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Army Surveys 85,000 Building Units Post-Beirut Blast

Lebanon's army said Saturday it has carried out a survey of more than 85,000 dwellings, businesses and other building units damaged by the massive Beirut port blast last month.

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Two Killed, 14 Wounded in Shooting at U.S. Party, Says Police

Two people were killed and 14 wounded early Saturday in a shooting at a backyard party in Rochester, New York state, police said.

Officers responding to reports of gunfire in the area found a "chaotic scene" with about 100 people running in various directions, interim police chief Mark Simmons told reporters.

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Turkey Condemns Greek Newspaper Headline Abusing Erdogan

The Turkish government has condemned a headline in a Greek newspaper that insults President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, urging Athens to take action. 

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Iran Sanctions: U.S. Versus the World over 'Snapback' Option

The United States will unilaterally declare this weekend that UN sanctions against Iran are once again in force, a move that risks increasing Washington's diplomatic isolation while also stoking international tensions. 

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China Launches Sanctions Regime after U.S. Moves on TikTok, WeChat

China on Saturday launched a mechanism that would allow it to sanction foreign companies, upping the ante in a tech war with the United States a day after Washington moved to curb popular Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat.

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Senior U.S. Diplomat Wraps up Taiwan Visit as China Flexes Muscle

A top US diplomat attended the funeral for former Taiwan president Lee Teng-hui Saturday which featured a eulogy by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama before wrapping up a visit overshadowed by Chinese military exercises.

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Thai Protesters Kick off Weekend of Rallies

Pro-democracy protesters took to the streets of Bangkok Saturday as a rally expected to draw tens of thousands of people kicked off calling for PM Prayut Chan-O-Cha to step down and demanding reforms to the monarchy.

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French Probe into Death of Man Fleeing from Police

French prosecutors on Friday announced a preliminary investigation into the death during a police pursuit of a relative of Adama Traore, whose death in police custody in 2016 has become a rallying point for alleged brutality.

Mahamadou Fofana, whose family say he is a cousin of Traore, drowned in the Seine River on Sunday after taking flight from police who allegedly came upon him trying to load a motorcycle into a truck with four other men.

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Coronavirus Deaths on the Rise in France

The number of coronavirus deaths in France is rising for the first time since the end of lockdown, the public health agency said Friday, warning that all outbreak indicators are worsening.

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Infantino Claims FIFA Purged of 'Toxic' Corruption

FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Friday defended his fight "against corruption" in football in spite of being under criminal investigation in Switzerland since the end of July. 

Infantino said Friday at the opening of the 70th FIFA Congress held by videoconference with delegates from 211 member federations that he believed he had restored the integrity of the body after a wave of scandals.

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