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Beirut’s Youngest Cancer Patients Lose Care Options After Blast

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Many children undergoing chemotherapy in Lebanon now have nowhere to turn for treatment after an explosion destroyed hospitals and wiped out medicine stockpiles.

August 12th 2020, 11:38 am

The Biden-Harris Ticket

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And what else you need to know today.

August 12th 2020, 8:09 am

Where's Juan Carlos? Exit of Scandal-Plagued Former King Grips Spain

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His decision to leave Spain amid investigations related to his wealth has outraged many Spaniards and caused tensions within the country’s fragile coalition government.

August 12th 2020, 8:09 am

Israel Quietly Opens Its Borders, and Palestinians Have a Beach Day

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Tens of thousands of Palestinians slipped through holes in Israel’s security barrier, with Israel’s tacit approval, for a rare day on a Mediterranean beach.

August 11th 2020, 7:07 pm

After the Beirut Blast, Lebanon’s Whole Cabinet Quit. Now What?

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A week after a devastating explosion shook its capital, Lebanon is in political limbo. Here is what you need to know.

August 11th 2020, 1:05 pm

A Bible Burning, a Russian News Agency and a Story Too Good to Check Out

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A story about protesters burning Bibles drew condemnation from conservatives. It now appears to have been wildly exaggerated — and the first viral hit in Russia’s 2020 disinformation campaign.

August 11th 2020, 12:17 pm

Effort to Disarm Communities in South Sudan Fuels Deadly Clashes

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At least 81 soldiers and civilians were killed as the authorities carried out a plan to try to reduce the number of weapons in circulation in a country recently pummeled by civil war.

August 11th 2020, 12:17 pm

Zomato Draws Praise for Introducing Period Leave for Employees

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Zomato, a global food-delivery company based in India, drew praise for introducing the new policy. Its chief executive says there is no “shame or stigma” in applying for the time off.

August 11th 2020, 11:35 am

Russia Approves Coronavirus Vaccine Before Completing Tests

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The country’s regulators became the first in the world to approve a possible vaccine against the virus, despite warnings from the global authorities against cutting corners.

August 11th 2020, 11:35 am

Belarus Election: Svetlana Tikhanovskaya Flees Country Amid Protests

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Svetlana Tikhanovskaya disappeared for several hours, then released a cryptic video message. Lithuania’s foreign minister said she was in his country and was “safe.”

August 11th 2020, 9:01 am

China Refrains From Ousting Hong Kong Lawmakers

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Beijing allows four pro-democracy lawmakers to serve out their terms even after they were barred from running for re-election.

August 11th 2020, 7:44 am

Thai Students Protest the Military

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Thousands of young people, borrowing from Harry Potter and other pop culture touchstones, are calling on the army and its allies to get out of politics.

August 11th 2020, 6:28 am

Coronavirus Live Updates: Russia Approves a Possible Vaccine

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The first-of-its-kind announcement comes amid international concerns that the country is rushing approval for political purposes. Britain’s drive to open schools may come at a cost to other businesses.

August 11th 2020, 6:28 am

Children Are Not Immune

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And what else you need to know today.

August 11th 2020, 6:28 am

U.S. Contractor Knew of Explosive Material in Beirut Since at Least 2016

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An American contractor spotted and reported the potential danger at least four years ago, but U.S. officials denied they were aware of the findings until last week, after the blast.

August 11th 2020, 6:28 am

Algerian Journalist Khaled Drareni Sentenced to Prison

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The journalist Khaled Drareni was convicted after reporting on the Hirak protest movement, which forced the removal of the country’s longtime ruler, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, last year.

August 10th 2020, 8:24 pm

England’s Flawed Virus Contact Tracing Will Be Revamped

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After months of complaints about its centralized, privatized system, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government says resources will be diverted to local public health authorities.

