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Riots hit downtown Chicago, stores looted

CHICAGO: Large crowds clashed with police as rioters vandalized stores in downtown Chicago overnight Sunday, with officers returning fire after being targeted by gunfire, police said. Looters broke into a Chicago mall and are looting the place clean tonight. #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/wKJZbcvpoZ — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 10, 2020 Local media ...

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Lebanon government to resign over blast fallout

BEIRUT: Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab was expected to announce his government’s resignation amid popular outrage over the deadly Beirut port explosion that has reignited angry street protests. The under-fire cabinet, struggling to weather the political storm, met amid widespread demands for an end to an entrenched political system widely ...

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More than a dozen killed in ‘devastating’ India plane crash

KOZHIKODE: The black box of Air India flight IX-1344 that crashed in Kerala killing at least 18 people has been recovered, the Indian aviation minister said. The plane carrying 190 people crash-landed during bad weather night and tore in two, injuring scores of passengers. The Boeing 737, on a special ...

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Mahinda Rajapaksa Registers Victory In Sri Lanka’s Polls

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa staged a political comeback as his party registered a landslide victory in the twice-postponed general elections, according to the final results released by the elections commission. The official results declared showed that the Sri Lanka People’s Party (SLPP) alone had won 145 seats and ...

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Coronavirus cases across world crosses 18.9 M

LONDON: The number of Coronavirus cases across the world has crossed 18.9 million while the pandemic has claimed more than 709,000 lives so far. More than 12.1 million patients have recovered from the disease across the world. There have been at least 306,200 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United ...

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Beirut reels from huge blast as death toll climbs to at least 135

BEIRUT: Lebanese rescue workers searched for survivors in the mangled wreckage of buildings and investigators blamed negligence for a massive warehouse explosion that sent a devastating blast wave across Beirut, killing at least 135 people. Around 5,000 people were injured in explosion at Beirut port and up to 250,000 were ...

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India bootleg alcohol death toll cross 100

NEW DELHI: The death toll from a toxic bootleg alcohol scandal in the north Indian state of Punjab rose to 100. Police have arrested 25 people so far over the worsening tragedy, which started coming to light late last week, the Press Trust of India news agency said. Hundreds of ...

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Spain’s king leaving country amid financial scandal

MADRID: Spain’s former monarch, King Juan Carlos I, says he is leaving Spain to live in another country amid a financial scandal. The royal family’s website published a letter from Juan Carlos to his son, King Felipe VI, saying “I am informing you of my considered decision to move, during ...

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Giant blue whale briefly washes up near Kupang

KUPANG: A giant 23-metre (75-foot) whale briefly washed up near a beach in Indonesia but it was unclear how the enormous marine mammal died. Curious onlookers crowded the shore of coastal Kupang city as officials scrambled to figure out what to do with the bloated carcass, which was first spotted ...

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UN Needs Billions More to Give Coronavirus Aid Across the World

LONDON: The United Nations is increasing to $10.3 billion its appeal for humanitarian aid funding to handle the fallout from the coronavirus crisis around the world. Jens Laerke, a spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said in Geneva on Friday that “the number of people ...

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