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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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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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