August 10th 2020, 8:24 pm

A Push to Return U.K.’s ‘Motor City’ to Its Cycling Roots

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Coventry can be forbidding for cyclists. But before it became Britain’s Detroit, the city was famed for making bicycles.

August 10th 2020, 6:40 pm

Pints or Primers? U.K.’s Push to Open Schools May Force a Choice

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson calls it a “moral duty” to open Britain’s schools, but with cases already rising slightly, that might mean closing pubs and restaurants.

August 10th 2020, 4:21 pm

Lebanon’s Government Set to Resign, Minister Announces, After Beirut Blast

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The Cabinet stepped down as fury over a giant explosion last week in Beirut spurred new protests.

August 10th 2020, 12:53 pm

Citrus Flavoring Is Weaponized Against Insect-Borne Diseases

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The E.P.A. has approved nootkatone, which is found in cedars and grapefruit. It repels ticks, mosquitoes and other dangerous bugs for hours, but is safe enough to eat.

August 10th 2020, 11:23 am

Belarus’s Aleksandr Lukashenko Vows to Crush Election Protests

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President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko boasted of a record turnout in the poll, and official preliminary counts gave him more than 80 percent of the vote.

August 10th 2020, 9:35 am

Biden’s Choice

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And what else you need to know today.

August 10th 2020, 7:21 am

Beirut Explosion Hit 3 Disparate Neighborhoods. Now They're United in Rage

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The demands for a change in Lebanon’s leadership are growing louder.

August 10th 2020, 7:05 am

Should Montreal Subway Honor Polarizing Priest or Jazz Genius?

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A fight to rename a metro stop pits those who want to celebrate a revered Black musician against those who want to retain the name of a priest who espoused equal rights for Francophone Quebecers — and also anti-Semitism.

August 10th 2020, 7:05 am

‘I’d Rather Stay Home and Die’

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A fear of hospitals is leading many Mexicans to delay treatment for coronavirus until it is too late for doctors to help them.

August 10th 2020, 7:05 am

U.S. Official, Alex Azar, Praises Taiwan During Highest-Level Visit in Decades

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The visit signals the growing importance of Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its territory, as ties between the United States and China deteriorate.

August 9th 2020, 11:43 pm

8 Dead After Attack in a Wildlife Reserve in Niger

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French humanitarian workers, their Nigerien driver and a guide were killed, according to the authorities. The group was visiting an area known for its West African giraffes.

August 9th 2020, 9:57 pm

Macron Urges World Leaders to Speed Aid to Lebanon After Explosions

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The vow to accelerate help, made during a video call with other heads of state, comes amid furious demonstrations in Beirut against the Lebanese government.

August 9th 2020, 9:57 pm

Hong Kong Publisher Jimmy Lai Is Arrested Under National Security Law

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The pro-democracy figure is the most high-profile figure detained under the sweeping law imposed by Beijing on the semiautonomous territory.

August 9th 2020, 9:57 pm

Belarus Says Longtime Leader Is Re-elected in Vote Critics Call Rigged

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A government exit poll said Aleksandr Lukashenko had won almost 80 percent of the vote. That triggered protests against the repressive regime, and a heavy police response.

August 9th 2020, 9:57 pm

Saudi Aramco Says Profit Fell 73 Percent as Demand for Oil Shrank

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The coronavirus pandemic took a major toll on the oil giant’s earnings, but Aramco will maintain its hefty dividend for shareholders.

August 9th 2020, 8:39 am

Afghanistan to Release Last Taliban Prisoners, Removing Final Hurdle to Talks

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The decision clears the way for the last of 5,000 insurgents to be freed. President Ashraf Ghani announced the release after convening an assembly of 3,000 representatives to seek their advice.

August 9th 2020, 4:23 am

A Bookstore That Shines as ‘a Lighthouse of a Free Society’

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A Hong Kong bookseller has recreated his shop in Taipei, and it has become a symbol of Taiwan’s vibrant democracy.

