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How could the Beirut explosion happen? Experts explain

By Sophie Bushwick An enormous explosion in Beirut’s seaport area this week ruined nearby  buildings and caused damage and shattered windows
Topics: Lebanon

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CIA Stuns In Saying "No Evidence" TikTok Giving Its Data To China

CIA Stuns In Saying "No Evidence" TikTok Giving Its Data To China Tyler Durden Sat, 08/08/2020 - 21:00 Authored by Jason Ditz via AntiWar.com, Chinese app TikTok remains under fire by President Trump, with allegations that...
Topics: CIA, China

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Brazil Becomes 2nd Nation to Pass 100,000 Pandemic Deaths

Brazil on Saturday became the second country in the world to pass 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus, second to the United States, which has more than 161,000 deaths and is nearing a different milestone of its own: nearly 5 million confirmed cases...
Topics: Brazil

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Like In America, Russia's Military Retirees Are Having Trouble Adjusting To Civilian Life

Michael Peck Security, How well Russian officers reintegrate into civilian life depends on three factors: the health of Russia’s economy, how willing is civilian society to accept veterans, and the degree of support from the Russian...
Topics: Russia, Military

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Twitter Has Explored Acquisition Of TikTok’s U.S. Operations – Report

As the clock is ticking for Microsoft or another company to acquire TikTok in the U.S. by mid-September, a new potential buyer may have emerged. Twitter has had preliminary talks with TikTok’s parent company, Beijing-based ByteDance, WSJ...
Topics: Social Media, Microsoft (MSFT), China, Beijing

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France Will Ask UK to Pay £30 Mln to Police the English Channel Amid Migrants Influx - Report

Britain earlier vowed to take tougher action on illegal migration together with France, as some 7,500 migrants in total could cross the Channel by Christmas.
Topics: France, United Kingdom, Police, Christmas

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Amid U.S.-Iran Tensions, The Pentagon Is Strengthening Its Ties With The UAE

Peter Suciu Security, Middle East The UAE regularly conducts similar exercises with its military partners. Here's What You Need To Remember: The two countries have had formal diplomatic relations since 1972, and have been military partners in the...
Topics: Iran, Pentagon, Military

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These Air Force Veterans Almost Didn't Make It Back From Bombing Nazi Germany

Warfare History Network History, Europe A hair-raising tale of escape from the muderous skies over the Third Reich. Key Point: These bombers had to get through highly-contested air space. Berlin had its own fighters and flak guns waiting for...
Topics: Germany, Berlin

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Seventy-Five Years After the Atomic Bombings of Japan, the Threat of Nuclear War Persists

Jack L. Rozdilsky History, World Our only way out of this problem is to work towards abolishing them. It is important to mark the solemn 75th anniversary of the first and only use of atomic weapons against cities as not only a remembrance of a...
Topics: Japan, Anniversaries

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Belarus 5-Term President Faces Strong Challenge

Belarusians vote Sunday in a presidential election in which opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya is challenging the five-term authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko.Tikhanovskaya, 37, a stay-at-home mother, entered the race after the...
Topics: Belarus

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Why Did the Battle of Salvo Island Go So Badly for the Navy?

Warfare History Network History, Asia It was a terrible defeat for Washington during World War II. Historical controversy has famously surrounded Admiral Richmond Kelly Turner. In his responsibility as Director of Naval Intelligence, he was to...

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Korean Justice Minister Choo Accused of Exploiting Arrest of Shincheonji Leader Lee Man-hee

Mitchell Blatt Security, Asia The embattled justice minister is trying to leverage the arrest of the unpopular religious figure to defend herself from criticism over her alleged interference in the public prosecutors’ office. The arrest of...
Topics: Religion

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Sources: Iranian Labor Union Leader’s 5-Year Jail Term Prolonged to Punish His Peaceful Prison...

Multiple sources say a jailed Iranian labor union leader has had his five-year prison term extended for another year by Iran’s appellate court in retaliation for his pursuit of peaceful activism while in detention.One source, who is close to the...
Topics: Activism, Iran

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New Zealand Marks 100 Days of No Community Spread

“New Zealand has now gone 100 days with no detected community spread of COVID-19,” Axios reports. “New Zealanders are going to the polls on Sept. 19. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been widely praised for her leadership that saw...
Topics: New Zealand, Polls

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This Week In Techdirt History: August 2nd - 8th

Five Years Ago This week in 2015, we wrote about how the TPP would override five years of democratic discussion about patents in New Zealand, and then got a look at the latest leak of the agreement which showed the US fighting hard to permit...
Topics: Patents, New Zealand

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Some 2,800 People Join Rally in Support of Arrested Ex-Governor in Khabarovsk – Authorities

KHABAROVSK Russia (Sputnik) – Some 2,800 people are taking part in an unauthorized rally in Russia's Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk on Saturday, about a month since the protests in support of arrested former Governor Sergey Furgal erupted across...
Topics: Russia, Protests

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Jordan Complains About Israelis Who ‘Storm the Mosque’ of Al Aqsa

Jordan has just complained publicly about what it calls an Israeli “invasion of Al-Aqsa Mosque.” The preposterous complaint is here. Jordan reiterates to Israel: Al-Aqsa is a place for Muslim worship only. The ministry’s spokesperson...
Topics: Israel

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Belarusian Presidential Candidate Tikhanovskaya’s Campaign Chief Detained in Minsk

MINSK (Sputnik) - Maria Moroz, the head of Belarusian presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya's campaign office, was detained in Minsk on Saturday, the candidate and her close ally, Olga Kovalkova, has confirmed.
Topics: Belarus, Minsk

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Katy Perry & Orlando Bloom Would Consider Moving to Australia to Raise Their Child

Orlando Bloom said he and Katy Perry would “definitely” consider moving to Australia to raise their upcoming child. “As we’re about to bring a baby into the world, and I think everybody’s exploring all thoughts and...
Topics: Katy Perry, Australia

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Several Safety Warnings Ignored at Indian Airport Where Accident was Waiting to Happen

New Delhi (Sputnik): The fatal crash landing of an Air India jet in India's southern state of Kerala took the lives of 20 people, including the two pilots, on Friday (7 August) evening. The Air India Express Boeing 737 flew in from Dubai with 184...
Topics: Airports, India, New Delhi, Boeing, United Arab Emirates, Dubai

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