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Lebanese MPs meet for first time since blast, US envoy due in Beirut

Lebanese MPs meet for first time since blast, US envoy due in Beirut

Reuters :Lebanese security forces deployed heavily in Beirut on Thursday, stopping protesters from reaching a conference centre where MPs began meeting for the first time since the catastrophic chemicals

Mexican Ex-President Enrique Peña Nieto accused of corruption and bribery

BBC Online :Prosecutors in Mexico have opened a corruption investigation against former President Enrique Peña Nieto.It comes after Emilio Lozoya, the ex-head of the state energy firm, accused Mr

Seven killed, three injured in Simpang Pulai crash

Bernama, IPOH :Seven people were killed and three injured in a crash involving a lorry and a Perodua Alza MPV along Jalan Keramat Pulai, Simpang Pulai, heading to Cameron Highlands,

Nigeria convicts first pirates under new maritime law

Nigeria convicts first pirates under new maritime law

Reuters, Lagos :A Nigerian court made the first convictions under a new anti-piracy law, giving hope to the world's shipping fleets that legal reforms will help stem rising attacks

Democrat Joe Biden chooses  Senator Kamala Harris for White House running mate

Democrat Joe Biden chooses Senator Kamala Harris for White House running mate

Reuters :Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday picked Senator Kamala Harris as his choice for vice president, making her the first Black woman on a major-party US presidential

.Deadly clashes in India's Bengaluru over Facebook post on Prophet

.Deadly clashes in India's Bengaluru over Facebook post on Prophet

Al Jazeera News :At least three people have died in southern India's Bengaluru city after protesters clashed with police over a provocative social media post about the Prophet Muhammad,

China accused of seeking to turn Taiwan into `the next Hong Kong`

China accused of seeking to turn Taiwan into `the next Hong Kong`

Al Jazeera News :Taiwan faces an increasingly difficult position as China pressures the democratic island to accept conditions that would turn it into the next Hong Kong, its top diplomat

Indian independence hero Gandhi's iconic glasses go on sale in UK

Indian independence hero Gandhi's iconic glasses go on sale in UK

Al Jazeera News :A "rare and important" pair of iconic glasses worn by Indian independence hero Mahatma Gandhi look set to sell for tens of thousands of pounds after a

UN investigator says Facebook has not shared 'evidence' of Myanmar crime

Reuters :The head of a UN investigative body on Myanmar said Facebook has not released evidence of "serious international crimes", despite vowing to work with investigators looking into abuses in

Explosions hit US coalition supply convoys in Iraq

Reuters, Baghdad : At least two explosions have hit convoys supplying U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq in the last 24 hours, security sources said, the first on Monday evening near the

Belarusian opposition leader flees abroad after bloody clashes

Belarusian opposition leader flees abroad after bloody clashes

Reuters, Nsk :Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanouskaya said on Tuesday she had fled abroad for the sake of her children, after two nights of clashes following the contested re-election of

Turkey says it will license new Mediterranean areas this month

Turkey says it will license new Mediterranean areas this month

Reuters, Nkara : Turkey will issue seismic exploration and drilling licenses in new areas of the eastern Mediterranean by the end of August and continue its operations in the region, Foreign

Egyptians vote for revived upper house of Parliament

Egyptians vote for revived upper house of Parliament

Al Jazeera News :Egyptians have started voting for the Senate, the upper chamber of Parliament that was revived as part of constitutional amendments approved in a referendum last year, in

Beirut blast destroys iconic 19th Century Palace

Beirut blast destroys iconic 19th Century Palace

AP :Last week's Beirut blast destroyed the 160-year-old landmark Sursock Palace, one of the most storied buildings in the Lebanese capital which withstood two world wars, the fall of

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under national security law

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under national security law

Reuters, Hong Kong :Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai became the highest-profile arrest under a new national security law on Monday, detained over suspected collusion with foreign forces as

Indonesia's Sinabung volcano sends ash 5km into sky

Indonesia's Sinabung volcano sends ash 5km into sky

AP :The rumbling Mount Sinabung on Indonesia's Sumatra island sent a column of volcanic materials as high as 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the sky on Monday.There were no

India: Death toll in Kerala tea plantation landslide rises

India: Death toll in Kerala tea plantation landslide rises

Al Jazeera News :The death toll from a landslide at a tea plantation in the southern Indian state of Kerala rose to 43 on Sunday with nearly two dozen

Afghan talks to kick off as Kabul set to free Taliban prisoners

Afghan talks to kick off as Kabul set to free Taliban prisoners

Al Jazeera :Peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban are expected to start in Qatar within a week once the final batch of Taliban prisoners was released,

Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as Sri Lanka's PM after record victory

Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as Sri Lanka's PM after record victory

Al Jazeera :Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa has been sworn in as the country's prime minister for the fourth time after his party secured a landslide victory in

South Korea floods, landslides kill dozens, displace thousands

South Korea floods, landslides kill dozens, displace thousands

Al Jazeera :At least 30 people have died, and 12 remain missing after 46 days of heavy rains in South Korea, with the country's longest monsoon in seven years

Kerala plane crash 'Black boxes' from Air India jet found

BBC online :Investigators have found the so-called "black boxes" of a plane that crashed in the southern India state of Kerala, killing at least 18 people.The Air India Express

Russian city holds another anti-Kremlin protest over detained governor

Reuters, Moscow :About 3,000 people joined another march in the Russian far eastern city of Khabarovsk on Saturday in protest over President Vladimir Putin's handling of a local political

Two ex-Green Berets sentenced to 20 years for Venezuela attack

Two ex-Green Berets sentenced to 20 years for Venezuela attack

Al Jazeera News :A Venezuelan court has sentenced two former United States Army Special Forces soldiers - Green Berets - to 20 years in prison for their part in

South Korea floods, landslides kill 26 as heavy rains continue

South Korea floods, landslides kill 26 as heavy rains continue

Reuters, Seoul :At least 26 people have died after 46 days of heavy rains in South Korea, with the country's longest monsoon in seven years causing more flooding,

Polish police detain 48 people

Reuters, Warshaw  :Polish police said they detained 48 people after protesters tried to stop them arresting an LGBT activist accused of hanging rainbow flags over statues in Warsaw and

Blast rocks military base in Somali capital

Reuters, Mogadishu :A huge blast rocked a military base in Somalia's capital Mogadishu near a stadium on Saturday, killing at least eight people and injuring 14, emergency workers said,

Brazil lost 1600 sq km of Amazon forest last month

Brazil lost 1600 sq km of Amazon forest last month

AFP, Rio De Janeiro :More than 1,600 square kilometers of Brazil's Amazon rainforest were cleared in July, a significant reduction on the record 2019 numbers - though the total

UN: At least nine children killed by air raids in northern Yemen

Al Jazeera News :Air raids in northern Yemen have killed as many as nine children, a United Nations official said, making it the third such attack with significant child

Kozhikode crash: Digital flight data recorder, cockpit voice recorder recovered

Kozhikode crash: Digital flight data recorder, cockpit voice recorder recovered

PTI :The digital flight data recorder (DFDR) and the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) have been recovered from the Air India Express plane at the Kozhikode crash site in Kerala,

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong files court challenge to 2019 poll disqualification

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong files court challenge to 2019 poll disqualification

Reuters, Hong Kong :Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong filed a court challenge on Friday against his disqualification from district polls, in a move which may have implications for