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Italian firefighters of the NBCR unit (Nuclear Biological Chemical Radiological) take water samples near the site site of an explosion in the port of Beirut, Lebanon. A massive explosion Tuesday, apparently caused by the ignition of 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, a chemical used for explosives and fertilizer, that had been stored at the port, sent a wave of destruction through Lebanon’s capital, killing nearly 150 people and wounding thousands. (Italian Firefighters via AP)

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The Latest: UN says willing to investigate Beirut disaster
August 7, 2020 4:14 p.m.

The Latest: UN says willing to investigate Beirut disaster

The United Nations says it would consider a request to launch an international investigation into the explosion that devastated Beirut but hasn’t received such a request from the Lebanese government