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Lebanon envoy to Jordan resigns over govt 'negligence'

Lebanon's ambassador to Jordan Thursday announced her resignation, following a cataclysmic blast that ravaged central Beirut, saying 'total negligence' by the country's authorities signalled the need for a leadership change.

Lebanon envoy to Jordan resigns over govt 'negligence'

Lebanon's ambassador to Jordan Thursday announced her resignation, following a cataclysmic blast that ravaged central Beirut, saying 'total negligence' by the country's authorities signalled the need for a leadership change.

Cases rise in Germany as Melbourne in lockdown

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Germany has breached the 1,000 threshold for the first time since early May, in the latest sign that slackening social distancing is raising the risk of a second wave of the disease.

Insurers say no payouts if unsafe matter source of blast 

Lebanon’s insurance companies are waiting for the completion of the investigation into the causes of Beirut Port’s explosion before deciding if the shipping companies, terminal owners, businesses and houses that were damaged meet the conditions for insurance coverage, the head of the Lebanese insurance association said Thursday.

Insurers say no payouts if unsafe matter source of blast 

Lebanon’s insurance companies are waiting for the completion of the investigation into the causes of Beirut Port’s explosion before deciding if the shipping companies, terminal owners, businesses and houses that were damaged meet the conditions for insurance coverage, the head of the Lebanese insurance association said Thursday.

Raphael’s face reconstructed to solve tomb mystery

Popular myth has it that the Renaissance painter, who was said to have had an active sex life, succumbed to syphilis in 1520, though experts widely agree that he died of pneumonia, possibly after visiting lovers late on freezing nights

Raphael’s face reconstructed to solve tomb mystery

Popular myth has it that the Renaissance painter, who was said to have had an active sex life, succumbed to syphilis in 1520, though experts widely agree that he died of pneumonia, possibly after visiting lovers late on freezing nights

Hollywood bows to censorship for China box office

‘Steadily, a new set of mores has taken hold in Hollywood,’ the report said, ‘one in which appeasing Chinese government investors and gatekeepers has simply become a way of doing business’

How Tesla defined a new era for the global auto industry

Tesla Inc's rapid rise to become the world's most valuable carmaker could mark the start of a new era for the global auto industry, defined by a Silicon Valley approach to software that is overtaking old-school manufacturing know-how.

Leopards, wolves vanishing from panda conservation areas: study

It may be one of the most recognizable symbols of conservation, but efforts to protect the giant panda have failed to safeguard large mammals sharing its habitats, according to research published Monday showing dramatic declines of leopards and other predators.