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The Latest: Syria says Beirut blast killed 43 Syrians

Syria’s state TV says 43 Syrian citizens were killed in this week’s blast in Beirut
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French President Emmanuel Macron appears at a news conference in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday Aug. 6, 2020, two days after a massive explosion rocked Beirut's port. The blast, which killed more than 130 people, wounded thousands and left tens of thousands homeless, is believed to have been caused when a fire touched off a stockpile of 2,750 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate. Macron announced that France will organize a conference in the next few days with European, American, Middle Eastern and other donors to raise money for food, medicine, housing and other urgent aid. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool)
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Show of solidarity after blast as Lebanon braces for protest

Senior officials from the Middle East and Europe arrived in Lebanon Saturday in a show of solidarity with the tiny country that suffered a deadly blast this week which caused large-scale damage to the capital Beirut
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The port area lies in devastation following this week's massive explosion in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Rescue teams were still searching the rubble of Beirut's port for bodies on Friday, nearly three days after a massive explosion sent a wave of destruction through Lebanon's capital. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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France's Saint-Tropez resort makes masks mandatory outdoors

The glamorous French Riviera resort of Saint-Tropez is requiring face masks outdoors starting Saturday, threatening to sober the mood in a place renowned for high-end, free-wheeling summer beach parties
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Gaza students back to school with few virus safety measures

Hundreds of thousands of students in the isolated Gaza Strip are returning to schools that have reopened after five months of closure
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Students sit at their class on the first day of the new school year at the United-Nation run Elementary School at the Shati refugee camp in Gaza City, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. Schools run by both Palestinian government and the U.N. Refugee and Works Agency (UNRWA) have opened almost normally in the Gaza Strip after five months in which no cases of community transmission of the coronavirus had been recorded. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
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At least 8 soldiers dead in blast outside Somali army base

A Somali police officer says at least eight soldiers are dead and more than 14 others wounded after a suicide car bomber detonated at the gates of a military base in Somalia’s capital
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Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship spills fuel

The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius has declared a “state of environmental emergency” after a Japanese-owned ship that ran aground offshore days ago began spilling tons of fuel
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In this satellite image provided by 2020 Maxar Technologies on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, an aerial view of oil leaking from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius. The prime minister of Mauritius says the government is appealing to France for help with a brewing environmental disaster after a ship that ran aground almost two weeks ago off the Indian Ocean island nation began leaking oil. Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth said Friday that the leak “represents a danger for Mauritius" and that his country doesn’t have the skills and expertise to refloat stranded ships. ( 2020 Maxar Technologies via AP)
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Bison, other beasts return life to a former Soviet army base

Wild horses, bison and other big-hoofed animals once roamed freely in much of Europe
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Wild horses gallop across a meadow at a wildlife sanctuary in Milovice, Czech Republic, Friday, July 17, 2020. Wild horses, bison and other big-hoofed animals once roamed freely in much of Europe. Now they are transforming a former military base outside the Czech capital in an ambitious project to improve biodiversity. Where occupying Soviet troops once held exercises, massive bovines called tauros and other heavy beasts now munch on the invasive plants that took over the base years ago. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
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Somali police: At least 8 soldiers killed, more than 14 others wounded after suicide bomber detonates outside army base

Somali police: At least 8 soldiers killed, more than 14 others wounded after suicide bomber detonates outside army base
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Belarus' leader faces toughest challenge yet in Sunday vote

After 26 years in office, the authoritarian leader of Belarus is facing the toughest challenge yet as Alexander Lukashenko runs for a sixth term
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FILE In this file photo taken on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in the Black sea resort of Sochi, Russia. Lukashenko faces a perfect storm as he seeks a sixth term in the election held Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020 after 26 years in office. Mounting public discontent over the worsening economy and his government’s bungled handling of the coronavirus pandemic has fueled the largest opposition rallies since the Soviet collapse. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool, File)
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A father, a sister, a son: Beirut blast takes a heavy toll

