Lebanese Protesters Clash With Army Near Presidential Palace

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese soldiers on Saturday fired rubber bullets and live rounds in the air to disperse hundreds of protesters trying to march to the presidential palace during an anti-government demonstration. Tension is high in Lebanon following last month’s devastating explosion at Beirut’s port that killed nearly 200 people, and after another mysterious and huge blaze at the same site Thursday. The Aug. 4 explosion was caused by the detonation of nearly three thousand tons of ammonium nitrates that …

China lands its first reusable spacecraft as state media hails it as an ‘important breakthrough’

China’s Long March-2F carrier rocket during a 2016 launch.   GUANGZHOU, China — China has successfully launched and landed an experimental reusable spacecraft, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency which lauded the achievement as an “important breakthrough.” The spacecraft was launched on a Long March-2F rocket from the Jiuquan launch center located in Inner Mongolia on Friday. It spent two days in orbit and and returned to the scheduled landing site on Sunday, Xinhua said. There are very few details on the …

US Officials Said It’s Unlikely Hurricane Hanna Toppled Over Parts Of The Border Wall

Over the weekend as Hurricane Hanna blasted through South Texas, video of border fence toppling over was widely shared and attributed to the storm’s winds, but US authorities said it wasn’t the case. The US Army Corps of Engineers said the video was from June when high winds caused parts of the border wall to fall near Deming, New Mexico and not the result of the hurricane. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said they weren’t aware of any border …

Rio Tinto CEO loses $3.5M over destroyed indigenous sites

Rio Tinto says its chief executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques will lose around $3.5 million in bonuses over the destruction of sacred Indigenous sites By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press August 25, 2020, 1:45 AM 3 min read CANBERRA, Australia — Rio Tinto chief executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques will lose around $3.5 million in bonuses due to the destruction of Australian Indigenous sacred sites to access iron ore, the mining company said on Monday. The Anglo-Australia mining giant announced that three executives would lose …

WWII memory wall defaced in massacred French village

Vandals have defaced a wall with graffiti denying the Holocaust in the village that was the site of the biggest massacre of civilians by World War II occupying Nazis August 22, 2020, 12:15 PM 2 min read PARIS — Vandals have scrawled graffiti denying the Holocaust on a wall in the village that was the site of the France‘s biggest massacre of civilians by the Nazis during World War II. France’s justice minister vowed on Saturday that those responsible would …