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Fires at EDL Building and Qureitem Power Generator

Two blazes erupted Tuesday in separate locations in the capital Beirut.

The first fire broke out on the first floor of the headquarters of state-run Electricite du Liban in the Mar Mikhail area, which was badly damaged by the Aug. 4 explosion at the adjacent Beirut port.

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Sloppy? Klopp Tackles Keane over Liverpool Criticism

Manchester United great Roy Keane rarely came off second best in a tackle but the outspoken TV pundit was forced to backtrack after Jurgen Klopp took him to task for labelling Liverpool "sloppy" following Monday's 3-1 win over Arsenal.

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UAE Sets Sights on the Moon

The United Arab Emirates announced Tuesday it will launch an unmanned rover to the moon by 2024 as it seeks to expand its space sector.

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Pompeo Calls for Greece-Turkey Dialogue to Ease Tensions

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday said his country strongly backed talks between Greece and Turkey to de-escalate tensions over energy exploration in the eastern Mediterranean.

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100m Extra Covid-19 Vaccine Doses for Poorer Countries, Says Vaccine Alliance

Up to 100 million additional doses of any eventual Covid-19 vaccines will be secured for delivery to poorer countries in 2021, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, announced Tuesday.

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Saudi Says Broke up Iran-trained 'Terrorist Cell'

Saudi Arabia has said it arrested 10 members of a "terrorist cell", some of whom underwent military and explosives training at Revolutionary Guard camps in Iran.

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Tens of Thousands Flee Wildfires Roaring through California Wine Regions

Tens of thousands of Californians fled their homes in the Napa and Sonoma wine regions in the face of wildfires, emergency officials said, as a new blaze in the north of the state killed three people.

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Belarus Opposition Leader to Address French Parliament

Belarus's main opposition leader on Tuesday said she would address France's parliament after talks with President Emmanuel Macron in which he promised to help mediate in the political crisis.

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Former IMF Chief Rato Acquitted in Spain Bank Trial

Former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato and all other defendants put on trial on accusations of fraud and falsifying the books in the 2011 stock listing of Spain's Bankia bank were acquitted on Tuesday.

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Putin Says Belarus Facing 'Unprecedented External Pressure'

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that neighbouring Belarus was under unprecedented external pressure, as the Kremlin's ex-Soviet ally faces a historic political crisis over disputed elections.

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