The enormous explosion in Beirut that killed scores of people, injured thousands and caused widespread destruction across Lebanon’s capital touched off widespread mourning for the victims
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This Aug. 19, 2019 photo photo provided by Soha Saade,, shows Soha and her husband Jihad with their children Gemma and Karl, in Miziara, north of Lebanon. Jihad died in his wife's hands while staying with their sick six-year-old daughter at a hospital in a massive explosion that devastated Beirut Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (Soha Saade via AP)
August 08

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

A Venezuelan court has sentenced two former U.S. special forces soldiers to 20 years in prison for their part in a failed beach attack aimed at overthrowing President Nicolás Maduro
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Plane skids off runway in India; 17 killed, including pilots

At least 17 people have died and 123 are injured when a special return flight for Indians stranded abroad because of the coronavirus skidded off a hilltop runway and cracked in two while landing in heavy rain in the southern state of Kerala
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One of the persons injured after an Air India Express flight skidded off a runway while landing at the Kozhikode airport is brought for treatment to the Medical College Hospital in Kozhikode, Kerala state, India, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo)
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Q&A: Nagasaki marks 75th A-bomb anniversary on Sunday

The city of Nagasaki in southern Japan marks the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing on Sunday
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 1945, file photo, a giant column of smoke rises after the second atomic bomb ever used in warfare explodes over the Japanese port town of Nagasaki. The city of Nagasaki in southern Japan marks the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Aug. 9, 1945. Japan surrendered on Aug. 15, ending World War II and its nearly a half-century aggression toward Asian neighbors. Dwindling survivors, whose average age exceeds 83, increasingly worry about passing their lessons on to younger generations. (AP Photo, File)
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El Salvador political stalemate a drag on pandemic response

For months, the strictest measures confronting the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America seemed to keep infections in check in El Salvador, but a gradual reopening combined with a political stalemate has seen infections increase nearly fourfold
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FILE - In this June 16, 2020 file photo, vehicles circulate on Army Boulevard, on the second day of the reopening of the economy, three-months after a lockdown aimed at preventing the spread of the new coronavirus in Soyapango, El Salvador. For months, the strictest measures confronting the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America seemed to keep infections in check, in El Salvador, but a gradual reopening combined with a political stalemate has seen infections increase nearly fourfold by August. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez, File)
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Bad week for Mexico tourism capped by mis-translations

It has been a bad week for Mexican tourism promotion, after “anything goes” tourism ads were pulled and Mexico was slapped with a U.S. “do not travel” advisory
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FILE - This Sept. 20, 2013 file photo shows an aerial view of the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, Mexico. The Mexican coastal city pulled a pair of controversial video ads Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, touting the faded resort’s reputation as an “anything goes” tourism destination because they weren't appropriate during the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)
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COVID lifts revolutionary candidate in Belarus

A female candidate is challenging authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, amid unrest over the pandemic. ABC’s Patrick Reevell reports on Belarus’ movement for change.
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VIDEO: COVID lifts revolutionary candidate in Belarus
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Voters weary as Puerto Rico prepares for historic primaries

Two candidates who both served as replacement governors in the wake of a Puerto Rican political crisis are competing against each other for a chance to win the job in their own right as the disaster-struck U.S. territory holds primary elections
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FILES - This combo of two file photos shows Pedro Pierluisi, left and Wanda Vazquez in San Juan, Puerto Rico. At left, Secretary of State Pedro Pierluisi attends his confirmation hearing at the House of Representatives on Aug. 2, 2019, and at right, Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vazquez gives an interview at La Fortaleza governor residence on Aug. 16, 2019. Both served as replacement governors in the wake of a Puerto Rican political crisis and are competing against each other for a chance to win the job in their own right as the disaster-struck U.S. territory holds primary elections on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo, Files)
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Survivors of US Embassy bombings urge settlement with Sudan

Sudan's move to democracy has been stalled by U.S. sanctions, analysts say.
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Rescuers work by floodlight at the wreckage of the destroyed Ufundi House in Nairobi, Kenya, Aug. 9, 1998, next to the American embassy building at left.
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Rescuers in Lebanon recover more bodies days after blast

