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Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong leads bike tour around Beirut to help blast victims of August explosion
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Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong leads bike tour around Beirut to help blast victims of August explosion

The Beirut blast killed 193, wounded about 6,500 and caused billions of dollars in damage. It decimated the port facility and thousands of apartments in the city.

Fire breaks out at Beirut port a month after deadly blast killed 190; army helicopters to join fire-fighting ops
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Fire breaks out at Beirut port a month after deadly blast killed 190; army helicopters to join fire-fighting ops

The 4 August blast caused widespread outrage after reports said that authorities had been aware of the huge stockpile of ammonium nitrate fertiliser at the port

Beirut explosion: Rescue workers find no sign of life in debris of collapsed building
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Beirut explosion: Rescue workers find no sign of life in debris of collapsed building

The 4 August explosion in the port city killed at least 191, making it Lebanon's deadliest peacetime disaster

Day after French President Macron's visit, Lebanese leaders begin talks to form new crisis govt
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Day after French President Macron's visit, Lebanese leaders begin talks to form new crisis govt

France and the international community have said they will not provide financial assistance to Lebanon unless it implements radical changes

Visual artists collaborate for fundraiser to support communities affected in the Beirut blast
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Visual artists collaborate for fundraiser to support communities affected in the Beirut blast

A fundraising initiative, titled 'For the Love of Beirut', is led by Ruwa and Gulf Photo Plus in partnership with Beirut Center of Photography, In My House, and Jadaliyya to celebrate love and an intimate appreciation for Beirut, and to support the communities affected by the blast.

Lebanon's government resigns amid widespread anger over last week's Beirut blast
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Lebanon's government resigns amid widespread anger over last week's Beirut blast

In March, as the economy faltered, Lebanon defaulted on a $1.2 billion payment for foreign bonds for the first time in the country’s history

Lebanon's entire government resigns over Beirut explosion, says health minister
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Lebanon's entire government resigns over Beirut explosion, says health minister

The decision came after several ministers announced their resignations and protesters clashed with security forces over the blast that left 160 dead

Hariri verdict, a Russian-owned ship and Hezbollah-Israel  animosity: Conspiracy theories abound over Beirut blast
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Hariri verdict, a Russian-owned ship and Hezbollah-Israel animosity: Conspiracy theories abound over Beirut blast

In the Lebanese cesspool of corruption and mismanagement, the actual reason for the Beirut blast or the identity of men behind it may never be known

Beirut blast: Searchers recover more bodies days after explosion at city's port; toll reaches 149, over 5,000 hurt
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Beirut blast: Searchers recover more bodies days after explosion at city's port; toll reaches 149, over 5,000 hurt

Among the four bodies recovered from the rubble of Beirut's port in the last 24 hours was that of 23-year-old Joe Akiki, a port worker missing since Tuesday's explosion

690 tonnes of Ammonium Nitrate stored near Chennai sparks fear of Beirut-like blast; no threat, say Customs
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690 tonnes of Ammonium Nitrate stored near Chennai sparks fear of Beirut-like blast; no threat, say Customs

The storage of the chemical in Chennai became a cause for serious concern in the backdrop of the explosion of the chemical in Beirut on Tuesday, which killed 135 people and injured around 4,000

Beirut blast leaves 135 dead: Lebanese authorities probe explosion amid rising anger, calls for change
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Beirut blast leaves 135 dead: Lebanese authorities probe explosion amid rising anger, calls for change

Anger is mounting against the various political factions, including the Hezbollah militant group, that have ruled the country since the 1975-1990 civil war.

Lebanese clear blast rubble from roads around cratered port; 135 dead so far, over 5,000 injured
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Lebanese clear blast rubble from roads around cratered port; 135 dead so far, over 5,000 injured

The blast, which appeared to have been caused by an accidental fire that ignited a stockpile of ammonium nitrate, rippled across Beirut causing widespread destruction

'Bomb of some kind': Donald Trump again claims Beirut blast might not have been accident
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'Bomb of some kind': Donald Trump again claims Beirut blast might not have been accident

The US president called the explosion a 'terrible attack' and said American generals told him it was likely caused by a bomb

As smoke clears in Beirut, shock over explosion gives way to anger in cash-strapped Lebanon
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As smoke clears in Beirut, shock over explosion gives way to anger in cash-strapped Lebanon

Public dissatisfaction boiled over late last year, when protesters took to the streets calling for the ouster of the political class. The protests toppled the prime minister, but Lebanon’s troubles only grew worse

What is ammonium nitrate, the chemical fertiliser blamed for the Beirut explosion?
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What is ammonium nitrate, the chemical fertiliser blamed for the Beirut explosion?

The Beirut blast was one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in recent history, according to Brian Castner, lead weapons investigator for Amnesty International’s Crisis Response Team

Blasts rock Beirut, killing dozens and wounding thousands; cause of explosions remains unclear
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Blasts rock Beirut, killing dozens and wounding thousands; cause of explosions remains unclear

There remains a lack of clarity on whether the blast was an attack, the kind of crude tool used for decades to shape Lebanon’s political landscape, or just an accident resulting from mismanagement

Watch: Massive explosion rocks Lebanon's capital Beirut; many wounded, widespread damage reported
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Watch: Massive explosion rocks Lebanon's capital Beirut; many wounded, widespread damage reported

A second massive blast occured at a building near the first site of explosion, sending up a mushroom cloud and a shock wave over the city