Six dead as Beirut gripped by worst street violence in 13 years

At least six people have died in Beirut’s worst street violence in 13 years, as hundreds of armed militia men took to the streets and much of the city was forced into lockdown by heavy fighting. The bloody violence took on a sectarian tone that invoked images of the Lebanese civil war and alarmed residents who had long feared that the multiple crises ravaging the country could spark a deadly conflagration. The trigger for the clashes in neighbourhoods near the justice courts, which left dozens more injured, was a protest…

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Border With Canada to Open, Businesses ‘Could Not Be Happier

Border With Canada to Open, and North Country ‘Could Not Be Happier’ Businesses along New York State’s northern border were celebrating the news that fully vaccinated Canadians would soon be allowed into the United States again. Fall has traditionally been a fat time for businesses in New York’s North Country, as Canadian visitors flood into the region to celebrate holidays like Canadian Thanksgiving, taking in dazzling displays of foliage and feasting on big sales at local retailers. That influx has been stymied at the border for much of the last…

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Beirut Live Updates: At Least 6 Dead in Gunfire After Protests

Armed clashes between sectarian militias briefly turned Beirut neighborhoods into a war zone on Thursday, killing six people and raising fears that new violence could fill the void left by the near-collapse of the Lebanese state. Rival gunmen, chanting in support of their leaders, hid behind dumpsters to fire automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades at their rivals. Residents cowered in their homes, and teachers herded children into the hallways and basements of schools to protect them from the shooting. The fighting marked a new low in the small Mediterranean country’s…

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