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Devastating blast in Beirut likely to exacerbate existing crises in Lebanon

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While Lebanese officials dig through the rubble in the aftermath of a massive explosion in Beirut, the country is currently fighting a pandemic, political unrest, and an unprecedented economic crisis. 

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Civil war in Yemen leaves millions at risk of famine, coronavirus outbreak adds fuel to the flame

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Yemen faces a severe humanitarian crisis. Amid ongoing conflict and the coronavirus outbreak, 24 million of 30.5 million Yemenis suffer from starvation and malnutrition. 

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At the end of the road: Escaping protests in Hong Kong and living in a Covid-19 New York | Think Piece

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Living through protests in Hong Kong then experiencing another hot spot, New York during the Covid-19 crisis, I discovered that escaping danger is not the answer. Rather, sitting still and figuring out how we can be better is what we need now.

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Zimbabwe presidential elections turn bloody in campaign rally bombing

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Mutare, Zimbabwe. 19 May, 2018. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses a rally of ruling party ZANU-PF in Mutare, Zimbabwe, May 19, 2018. Emmerson Mnangagwa said Saturday that he will proclaim the 2018 election date at the end of May. Credit: Shaun Jusa/Xinhua/Alamy Live News

A contentious presidential election in Zimbabwe becomes violent after an explosion rocked the rally of candidate and current president, Emmerson Mnangagwa.

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Chinese social media platform Weibo bans then un-bans LGBT content

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Last Friday, Chinese social media company, Sina Weibo, announced that it would be completing a three-month cleanup of its online platform targeting violent and sexually graphic content.

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