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A summit to provide humanitarian relief to Lebanon in the wake of Tuesday's deadly explosion raises cash - but will it reach those in greatest need? We hear from regional expert Lina Khatib, and speak to a doctor about his harrowing experiences after the blast.
Also in the programme: an update on a critical election in Belarus; and the plight of British restaurants during the pandemic.
(Photo: Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis participates in donor teleconference on Lebanon. The conference was arranged by French President Emmanuel Macron and the UN. Credit: EPA/Greek Prime Minister"s Office/Dimitris Papamitsos)
World leaders begin talks on providing emergency aid for Lebanon following Tuesday's disastrous explosion. President Macron of France will host the video conference, and President Trump has said that everyone wants to help.
Also in the programme: The grand council of elders in Afghanistan has approved the release of 400 Taliban prisoners accused of serious crimes; and we'll have a global view of electronic music through the decades.
Picture: French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he visits the devastated site of the explosion at the port of Beirut. Credit: 07/08/2020 Reuters.
Protesters in Beirut have stormed government ministries during a fresh demonstration over Tuesday's huge explosion that left at least 158 dead.
Also on the eve of the Presidential elections in Belarus police again detain the the campaign manager of the main opposition candidate..
And could reforms to the US Postal Service affect mail-in voting in the November election?
(Photo: Dozens of protesters entered the foreign ministry in Beirut)
Thousands of Lebanese are expected to take to the streets of Beirut today to vent their anger at the government and remember those who died in Tuesday's devastating explosion. The march -- which will also commemorate the victims -- will go from one of the worst hit districts to Martyrs' Square.
Also in the programme: Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship leaks oil; and we ask why the Latino community in Texas is bearing the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic.
Picture: Anti-government protesters clash with Riot police during an anti-government protest in front of the Ministry of Energy at Emile Lahoud Avenue northern Beirut, Lebanon, 04 August 2020. Credit: EPA/NABIL MOUNZER.
An Air India Express plane with 191 people on board has crashed at an airport in the southern state of Kerala, killing at least 16 people.
Also in the programme: The Lebanese Shia movement, Hezbollah, has denied any link to Tuesday's deadly blast at the seaport in Beirut; and the United States Treasury is placing sanctions on Hong Kong's Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, and ten other senior officials.
(Photo: The aircraft skidded off the runway at Calicut airport, breaking into two pieces. Credit: KAVIYOOR SANTOSH BNI)
Lebanese political class accused over Tuesday's catastrophic explosion. We hear from a government minister who resigned this week, and a prominent member of Lebanon's civil society.
Also in the programme: President Trump bans US companies from doing business with Chinese social media giants; and an interview with the first black male photographer to shoot the cover of Vogue magazine.
(Photo: The search for missing people after the Beirut port explosions. Credit: EPA/WAEL HAMZEH)