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‘We are a disaster zone’: Beirut reels from huge blast, death toll nears 100

Lebanese rescue workers dug through the mangled wreckage of buildings on Wednesday looking for survivors after a massive warehouse explosion sent a devastating blast wave across Beirut, killing at least 100 people and injuring nearly 4,000. (National Post)

Nude woman ignores coronavirus warnings to straddle Wall St. bull

Where are her gloves?! This blond bombshell straddled the “Charging Bull” statue in the nude Thursday — brazenly ignoring all coronavirus protection measures. (New York Post)

Northbound migrant group doubles in size

AGUA CALIENTE, Guatemala - Up to 3,000 migrants crossed from Honduras into Guatemala on Monday on a trek northward, after a standoff with police in riot gear and warnings from Washington that migrants should not try to enter the United States illegally. (Yahoo News)

Two firefighters among three dead in huge Paris explosion

PARIS - Three people, including a Spanish woman and two firefighters, have been confirmed dead after a huge explosion rocked the centre of Paris leaving 50 Parisians injured, 10 critically. (The Express)

Major failure by federal officials

The federal government insists that all is well, of course. “We have enhanced screening measures in place at all international airports, as well as land/rail/marine ports of entry,” Public Safety Minister Bill Blair tweeted last week. “We are taking the necessary steps to ensure that Canadians are safe in the face of COVID-19.” At a cringe-inducing press scrum Sunday night in Ottawa, Tourism Minister Mélanie Joly and Justice Minister David Lametti flopped around helplessly under sharp questioning by the Globe’s Marieke Walsh. (National Post)

At least 22 injured after deck collapse on Jersey Shore

WILDWOOD - Three levels of decking attached to a residential building collapsed on top of each other at the Jersey Shore Saturday, injuring at least 22 people, including some children. (Fox News)

17 pedestrians struck in Toronto in 4 hour period

TORONTO - The combination of evening rain and earlier darkness has proved to be a dangerous one on Toronto streets with police and paramedics reporting 17 pedestrians hit by vehicles on Thursday night.(680 News)

Bodies of 11 infants found in ceiling of closed funeral home

DETROIT - In a disturbing discovery, the bodies of 11 deceased infants were found in the ceiling of a shuttered funeral home in Detroit on Friday. (WTOP)
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  • 22 dead as 6 tornados shred Nashville

    At least 22 people have died across central Tennessee as a result of severe storms and at least one tornado that raked Nashville and the region late Monday and early Tuesday, officials said. (CNN)

    COVID-19: The latest guidance for Canadians on travel, quarantines and what to do if you have symptoms

    With a deluge of news about cancelled events together with conflicting information about what to do — or not do — the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic is causing confusion, uncertainty and worry among many Canadians. (CBC)

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