Documents show warnings were raised at least 10 times over the past six years about the massive stockpile of explosive chemicals stored at Beirut's port
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People remove debris of a damaged building at a neighborhood near the scene of Tuesday's explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Rescue teams were still searching the rubble of Beirut's port for bodies on Friday, nearly three days after a massive explosion sent a wave of destruction through Lebanon's capital. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
August 07

Endangered Brazilian monkeys get a bridge to themselves

An overpass that juts from a forest over a four-lane highway in a rural area outside Rio de Janeiro is meant for a very special sort of pedestrian: golden lion tamarins, small orange primates that for decades have been at risk of extinction
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A Golden Lion Tamarin holds on to a tree in the Atlantic Forest region of Silva Jardim in Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. A recently built eco-corridor will allow these primates to safely cross a nearby busy interstate highway bisecting one of the last Atlantic coast rainforest reserves. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
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Mexico sets up justice commission for Yaqui Indians

The Mexican government has set up a Justice Commission for The Yaqui People, in a bid to solve the land, water and infrastructure problems of what President Andrés Manuel López Obrador called Mexico's most persecuted indigenous group
August 07
FILE - In this April 3, 2020 file photo, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves to supporters at the end of a visit to a Social Security Institute hospital that will be converted to receive patients infected with the new coronavirus, in the Coyoacan borough of Mexico City. Lopez Obrador said Thursday, July 30, 2020, that he is creating a central national purchasing and distribution agency for medicines, vaccines and medical equipment amid persistent shortages during the pandemic and the arrest of a doctor who advised a patient's family to buy their own medications. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
August 07

The Latest: Trump says US help on way for Beirut disaster

President Donald Trump has spoken about the explosion in Beirut during calls with Lebanese President Michel Aoun and French President Emmanuel Macron
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In this photo taken from footage provided by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry press service, Russian Emergency Situations personnel walk on the site of the explosion in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Russia's emergency officials say the country sent five planeloads of aid to Beirut after an explosion in the Lebanese capital's port killed at least 100 people and injured thousands on Tuesday. Russia's Ministry for Emergency Situations sent rescuers, medical workers, a makeshift hospital and a lab for coronavirus testing to Lebanon. (AP Photo/Ministry of Emergency Situations press service via AP)
August 07

UN: Up to 9 children killed by airstrikes in northern Yemen

A United Nations official says airstrikes in northern Yemen killed as many as nine children, in the third such attack with significant child deaths in the rebel-controlled area this month
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Arrest of Polish LGBT activist leads to scuffle with police

LGBT rights activists have scuffled with police in Warsaw after turning out on the streets to protest the arrest of an activist
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Police scuffle with pro-LGBT protesters angry at the arrest of an LGBT activist in Warsaw Poland on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020.The incident comes amid rising tensions in Poland between LGBT activists and a conservative government that is opposed to LGBT rights.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
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Beijing warns of consequences if Trump bans deals with TikTok, WeChat

American firms operating in China all rely on WeChat monetary transactions.
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A man walks past an advertisement for the WeChat social media platform at Hong Kong's international airport. President Donald Trump ordered sweeping restrictions against Chinese-owned social media stars TikTok and WeChat on on Aug. 6, 2020.
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Mauritius declares environmental emergency after Japanese-owned ship that stranded offshore begins spilling tons of fuel

Mauritius declares environmental emergency after Japanese-owned ship that stranded offshore begins spilling tons of fuel
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Gunmen kill at least 20 in village in eastern Burkina Faso

A local government official in Burkina Faso says gunmen stormed a cattle market and opened fire in an eastern village, killing at least 20 people and injuring many others
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Canada says it will impose retaliatory tariffs on US imports

Canada’s deputy prime minister says the country plans to impose $3.6 billion Canadian (US$2.69 billion) tariffs on U.S. imports in response to President Donald Trump saying the U.S. is reinstating a 10% import tax on Canadian aluminum
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Air India plane crashes on landing with almost 200 onboard

The flight route was from Dubai to Calicut.
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A passenger plane that skidded off a runway is seen at Calicut International Airport in Karipur, southern state of Kerala, India, Aug. 7, 2020, in this still image obtained from a video.
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American oil execs, held 2 years, go to trial in Venezuela

