Full story - August 13, 2020
A block of buildings are shown with all of the windows blown out and two people in the street walking past a large pile of debris.
Lebanon's Parliament on Thursday approved a state of emergency in Beirut in its first session since the catastrophic Aug. 4 explosion, granting the military sweeping powers amid rising popular anger at official corruption and mismanagement and political uncertainty.
Full story - August 11, 2020
A close-up photograph of Sen. Kamala Harris shown smiling.
Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party's presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald Trump.
Full story - August 11, 2020
A woman is shown sitting on a metal bench and holding three red roses while wearing a protective face mask.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide topped 20 million, more than half of them from the United States, India and Brazil, as Russia on Tuesday became the first country to approve a vaccine against the virus.
Full story - August 10, 2020
Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai is shown with his arms tied behind his back and being escorted by four other men all wearing face masks.
Hong Kong authorities broadened their enforcement of a new national security law on Monday, arresting media tycoon Jimmy Lai, searching the headquarters of his Next Digital group and carting away boxes of what they said was evidence.
Full story - August 07, 2020
Two women are shown wearing jeans and face masks while walking past the ByteDance headquarters with large English and Chinese writing on the side.
US President Donald Trump has ordered a sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of popular social media apps TikTok and WeChat on security grounds, a move China's government criticized as "political manipulation."
Full story - August 06, 2020
Two soldiers are shown in the near ground in soft focus with widespread rubble from Beirut's destroyed port in the destance.
Lebanese officials targeted in the investigation of the massive blast that tore through Beirut sought to shift blame for the presence of explosives at the city's port, and the visiting French president warned Thursday that without serious reforms the country would "continue to sink."
Full story - August 05, 2020
Several people are shown wearing military fatigues and digging through building rubble.
As international aid and rescue efforts converge on Lebanon, investigators point to careless storage of highly explosive material as the explosion's cause.
Full story - August 05, 2020
A photo showing Beirut's port left in complete rubble with smoke rising from parts and the Mediterranean Sea in the distance.
Residents of Beirut confronted a scene of utter devastation on Wednesday, a day after a massive explosion at the port rippled across the Lebanese capital, killing at least 100 people, wounding thousands and leaving entire city blocks flooded with glass and rubble.
Full story - August 04, 2020
Smoke is seen rising in the air with several people standing and two cars are flipped over a barrier.
A large explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, injuring many people as glass shattered and balconies collapsed from the impact, witnesses said.
Full story - August 03, 2020
A man is shown from behind sitting at Notre Dame's organ with five rows of keys.
Pipe by precious pipe, the organ that once thundered through Notre Dame Cathedral is being taken apart after last year's devastating fire for cleaning.