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SpaceX aims to fix leaky toilets before astronauts blast off at weekend

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SpaceX is facing toilet troubles in its capsules before it launches more astronauts into space. The company and Nasa want to make sure the toilet leaks will not compromise the capsule launching early on Sunday from K...

Five dead as shooting breaks out at Beirut protests over port blast inquiry

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Five people have died in armed clashes that broke out in Beirut during a protest demanding an end to a judicial investigation into last year’s massive blast in the city’s port. The Lebanese interior ministry confirmed...

Shifting Trent Alexander-Arnold into midfield is a blast from the failed past

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There is often a tendency with England to fix a troublesome position by filling it with a non-specialist on the assumption they can probably do a job there. For instance, when Sven-Göran Eriksson was faced with a shor...

Several troops killed in Kabul blast were just babies when US invaded

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Several of the 13 American military personnel killed in the suicide bombing at Kabul airport on Thursday were not even a year old when the US invaded Afghanistan in late 2001. US forces are withdrawing after nearly 2...

Imran Tahir claims Hundred hat-trick as Moeen and Verma have a blast

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Imran Tahir claimed the first hat-trick of The Hundred as Birmingham Phoenix went joint top of the table with Trent Rockets after a 93-run win over Welsh Fire. Leg-spinner Tahir finished with five for 25 after dismiss...

Beirut blast: protests mark one year since deadly port explosion – video report

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Thousands of Lebanese people gathered in Beirut to mark the first anniversary of a catastrophic explosion at the port, holding pictures of the dead and demanding justice.No senior official has been held to account for...

‘No sense of safety’: how the Beirut blast created a mental health crisis

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Rayan Khatoun has been dreading 4 August. She has been constantly on edge as the anniversary of the port explosion in Beirut approached. The blast threw Khatoun into a wall as she came home from work and left her with...

A year after Beirut blast, Lebanon sinks deep into mire of corruption

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At ground zero of Lebanon’s apocalypse a stench of dead rats seeps from hulking piles of rotting grain. Broken silos teeter above, their sides ripped apart by the catastrophic blast that also broke the soul of Beirut;...

EU prepares sanctions against Lebanon leaders a year after Beirut blast

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As the first anniversary of the deadly Beirut explosion approaches, the European Union said on Monday it hopes to develop the legal framework for sanctions targeting Lebanese leaders. More than 11 months since Lebanon...

New Zealand experiences hottest June on record despite polar blast

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New Zealand has experienced its hottest June since records began more than 110 years ago, according to official climate data. Despite a polar blast that swept up the country last week, figures from the National Instit...

Blast at Iran factory as Israel accuses state of providing drones to Hamas

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A factory that manufactures Iranian drones has suffered a major explosion days after Israel had claimed Iran was providing drones to Hamas in Gaza. The explosion at the weekend injured at least nine workers in a blast...

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed critically injured in bomb blast

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The former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has been left in a critical condition following an assassination attempt that also wounded four others, including a British national. Police said they were treating the bo...

Maguire’s blast bails out Stones as England scrape nervy win over Poland

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John Stones winced and raised a hand in apology. It was a horror moment and the central defender could not hide, a lapse that presented Poland with an equaliser to shock England and, briefly, spark dark thoughts. Ston...

Bairstow and Stokes blast England to smooth defeat of India in second ODI

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Jonny Bairstow’s magnificent century and a ferocious knock of 99 from Ben Stokes saw England level the series with a thrilling chase in the second one-day international against India. Facing a stiff target of 337, Eng...

Man behind Nashville blast driven by paranoia and conspiracy theories

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The man who blew himself up in his recreational vehicle on Christmas Day in 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee, was grappling with paranoia and conspiracy theories but was not motivated by social or political ideology, the ...

Satellite and drone images show scale of destruction from Equatorial Guinea blast – video

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The scale of destruction from a series of explosions in Equatorial Guinea’s port city Bata has been revealed in new satellite and drone images. Blasts tore through a military base of 7 March, killing over 100 people a...