A Venezuela court has launched the trial of six American oil executives accused of corruption charges over two years ago
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Wearing a mask due to the COVID-19 pandemic, lawyer Jesus Loreto waits with others outside the Supreme Court building where six detained Citgo directors, some of whom he represents, will go on trial on corruption charges in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. The six men were called to Caracas just before Thanksgiving in 2017 for a meeting at the headquarters of Citgo’s parent, Venezuela's state-run oil giant PDVSA, and hauled away from a meeting by masked security agents. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
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Europeans urge fair election in Belarus, criticize run-up

Top European officials are urging Belarusian authorities to ensure a free and fair presidential election and denounced “unacceptable” restrictions ahead of the vote
August 07
FILE In this file photo taken on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko talks with an employee during his visit to sewing factory Slavyanka, specializes in producing clothing for adults and children, but recently the production of personal protective equipment has been established to help protect against the coronavirus, in the town of Bobruisk, 150 km (94 miles) southeast of Minsk, Belarus. Last month, Lukashenko abruptly announced that he got the virus himself but had no symptoms and recovered quickly thanks to doing sports. His bravado has angered many in Belarus, and combined with a painful economic fallout from the global pandemic it helped swell the opposition ranks ahead of the vote. (Maxim Guchek/ Pool Photo via AP, File)
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Residents and tourists evacuated amid threat of melting glacier

The Planpincieux Glacier, located in the Alps, could potentially collapse after a recent heat wave created a layer of water beneath.
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The Planpincieux Glacier, located in the Alps, could potentially collapse after a recent heat wave created a layer of water beneath.
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Federal suit filed against Saudi crown prince by ex-official

A former top Saudi counterterrorism official has filed a federal lawsuit in the United States against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, alleging the royal tried to find, trap and kill him on U.S. and Canadian soil
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2019 file photo, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaks to Russian President Vladimir Putin during the talks in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A former top Saudi counterterrorism official has filed a federal lawsuit, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in the United States against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, alleging the royal tried to find, trap and kill him on U.S. and Canadian soil. The lawsuit filed by former intelligence official Saad Aljabri is his latest effort to try and bring about international and public pressure on the young crown prince.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool, File)
August 07

Thousands of baby sea turtles released into ocean

Volunteers and conservationists released thousands of baby Olive Ridley sea turtles into the ocean to raise awareness for the endangered species.
August 07
Volunteers and conservationists released thousands of baby Olive Ridley sea turtles into the ocean to raise awareness for the endangered species.
August 07

Air India plane crashes with almost 200 onboard

Officials are reporting on NDTV that all passengers have been evacuated and taken to the hospital, some with severe injuries.
August 07
Officials are reporting on NDTV that all passengers have been evacuated and taken to the hospital, some with severe injuries.
August 07

Thousands seek refuge as high heat slams Britain, France

Thousands in Britain and France are seeking refuge from searing heat, mobbing beaches and parks despite warnings to maintain social distance and other precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic
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People gather on the beach at Bournemouth, Southern England, Friday Aug. 7, 2020. The UK could see record-breaking temperatures with forecasters predicting Friday could be the hottest day of the year. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
August 07

Turkish lira hits another historic low amid pandemic

Turkey’s currency has tumbled further, hitting another record low The Turkish lira dropped to 7.3677 against the dollar Friday before making a recovery
August 07
People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of coronavirus, walk in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Turkey's interior ministry announced new measures Wednesday to curb the spread of COVID-19 as daily confirmed cases peaked above 1,000. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
August 07

More than 50,000 pink flamingos mass in France

An unusually high number of pink flamingos have amassed in the wetlands of southern France along with their offspring
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 photo provided by Salins de Camargue, flamingo experts surroung babies pink flamingos in Aigues-Mortes, the Camargue region, southern France, to gather and put bands on baby birds so scientists can track their migration. The numbers of pink flamingos may be the highest since experts began keeping records 45 years ago, said Thierry Marmol, guardian of the lands. France's two months of strict confinement may well be the reason. (Fabrice Pavanello, Salins de Camargue via AP)
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Police say at least 14 people are dead and 123 injured after Air India Express plane skids off runway in southern India

