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Lebanon cabinet resigns as anger over blast mounts

The Lebanese prime minister announced the move in a TV address as clashes continued in Beirut for a third day. Also: Trump says someone shot near White House, and the website that creates the sounds of the office for those working from home.

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  • Opener

    • Opener

      This is the Global News Podcast from the * BBC World Service(Fade up bed from * and keep under intro and heads)I'm Valerie Sanderson and in the early hours of Tuesday the 11th of August, these are our main stories:The entire Lebanese government has resigned following last week's devastating blast in Beirut, with the prime minister blaming a corrupt elite for the country's collapse. At least one protester has been killed in Belarus in a second night of clashes with police as anger mounts after Sunday's disputed presidential poll.The prime minister of Mauritius has warned that a huge cargo ship which has been leaking oil since last month is likely to fall apart. (Fade up bed from end of headlines and keep under rest of opening)Also in this podcast:(fade after SEVEN seconds.)The ambient office sounds that have become a suprise hit during the pandemic.(Fade up tag just before end of last item and play to end)

      Duration: 03:26

  • Lebanon1-nroom19

    • Lebanon1-nroom19

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      Duration: 04:18

  • Justice Minister

    • Justice Minister

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      Duration: 02:44

  • Belarus RW-RadioFour18

    • Belarus RW-RadioFour18

      Police in Belarus say a demonstrator has died in the second night of protests after Sunday's disputed election victory for President Alexander Lukashenko. They say an explosive device went off in the man's hands as he tried to throw it at police in the capital, Minsk. Rubber bullets and tear gas have been used to break up the protests The main opposition presidential candidate in Belarus has demanded a recount of the disputed election which officials say was overwhelmingly won by the incumbent Alexander Lukashenko. Our Moscow Correspondent, Sarah Rainsford, reports:Sarah Rainsford.

      Duration: 01:56

  • Trump clip

    • Trump clip

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      Duration: 00:37

  • Mauritius XN

    • Mauritius XN

      The government of Mauritius has warned that a huge cargo ship which has been leaking oil after running aground last month is likely to break apart. The prime minister, Pravind Jugnauth, said his country should prepare for the worst. Grant Ferrett reports.Grant Ferrett.

      Duration: 00:43

  • Hong Kong-nroom19

    • Hong Kong-nroom19

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      Duration: 02:45

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      Duration: 03:03

  • Midway

    • Midway

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      Duration: 02:37

  • UK migrants-RadioFour18

    • UK migrants-RadioFour18

      The British prime minister, Boris Johnson, says he's considering a change in the law to make it easier to remove migrants who enter the UK illegally. Almost six hundred people have arrived on inflatable boats from the other side of the English Channel since Thursday. The prime minister also said he was seeking the co-operation of the French authorities to discourage migrants from making what he called a "stupid and dangerous journey". Sangita Myska sent this report from Dover in southern England...That report by Sanita Myska.

      Duration: 02:24

  • France masks-Nroom19

    • France masks-Nroom19

      On Monday, face masks became mandatory outside -- in areas in and around Paris -- as France battles a spike in Coronavirus cases. But as our correspondent, Mark Lowen reports from the south of the country -- with temperatures soaring -- not everyone is happy to wear them...Mark Lowen in Nice in southern France.

      Duration: 01:46

  • Yemen-nhr21

    • Yemen-nhr21

      Now to Yemen....and floods are the latest affliction in the country.Yemen has endured years of war, food shortages and disease. Now houses in the city of Sanaa are collapsing after months of heavy rains and storms. Around five thousand of the ancient brown-and-white multi-storey buildings -- that make up the old city -- are leaking. More than a hundred are reported to have partially collapsed. Paul Henley spoke to Iona Craig -- a journalist with a long experience of Yemen -- and asked her about what's causing the damage to these buildings.. The journalist Iona Craig.

      Duration: 02:27

  • Glaciers-nroom19

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      Duration: 03:06

  • Office Sounds-nroom19

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      Duration: 02:12

  • Ender + The Bomb trail

    • Ender + The Bomb trail

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      Duration: 03:44

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