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NBC News 4 Aug 2020

At Least 50 Dead in Beirut After Massive Explosion Causes Widespread Damage


NBC News' Richard Engel details the destruction left behind by a massive explosion in Beirut that left at least 50 dead and 3,000 injured.

The heaviest clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan since 2016 have reignited concern about stability in the South Caucasus, a corridor for pipelines carrying oil and gas to world markets.

The dispute between the two former Soviet republics, which fought a war in the 1990s, were the latest in a long-running conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, a region that is inside Azerbaijan but is run by ethnic Armenians.

Nagorno-Karabakh said 16 of its serviceman had been killed and more than 100 wounded after Azerbaijan launched an air and artillery attack early on Sunday.
At least three migrants were killed, and another is missing after their boat caught fire, Sunday, August 30, off the coast of Italy, as seen in Italian Coast Guard footage.
Two people died and at least eight people were missing in France and Italy after a storm hit border regions of the two countries, bringing record rainfall in places and causing heavy flooding that swept away roads and damagedhomes, authorities said on Saturday.
At least one person was hurt when a vehicle ran into a small crowd of people protesting police brutality in Los Angeles Thursday night, authorities said. (Sept. 25)

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