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Lebanon president accepts gov't resignation after Beirut blast

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Lebanon president accepts gov't resignation after Beirut blast

Lebanon president accepts gov't resignation after Beirut blast

Michel Aoun asks PM Diab's gov't to stay in caretaker capacity as fury over explosion that devastated Beirut grows.


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