August 9th 2020, 4:23 am

After Beirut Explosion, Protests Erupt as Lebanon's Anger Boils Over

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The demonstrations were fueled by fury over the corruption and negligence of the country’s ruling elite. Security forces fired tear gas to push back the protesters.

August 8th 2020, 8:32 pm

Storm, Runway and Perhaps Pilot Error Are Cited in India Air Crash

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As investigators sought the cause of a jetliner accident that killed 18 people, blame began to fall on the pilot and the hilltop runway.

August 8th 2020, 9:42 am

Hong Kong Officials Condemn and Mock Trump Administration Sanctions

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Officials in Hong Kong targeted by new United States sanctions argued on Saturday that the move harmed American interests and would have little impact on them.

August 8th 2020, 8:57 am

When Covid-19 Hit, Many Elderly Were Left to Die

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Warnings had piled up for years that nursing homes were vulnerable. The pandemic sent them to the back of the line for equipment and care.

August 8th 2020, 6:10 am

As Lebanon Reels, Long-Awaited Hariri Assassination Verdicts Loom

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A U.N.-backed court will soon pronounce verdicts in a 15-year-old bombing in Beirut that roiled the Middle East. But critics say the court’s protracted deliberations and huge expense have undermined its original purpose.

August 8th 2020, 6:10 am

Bolivia Under Blockade as Protesters Choke Access to Cities

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Six million people have been marooned by 70 roadblocks set up to protest the government’s response to the coronavirus and the postponement of the country’s general election.

August 7th 2020, 6:47 pm

Brexit Behind Him, Boris Johnson Tries to Stop Scotland From Leaving U.K.

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Scottish polling shows a majority favor independence. The prime minister is concerned.

August 7th 2020, 5:03 pm

Air India Jet With More Than 180 Passengers Skids and Cracks in Half

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The plane, a Boeing 737, had been returning from Dubai when it skidded off a rain-soaked airport runway in the southern state of Kerala. Indian media said 10 people had died and 30 to 40 were hospitalized.

August 7th 2020, 2:30 pm

Mauritius Faces Environmental Crisis as Oil Spills From Grounded Ship

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A Japanese-owned bulk carrier ran aground near the Indian Ocean island in late July, with nearly 4,000 tons of fuel oil and 200 tons of diesel on board. And now its hull has cracked.

August 7th 2020, 2:30 pm

Lebanon Faces Looming Humanitarian Catastrophe, U.N. Says

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The warning came as President Michel Aoun said the investigation into the deadly explosion in Beirut would examine if “external interference” played a role, but he offered no evidence that it had.

August 7th 2020, 1:01 pm

Trump Administration Penalizes Chinese Officials for Hong Kong Crackdown

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These are the first punishments levied against officials in China and Hong Kong for repressing pro-democracy protests in the region.

August 7th 2020, 12:00 pm

A Warming World

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And what else you need to know today.

August 7th 2020, 10:01 am

Álvaro Uribe’s Detention Deepens Colombia’s Divisions

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Colombia’s most powerful politician is now under house arrest, drawing the country back into the pitched political battle it had been trying to overcome for years.

August 7th 2020, 10:01 am

Aleksandr Lukashenko Increasingly in Peril as Belarus Election Nears

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For 26 years, Aleksandr G. Lukashenko has ruled Belarus as if it were his personal fief. In his sixth presidential election, the result is not in doubt, but he is being challenged like never before.

August 7th 2020, 10:01 am

For P.O.W., Landmark Verdict Against North Korea Is Long-Overdue Justice

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A former South Korean soldier may never see a penny of the $17,600 awarded by a court last month. But the verdict set a precedent for thousands of others seeking to hold the North and Kim Jong-un accountable for human rights violations.

August 7th 2020, 5:28 am

Beijing Launches Another Demolition Drive, This Time in Its Bucolic Suburbs

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The authorities have moved to demolish hundreds of homes in the hills near the Great Wall that were once a sign of China’s rising prosperity.

