Disasters
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Fire breaks out at Beirut port

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/10/20, 11:31 am

Smoke billowed in Lebanon’s capital again on Thursday morning a little more than a month after a deadly explosion at the port. Firefighters and ambulances rushed to the scene, and army helicopters helped fight the blaze. Beirut Gov. Marwan Abboud asked residents to stay away from roads leading to the port to keep them clear for emergency services.

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A food crisis in China?

China | Severe flooding, insect infestation, and COVID-19 may be contributing to a food shortage
by June Cheng
Posted 8/31/20, 09:17 am

Outside the popular Hunan chain Chuiyan Fried Beef in Changsha, restaurant owners set up two scales and asked patrons to weigh themselves before entering. After entering their weight and personal information into an app, the customers received the restaurant’s suggested menu items: for women weighing under 88 pounds, a beef dish and fish head; for a man weighing more than 175 pounds, braised pork belly, according to CNN.

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Beirut’s bloody paths

Disaster relief | Following the hurt brings opportunities for transformation
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/27/20, 04:10 pm

One thing the victims of the August explosion in Beirut all said in recounting their stories: They could tell where to go by following the trails of blood. As evening fell in the hour after the blast, they struggled to leave buildings blocked by debris and broken glass, only to make it to streets filled with rubble and pancaked cars. 

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