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Massive blasts rock Beirut’s port area, causing widespread damage

Massive explosions rocked downtown Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the capital. Witnesses saw many people injured by flying glass and debris. Firefighters spray water at a fire after a huge explosion rocked downtown Beirut on Tuesday. (Mohamed Azakir/Reuters) Massive explosions rocked downtown Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the capital. Witnesses saw many people injured by flying glass and debris. An Associated Press photographer near the port saw people lying injured on the ground, and hospitals called for blood donations, but exact casualties were not immediately known. Miles fr...

EU regulators investigate Google’s plan to buy Fitbit

European Union regulators say they’re opening an in-depth investigation into U.S. tech giant Google’s plan to buy fitness tracking device maker Fitbit, saying they are concerned the deal would entrench Google’s position in the online ad market. EU regulators have said they’re taking a close look into Google’s planned purchase of Fitbit. The acquisition, they said, would increase “the already vast amount of data” Google has. (The Associated Press) European Union regulators say they’re opening an in-depth investigation into U.S. tech giant Google’s plan to buy fitness tracking device maker Fitbit. The EU’s executive commission said Tuesday it’s concerned the deal would entrench Google’s position in the online ad market b...

Meghan’s birthday message and other good news stories

It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem.

Massive blasts rock Beirut’s port area, causing widespread damage

Massive explosions rocked downtown Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the capital. Witnesses saw many people injured by flying glass and debris. The blast comes amid domestic protests, heightened tensions between Hezbollah and Israel. 0:00 Massive explosions rocked downtown Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the capital. Witnesses saw many people injured by flying glass and debris. An Associated Press photographer near the port saw people lying injured on the ground, and hospitals called for blood donations, but exact casualties were not immediately known. Miles from the scene of the bla...

EU regulators investigate Google’s plan to buy Fitbit

European Union regulators say they’re opening an in-depth investigation into U.S. tech giant Google’s plan to buy fitness tracking device maker Fitbit, saying they are concerned the deal would entrench Google’s position in the online ad market. EU regulators have said they’re taking a close look into Google’s planned purchase of Fitbit. The acquisition, they said, would increase “the already vast amount of data” Google has. (The Associated Press) European Union regulators say they’re opening an in-depth investigation into U.S. tech giant Google’s plan to buy fitness tracking device maker Fitbit. The EU’s executive commission said Tuesday it’s concerned the deal would entrench Google’s position in the online ad market b...

TikTok owner faces criticism in China for bowing to Trump pressure to sell or face U.S. ban

ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming told employees on Tuesday there were misunderstandings on Chinese social media about TikTok’s situation in the United States and that the company could face more difficulties as anti-Chinese sentiment rose abroad. Zhang Yiming, CEO of TikTok owner Bytedance, told employees on Monday that anti-Chinese sentiment had risen in many countries and the company must brace for more difficulties in the current atmosphere. (Gilles Sabrie/Bloomberg) ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming told employees on Tuesday there were misunderstandings on Chinese social media about TikTok’s situation in the United States and that the company could face more difficulties as anti-Chinese sentiment rose abroad. His comments in a letter to ByteDance’s Chinese employees came a...

Floods and landslides kill 14 in South Korea amid 42 consecutive days of rain

Fourteen people were killed and more than 1,000 people forced from their homes as 42 consecutive days of rain — South Korea’s longest monsoon in seven years — triggered floods and landslides, authorities said on Tuesday. South Korea is experiencing its longest monsoon in seven years, triggering floods and landslides. (Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters) Fourteen people were killed and more than 1,000 people forced from their homes as 42 consecutive days of rain — South Korea’s longest monsoon in seven years — triggered floods and landslides, authorities said on Tuesday. Heavy rain, which has also battered China, Thailand, Myanmar and India in recent days, inundated farmland and flooded parts of major highways and bridges in the capital, Seoul. The victims included three New Zealanders from th...

EU regulators investigate Google’s plan to buy Fitbit

European Union regulators say they’re opening an in-depth investigation into U.S. tech giant Google’s plan to buy fitness tracking device maker Fitbit, saying they are concerned the deal would entrench Google’s position in the online ad market. EU regulators have said they’re taking a close look into Google’s planned purchase of Fitbit. The acquisition, they said, would increase “the already vast amount of data” Google has. (The Associated Press) European Union regulators say they’re opening an in-depth investigation into U.S. tech giant Google’s plan to buy fitness tracking device maker Fitbit. The EU’s executive commission said Tuesday it’s concerned the deal would entrench Google’s position in the online ad market b...

TikTok owner faces criticism in China for bowing to Trump pressure to sell or face U.S. ban

ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming told employees on Tuesday there were misunderstandings on Chinese social media about TikTok’s situation in the United States and that the company could face more difficulties as anti-Chinese sentiment rose abroad. Zhang Yiming, CEO of TikTok owner Bytedance, told employees on Monday that anti-Chinese sentiment had risen in many countries and the company must brace for more difficulties in the current atmosphere. (Gilles Sabrie/Bloomberg) ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming told employees on Tuesday there were misunderstandings on Chinese social media about TikTok’s situation in the United States and that the company could face more difficulties as anti-Chinese sentiment rose abroad. His comments in a letter to ByteDance’s Chinese employees came a...

Floods and landslides kill 14 in South Korea amid 42 consecutive days of rain

Fourteen people were killed and more than 1,000 people forced from their homes as 42 consecutive days of rain — South Korea’s longest monsoon in seven years — triggered floods and landslides, authorities said on Tuesday. South Korea is experiencing its longest monsoon in seven years, triggering floods and landslides. (Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters) Fourteen people were killed and more than 1,000 people forced from their homes as 42 consecutive days of rain — South Korea’s longest monsoon in seven years — triggered floods and landslides, authorities said on Tuesday. Heavy rain, which has also battered China, Thailand, Myanmar and India in recent days, inundated farmland and flooded parts of major highways and bridges in the capital, Seoul. The victims included three New Zealanders from th...

Giant SOS on Pacific island leads to rescue of stranded sailors

Three Micronesian sailors stranded on a remote Pacific island drew a giant SOS message in the sand to attract the attention of rescuers, who found them three days after they went missing at sea. An Australian Army ARH-90 Tiger Helicopter lands on Pikelot Island in the Federated States of Micronesia, where three men were found safe and healthy after being missing for three days. (Australian Department of Defence/Reuters) Three Micronesian sailors stranded on a remote Pacific island drew a giant SOS message in the sand to attract the attention of rescuers, who found them three days after they went missing at sea. Australian and U.S. aircraft located the men on tiny Pikelot Island, about 200 kilometres west of where they had set off in a seven-metre skiff before veering off course and running...

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