Beirut Bride’s Wedding Video Records Explosion

Israa Seblani’s long white veil trailed behind her. She gazed downward as the camera captured her smile and panned to her train, draped around her feet in a lacy circle. She was just hours away from her wedding ceremony. Then came a deafening boom that knocked her to the ground and shattered the day in an instant. As Dr. Seblani, 29, posed for More...

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By Boston Journal On Friday, July 31st, 2020
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Outdoors Innovation – The New York Times

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. Children may transmit the virus after all. The economy contracts sharply. But first a breath of fresh air: innovative ways that people have More...

By Boston Journal On Saturday, July 25th, 2020
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Flooding in India Kills Scores of Animals, Including Endangered Rhinos

GAUHATI, India — More than 100 animals, including 10 one-horned rhinoceroses, have died in massive flooding at the famed Kaziranga game reserve in northeastern India, officials said. The flooding prompted Britain’s More...

By Boston Journal On Sunday, July 19th, 2020
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India Offers Safety to Afghan Hindu and Sikh Minorities Facing Attacks

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Indian government has said that it will expedite visas and the possibility of long term residency for Hindus and Sikhs who have been the target of bloody attacks in recent years amid More...

By Boston Journal On Monday, July 13th, 2020
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Hong Kong’s Opposition, Battered by Security Law, Looks to Elections

HONG KONG — Defying warnings from local officials that the Hong Kong opposition’s unofficial primary vote could be illegal under a sweeping new security law, hundreds of thousands of people chose avowedly More...

By Boston Journal On Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
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Russia Arrests Space Agency Official, Accusing Him of Treason

MOSCOW — Russia’s secret police on Tuesday arrested a respected former reporter who worked in recent months as an adviser to the head of the country’s space agency, accusing him of treason for passing secrets More...

By Boston Journal On Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
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Hong Kong’s New Weapon Against Protesters: A Purple Warning Flag

Just hours after China imposed its tough new national security law on Hong Kong, the city’s police force deployed a new weapon in its running battle with protesters: a purple flag warning demonstrators that More...

By Boston Journal On Thursday, June 25th, 2020
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Israel Announces Partnership With U.A.E. to Fight the Coronavirus

TEL AVIV, Israel — Israel announced a new partnership with the United Arab Emirates on Thursday to cooperate in the fight against the coronavirus, the latest advance in the Jewish state’s efforts to build More...

By Boston Journal On Friday, June 19th, 2020
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Wildlife Trade Spreads Coronaviruses as Animals Get to Market

The paper paints a vivid picture of the wildlife trade and the passion for wild meat in urban restaurants and markets. “In the early 2000s,” the authors write, “the Vietnamese field rat trade was estimated More...

By Boston Journal On Saturday, June 13th, 2020
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Far-Right Groups Push Back as Protesters Gather in Europe

LONDON — Thousands of people turned out to demonstrate against police brutality and racism in European cities like London and Paris on Saturday, after a week in which statues linked to slavery and colonialism More...