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DW News 9 Aug 2020

Beirut protests leave one dead and dozens injured

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In Lebanon, protests against the political establishment have left one police officer dead and more than 100 people injured. Demonstrators stormed government ministries and the headquarters of the national banking association. Tuesday's massive explosions in Beirut's port are widely seen as a consequence of political corruption and incompetence. The blasts killed over 150 people and injured thousands more. Prime Minister Hassan Diab called for early elections, but many doubt they can solve the systemic problems of the country's sectarian government.


A man who killed one man and wounded seven others during a two-hour stabbing rampage across Birmingham city centre remains at large, police said.

The first stabbing was in Constitution Hill at 00:30 BST and the killer moved south, apparently attacking at random, officers said.

The stabbings do not appear terrorism-related, gang-related or connected to disorder, West Midlands Police said.

A night of terror in Tennessee left two dead and several others injured after a carjacking spree. One America's Timothy Hart has more on the investigation.
A passenger plane in India has skidded off the runway while trying to land at an airport in Kozhikode - also known as Calicut - in the southern state of Kerala. At least 18 people are dead and dozens injured. The Boeing 737, operated by Air India Express, was returning from Dubai, with 190 passengers and crew on board. Heavy monsoon rain and the tabletop runway appear to have had a role in the crash. Indian Prime Minister Modi tweeted his condolences to the victims loved ones.

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