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AP, 31 Jul 2020
Here's the latest for Thursday July 30th: U.S. economy suffers steep quarterly plunge; NASA rover heads for Mars; Funeral today for Congressman John Lewis; Rare red panda born in Berlin zoo.
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India: Kozhikode plane crash leaves at least 18 dead
DW, 08 Aug 2020
A passenger plane in India has skidded off the runway while trying to land at an airport in Kozhikode - also known as Calicut - in the southern state of Kerala.
Why Russian mercenaries seized control of key oilfield in Libya | Counting the Cost
Al Jazeera, 08 Aug 2020
Russian mercenary groups have enabled renegade military commander Khalifa Hafter, who is based in eastern Libya, to blockade the country's oil exports, starving the country of m...
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NBC, 08 Aug 2020
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ON AI: Scientists inspired by Star Wars create artificial skin able to feel
Reuters, 08 Aug 2020
Singapore researchers have developed 'electronic skin' capable of recreating a sense of touch, an innovation they hope will allow people with prosthetic limbs to detect objects,...
Ingraham: Bidenology 101
FOX, 08 Aug 2020
Biden playing politics and bowing to China. #FoxNews #IngrahamAngle
Beirut explosion: Lebanese president hints missile may be behind blast
CA, 08 Aug 2020
Warning: This video contains disturbing content. Discretion advised. More than 150 people are now confirmed to have died in that deadly blast in Beirut, and there is growing evi...
Former Los Angeles Angels employee charged in pitcher Tyler Skaggs' fatal overdose
CBS, 08 Aug 2020
A former Los Angeles Angels employee has been charged in connection with the fatal 2019 overdose of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, the Department of Justice announced Friday.
Trump: Virus relief agreement or he'll go it alone
AP, 08 Aug 2020
With talks between Democrats and the White House on vital COVID-19 rescue funds collapsing, President Donald Trump signaled Friday evening he would go it alone, despite the cons...
Trump threatens executive action if no stimulus is passed
CNN, 08 Aug 2020
CNN's Jim Acosta reports that President Donald Trump is threatening executive action to extend unemployment benefits, cut payroll taxes and forgive student debt if the congress ...
'We all wish we had more testing,' says Ohio's DeWine of pandemic response
PBS, 08 Aug 2020
Although the economy has regained some ground since the pandemic sent it reeling, millions of Americans are still jobless and struggling.
2020 Year in Crisis: Vote from Home
Bloomberg, 08 Aug 2020
Aug.07 -- With the corona-virus pandemic promising to last through the fall, a record number of Americans will be voting by mail this year.
Beirut explosion: Captain Boris Prokoshev on why Rhosus was in Beirut
BBC, 08 Aug 2020
Lebanon's government has blamed the huge blast that devastated parts of Beirut on the detonation of 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored at the city's port.
'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!' 2020 swaps Australia for UK countryside
ITV, 08 Aug 2020
The forthcoming series of I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!
Samsung, Google, and Apple's war for smartphone buyers: CNBC After Hours
CNBC, 08 Aug 2020
CNBC.com's MacKenzie Sigalos brings you the day's top business news headlines. On today's show, CNBC.com's Todd Haselton explains what the upcoming seasons of smartphone release...
The coronavirus pandemic exposes Brazil's water crisis
AFP, 08 Aug 2020
Frequent hand washing is one of the main recommendations for preventing the novel coronavirus, but in Brazil, where 35 million people lack clean running water, that gesture is n...
Beirut: Families 'holding on to hope' in the search for survivors
Sky, 08 Aug 2020
Families of those missing in Beirut await news from the search for survivors, as anger mounts at the speed of the government response.
The governor of Beirut Marwan Abboud : “This is like a genocide against the Lebanese people”
FRANCE24, 08 Aug 2020
The governor of Beirut, Marwan Abboud, was interviewed by France 24 Arabic journalist Mirna Jammal.
Trump sanctions pile pressure on TikTok-Microsoft deal | DC Diary
FT, 08 Aug 2020
The FT's Kiran Stacey analyses Microsoft's potential purchase of the video app TikTok, after US president Donald Trump issued executive orders targeting Chinese tech companies T...
Huge fire turns sky red in Siberia
RT, 08 Aug 2020
A huge #fire broke out due to a gusty wind near the village of Svatay in #Russia's #Sakha Republic on Thursday.
At least 16 dead and over 100 injured in Air India plane crash
Telegraph, 08 Aug 2020
An Air India Express flight from Dubai has crash landed at Calicut Airport after overshooting the runway in heavy rain.