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Trump steps back from involving himself in Libya's bloody civil war

World - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 04:15
As several countries come to the aid of warring factions in Libya, President Donald Trump has found himself caught in the middle of a group of strongmen he's forged close ties with during his presidency, prompting him to stay out of the fray and let them fend for themselves.

Japan's coronavirus fatigue is fueling defiance in Tokyo, even as the case count rises

World - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 03:49
• Live updates: Germany records 1,000-plus infections for a third straight day

1,700 court dates, 35 years, 1 murder

World - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 00:20

MV Wakashio: Ship aground off Mauritius begins leaking oil

Science & Nature - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 23:48
Mauritius declares a state of emergency after Japanese-owned carrier MV Wakashio starts leaking oil.

Coronavirus severely restricts Antarctic science

Science & Nature - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 22:53
Keeping Covid out of Antarctica means little research will be done on the continent in 2020-2021.

Judges were warned about dangerous cargo stored at the Beirut port. Here's how they responded

World - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 20:27
Newly released documents suggest multiple government agencies in Lebanon were informed about ammonium nitrate being housed at a warehouse in Beirut port, including the Ministry of Justice.

Plane overshoots runway and crashes in southern India

World - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 20:22
An Air India Express flight skidded off the runway at Kozhikode Calicut International Airport, officials said.

'Surviving Jeffrey Epstein' pivots toward the next phase of the story

Entertainment - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 18:44
After a pair of Jeffrey Epstein docuseries aired in May, Lifetime seemingly weighs in late with "Surviving Jeffrey Epstein." But this two-part production -- which borrows its title from the network's R. Kelly documentaries -- takes on a new dimension with the July arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell, the late financier's alleged accomplice in his sex-trafficking crimes.

This is what an ICU in Beirut was like after blast

World - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 17:42
CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on what conditions were like inside an ICU in a hospital in Beirut, Lebanon, after an explosion in the Lebanese capital killed hundreds and injured thousands of people.

Couple standing less than 600 meters from blast site survives Beirut explosion

World - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 15:25
The glass and debris from Tuesday's explosion in Beirut injured Imad Khalil and Lina Alameh, but both say they are lucky to be alive.

BTS announces US theater premiere of 'Break the Silence' film

Entertainment - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 14:43
BTS is set to bring its latest film to movie theaters next month, a plan that will depend on which venues actually are open.

'The Secret Garden' yields a less appealing version of the children's classic

Entertainment - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 14:27
"The Secret Garden" is one of the more enduring titles in children's literature, having been adapted for the screen multiple times, including a splendid 1993 version. That's the backdrop to the latest movie based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel, which makes puzzling choices in harvesting the material, mostly providing an incentive to go back and watch the last one again.

Howard Ashman gets a well-deserved tribute in the Disney+ doc 'Howard'

Entertainment - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 14:25
Disney honors one of its own with "Howard," an emotional documentary tribute to the late "The Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Aladdin" lyricist Howard Ashman. Teamed with composer Alan Menken, nobody did more to put the studio's animation back on the map, making his loss to AIDS in the midst of that run all the more poignant.

How 'The Matrix' is a trans story, according to Netflix and co-director

Entertainment - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 14:24
Netflix has posted a Twitter thread explaining the trans themes in "The Matrix," after one of its co-directors confirmed earlier this week that the movie was an allegory for gender transition.

Eurovision Song Contest is coming to America

Entertainment - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 14:14
One of the world's most popular singing competitions is headed to the United States.

India now has more than 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases

World - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 12:10
India has recorded more than 2 million total coronavirus cases, only three weeks after announcing it had hit 1 million confirmed infections, as the country's healthcare systems buckle under the pressure of the escalating pandemic.

'Dirty Dancing' is getting a sequel

Entertainment - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 11:55
Because nobody puts Baby in a corner.

A South Korean lawmaker has come under fire for her outfit

World - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 10:49
A barrage of online abuse directed at a South Korean lawmaker over her choice of attire has sparked a debate in the East Asian nation, where women have long complained about sexism and a patriarchal culture.

'It was a massacre.' Hear witnesses describe deadly Beirut blast

World - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 09:09
A massive explosion rocked Lebanon's capital city on August 4, leaving scores of people dead and thousands wounded. Locals recount the scary moments of the blast.
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