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Lebanese parliament approves state of emergency in 1st session since Beirut blast

CBC.ca Thursday, 13 August 2020
Lebanon's parliament speaker called on Thursday for quickly forming a new government in the first legislative session since the catastrophic explosion that killed 172 people last week and pushed the cabinet to resign.
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