plus infections for a third straight day

Trump steps back from involving himself in Libya's bloody civil war

As several countries come to the aid of warring factions in Libya, President Donald Trump has found himself caught in the middle of a group of strongmen he's forged close ties with during his presidency, prompting him to stay out of the fray and let them fend for themselves.

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