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    Ammonium nitrate behind many industrial accidents

    Agence France-Presse. Washington | Updated at 10:27am on August 05, 2020

    Ammonium nitrate, which Lebanese authorities have said was the cause of the Beirut blast, is an odorless crystalline substance commonly used as a fertilizer that...

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    Times Square advertisers asked not to run Hindu temple ad

    Associated Press/UNB. New York | Updated at 10:54am on August 05, 2020

    A coalition of advocacy organisations — including Muslim, human rights, anti-fascist and secular groups — has asked advertisers in Times Square not to display images...

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    Big fines for infected Australians breaking quarantine orders

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 11:51am on August 04, 2020

    Hundreds of coronavirus-infected people in Australia’s worst-hit state have been caught flouting stay-at-home orders, authorities said Tuesday, prompting tougher fines. The southern state of Victoria...

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    Curfew imposed in Kashmir ahead of clampdown anniversary

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 10:34am on August 04, 2020

    A curfew has been imposed across Indian Kashmir just two days before the first anniversary of New Delhi’s abolition of the restive region’s semi-autonomy, officials said late Monday, citing intelligence...

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    29 killed in Afghanistan prison raid

    Agence France-Presse . Jalalabad | Updated at 10:27pm on August 04, 2020

    At least 29 people were killed in a raid on an Afghan prison claimed by the Islamic State group, officials said Monday, as the country...

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    Hindus in India set for Ram temple groundbreaking

    Associated Press/UNB. Lucknow | Updated at 07:34pm on August 04, 2020

    Hindus are set to celebrate the groundbreaking of a long-awaited Ram temple at a disputed site in northern India. Muslims say they have no firm...

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    Al Jazeera says Malaysian office raided over documentary

    Agence France-Presse. Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 06:11pm on August 04, 2020

    Malaysian police Tuesday raided Al Jazeera's Kuala Lumpur office and seized computers as part of an investigation into a documentary about migrants that has angered...

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    Coronavirus toll hits 6,94,507 in world

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:34am on August 05, 2020

    The novel coronavirus has killed at least 694,507 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on...