Hundreds of thousands left homeless by Beirut explosion

Al Jazeera - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 15:18
Up to 300,000 people have lost their homes with damage estimated at billions of dollars.
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Ukraine asks Belarus to transfer arrested Russian mercenaries

Al Jazeera - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 15:15
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy asks his Belarusian counterpart to hand over 28 of the 33 Russians arrested last week.
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In Pictures: Beirut 'like a war zone' after deadly blast

Al Jazeera - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 15:08
Tuesday's blast at port warehouses storing highly flammable material was the most powerful in years in Lebanese capital.
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Sri Lanka elections: Voting to elect new Parliament now closed

Al Jazeera - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 14:48
Voters flocked to voting centres as President Gotabaya Rajapaksa seeks a fresh mandate to boost his power.
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What is the 'sovereign citizen' movement?

BBC News - World - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 14:31
Anti-government activists who believe they are immune from the law are a worldwide threat, experts say.
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SpaceX: Musk's 'Mars ship' prototype aces 150m test flight

BBC News - World - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 14:29
A prototype of the engine for SpaceX's next-generation Starship vehicle has made a 150m test "hop".
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Beirut explosion: What is ammonium nitrate and how dangerous is it?

BBC News - World - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 14:11
Ammonium nitrate has been blamed for a deadly explosion in Beirut, but what exactly is the chemical?
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Chile mine blast 10 years on

Al Jazeera - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 13:53
Al Jazeera looks at what happened to the miners whose rescue was watched by millions around the world.
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Walter Lübcke: Man on trial admits to killing German politician

BBC News - World - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 13:33
Walter Lübcke, a pro-migrant politician, was shot at close range in his garden last year.
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Should prisoners in the US vote?

Al Jazeera - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 13:14
Ahead of the 2020 presidential election, we ask whether voting rights should be extended to convicted felons.
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Lebanon: What we know about deadly Beirut explosion, in 500 words

Al Jazeera - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 12:55
PM Hassan Diab says 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored in warehouse by port had blown up, sparking 'a disaster'.
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'Stay strong, Lebanon': Global support over deadly Beirut blast

Al Jazeera - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 12:46
Iran, Saudi Arabia, France, US and UK among nations offering assistance and paying tribute to the victims.
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Beirut explosion: Moment blast hit BBC bureau

BBC News - World - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 12:45
BBC Arabic reporter Maryem Taoumi was interviewing a member of the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy from the Beirut Bureau.
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Croatia marks 25 years since war with tolerance message

Al Jazeera - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 12:45
Croatia marks the 25th anniversary of a military victory against Serb rebels that ended the country's independence war.
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India's top anti-crime agency to probe Bollywood star's death

Al Jazeera - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 12:28
The CBI will begin investigation into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, whose suicide has shaken Bollywood.
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Tourist posing for photo breaks 19th Century Antonio Canova sculpture

BBC News - World - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 12:19
A tourist has accidentally broken the toes of a historic artwork while visiting a museum in Italy.
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Al Jazeera probe 'professional', says Malaysia police chief

Al Jazeera - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 12:05
Malaysia is investigating Qatar-based network over its report on treatment of migrant workers amid coronavirus pandemic.
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German neo-Nazi on trial over politician murder admits to killing

Al Jazeera - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 11:59
Apologising to Walter Luebcke's family, Stephan Ernst said he had carried out a 'cowardly and cruel' act.
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A tale of two isolations

Al Jazeera - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 10:59
More than 1,000km apart, a filmmaker and the subject of his film contend with the methods and meanings of solitude.
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Several killed in Yemen floods

Al Jazeera - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 10:57
Storms continue around Gulf of Aden and southern Red Sea, leaving at least 17 dead in the northern Marib region.
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