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Lebanese call for uprising after protests rocked Beirut

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Some Lebanese called on Sunday for a sustained uprising to topple their leaders amid public outrage during this week’s devastating blast in Beirut, and the country’s top Christian cleric said the cabinet should resign. A man walks in front of a truck that burned down during a protest in Martyrs’ Square, following Tuesday’s explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, …

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Belarus’s main opposition candidate hides ahead of key presidential vote

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya’s campaign said she fled her apartment for security reasons after police arrested some of her former staff, in what critics called an attempt to intimidate the opposition ahead of the crucial vote. Tikhanovskaya has previously said in interviews that she had to send her children abroad after receiving threats that they would be placed in an orphanage. “She …

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Trump calls audience at his Bedminster golf club a ‘peaceful protest’

At a surprise news conference Friday at his private golf club in Bedminster, NJ, President Trump said his audience of well-doing supporters was involved in a “peaceful protest” and therefore did not need to adhered to state coronavirus guidelines prohibiting large gatherings. Trump was asked about his earlier assertion that the pandemic was “gone” by a reporter who noted that …

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Coronavirus Spares Gaza, but travel restrictions do not

JERUSALEM – There was not enough space to move on the popular Omar al-Mukhtar street in Gaza City on the eve of Eid al-Adha Muslim celebrations as Palestinians – almost none in masks – filled through shops filled with colorful and embraced clothing stands solid food. “If the virus were here, we would not be so close to each other,” …

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Canada’s last completely untouched ice shelf suddenly collapsed

Nearly half of Canada’s last remaining intact shelves of ice suddenly collapsed into the ocean. Satellite images show that it formed two icebergs, one of which is almost the size of Manhattan. The drop comes amid a summer seen with temperatures hotter than average, which scientists say is the result of climate change. A research camp was lost in the …

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UK PM orders PR campaign for schools to reopen in September: Sunday Times

PHOTO PHOTOS: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks with area residents at a heritage center in Beeston near Nottingham, England, 28 July 2020. Rui Vieira / Swimming pool via REUTERS / Photography Photography (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered a public relations campaign to ensure schools open on time in September and said at a meeting that …

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Thousands of Israelis join renewed anti-Netanyahu protests tidings

Thousands of demonstrators have once again filled the streets near the official residence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a renewed show of force, as weeks of protests demanding his resignation showed no signs of slowing down. Protesters were outraged by the government for tackling the coronavirus crisis and said Netanyahu should not stay in office while on trial …

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