Beirut: How judges responded to warnings about ammonium nitrate stored at the Beirut port

The information adds to a growing body of evidence, including emails and public court documents, that officials had been notified about a shipment of thousands of tons of ammonium nitrate — described by one Russian analyst as a “floating bomb” — that is linked to Tuesday’s catastrophic explosion in the seaside capital. After the explosion, […]

Coronavirus: UK ‘will not hesitate’ to add nations to quarantine list

Image copyright Reuters The UK “will not hesitate” to add more countries to its travel quarantine list in order to protect public health, the chancellor has said. Rishi Sunak told Sky News “there is always the risk of disruption” to holidays during the coronavirus pandemic. Arrivals to the UK from Belgium, the Bahamas and Andorra […]

Ventura County firefighters rescue several chickens

Some ingenuity, a set of children’s oxygen masks and a little empathy helped Ventura County firefighters make the best of a fowl situation as about 18 members rescued seven chickens from a garage fire in Camarillo on Thursday afternoon. Capt. Brian McGrath, a department spokesman, said firefighters arrived at a detached garage on fire in […]