August 7th 2020, 5:13 am

Mumbai Finally Puts Female Figures on Traffic Lights

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At many crossings, India’s largest city replaced male stick figures with icons in triangular dresses. But critics say the move does little to address an entrenched gender divide.

August 7th 2020, 12:56 am

Sri Lanka Vote Hands Rajapaksa Family a Bigger Slice of Control

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s party clinched the majority of seats in Parliament, aiming to amend the Constitution and expand presidential powers. Rights groups are concerned.

August 6th 2020, 8:38 pm

A Promising Life Is Cut Short, Becoming a Symbol of Lebanon’s Heartache

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Sahar Fares, a 24-year-old paramedic, was planning her wedding. Instead, her family held her funeral after she died in the explosion that tore through Beirut.

August 6th 2020, 8:09 pm

‘Racism Is Pervasive’ at Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Report Says

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Even before it opened in 2014, the museum was dogged by controversy. Now, after discrimination accusations, it has been rebuked.

August 6th 2020, 4:36 pm

After a Lull, the Number of Migrants Trying to Enter the U.S. Has Soared

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The number of immigrants arrested at the southwestern border has more than doubled since the spring, fueled by Mexico’s economic slump and a Trump administration policy that migrants say works in their favor.

August 6th 2020, 4:36 pm

Former Saudi Official Accuses the Crown Prince of Trying to Kill Him

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Saad Aljabri, a former top intelligence official, filed suit in Washington alleging that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent a team of agents to Canada to kill him.

August 6th 2020, 2:53 pm

Chat Group Becomes Target of Moscow’s Wrath as Security Crackdown Widens

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The group started out as an online discussion of hobbies, schoolwork and sometimes politics. But then it was infiltrated by an informant for Russia’s all-powerful security services.

August 6th 2020, 2:53 pm

After Beirut Explosion, Funerals and Fury

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International rescue teams raced to Lebanon to help in the search for survivors of a huge explosion. But with evidence that government negligence played a role, public anger swelled.

August 6th 2020, 2:53 pm

Dozens Charged in Hong Kong for Taking Part in Tiananmen Protest

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The charges against 24 people for attending an annual vigil are the latest signs of an intensifying crackdown on the pro-democracy movement.

August 6th 2020, 2:53 pm

‘Now You Are Going to Die’: Beirut Bride Recounts Moment of Blast [Video]

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Israa Seblani was posing for her wedding video when the camera captured the instant a deadly blast tore through the city.

August 6th 2020, 2:34 pm

Beirut Bride's Wedding Video Records Explosion

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Israa Seblani was posing for her wedding video when the camera captured the instant a deadly blast tore through the city.

August 6th 2020, 12:36 pm

In Poland, the Rainbow Flag Is Wrapped Up in a Broader Culture War

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Three activists were arrested and charged after hanging banners on Warsaw monuments, while opposition lawmakers wore multicolor clothing and masks in a protest in Parliament.

August 6th 2020, 11:36 am

He Spent 26 Years in a Chinese Prison. Then He Was Cleared of Murder

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A court in eastern China convicted Zhang Yuhuan in 1995 for the murder of two boys. His exoneration has grabbed headlines, though legal reforms have been sluggish.

August 6th 2020, 10:19 am

Hawa Abdi, Doctor Who Aided Thousands in Somalia, Dies at 73

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Dr. Abdi turned her family’s land into a hospital and camp that treated and supported legions of people displaced during a tumultuous civil war.

August 6th 2020, 10:06 am

After Hiroshima's Carnage, Setsuko Thurlow Devoted Her Life to Peace

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Setsuko Thurlow, a survivor of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima 75 years ago this month, has used the power of her personal story to try to rid the world of nuclear weapons.

August 6th 2020, 6:47 am

How to Help Lebanon After Beirut Explosion

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As the search for survivors continues, aid groups have mobilized to help the thousands of people wounded by the blast, and the hundreds of thousands of others who have been made homeless.

