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Tens of thousands march against Lukashenko as hackers leak police details

Tens of thousands march against Lukashenko as hackers leak police details

Technology
Tens of thousands of people marched through the Belarusian capital Minsk on Sunday, calling for the resignation of president Alexander Lukashenko in the sixth straight weekend of protests.It comes as hackers leaked the personal details of more than 2,000 senior police officers in two batches, pledging that "no one will remain anonymous, even under a balaclava", amid reports of violent crackdowns targeting demonstrators. At least 10 people were detained on Sunday, according to the Russian news agency TASS, which quoted a police spokesperson. Human rights group Spring-96 said at least 196 people were detained across the whole of the county. ...
Mauritius oil spill: Thousands march in Port Louis

Mauritius oil spill: Thousands march in Port Louis

Science
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Waiting for that extra $300 weekly unemployment benefit? For thousands, it may never come

Finance
People wait for their numbers to be called at an unemployment event in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on July 15, 2020.Photo by Nick Oxford for The Washington Post via Getty ImagesSome workers got an extra $ 300 in unemployment benefits this week. That aid will start flowing to others in coming days. But thousands of out-of-work Americans won't ever see the assistance.Those left out are largely low-wage and part-time workers — the ones who most need the extra help, experts said. It also appears some self-employed, gig and other workers may not get the relief in some states like Alaska.President Trump recently created the "lost wages" grant program, which offers $ 300 a week in federal aid on top of current state unemployment benefits, through executive fiat.11 states approvedThe Federal Emergency
Beirut blast: Dozens dead and thousands injured, health minister says

Beirut blast: Dozens dead and thousands injured, health minister says

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device A large blast in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, has killed at least 70 people and injured more than 2,700 others, the health minister says.Videos show smoke billowing from a fire, then a mushroom cloud following the blast at the city's port. Officials are blaming highly explosive materials stored in a warehouse for six years. President Michel Aoun tweeted it was "unacceptable" that 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate was stored unsafely. An investigation is under way to find the exact trigger for the explosion. Lebanon's Supreme Defence Council said those responsible would face the "maximum punishment" possible. Hospitals are said to be overwhelmed and many buildings have been destroyed.President Aoun declared a th...
Coronavirus could lead to thousands more cancer deaths

Coronavirus could lead to thousands more cancer deaths

Health
There could be more than 3,500 avoidable cancer deaths in England in the next five years as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, researchers say. The virus had disrupted services and some people had avoided healthcare, they told The Lancet Oncology journal. The team looked at the likely impact on four major types of cancer - breast, colorectal, oesophageal and lung.Early diagnosis and treatment can save lives and anyone who suspects they may have cancer should seek help. During lockdown, some cancer services were scaled back or delayed, although people were still encouraged to have any essential or urgent care. UK-wide screening programmes to detect early signs of bowel, breast and cervical cancer in people with no symptoms are now trying to catch up wit...