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Thousands of middle-class Lebanese families have moved overseas since the August 4, 2020, blast that rocked the city of Beirut. Some of those leaving town, particularly those who grew up during the 1975-1990 civil war, want a better quality of life and security for their children. But not everyone has the luxury of leaving. When Fouad Assaf, 51, first felt the tremors of the explosion that rocked the capital last August 4, he rushed to the Red Cross in the hard-hit district of Gemmayze where he
Durham University keeps college head in post despite alleged intimidating conduct. Prof Adekunle Adeyeye of Trevelyan College is alleged to have reduced colleagues to tears and made sexist remarks
A court ruled Craig Murray’s blog posts could have identified the accusers of Alex Salmond.
This epic footage of an elderly man dancing to a METAL song in a Midlands rock bar proves that age is just a number. Alternative music fans from all across the Midlands descended on their dearly missed Rock and Metal Nightclub "Planet" in Wolverhampton after it had remained closed for the duration of the pandemic. As the heavy metal song "Faint" by Linkin Park played a 76-year-old man was on the dance floor really getting into the swing of things. The man identified only as 'Mel' is seen vibing
The Springboks recalibrated their high-ball defence to fine effect, dominated the set-piece and smashed the Lions 27-9 in the second Test.
It is estimated one million students will apply for university by 2025, up from 700,000 now.
A young mountaineer who last week scaled the second-highest mountain on earth, says he felt a “sense of achievement” as he stood atop the K2 summit and hoisted the Pakistani flag
Fans rallied round stars of the entertainment show
Two rare Sumatran tigers at the zoo in the Indonesian capital are recovering after being infected with COVID-19
Today saw the end of an era, as cooling towers were demolished at one of Yorkshires remaining power stations. The 4 cooling towers located at Eggborough Power Station in North Yorkshire were brought down by controlled explosives this morning (Sunday 1st August) The video was filmed from 1 mile away which is why the towers fall before you hear the explosion. The power station which closed back in September 2018 was capable of producing 1960 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 2 million homes equivalent to a city the size of Leeds or Sheffield. The plant began producing power in 1967 using nearby coal reserves, but plans are now underway to replace the power station with a modern gas powered station capable of producing 2500 megawatts
Trayvon Bromell and Andre de Grasse are the favourites to win gold but the race is wide open after the American squeezed through round one
The UK Government has repeatedly rejected requests from the Scottish Government for the powers to hold another vote.
We should perhaps avoid complaining that there are, for example, too many ‘dead white men’ in literature set-text lists – and instead focus on making the canon bigger and more inclusive, not less
Ariana DeBose was excited to play a progressive force for change in Apple TV’s new musical comedy series Schmigadoon!.
ABOARD SEA-WATCH 3, Mediterranean - Two humanitarian rescue ships pulled 394 migrants from a dangerously overcrowded wooden boat in the Mediterranean overnight on Sunday in an operation lasting about six hours, a Reuters witness said. The German and French NGO ships Sea-Watch 3 and Ocean Viking rescued the migrants in Tunisian waters 68 km (42 miles) from the North African coast, near oil facilities and other ships. Sea-Watch 3, which assumed command of the operation, took 141 of the survivors while Ocean Viking took the rest.
Brands Hatch marshal dies after race car spins off trackVolunteer struck at their post during British Automobile Racing Club championship event Race cars competing on the circuit at Brands Hatch in Kent. Photograph: Ray Lawrence/TGS Photo/Rex/Shutterstock
Are northern English accents dying out? Are they eck as like. Academics predict that northern dialects will soon fade away. That’s nobbut a load of soft southern blether
Two YouTubers said they contacted Corbyn to arrange a meeting while posing as AstraZeneca investors.
GAZA (Reuters) -Ismail Haniyeh has been re-elected as leader of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, officials said on Sunday, cementing his control of the organization which rules the Gaza Strip and has fought multiple violent conflicts with Israel. Haniyeh, Hamas chief since 2017, has controlled the group's political activities in Gaza, the Israeli-occupied West Bank and the diaspora largely from outside Gaza, splitting his time between Turkey and Qatar for the past two years.
Originally intended as a sporting equivalent of ‘High Fidelity’, Felix White’s brilliant memoir ‘It’s Always Sunny Somewhere’ evolved from a celebration of cricket and music into an exploration of love and purpose. Read about the writing process in his own words, along with an exclusive extract ahead of the book’s release