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How the U.S. could block access to TikTok, New! 2020-08-11 16:48:49The administration could order smartphone software giants Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google to remove WeChat and TikTok from their app stores.

Fredericton Lebanese community asks Ottawa to grant asylum New! 2020-08-11 16:44:35The Lebanese community in Fredericton is rallying to collect donations to aid the estimated 300,000 people left homeless.

Cannabis industry looking to expand as election brings New! 2020-08-11 16:03:31Profitable cannabis companies want to buy their way into niche segments and expand their brands, betting that the November U.S. presidential election

Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate New! 2020-08-11 15:55:24Harris, 55, becomes the first Black woman on a major presidential ticket in U.S. history. 

Canada increased aid for Beirut explosion relief due New! 2020-08-11 15:08:31The Liberal government was criticized last week for promising only an initial $5 million.

Oil urgently pumped from ship grounded near Mauritius New! 2020-08-11 14:18:06The Japanese ship, MV Wakashio, ran aground on a coral reef on July 25, cracked two weeks later and spilled an estimated 1,000 tons of oil into the In

Elijah McClain’s parents sue Colorado police, medical officials New! 2020-08-11 13:46:44Police put McClain in a chokehold, and paramedics gave him 500 milligrams of ketamine to calm him down.

At least 13 dead after bus crash on New! 2020-08-11 13:43:15Mexico's federal Civil Defence Coordinator Luis Felipe Puente said via Twitter that 27 other people were taken to area hospitals for treatment.

Ex-porn star Mia Khalifa’s glasses fetch over $100K New! 2020-08-11 13:35:48The Lebanese-American personality is auctioning off her glasses for charity on eBay, where bidding quickly surpassed US$100,000.

Facebook to ban ads presented as articles from New! 2020-08-11 13:29:23Under the new policy, publishers with any political connections will still be allowed to register as a news page but the company will implement some r

Seattle police to lose up to 100 officers 2020-08-11 00:24:46The reductions fell far short of the 50% cut to the department's $400 million annual budget that many Black Lives Matter protesters are seeking.

McDonald’s sues former CEO, alleges he lied about 2020-08-10 23:43:15McDonald’s fired Easterbrook last November after he acknowledged exchanging videos and text messages in a non-physical, consensual relationship

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Has Belarus reached a tipping point? Thousands of 2020-08-10 20:10:36Long-standing President Alexander Lukashenko has claimed a sixth term and 80 percent of the vote. But thousands of protestors have come out have

Huge blast rips through gas station in Russian 2020-08-10 18:28:43According to Russia's emergencies ministry, victims included in the explosion were firefighters responding to an initial blaze at the station.

Trey Yingst reports from Lebanon after prime minster, 2020-08-10 15:42:40Fox News correspondent Trey Yingst reported Monday that demonstrators in Lebanon say the resignations of the country's prime minister and h

Australia's Victoria state sees deadliest day in coronavirus 2020-08-10 14:15:08Australia has reported the deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic in Victoria since the outbreak began, while daily infections fell to it

Mauritius oil disaster: Race to drain stricken ship 2020-08-10 13:43:33Environmentalists in Mauritius say they are “expecting the worst” in a race to drain an estimated 2,500 tons of oil from a

Coronavirus in Thailand: Students seen playing inside pens 2020-08-10 13:34:06This is how far Thailand is going to protect its schoolchildren from the coronavirus. 

Lebanon prime minister resigns after Cabinet steps down 2020-08-10 10:21:00Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced at a news conference Monday he's resigning just hours after his entire Cabinet stepped down amid the

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested, newsroom 2020-08-10 09:05:10Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been arrested and his newsroom raided by police in the semi-autonomous nation’s latest enforcement of China

Mount Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts, sends column 2020-08-10 07:07:50A rumbling volcano in Indonesia erupted Monday, sending a towering column of ash more than 3 miles into the sky and raining down on nearby villag

Police, protesters clash after Belarus presidential vote 2020-08-09 22:39:35In a country where crackdowns on dissent are routine, Belarus police and protesters clashed in the Minsk capital and the city of Brest Sunday night ov

BBC apologizes after initially defending use of racist 2020-08-09 18:13:52A DJ quit the news organization over the defense of the racist term.

