New York attorney general sues to dissolve NRA

BBC News - World - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:40
New York's attorney general announces a lawsuit aimed at dissolving the powerful gun lobbying group.
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New York AG seeks to 'dissolve' US National Rifle Association

Al Jazeera - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:07
Lawsuit cites claims of corruption, alleging the NRA diverted millions of dollars to senior leaders for personal use.
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Beirut explosion: Angry residents rage at leaders after blast

BBC News - World - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 17:54
People in Lebanon call for justice after a blast that left at least 137 dead and about 5,000 injured.
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Turkey's Cavusoglu slams German role in EU's Libya mission

Al Jazeera - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 17:23
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu criticises Berlin during visit to Libyan capital, Tripoli, for talks with GNA.
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Beirut explosion: Pianist's homage to the victims

BBC News - World - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 17:17
Beirut resident May Melki says her rendition of Auld Lang Syne is a homage, not a farewell.
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Twitter to label state-controlled news accounts

BBC News - World - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 17:02
The social network will stop affected accounts being promoted by its recommendation algorithms.
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Beirut: The bride being photographed in wedding dress as blast hit

BBC News - World - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 16:18
Israa Seblani was posing for her wedding photographs when the huge explosion shook the nearby port area of Beirut.
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Coronavirus: Dr Fauci says daughters have been harassed

BBC News - World - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 16:17
The top US virus researcher said he has received death threats and his children have been harassed.
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TikTok twins charged over bank robbery 'prank'

BBC News - World - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 16:15
Alan and Alex Stokes are accused of faking a bank robbery "to gain popularity on social media".
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Nigeria: Police free 25 anti-government protesters

Al Jazeera - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 16:13
Lagos demonstrators were detained during a banned anti-government rally under the aegis of the #RevolutionNow Movement.
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Trump's roadblock: The ACLU filed 400 cases against Trump so far

Al Jazeera - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 15:50
Trump hasn't personally squared off against the ACLU from the witness stand, but the ACLU has challenged him repeatedly.
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Mauritania names new PM after previous cabinet resigns

Al Jazeera - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 15:49
Mohamed Ould Bilal appointed as prime minister, hours after the previous government resigned.
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Cameron Diaz found 'peace' by quitting acting

BBC News - World - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 15:30
The star opens up to Gwyneth Paltrow, who herself regrets using the phrase "conscious uncoupling".
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Teens arrested with AK47 at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida

BBC News - World - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 15:06
The boys were fleeing police and "had no idea" they had entered the US president's property.
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Learning 'pods': a new solution to the coronavirus school crisis

Al Jazeera - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 15:04
Parents are banding together to form education pods for children to learn in groups, but not everyone can afford them.
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Beirut blast pushes economy to edge as many remain missing

Al Jazeera - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 14:35
Damage from explosion, which officials have linked to some 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored at the port, may be worth up to $15bn.
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Coronavirus: Los Angeles to shut off water and power to party houses

BBC News - World - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 14:25
Houses have become nightclubs despite coronavirus-linked restrictions, Los Angeles mayor says.
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Greece begins voluntary migrant repatriation flights

Al Jazeera - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 14:24
The first group to depart Athens, 134 Iraqis, is 'the biggest voluntary return' of migrants Greece has ever carried out.
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Millions in US face eviction amid COVID-19 crisis

Al Jazeera - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 13:47
Help for landlords during the coronavirus crisis is coming to an end but so many people fear they will now struggle to pay rent.
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Malaria in Africa: Parasite 'resistant to artemisinin'

BBC News - World - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 13:31
Scientists in Rwanda find cases of resistance to artemisinin, a frontline drug used to treat malaria.
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