Thursday, Aug 06, 2020
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Author Claudia Rankine answers your questions about ‘Citizen’
PBS, 30 Jul 2020
Claudia Rankine, author of our July pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club, Now Read This, joins Jeffrey Brown to answer reader questions about “Citizen: An American Lyric.”
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Trump considers giving acceptance speech from White House, raising legal questions
CBS, 06 Aug 2020
Democrats and Republicans are still making major changes to their national convention plans due to the coronavirus.
Canadian Parliament rings bell for Hiroshima bombing anniversary
AFP, 06 Aug 2020
The largest bell in the Peace Tower at the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa rings 75 times at 8:15 am to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the Japanese city...
Beirut blast pushes economy to edge as many remain missing
Al Jazeera, 06 Aug 2020
A government-led investigation is under way in Lebanon to probe the cause of the massive explosion that ripped through the capital, Beirut.
Bride Whose Wedding Video Caught Beirut Explosion Returns To The Scene | NBC News NOW
NBC, 06 Aug 2020
Israa Seblani, 29, returned to the place where she was posing for photos near her Beirut wedding venue when Tuesday's catastrophic explosion hit.
Trump camp fires back at Facebook, Twitter for deleting Trump's post
FOX, 06 Aug 2020
Facebook and Twitter have removed President Trump's post that mentioned children being immune to coronavirus.
South Korea's soaring property prices squeeze middle-class
Reuters, 06 Aug 2020
Middle-class South Koreans are being pushed out of Seoul, where affordable housing has run dry.
Beirut explosion: Mother plays "Auld Lang Syne" on piano surrounded by wreckage
CA, 06 Aug 2020
Beirut resident Hoda Melki captured a touching video of her mother playing Auld Lang Syne on a piano amongst the debris of her damaged apartment on Wednesday, one day after a ma...
CNN investigates Russia's claim of cutting-edge virus response
CNN, 06 Aug 2020
CNN gains exclusive access to a new coronavirus testing facility in Moscow, which Russia is promoting as more effective than Western counterparts.
Understanding What It's Like to Be Black on Wall Street
Bloomberg, 06 Aug 2020
Aug.05 -- There is no one experience for being an minority on
Nagasaki atomic bomb survivor continues to fight for nuclear-free world
CGTN, 06 Aug 2020
Terumi Tanaka was a 13-year-old junior high student in Nagasaki when the second atomic bomb was dropped.
Survivors gather in Hiroshima to mark 75th anniversary of atomic bombing
FRANCE24, 06 Aug 2020
Bells tolled in Hiroshima on Thursday for the 75th anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing, with ceremonies downsized due to the coronavirus and the city's mayor urging ...
How women have led the way in the coronavirus crisis
Telegraph, 06 Aug 2020
Women leaders have led the way in their response to the coronavirus crisis thanks to a range of undervalued skills.
On This Day: 6 August 1999
AP, 06 Aug 2020
A remake of "The Thomas Crown Affair" - starring Pierce Bronan and Rene Russo - was released in the U.S..
Food tracing system a hit with customers at supermarkets in northwestern China
SCMP, 06 Aug 2020
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Consumers in the city of Xian in northwestern China are now able to track information about the f...
In pursuit of justice | UK parents dragged away from dying daughter’s hospital bed
RT, 06 Aug 2020
The UK is gripped by the harrowing story of a couple seeking justice after being forcibly removed from their dying six-year old daughter’s hospital beside.
Chan Wing-leung condemned the hypocritical double standards the US authorities showed
CD, 06 Aug 2020
The White House condemned the postponement of the 2020 Legistlative
Beirut: Why has there been crisis after crisis in Lebanon?
BBC, 06 Aug 2020
With Covid-19 infections on the rise, hospitals were already struggling to cope. Now, they are faced with treating thousands of injured people from Tuesday's explosion which sho...
Hiroshima: What happened to the survivors of the atomic bomb?
ITV, 06 Aug 2020
75 years ago US President Harry Truman gave the order to drop an atomic bomb on a city for the first time in history.
Beirut bride describes moment explosion hit during photoshoot: 'We are still in shock'
Guardian, 06 Aug 2020
Israa Seblani, 29, was smiling and posing for her wedding video when the Beirut explosion hit.
Why was the Beirut blast so massive? Ammonium Nitrate explosion explained
DW, 06 Aug 2020
The Lebanese government has ordered an investigation into the blast and how two thousand seven hundred and fifty tonnes of the explosive chemical Ammonium Nitrate was stored at ...