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Authorities have cordoned off the port itself, where the blast left a crater 200 meters (yards) across and shredded a large grain silo.

The World Bank has offered to look into ways of aiding Lebanon as the country sinks further into financial crisis.

Amnesty International calls for independent investigation into Lebanon blast

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Amnesty International calls for independent investigation into Lebanon blast

The rights group said the investigation should be 'free from any potential domestic political interference'.

Turkey sends aid, medical equipment to Lebanon

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Turkey sends aid, medical equipment to Lebanon

Turkey is sending search and rescue teams along with emergency medical personnel to aid Lebanese authorities.

Israeli official says Lebanon blast a 'gift from God'

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Israeli official says Lebanon blast a 'gift from God'

In a Facebook post responding to the devastating Beirut blast, former Israeli MK Moshe Feiglin said the incident was a 'gift from God'.

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Lebanon delays Hariri murder case verdict after Beirut blast

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon said it will be delaying the scheduled verdict in the Rafic Hariri case as a sign of respect for the victims of Beirut's blast.

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Macron to push for Lebanon aid after Beirut blast

France is set to send urgent aid to Lebanon as the country struggles to respond to a deadly blast that has destroyed entire neighbourhoods in ...

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'Armageddon' at Beirut hospitals after blast hurt medics, patients

The deadly explosion that struck Beirut left Lebanese medical staff sustaining the same injuries as their patients.

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Lebanon declares two-week state of emergency in Beirut

Lebanon's government has said it wants officials placed under house arrest over the cataclysmic blast.

Lebanese angry at politicians' blame game after deadly blast

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Lebanese angry at politicians' blame game after deadly blast

Members of Lebanon's entrenched political elite are pointing fingers at one another, after an explosion ravaged Beirut. But ordinary ...

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Beirut Explosion: Here are 5 organisations on the ground

A number of organisations have responded to Beirut's tragic explosion with an influx of volunteers, fundraising and support.

Tel Aviv to light city hall with Lebanon flag

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Tel Aviv to light city hall with Lebanon flag

Though Israel and Lebanon are still technically at war, the Lebanese flag will be projected on Tel Aviv's city hall following the devastating ...

'Hero' Beirut migrant worker dashes to protect child

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'Hero' Beirut migrant worker dashes to protect child

Social media users have hailed the worker as a hero and called for better treatment of migrant labourers.

Beirut <em>Explosion</em>: Be angry, not just sad, for Lebanon

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Beirut Explosion: Be angry, not just sad, for Lebanon

The New Arab's Managing Editor, Karim Traboulsi, writes a scathing indictment of the Lebanese government and its negligence over the devastating ...

Half of Beirut damaged after catastrophic blast

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Half of Beirut damaged after catastrophic blast

A massive explosion at the Beirut port on Wednesday is estimated to have caused $5 billion in damages, extending across half of ...

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Emergency aid heads to Lebanon as world offers support

Multiple countries rallied around crisis-stricken Lebanon, showing support and dispatching emergency aid after the explosion that devastated capital Beirut.

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Lebanese open homes as 300,000 homeless over Beirut explosion

Individuals are offering up their homes after hundreds of thousands have been rendered homeless due to an explosion that rocked Beirut.

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French president travelling to Lebanon after deadly explosion

French President Emmanuel Macron will travel to Lebanon after a massive explosion struck capital Beirut.

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Qatar sends field hospitals to Lebanon

Qatar began dispatching aid to Lebanon after twin explosions devastated Beirut.

What we know about the Lebanon explosions

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What we know about the Lebanon explosions

Here are the main takeaways from the massive blast that devastated Lebanon's capital Beirut.

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France sends rescuers, equipment to Lebanon

France will dispatch search and rescue experts, sanitary equipment and a mobile clinic to Lebanon following a massive blast in Beirut.

Iran's Rouhani offers aid to Lebanon after Beirut blast

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Iran's Rouhani offers aid to Lebanon after Beirut blast

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani offered medical support to Lebanon after a huge blast devastated capital Beirut.

#PrayForBeirut: People send messages of support after deadly <em>explosion</em>

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#PrayForBeirut: People send messages of support after deadly explosion

At least 100 people have died and thousands injured in the deadly explosion near a Beirut port, and people across the world are sending ...

US defence officials reject Trump's 'Beirut bomb' claims

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US defence officials reject Trump's 'Beirut bomb' claims

The US president claimed that Tuesday's tragedy in Beirut was caused by 'a bomb'.

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