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Air India plane crashes on landing with almost 200 onboard

By SAMARA LYNN, ABC News(CALICUT, India) -- An Air India Express aircraft flying from Dubai, UAE, crashed at its destination of Calicut, India, with at least 191 people onboard. The extent of casualties was not immediately known.The Air India passenger jet appears to have skidded on landing and is now…... Read More

Prince Harry says social media is creating a 'crisis of hate' and worries about the damage to children

By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Prince Harry delivered strong words for social media companies and those that advertise on them in a new op-ed in which he calls for the social media world to reform."We’ve always believed that individuals and communities thrive when the frameworks around them are…... Read More

Beirut in crisis after deadly explosion. Here's what's being done to help.

BY: KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(BEIRUT, Lebanon) -- In the wake of the massive explosion in Beirut that killed at least 135 and injured around 5,000, officials in the country have been calling for help from the international community to recover from the tragedy, which could also leave some 300,000 homeless,…... Read More

Beirut explosion: A look at ammonium nitrate

By IBTISSEM GUENFOUD and GUY DAVIES, ABC News(PARIS and LONDON) -- An explosion at a warehouse stocked with 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate in the Beirut port changed the face of a city almost instantly.The exact cause of the Beirut blast is still under investigation, but the catastrophic effects of…... Read More

Underwater art museum finally opens after COVID-19 delay

By GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN, ABC News(TOWNSVILLE, Australia) -- The Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA) in the Great Barrier Reef, Townsville, Australia, welcomed its first divers to its newest installation earlier this week.Jason deCaires Taylor. a British sculptor, is the artist behind the underwater exhibit called Coral Greenhouse. The Coral Greenhouse…... Read More

International aid arrives as Beirut searches for answers following massive explosion

By GUY DAVIES and IBTISSEM GUENFOUD, ABC News(LONDON) -- The loved ones of the missing gathered around the site of the explosion in Beirut on Thursday, as residents of the city continued to clear debris from the streets two days after the devastating blast.The Lebanese Health Minister said at least…... Read More

Survivors of Beirut explosion on where they were and the aftermath

By MATT MCGARRY, JESSICA HOPPER, MARJORIE MCAFEE and ANTHONY RIVAS, ABC News(BEIRUT) Dr. Seema Jilani was tending to a wounded teenage girl, still trying to register what had happened Tuesday after a massive explosion rocked Lebanon’s capital city of Beirut when her husband told her on the phone that she…... Read More

Grandmother, surrounded by devastation after Beirut blast, plays on her piano

By ERIC NOLL and HALEY YAMADA, ABC News(BEIRUT) -- Surrounded by debris after a devastating explosion in Lebanon’s capital city of Beirut, May Abboud Melki sat and played “Auld Lang Syne” for her family on a piano in her home.Meliki’s song was seen by some as a sign of hope…... Read More

1 American among 135 dead in massive Beirut explosion, officials say

By GUY DAVIES, ABC News(LONDON) -- The death toll in Tuesday's massive explosion in a Beirut warehouse has climbed past 100 as search and rescue efforts continue in the Lebanese capital.At least 135 people are dead and more than 5,000 were injured in the blast, according to the latest figures…... Read More

China's ambassador to US slams Trump for COVID-19 blame

By MIKE LEVINE, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The president's response to COVID-19 has been criticized since the first cases began appearing in the United States in late January. Here’s a look at how his response has evolved since then.Warning that tensions with China have reached "unprecedented" levels, China’s ambassador to the…... Read More

Duchess Meghan allowed to keep friends' names private in lawsuit against UK tabloid

By ZOE MAGEE, ABC News(LONDON) -- Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, scored an at least temporary victory Wednesday in her lawsuit against a U.K.-based tabloid. A British judge ruled that Meghan can, for now, keep the names of five friends secret while she brings a copyright infringement lawsuit against Associated…... Read More

Ammonium nitrate stored at site of massive Beirut explosion: Officials

By GUY DAVIES, MEREDITH DELISO and MARC NATHANSON, ABC News(BEIRUT, Lebanon) -- More than 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate was stored in the Beirut warehouse that was the scene of Tuesday's deadly explosion that killed dozens of people in the Lebanese capital, authorities say.At least 70 people are dead and…... Read More

SOS message saves men stranded on tiny, uninhabited island

By MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(LONDON) -- Three men have been rescued from a remote, uninhabited island in the Micronesia archipelago after writing "SOS" in the sand, authorities said.The unnamed sailors had been missing in the western Pacific Ocean for nearly three days when their giant message outlined on the beach…... Read More

Defense analysts on addressing reports of Russian bounties

By: ERIC MOLLO, ABC News(NEW YORK) – In an interview with “Axios on HBO” that aired Monday night, President Trump says he “never discussed” reports of Russia offering bounties to Taliban militants for the killing of US soldiers during a recent conversation with Russian president Vladimir Putin. The New York…... Read More