Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Beirut explosion: Rescue workers frantically search for survivors as Lebanon capital confronts massive devastation

Rescuers on Wednesday are working frantically to search for survivors in Beirut a day after a massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital, leaving at least 100 dead and some 4,000 injured. Lebanon's Health Minister...

Deadly Beirut blast wiped out 85% of grain silos

About 85 percent of grain silos in Lebanon's capital city of Beirut have reportedly been destroyed after a massive explosion Tuesday that killed at least 100 people and wounded thousands more.The blast at the...

Beirut explosion: Pompeo says US is ready to help, Australia donates $1.4M as international...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was one of a number of high-ranking international officials to offer help to Lebanon in the wake of a devastating explosion that tore through Beirut on Tuesday, leaving at...

Melbourne police report ‘dangerous’ rise in coronavirus lockdown resistance

Police in Melbourne, Australia, are warning the public of a "dangerous" rise in people resisting COVID-19-related lockdown measures, sometimes violently.In one case, a 26-year-old policewoman had her head repeatedly smashed into concrete pavement during a...

North Korea has likely developed mini nukes to fit into warheads of ballistic missiles:...

North Korea has likely developed a mini nuclear device that could fit into the warheads of its ballistic missile, a new United Nations report suggests.Several unidentified countries believe Pyongyang's past six nuclear tests...
The Oil Spill From Russian Nickel Mine Is Moving Towards The Arctic Ocean

Massive Explosion Devastates Thousands In Beirut

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NPR's Noel King speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Dion Nissenbaum about the explosion in Beirut that killed more than 100 people and injured thousands others, including Nissenbaum's daughter. Source link

Tourist snaps toes off 19th century statue while posing for photo: report

An Austrian tourist damaged a plaster model of a 200-year-old sculpture in Italy last week while posing for a photo with the artwork, according to multiple reports.The unidentified visitor turned himself in yesterday just days...