Fire in Beirut commercial district leaves residents rattled

As Beirut recovers from a massive port fire in August, a blaze erupted Tuesday in a futuristic building that was the work of late British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid.
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Breonna Taylor death: Experts say case shows limits of law when police use deadly force
The outcome of Taylor's case demonstrates the vast disconnect between widespread public expectation of justice and the limits of the law when police use deadly force.
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Part 3 of Ontario’s fall COVID-19 pandemic preparedness plan to be released
Health Minister Christine Elliott's office has confirmed the announcement will provide spending details related to testing and case and contact management.
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Fate of Trudeau’s minority government hangs in the balance as Parliament set to resume
The throne speech promised to do whatever it takes to protect Canadians' lives and provide financial support for as long as the pandemic rages.
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Dynacare says to expect longer hours, estimated wait times at new Manitoba coronavirus test sites
This week, the province announced it has contracted Dynacare to open and operate several new testing sites across the province.
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Prairie landowners on the hook for rail crossing upgrades ask for extension, consultation
Landowners across the prairies are asking the federal government to extend a deadline for mandated upgrades to grade rail crossings near their land.
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Rick Zamperin’s Week 3 NFL picks: Rams edge Bills, Ravens outduel Chiefs
The National Football League kicks off its Week 3 schedule on Thursday night in Jacksonville where the Jaguars host the Miami Dolphins.
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Montreal weather: Aside from that whole pandemic thing, it's a nice day
As always, things could be worse.
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B.C. Election: Liberals, NDP to cross paths in swing riding city of Maple Ridge
The provincial election campaign is heading into a city home to a pair of swing ridings.
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Today’s coronavirus news: Parliament resumes Thursday with debate on throne speech; Ontario fall preparedness plan roll out continues; Israel tightens second lockdown as cases soar
Meanwhile: Swiss health authorities have ordered a quarantine for 2,500 students at a prestigious hospitality management school in the city of Lausanne after “significant outbreaks" of COVID-19 that are a suspected byproduct of off-campus partying.
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Some Toronto Airbnbs kept their doors open during pandemic shutdown, report says
Most hosts followed the rules, but a survey of reviews by the Fairbnb coalition shows a few were still operating between April and June.
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‘I believe I won at life.’ She recorded her own eulogy after a misinterpreted Pap test and a cancer diagnosis. And her fight for better screening will help Ontarians
Karla Van Kessel became an advocate for better cervical cancer screening, leading to change in Ontario that continues after her death.
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5 things to know for Thursday, September 24, 2020
Canada has had more than 147,700 total cases of COVID-19, with more than 10,700 cases still active.
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Japan’s new PM seeks to strengthen South Korea ties, unite against northern threat
Relations between the two U.S. allies have deteriorated sharply over the past year over war-time history and trade.
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Migrants blocked from Europe, returned to Libya in ‘vicious cycle of cruelty’: report
In its latest report, the group also said that rival authorities in eastern Libya forcibly expelled several thousand migrants ``without due process or the opportunity to challenge their deportation.''
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Israel tightens coronavirus lockdown as cases continue surge toward ‘edge of abyss’
Over the past week, the number of daily new cases has reached nearly 7,000 among a population of 9 million, severely straining the resources of some hospitals.
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Dismay over Breonna Taylor spills into America's streets
Anger, frustration and sadness over the decision not to charge Kentucky police officers for Breonna Taylor's death poured into America's streets as protesters lashed out at a criminal justice system they say is stacked against Black people. Violence seized the demonstrations in her hometown of Louisville as gunfire rang out and wounded two police officers.
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Beta brings heavy rain to several states as storm continues slow trek across south
Beta was the ninth named storm that made landfall in the continental U.S. this year, tying a record set in 1916.
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Kenney says feds’ throne speech ignores oil industry in crisis, doubles down ‘on policies that will kill jobs’
The policy objectives laid out in the federal government's throne speech virtually ignored a Canadian energy sector in crisis and will result in job losses, Alberta's premier said in a statement issued Wednesday night.
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‘This is just the beginning’ for Toronto ‘America’s Got Talent’ finalist
As the clock counted down to determine the five finalists, Roberta Battaglia made it to the Top Five.
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Sebastian Giovinco’s Al-Hilal bounced from Asian Champions League after 31 COVID-19 cases
The Saudi Arabian team only had 11 healthy players, including two backup goalies, with the minimum to play set at 13.
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Alberta RCMP arrest 2nd person in Sturgeon Lake shooting; 2 suspects still at large
Police arrested Albert John Gladue on Sept. 18 on the attempted murder warrant and are still looking for Colin Aulden Bartlett and Tamara Marie Chowace.
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The Heat are one win away from the NBA Finals after Tyler Herro imitates Magic Johnson
Heat rookie Tyler Herro became just the second 20-year-old in NBA history to score at least 37 points in a playoff game. The other: Magic Johnson, who had 42 in Game 6 of the 1980 NBA Finals for the Lakers.
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Total of 70 beached whales rescued off Australia coast, but hundreds more lost
Another 20 surviving whales could potentially still be saved on Thursday and vets were considering euthanizing another four, officials said.
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Haldimand police services board urges OPP to enforce injunction at Caledonia development
The police services board for Haldimand County says the OPP framework for responding to 'Indigenous critical incidents' isn't working in Caledonia amid the occupation of a construction site.
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Steven Stamkos returns, Lightning beat Stars 5-2 in Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final
Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos returned -- very briefly -- from a seven-month injury layoff, and scored on his first shot on net as the Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 5-2 Wednesday in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final.
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