Police say at least 14 people are dead and 123 injured after Air India Express plane skids off runway in southern India
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Alpine glacier in Italy threatens valley, forces evacuations

Experts are closely monitoring a glacier they fear could break apart and crash into an Italian Alpine valley
August 07
The Planpincieux glacier, located in the Alps on the Grande Jorasses peak of the Mont Blanc massif, is seen from Val Ferret, a popular hiking area on the south side of the Mont Blanc, near Courmayeur, northern Italy, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Some 70 people were evacuated Thursday in the valley below the glacier and roads closed after the threat of collapse the the fast-moving melting glacier is posing to the picturesque valley near the Alpine town of Courmayeur. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)
August 07

Iran indifferent to Trump envoy's quitting amid embargo push

Iran’s foreign ministry has expressed indifference to the change in the Trump administration’s top envoy for Iran, alleging that the new U.S. official in the post would be no different from his predecessor
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August 07

Indian news reports say Air India Express flight skids off runway while landing in heavy rain; some people injured

Indian news reports say Air India Express flight skids off runway while landing in heavy rain; some people injured
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Turkish president slams Egypt-Greece deal, drilling resumes

Turkey’s president has called a new maritime deal between Greece and Egypt “worthless” and says his country is resuming its disputed oil and gas exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean
August 07
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, front center, takes part in Friday prayers in Hagia Sophia, at the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Erdogan joined worshipers on July 24 for the first Muslim prayers in 86 years inside the Istanbul landmark that served as one of Christendom's most significant cathedrals, a mosque and a museum before its conversion back into a Muslim place of worship.(Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool)
August 07

Hurricane Isaias, Beirut explosion, El Paso attack: Week in Photos

A look at the week's top photos from around the globe.
August 07
VIDEO: Hurricane Isaias, Beirut explosion, El Paso attack: Week in Photos
August 07

UK vows action after record-high migrant crossing of Channel

The British government says it will strengthen border measures after a record daily number of people crossed the English Channel to the U.K. in small boats
August 07
A British Border Force vessel carries a group of men thought to be migrants into Dover harbour, Southern England, Tuesday Aug. 4, 2020. A number of incidents involving small boats crossing The Channel to Britain are reported over the past few days, as migrants take advantage of warm calm weather to cross the busy shipping lanes. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
August 07

Ivory Coast president to run for 3rd term amid objections

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara says he has accepted the ruling party’s nomination and will run for a third term in October
August 07
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara, left, greets members of his government before a short ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of the independence of Ivory Coast from France in Abidjan Friday Aug. 7, 2020. Ouattara announced earlier that he had accepted the ruling party's nomination and will run for a third presidential term in Octobre. (AP Photo/Diomande Ble Blonde)
August 07

Monsoon flood, mudslide kill 15 in India, disaster team sent

A mudslide triggered by heavy monsoon rain and flooding has killed at least 15 people and buried 20 homes of tea plantation workers in southern India
August 07
Firefighters clear a road after a landslide caused by rainfall in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2020. India's monsoon season runs from June to September. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
August 07

Malaysia's Mahathir, 95, forms new party to fight old ally

Two-time former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says he is forming a new ethnic Malay party more than two months after he was sacked from his previous party during a political struggle with his successor
August 07
Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Mahathir, 95, said Friday he would form a new ethnic Malay party to fight corrupt leaders, more than two months after he was sacked from his own party amid a political struggle with his successor. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, Pool)
August 07

Protests, arrests at eviction of left-wing Berlin bar

Hundreds of police have faced off against protesters trying to stop the eviction of a left-wing bar that has been the focus of a campaign against gentrification
August 07
A police officer leads a demonstrator out of the cordoned-off area at the Weisestrasse in Berlin, Germany, where the bar 'Syndicate' is being evacuated on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Protesters have erected barricades and set several fires in a bid to stop Berlin police from evicting a left-wing bar that has been the focus of a campaign against gentrification. (Paul Zinken//dpa via AP)
August 07

Belgian court rejects move to extradite ex-Catalan minister

A Belgian court has rejected Spain’s demand to have a former high-ranking politician from Catalonia extradited to be tried for his alleged role in a banned independence referendum
August 07