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Beirut's accidental cargo: how an unscheduled port visit led to disaster 5:45pm EDT

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The chemicals that went up in flames in Beirut's deadliest peace-time explosion arrived in the Lebanese capital seven years ago on a leaky Russian-leased cargo ship that, according to its captain, should never have stopped there.  Full Article   |  Video

Canadian preacher jailed in Myanmar for holding services during virus ban 4:48am EDT 

YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar court on Thursday sentenced a Canadian preacher who said Christians were immune to the novel coronavirus to jail with hard labour for three months for holding church services in defiance of a ban on gatherings during the outbreak.  Full Article  

China sentences Canadian to death after drug trial; Ottawa 'profoundly concerned' 1:53pm EDT 

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian to death on Thursday for making drugs, the third such case in China since Canada detained a top Huawei Technologies Co Ltd executive in 2018.  Full Article