Mourning and anger amid devastation after Beirut explosion; One-third of Afghanistan may have had COVID-19; 75-years since Hiroshima bombing
A damage is seen after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020.
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Still reeling from the massive explosion that flattened Beirut’s port on Tuesday, many Lebanese areover corrupt Lebanese officials for the presence of a warehouse full of ammonium nitrate at the center of the blast. French President Emmanuel Macron visited Beirut today and warned that without serious reforms the country would “ .”
The blast, which killed at least 137 people and injured more than 5,000, appears to have been caused by an accidental fire that ignited the warehouse at the city’s port,. The devastation in Beirut — with buildings across the city damaged and from their homes, forced to move in with relatives and friends — is compounded by the and an economic crisis.
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has said test results for a man who is possibly North Korea’s first case of the coronavirus are “,” even as the country moved to isolate 3,635 of his apparent contacts. Pyongyang declared a state of emergency on July 26.
In Afghanistan, the country’s health minister said an antibody survey revealed almostmay have been infected with the coronavirus. The research was conducted by WHO and Johns Hopkins University. While the testing showed were worst affected, it is believed a significant percentage of cases have been asymptomatic.
And, with Hiroshima marking the 75th anniversary of the 1945 nuclear blast on Thursday, the survivors were adue to the threat of the coronavirus and their old age. , the name for the survivors of those atomic tragedies, have been a force for peace and strong advocates for a nuclear-free world. The two bombs in killed at least 200,000 people.
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Andre Burakovsky #95 of the Colorado Avalanche battles with Matt Dumba #24 of the Minnesota Wild during the third period of the exhibition game prior to the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place on July 29, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta.
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After a four-month delay, National Hockey League players are back on the ice, bringing social justice movements with them.
“For those unaffected by systematic racism, or unaware, I’m sure that some of you believe that this topic has garnered too much attention during the last couple months,” Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumbaat Rogers Place arena Aug. 1 in Edmonton, Canada. But, he added, “Black Lives Matter. Breona Taylor’s life matters. Hockey is a great game, but it could be a whole lot greater, and it starts with all of us.”
A trade deal between Canada and the European Union may collapse over cheese … specifically the grillable, briny (and “,”) halloumi from Cyprus. Government officials from the Mediterranean island recently voted against the EU trade deal with Canada over a lack of protections for halloumi raising many questions over the potential of a single EU government sinking a deal for the entire block.
I am, admittedly, biased but Cyprus halloumi is *chef’s kiss*.
— Christina Frangou (@cfrangou)In case you missed itListen: Lebanon declares a state of emergency after explosion
A view of the site of an explosion in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020.
After Tuesday’s explosion in Beirut, Lebanon’s government has declared a two-week state of emergency. Emergency crews are still on the scene after nearly 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate produced the blast that killed more than 100 people with several thousand more wounded. And, what would President Trump’s foreign policy look like in a second term? Trump’s former National Security Adviser John Bolton offers his thoughts. Plus, high-resolution images of poop stains via satellites show that there are nearly 20% more emperor penguin colonies than previously thought on the icy continent of Antarctica.
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