Morning news brief: Shooting outside White House, Beirut blasts were predicted and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: Aug 11, 2020, 08:07 AM(IST)

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Donald Trump briefly evacuated during press conference after shooting outside White House

The president was abruptly ushered out of the press event and black-clad secret service agents with automatic rifles rushed across the lawn north of the White House.

Lebanese leaders were informed of risk posed by explosives at port in July: Reports

Lebanon Prime Minister Hassan Diab, 61, on August 10 announced the resignation of his government after four cabinet ministers quit amid street protests in the aftermath of the Beirut blasts.

Explosion targets convoy carrying US military equipment near Iraq-Kuwait crossing

It was not immediately clear if there were any US troops in the convoy or if anyone had been injured in the explosion, which went off just before 9 pm Baghdad time (1800 GMT). 

Trump weighs blocking US citizens coming home if coronavirus infection feared

The official said a draft regulation, which has not been finalized and could change, would give the government authorization to block individuals.

Gravitas: Chinese beat up Pakistanis, Saudi shuts oil tap


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