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Huge blast in Lebanon, 78 killed, nearly 4,000 injured

Lebanese rescue workers dug through the rubble looking for survivors of a powerful warehouse explosion that shook the capital Beirut, killing 78 people and injuring nearly 4,000 in a toll that officials expected to rise. Tuesday’s blast at port warehouses storing highly explosive material...

World’s youngest female prime minister ties knot with her life-long partner

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin, who is the world's youngest serving head of government, walked the aisle with her long-term partner, Markus Raikkonen, a former Finnish footballer. The 34-year-old young leader shared photographs of her on her Instagram account, where the couple was seen...

U.S. election will be on Nov. 3 as planned: Trump advisers say

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Trump was raising concerns about mail-in ballots when he floated the idea of delaying the U.S. vote. “We’re going to hold an election on November 3 and the president is going to win,” Meadows said on...

Fuel tanker rammed into an Airplane at Moscow airport

An Aeroflot Airbus A321 was seriously damaged when a fuel tanker rammed into an Airbus A321 – parked at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, Russia. A Sheremetyevo spokesman said that the aircraft was completely empty while the truck driver sustained injuries. ‘The vehicle and the aircraft are...

India’s Interior Minister Amit Shah admitted in hospital due to coronavirus

India’s Interior Minister Amit Shah has been admitted to hospital after catching the coronavirus, he said on Sunday, becoming the most senior politician in the country to test positive for the disease. Shah, a close aide to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, heads a ministry...

Queen appoints British-Pakistani Aamer Sarfraz as member of House of Lords

Queen Elizabeth II has appointed British-Pakistani businessman Aamer Sarfraz as a member of the House of Lords upon the advice of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. At the age of 38, Sarfraz will be one of the youngest members of the House of Lords....

Trump’s policy against Iran ‘costly’ failure: Ex-US diplomat

A former US under secretary of state for political affairs, who was the chief negotiator in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, has criticized President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign against Tehran as an instance of his “painful” and “costly” foreign policy failures. In an...

US announces to expand sanctions on Iran’s metals trade

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that Washington was expanding the scope of Iran metals sanctions to target Iran's nuclear, military or ballistic missile programmes. Pompeo called the move a "major expansion" of Iran metals-related sanctions administered by the State Department,...

Brazilian President Bolsonaro says he has ‘mold’ in lungs

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday he was taking antibiotics for an infection that left him feeling weak, chuckling in an online video about “mold” in his lungs, having spent weeks in isolation after catching the novel coronavirus. “I just did a blood...

Trump likely to address U.N. in person in September, says U.N. envoy

U.S. President Donald Trump hopes to address the U.N. General Assembly in person in September, his U.N. envoy said on Thursday, while all other world leaders will send videos instead of traveling to New York amid the coronavirus pandemic. The annual high-level gathering had...

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