August 6th 2020, 6:47 am

America Stands Alone

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And what else you need to know today.

August 6th 2020, 6:47 am

The Photographers Who Captured the Toll of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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A new book of photos documents the human impact of the bombings that ended World War II — and challenges a common American perception of the destruction in Japan.

August 6th 2020, 12:18 am

What Is Ammonium Nitrate, Blamed in the Beirut Explosion?

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In ordinary circumstances, ammonium nitrate is fertilizer. But when placed under stress of heat and pressure, it acts like a bomb.

August 5th 2020, 8:01 pm

Hiroshima 75th Anniversary: Preserving Survivors’ Message of Peace

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Hibakusha, as they are known in Japan, were a diminished presence at a memorial event because of advancing age and the coronavirus.

August 5th 2020, 8:01 pm

As Smoke Clears in Beirut, Shock Turns to Anger

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As residents picked up the pieces, many saw the explosion as the culmination of years of mismanagement and neglect by Lebanon’s political leaders.

August 5th 2020, 8:01 pm

Blame for Beirut Explosion Begins With a Leaky, Troubled Ship

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The bleak tale of an indebted cargo vessel and its disgruntled crew is where a story of chronic negligence starts. It ended Tuesday in a giant explosion.

August 5th 2020, 8:01 pm

It’s Never Too Late to Pursue a Dream, a Graduate Says. He Can Back It Up.

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Sidetracked by poverty, World War II and family commitments, Giuseppe Paternò finally got his degree at 96. With honors, no less.

August 5th 2020, 8:01 pm

Live Covid-19 News Updates: Global Tracker

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Six U.S. states have entered a pact to reduce testing times. About one-third of Afghanistan’s population, or roughly 10 million people, have probably been infected by the coronavirus and recovered, its health ministry said.

August 5th 2020, 5:47 pm

Beirut Digs for Survivors as Death Toll in Explosion Rises: Live Updates

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Angry Lebanese are demanding accountability for the mishandling of explosive material that detonated, killing more than 100 people. Some 300,000 people are displaced from their homes.

August 5th 2020, 2:44 pm

Kenya’s Unusual Solution to the School Problem: Cancel the Year and Start Over

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Some students were taking classes online, while others couldn’t. So the government scrapped the school year for all. But the move may just make educational inequality worse.

August 5th 2020, 12:44 pm

Welcome Back to Germany. Now Take Your Free Coronavirus Test.

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The country’s capacity to make testing efficient, affordable and available has distinguished it. Now, to head off a potential second wave, it’s testing anyone returning from a “hot zone” on entry.

August 5th 2020, 12:44 pm

Peanut Butter and Ranch Dressing: What Americans Abroad Miss From Home

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With virus cases in the United States rising and international travel curtailed, many Americans do not know when they will be able to reunite with home and the comforts they associate with it.

August 5th 2020, 12:01 pm

Coronavirus Live Updates: Governors Seek to Reduce Testing Times in U.S.

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The effort by governors from both parties highlights testing troubles and the lack of a national plan. Lawmakers will again meet to discuss pandemic aid.

August 5th 2020, 7:16 am

Who Gets Counted?

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And what else you need to know today.

August 5th 2020, 7:16 am

Modi Founds a Temple on Mosque’s Ruins, in Triumphal Moment for Hindus

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In a ceremony in Ayodhya, a past flash point for sectarian violence, India’s prime minister offers his Hindu nationalist base a clear symbol of ascendancy.

August 5th 2020, 6:01 am

What Caused the Beirut Explosion? What We Know

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More than 100 people were killed, and the second blast was felt in Cyprus. An investigation and a search for survivors are underway.

August 5th 2020, 3:44 am

After Deadly Beirut Explosion, a Search for Answers and Survivors: Live Updates

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“Highly explosive materials” stored at the blast scene on the Lebanese capital’s waterfront offered clues to the explosion that killed more than 70, injured thousands and devastated the city.

