Beirut explosion: Where else is ammonium nitrate being stored?

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ammonium nitrate production in France Following the destruction caused by ammonium nitrate exploding at Beirut's port, there are concerns globally about its storage. The chemical is widely used around the world, as a fertiliser or for explosives in mining.But there are strict regulations about where it can be kept…

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Coronavirus: WHO reports record single-day global increase in cases

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption India currently has the third-highest number of confirmed cases of coronavirus The number of new cases of coronavirus rose by almost 260,000 in 24 hours - the largest single-day increase since the pandemic began, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday.According to the WHO, this is the first…

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Coronavirus: Putin memes flood social media

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Image copyright Sechenov Medical University Press Office Image caption Volunteers are taking part in vaccine trials around the world, including in Russia The announcement that Russia is forging ahead with its locally developed vaccine for Covid-19 has not only led to international concerns over its safety, but also generated a great deal of both misinformation…

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BBC News reaching highest ever global audience

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption For the first time, digital platforms are now the most popular means of accessing BBC News BBC News is now reaching its largest ever audience outside the UK, according to new figures.A total of 438 million people from around the world came to BBC News on average every week…

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Jeyaraj and Benicks: Why was a viral video on custodial deaths taken down?

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Suchitra Ramadurai's video got more than 20 million views An Instagram video about the custodial deaths of a father and son in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu was instrumental in getting the case national attention. But now Suchitra Ramadurai has taken down her video. She spoke to…

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Kashmir’s open-air classes offer stunning solution to lockdown

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Schools across India are struggling to teach online as the pandemic forces them to stay shut. But this town in Indian-administered Kashmir has found a novel solution, reports Abid Bhat. Every morning, students in Doodpathri, a town in Budgam district, walk past streams and bridges, and up the hill to their new classroom: a picturesque…

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Coronavirus: 10 die drinking sanitiser after Indian state shuts liquor shops

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Image copyright EPA Image caption The hand sanitiser, not pictured, has been sent for additional testing At least 10 people have died after drinking alcohol-based sanitiser after liquor shops were closed in a village in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.The village of Kurichedu has been placed in lockdown after a local surge in cases…

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Coronavirus tests: Swabs don’t damage the brain and other claims fact-checked

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Image copyright Al Seib Claims that coronavirus tests can harm people are circulating on social media.We investigated the claims in some of the most widely shared posts.The nose swab can't damage the brainA picture showing a swab test being taken has been circulated widely on Facebook and Instagram along with claims that the swab is…

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US 2020: Biden campaign says Trump ‘abhorrent’ for fuelling Harris conspiracy

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Joe Biden named Kamala Harris his running mate - she is the first woman of colour on a major party ticket The campaign team for Democratic White House candidate Joe Biden has issued a scathing response after US President Donald Trump amplified a conspiracy theory about his running mate.Mr Trump…

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Coronavirus: Question mark over 2021 Tokyo Olympics

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Image caption We are now - again - one year away from the start of the Olympics in Tokyo For some athletes, today was the last chance to take part in the Tokyo Olympics. They are too old, too exhausted or too financially stretched to wait for another year, after the pandemic forced its postponement.…

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