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Civilians carry a victim at the explosion scene that hit the seaport, in Beirut Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Massive explosions rocked downtown Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the capital. Witnesses saw many people injured by flying glass and debris. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
The Associated Press
August 04, 2020 - 8:33 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the city's port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. More than 70 people were killed and 3,000 injured, with bodies buried in the rubble, officials said. It was not...
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August 04, 2020 - 11:20 am
By GUY DAVIES, ABC News (LONDON) -- Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, was rocked by a massive explosion on Tuesday evening, with footage from the ground showing significant damage and plumes of smoke rising above the city. Two explosions occurred in Beirut's port, potentially injuring dozens,...
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Australian Army soldiers from the Royal Australian Regiment deliver food and supplies to three stranded sailors from the Federated States of Micronesia following a search and rescue mission, to Pikelot Island in the Federated States of Micronesia, Aug. 3, 2020. - (AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE HANDOUT)
August 04, 2020 - 10:25 am
By MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (LONDON) -- Three men have been rescued from a remote, uninhabited island in the Micronesia archipelago after writing "SOS" in the sand , authorities said. The unnamed sailors had been missing in the western Pacific Ocean for nearly three days when their giant message...
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August 04, 2020 - 8:19 am
By: ERIC MOLLO, ABC News (NEW YORK) – In an interview with “Axios on HBO” that aired Monday night, President Trump says he “never discussed” reports of Russia offering bounties to Taliban militants for the killing of US soldiers during a recent conversation with Russian president Vladimir Putin...
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August 04, 2020 - 5:59 am
By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, turns 39 years old Tuesday. The California native, who wed Prince Harry in 2018, is expected to celebrate her birthday in private with Harry and their 1-year-old son Archie. The family of three now live in the Los Angeles area...
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Empty desks stand in a classroom of the Casa del Colibri school in Mexico City, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. The school has been teaching its students remotely via the internet due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
The Associated Press
August 03, 2020 - 7:33 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Distance learning will begin for more than 30 million Mexican school children Aug. 24, but a return to classrooms will remain an uncertain goal, the country’s education secretary said Monday. Secretary Esteban Moctezuma Barragán and executives from the country’s largest...
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August 01, 2020 - 2:53 pm
BY: BRITT CLENNETT AND KARSON YIU, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) -- In a politically turbulent Hong Kong, the decision to postpone legislative elections for the first time since the city’s return to China is likely to fan flames even further. Citing a recent surge in coronavirus cases, Chief Executive Carrie...
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July 31, 2020 - 5:38 pm
By CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- One million Chinese Muslims have gone missing and are believed to be inside these camps, which look like a college campus. There is evidence the camps were modified before scheduled visits. The U.S. has sanctioned a powerful Chinese paramilitary...
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July 31, 2020 - 5:59 am
By SOMAYEH MALEKIAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Iranian Instagram feeds have been overrun with black-and-white photos of women joining an international online campaign against gender-based violence, using the hashtags #WomenSupportWomen and #ChallengeAccepted. The campaign follows an outcry against a...
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ABC News
July 30, 2020 - 3:39 pm
BY: PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News (MOSCOW) -- A Moscow court has sentenced a second former U.S. Marine to a long jail term in a trial that has fueled concerns the American ex-servicemen may have been targeted in Russia for political reasons. Trevor Reed, a 29-year-old from Texas, was sentenced to nine...
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