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Toll expected to rise in blast that shook Beirut, killing 100, injuring thousands

A view shows the aftermath at the site of Tuesday's blast in Beirut's port area, Lebanon August 5, 2020. REUTERS/Issam Abdallah

Beirut, August 5 (Reuters) - Lebanese rescue workers dug through rubble looking for survivors of a powerful warehouse explosion that shook the capital Beirut, killing 100 people and injuring nearly 4,000 in a toll that officials expected to rise. Tuesday’s blast at port warehouses storing highly explosive material was the most powerful in years in Beirut, already reeling from an ...

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Thousands in Australia defy bans at Black Lives Matter protests

Demonstrators march to the Parliament House during a Black Lives Matter protest in Canberra, Australia, June 5, 2020 in this picture grab from a social media video. IAN MCKAY/via REUTERS

Melbourne. June 6 (Reuters) - Thousands of Australians gathered in protests on Saturday embracing the cause of U.S. protesters angered by the death of a black man in police custody, defying bans and police warnings that fines will be issued for breaching social-distancing rules. More than 5,000 people wearing masks and holding “Black Lives Matter” placards protested peacefully in Brisbane, ...

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