India to ban over 100 imports of military 2020-08-09 18:10:45The Indian government on Sunday said it will ban the imports of more than 100 items of military equipment in a bid to boost its own economy and improv

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Dozens of public health officials across the U.S. 2020-08-10 16:44:35Vilified, threatened with violence and in some cases suffering from burnout, dozens of state and local public health officials around the U.S. have re

Alstom expresses concern over finances at Bombardier's rail 2020-08-10 15:15:20French rail giant Alstom SA is warning that problems at Bombardier's train division may affect negotiations to buy it, but says it still plans to go

Puerto Ricans, upset at botched primary, demand answers 2020-08-10 11:35:51Puerto Ricans demanded answers Monday after botched primaries forced officials to reschedule voting at centres lacking ballots, an unprecedented decis

COVID-19 lays waste to entry-level job market and 2020-08-10 10:44:36COVID-19 has thwarted hopes of landing first jobs as around the world, young people armed with new degrees, diplomas and professional qualifications a

Chicago police arrest more than 100 people after 2020-08-10 10:39:09Chicago's police commissioner says more than 100 people were arrested following a night of looting and unrest that left 13 officers injured and cause

Lebanese government resigns as explosion fallout continues 2020-08-10 08:31:06Lebanon's prime minister on Monday announced the resignation of his government nearly a week after a deadly explosion in Beirut that stirred public o

One protester dead as new post-election protests in 2020-08-10 07:32:13Belarusian opposition candidate Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya rejected on Monday official election results handing President Alexander Lukashenko a landslid

Australian officials optimistic 2nd wave of COVID-19 showing 2020-08-10 07:18:31Australia recorded its biggest one-day rise in COVID-19 deaths on Monday although a slowdown in new cases gave hope that a second wave of new infectio

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under 2020-08-09 22:20:30Hong Kong authorities broadened their enforcement of a new national security law on Monday, arresting nine people including media tycoon Jimmy Lai. Po

Belarus election panel says authoritarian leader Lukashenko on 2020-08-09 16:31:58Even before polling stations in Belarus had fully closed, the head of the country's election commission declared Sunday that fragmentary results show

Mauritius races to contain oil spill, protect coastline 2020-08-09 12:34:15Thousands of students, environmental activists and residents of Mauritius have been working around the clock to reduce the damage to the Indian Ocean

Program allows some Alaska Native Vietnam vets to 2020-08-09 11:00:00A new push from the federal government will allow Alaska Natives who are veterans of the Vietnam War to apply for 65 hectares of federal land in Alask

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Lithuanian FM: Belarus challenger 'safe' in Lithuania New! 2020-08-11 09:12:48The top opposition candidate in Belarus’ presidential vote, who initially refused to concede defeat amid a massive police crackdown on anti-gove

Taliban warn against attacks on freed prisoners going New! 2020-08-11 09:11:32The Taliban are warning the Afghan government against any attacks on Taliban members who are to be freed from prison in the final prisoner release und

3 face years in Burundi prison for stone-throwing New! 2020-08-11 09:10:52Three people have been sentenced to 30 years in prison in Burundi after being accused of throwing stones at the president’s convoy

Nigeria singer sentenced to death in north for New! 2020-08-11 09:09:47A young musician in northern Nigeria’s Kano state has been sentenced to death by hanging for blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad

Police say 19 inmates, guards killed in Somalia New! 2020-08-11 08:45:02A Somali police officer says at least 19 people were killed during a riot in the central prison in Somalia’s capital on Monday evening

Palestinian protesters urge Israel to free boycott activist New! 2020-08-11 08:28:30Dozens of Palestinians have protested outside a German diplomatic office in downtown Ramallah, seeking to draw attention to Israel’s arrest of a

UK lawmaker asks for virtual trial in diplomat's New! 2020-08-11 08:13:49A U.K. lawmaker has asked the government to hold a virtual trial for the wife of an American diplomat who left Britain after being involved in a road

Turkey vows to press ahead with energy search New! 2020-08-11 08:10:07Turkey has vowed to press ahead with efforts to search for oil and gas in the eastern Mediterranean Sea despite an escalating dispute with Greece over

UK jobs market hurtling toward cliff-edge moment in New! 2020-08-11 07:38:49Official figures show that the number of people in employment in the U.K. fell by 220,000 in the three months after the country was put into lockdown

German authorities conduct raids in money laundering probe New! 2020-08-11 07:22:47German authorities have raided an import-export company and the home of a businessman in the state of Brandenburg on suspicion he was involved in a sc

Police bust biggest Dutch cocaine lab, arrest 17 New! 2020-08-11 07:01:14Dutch police say they have dismantled the biggest cocaine laboratory ever discovered in the Netherlands

Egypt allows Gazans to leave strip for first New! 2020-08-11 07:01:08Egypt has reopened Gaza’s main passenger crossing point for the first time in months for thousands of Palestinians who have been stranded on bot

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