Beirut counts the human cost: 300,000 people are left homeless with 50% of buildings damaged

Beirut counts the human cost: 300,000 people are left homeless with 50% of buildings damaged

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Beirut has been brought to its knees by the devastating explosion which damaged half of the city’s buildings and left hundreds of thousands homeless. At least 135 were killed and 5,000 wounded on Tuesday following the blast at the port where 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate exploded. The international community has rallied to send aid
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WWII hero’s medal haul and damaged helmet sells for £18,600

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The helmet and bravery medals awarded to a Spitfire ace who survived being struck by flak while travelling at 300mph have sold for more than £18,000.  Group Captain Arthur Donaldson, of 263 Squadron, a hero of the defence of Malta during the Second World War, withstood being hit by flak which blew off his helmet
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Human lungs that are too damaged for transplant can be ‘fixed’ by hooking them up to a living PIG

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Damaged lungs from a deceased donor are often too damaged to be transplanted into someone in need of the life-saving organ. But scientists have found a way to improve the state of lungs which are deemed too battered to be of any use. A host of scientists at both Columbia and Vanderbilt University channelled their inner
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