World

August 07, 2020 - 5:25 pm
By BRITT CLENNETT and KARSON YIU, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Ties between the world’s two superpowers are on increasingly delicate ground, following President Donald Trump’s move to prohibit US residents from doing business with the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok and messaging app WeChat. The...
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People remove debris from a house damaged by Tuesday's explosion in the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Rescue teams were still searching the rubble of Beirut's port for bodies on Friday, nearly three days after the massive explosion sent a wave of destruction through Lebanon's capital. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
SKY News
August 07, 2020 - 4:35 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — At least 10 times over the past six years, authorities from Lebanon’s customs, military, security agencies and judiciary raised alarm that a massive stockpile of explosive chemicals was being kept with almost no safeguard at the port in the heart of Beirut, newly surfaced documents...
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August 07, 2020 - 1:55 pm
By CONOR FINNEGAN and KARSON YIU, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. has sanctioned Hong Kong's chief executive, its police commissioner, mainland China's top official for the territory and other senior leaders for "undermining Hong Kong's autonomy and restricting the freedom of expression or...
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August 07, 2020 - 12:12 pm
By SAMARA LYNN, ABC News (CALICUT, India) -- An Air India Express aircraft flying from Dubai, UAE, crashed at its destination of Calicut, India, with at least 191 people onboard. The extent of casualties was not immediately known. The Air India passenger jet appears to have skidded on landing and...
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August 07, 2020 - 10:44 am
By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Prince Harry delivered strong words for social media companies and those that advertise on them in a new op-ed in which he calls for the social media world to reform. "We’ve always believed that individuals and communities thrive when the frameworks around...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, center, visits the devastated site of the explosion at the port of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday Aug.6, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron has arrived in Beirut to offer French support to Lebanon after the deadly port blast. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool)
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August 06, 2020 - 7:47 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Residents of Beirut vented their fury at Lebanon’s leaders Thursday during a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron, blaming them for the deadly explosion that ravaged the capital. Shouting “Revolution!” they crowded around the visiting leader who promised to press the politicians...
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August 06, 2020 - 3:55 pm
BY: KARMA ALLEN, ABC News (BEIRUT, Lebanon) -- In the wake of the massive explosion in Beirut that killed at least 135 and injured around 5,000, officials in the country have been calling for help from the international community to recover from the tragedy, which could also leave some 300,000...
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August 06, 2020 - 1:51 pm
By IBTISSEM GUENFOUD and GUY DAVIES, ABC News (PARIS and LONDON) -- An explosion at a warehouse stocked with 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate in the Beirut port changed the face of a city almost instantly. The exact cause of the Beirut blast is still under investigation, but the catastrophic effects...
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August 06, 2020 - 1:46 pm
By GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN, ABC News (TOWNSVILLE, Australia) -- The Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA) in the Great Barrier Reef, Townsville, Australia, welcomed its first divers to its newest installation earlier this week. Jason deCaires Taylor. a British sculptor, is the artist behind the underwater...
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August 06, 2020 - 7:23 am
By GUY DAVIES and IBTISSEM GUENFOUD, ABC News (LONDON) -- The loved ones of the missing gathered around the site of the explosion in Beirut on Thursday, as residents of the city continued to clear debris from the streets two days after the devastating blast. The Lebanese Health Minister said at...
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