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Lebanese judge: 16 port staffers arrested over Beirut blast

Lebanon’s state-run news agency says 16 employees at Beirut’s port have been detained over this weeks explosion that killed more than 100 people and wounded thousands.

U.S. Examines Whether Saudi Nuclear Program Could Lead to Bomb Effort

U.S. intelligence agencies are scrutinizing efforts by Saudi Arabia to build up its ability to produce nuclear fuel that could put the kingdom on a path to developing nuclear weapons.

5 things to know as Hiroshima marks 75th A-bomb anniversary

The city of Hiroshima in western Japan marks the 75th anniversary of the world’s first nuclear attack on Thursday. Here's a look at that day in Hiroshima 75 years ago.

Survivors mark 75th anniversary of world’s first atomic attack

The dwindling witnesses to the world’s first atomic bombing marked its 75th anniversary Thursday, with Hiroshima's mayor and others noting as hypocritical the Japanese government's refusal to sign a nuclear weapons ban treaty.

Negligence probed in deadly Beirut blast amid public anger

Investigators probing the deadly blast that ripped across Beirut focused Wednesday on possible negligence in the storage of tons of a highly explosive fertilizer in a waterfront warehouse, while the government ordered the house arrest of several port officials.

Virus cases are surging in Japan, and Abe may be bowing out

While Japan’s total death toll remains close to the number the United States sees in a day, the public fears Japan may be sitting on a ticking time bomb.

Negligence probed in deadly Beirut blast amid public anger

Investigators probing the deadly blast that ripped across Beirut focused Wednesday on possible negligence in the storage of tons of a highly explosive fertilizer in a waterfront warehouse, while the government ordered the house arrest of several port officials.

US health secretary to visit Taiwan, in a move likely to anger Beijing

Alex Azar will lead a delegation on a trip to Taiwan, a rare high-level visit to the island by a US official that is likely to further fray ties between Beijing and Washington.