Monday, Aug 10, 2020
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Coronavirus: Antwerp urges visitors to stay away
Sky, 01 Aug 2020
The province in Antwerp has introduced a night-time curfew as well as tight restrictions on social bubbles after a spike in coronavirus cases.
However, a professor at the local university is leading research work on a potential vaccine. Phase one tests have just started and will be followed by further trials.
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Beirut explosion: Fire breaks out near Lebanese parliament amid clashes with protesters
CA, 10 Aug 2020
Warning; This video contains violent content. Discretion advised. Lebanese police fired tear gas to attempt to disperse rock-throwing protesters on Sunday in Beirut during the s...
Belarus election: opposition protest outside the embassy in Moscow
AFP, 10 Aug 2020
Protests begin after the closure of polling stations in Belarus. Several hundred people are chanting "Go away!" and "Want a change!" outside the embassy of Belarus in Moscow.
Mnuchin: Democrats are holding up benefits to hardworking Americans
FOX, 10 Aug 2020
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin joins Chris Wallace on 'Fox
Tensions on the rise over Beirut explosion
AP, 10 Aug 2020
Public fury over this week's massive explosion in Beirut brought protesters out again on Sunday, with escalating tensions outside parliament and in Martyrs' Square leading to se...
Beirut: Corruption fears persist amid foreign donation offers
Al Jazeera, 10 Aug 2020
World powers agreed to provide "major resources" to help Beirut recover from the enormous explosion that destroyed swaths of the capital and pledged not to let its people down.
Bill Gates: Wouldn't have predicted US would do so poorly handling pandemic
CNN, 10 Aug 2020
CNN's Fareed Zakaria speaks to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates about how the US has responded to the coronavirus pandemic.
Los Angeles school bus driver faces 'real rough time'
Reuters, 10 Aug 2020
As school begins again remotely for students in Los Angeles in the coming weeks, school bus drivers like John Lewis are having a tough time with the change.
U.S. Hits Five Million Cases, One Death Every 77 Seconds | Meet The Press | NBC News
NBC, 09 Aug 2020
Over the past two weeks we've suffered roughly one death from Covid-19 every 77 seconds.
This is the PBS NewsHour
PBS, 09 Aug 2020
The PBS NewsHour has a long tradition of reporting on the issues and stories that define our times.
Belarus opposition figures detained as Lukashenko faces challenge in presidential vote
FRANCE24, 09 Aug 2020
Belarus began voting in an election on Sunday pitting President Alexander Lukashenko against a former teacher who emerged from obscurity to lead the biggest challenge in years a...
Parisian street artists pay tribute to Beirut blast victims
CGTN, 09 Aug 2020
Several street artists transformed the streets of Paris with murals. The art was created to pay tribute to the victims of the Beirut explosion.
Cliffhanging dog rescued by camping group
RT, 09 Aug 2020
For some unknown reason, a dog ended up hanging on a cliff and could not get down on its own.
Protesters in Israel demand PM Netanyahu resign
DW, 09 Aug 2020
In Israel, protests against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu show no sign of dying down.
British military set to intercept illegal migrants at UK shore
Telegraph, 09 Aug 2020
Britain’s military has confirmed it's been asked by the government to help prevent people from reaching the UK from France in small boats, as local authorities said they sought ...
Coronavirus cases rising fastest in India
Sky, 09 Aug 2020
COVID-19 is spreading in India faster than anywhere in the world and testing only covers a fraction of the population.
US government contractor has embedded software in apps to track the movements of mobile phones.
CD, 09 Aug 2020
US government contractor has embedded #software in apps to #track
Trump targets TikTok and WeChat, China's exports jump, Cold War beckons
SCMP, 09 Aug 2020
US President Donald Trump signs executive orders targeting TikTok and WeChat, two of China's biggest mobile apps in a new escalation of the US-China tech war.
Beirut: shots, teargas and flames as anti-government protests grow
Guardian, 09 Aug 2020
Lebanese riot police fired teargas at demonstrators in Beirut on Saturday and shots were heard in growing protests over this week's devastating explosion.
Trump leaves press conference when pressed on Veteran's Choice misinformation
CBS, 09 Aug 2020
CBS News' Paula Reid confronts President Trump over his claims he passed Veterans Choice.
Mass protests in Beirut and demands for change after devastating explosion
BBC, 09 Aug 2020
Thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Lebanese capital Beirut, voicing anger at the country's leaders, after this week's devastating explosion in the port area of...