August 5th 2020, 12:25 am

U.S. Health Secretary to Visit Taiwan, in a Move Likely to Anger Beijing

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The trip by Alex M. Azar II, a rare high-level U.S. visit, is being billed as an opportunity to highlight Taiwan’s success in battling the coronavirus pandemic.

August 5th 2020, 12:25 am

Beirut Explosion: 'I Was Bloodied and Dazed. Beirut Strangers Treated Me Like a Friend.'

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In a land conditioned by calamity, people knew what to do, including helping wounded people they didn’t know.

August 4th 2020, 9:10 pm

Colombian Ex-President Faces Possible Detention Amid Fraud Inquiry

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A decision to detain Álvaro Uribe, not yet confirmed by the Supreme Court, could be a turning point in a nation used to seeing powerful politicians avoid prosecution despite years of investigations.

August 4th 2020, 7:57 pm

Blasts Rock Beirut, Killing Dozens and Wounding Thousands

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The cause remained unclear hours later. But officials in the Lebanese capital said 2,750 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate had been stored in a depot at the center of the explosion.

August 4th 2020, 7:57 pm

Beirut Blasts, Melbourne Lockdown, Island SOS: Your Wednesday Briefing

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Here’s what you need to know.

August 4th 2020, 7:39 pm

The Lebanon Explosions in Photos

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Images from Beirut show the extent of the devastation from blasts that shook the Lebanese capital Tuesday evening.

August 4th 2020, 6:37 pm

Tanzania’s President Says Country Is Virus Free. Others Warn of Disaster

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Tanzania hasn’t reported a single coronavirus case in three months, even as the African continent is expected this week to cross the threshold of one million reported cases.

August 4th 2020, 6:21 pm

More U.S. Troops Will Leave Afghanistan Before the Election, Trump Says

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The president’s assertion undercuts diplomats who have said withdrawals will depend on the Taliban’s commitment to its peace deal with the United States.

August 4th 2020, 6:10 pm

Trump’s Syria Sanctions ‘Cannot Solve the Problem,’ Critics Say

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Without a broader diplomatic effort, the newest and toughest penalties will worsen a humanitarian crisis without forcing a leadership change, experts say.

August 4th 2020, 3:24 pm

Live Coronavirus Tracker

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Tens of millions of Americans have lost crucial jobless benefits, and lawmakers still can’t seem to agree on a relief measure. Israel’s troubled school reopenings could be a lesson for the U.S.

August 4th 2020, 3:24 pm

New Nominations to U.K. House of Lords Raise Old Concerns of Cronyism

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Critics say Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s nominations for lifetime legislative posts continued a pattern of patronage that undermines the credibility of a long-troubled institution.

August 4th 2020, 3:24 pm

Poor and Desperate, Pakistani Hindus Accept Islam to Get By

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Drawn by jobs or land offered by Muslim groups, some Hindus, facing discrimination and a virus-ravaged economy, are essentially converting to survive.

August 4th 2020, 3:24 pm

TikTok, Spain’s Monarchy, Turkey: Your Tuesday Briefing

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Here’s what you need to know.

August 4th 2020, 12:52 pm

Explosion Rocks Central Beirut

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Buildings were damaged in East Beirut and an unknown number of people were wounded, according to early reports.

August 4th 2020, 12:09 pm

3 Men Marooned in the Pacific Are Rescued After Writing SOS in the Sand

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Three days after their boat ran out of fuel and drifted off course in Micronesia, the men were found in good condition after a plane saw their giant plea for help spelled out on the sand.

August 4th 2020, 8:06 am

Miles Apart on Coronavirus Relief

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And what else you need to know today.

August 4th 2020, 6:50 am

What Lockdown 2.0 Looks Like: Harsher Rules, Deeper Confusion

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Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city, is becoming a case study in handling a second wave of infections. There are lots of unanswered questions.

August 4th 2020, 6:34 am
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