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The Latest: Australia to donate $1.4 million to Lebanon

August 5, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local):

14:20 p.m.

Australia says it will donate 2 million Australian dollars ($. more »»

The Latest: EU activates civil protection system for Beirut

August 5, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local):

14:10 p.m. more »»

Virus lockdown shuts Kashmir year after autonomy is stripped

August 5, 2020

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities enforced security restrictions in many parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday, a year after New Delhi revoked the disputed region’s semi-autonomy in a... more »»

The Latest: Germany ready to send SAR experts to Beirut

August 5, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local):

1:25 p.m. more »»

Fireworks, ammonium nitrate likely fueled Beirut explosion

August 5, 2020

Fireworks and ammonium nitrate appear to have been the fuel that ignited a massive explosion that rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut, experts and videos of the blast suggest. more »»

City streets drain of life in Australia's toughest lockdown

August 5, 2020

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Melbourne’s usually vibrant downtown streets were draining of signs of life on Wednesday on the eve of Australia’s toughest-ever pandemic restrictions coming into force. more »»

Sri Lankan parliamentary vote expected to back Rajapaksas

August 5, 2020

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankans voted Wednesday to elect a new Parliament that is expected to give strong support to the powerful and popular Rajapaksa brothers. more »»

US sending highest official to Taiwan since ties cut in 1979

August 5, 2020

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The U.S. more »»

The Latest: 44 test positive on Norwegian cruise ship

August 5, 2020

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The number of people on a Norwegian cruise ship who have tested positive for the coronavirus has reached 44, authorities said. more »»

South Africa sees dip in new virus cases but warns of return

August 5, 2020

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's health minister on Wednesday reported decreasing rates of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 but warned that vigilance must continue “to prevent a renewed surge. more »»

Lebanese confront devastation after massive Beirut explosion

August 5, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — Residents of Beirut awoke to a scene of utter devastation on Wednesday, a day after a massive explosion at the port sent shock waves across the Lebanese capital, killing at least 10... more »»

Indian PM lays foundation of temple at razed mosque site

August 5, 2020

AYODHYA, India (AP) — Despite the coronavirus restricting a large crowd, Hindus rejoiced as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke ground Wednesday on a long-awaited temple of their most... more »»

Sri Lankans vote for Parliament expected to back Rajapaksas

August 5, 2020

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankans started voting Wednesday to elect a new Parliament that is expected to give strong support to the powerful and popular Rajapaksa brothers. more »»

Indian PM to lay foundation of temple at razed mosque site

August 5, 2020

AYODHYA, India (AP) — Despite the coronavirus restricting a large crowd, Hindus were joyful Wednesday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepared to break ground on a long-awaited temple of their... more »»

US sending highest rep to Taiwan since 1979 break in ties

August 5, 2020

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. more »»

Lives Lost: Parents hoped baby Kobe would play basketball

August 5, 2020

TANAUAN, Philippines (AP) — He was heralded in the Philippines as the country’s youngest COVID-19 survivor, a baby who’d become infected with and conquered the coronavirus during his first 16 day... more »»

Voting begins in Sri Lanka's parliamentary election

August 5, 2020

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankans started voting Wednesday to elect a new Parliament that is expected to give strong support to the powerful and popular Rajapaksa brothers. more »»

Hiroshima survivor recalls working on tram after A-bomb

August 5, 2020

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Tetsuko Shakuda was a frightened 14-year-old when she resumed her work as a conductor on a tram line in the devastated city of Hiroshima, just three days after the atomic... more »»

AP Explains: Kashmir on edge 1 year after major Indian shift

August 5, 2020

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian-controlled Kashmir has remained on edge in the year since New Delhi scrapped the disputed region’s semi-autonomy and imposed a near-total clampdown. more »»

Massive Beirut blast kills more than 70, injures thousands

August 5, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the city's port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. more »»

 
 
 

 

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