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Global National: Aug. 8, 2020 | Tornado kills 2, injures 1 after touching down in Manitoba

At least two people were killed and one injured after a tornado touched down in Manitoba on Friday. The two people were driving when the storm hit and were thrown right out of their vehicle. The tornado touched down around 8 p.m. local time just south of Virden, Man. Joe Scarpelli has the latest on the aftermath.

In Lebanon, thousands of frustrated protesters took to the street of Beirut on Saturday. They blame the country’s leaders for Tuesday’s deadly explosion, and they’re demanding justice. At least 158 people were killed, more than 6,000 injured and dozens still missing. International aid is now being sent to Lebanon, including from Canada, but as Mike Drolet explains, the support is not being given to the government.

Turning to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the U.S. nears five million confirmed cases, President Donald Trump is now issuing executive orders to introduce economic relief for Americans. That comes after talks in Congress broke down this week with Democrats demanding more than a short-term solution, while Republicans claim their demands amount to a blank cheque. As Jennifer Johnson explains, Democrats could take the Trump administration to court.

A Canadian man has died while in the custody of U.S. immigration authorities. James Hill started feeling sick just days before he was to be deported. He died in hospital this week from COVID-19. As Kamil Karamali explains, his family is now demanding answers.

Global News has been taking viewers questions about the COVID-19 pandemic straight to the experts, and lately, a lot of questions have focused on schools and their reopenings. Students will be heading back to school in just under a month, many for the first time since the pandemic closed classrooms in March. But is it safe, and do parents have reason to worry? For the answers to those, Jeff Semple spoke with Dr. Michael Gardam, chief of staff at Toronto’s Humber River Hospital and Dr. Craig Jenne from the University of Calgary.

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    OMG! My deepest condolences to the families and friends of those two teens killed in that tornado 🙁

    I remember a tornado going past the family farm not far from Beulah, Manitoba in May 1986 🙁 We lost an old barn to that storm and some chickens. Luckily, our cattle were okay.

    Years later, another tornado hit a farm North of the family farm. The young couple (the man was the older brother of my male classmate) and their six month old son were able to escape into their basement when the tornado hit. because a neighbor man had seen the tornado coming and got on his CB to tell the man's Dad to call them about the tornado heading right for them. The couple and their six month old son just got behind the couch in the basement when the tornado destroyed their house.

    Then the neighbor man got on his CB and contacted the hospital in Birtle, Manitoba to get an ambulance. An RCMP officer was driving by, saw the tornado hit the house, and heard on the radio about the emergency. An ambulance was heading back to Birtle Hospital after delivering a patient to another hospital and a fire truck was heading back to Birtle after doing a controlled burn. The neighbor man got to the house just as the couple and their six month old son came out. The RCMP officer showed up, followed by the ambulance which was closely followed by the fire truck. The couple and their six month old son were taken to Birtle Hospital to be checked out and they were all fine.

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    marty methuselah

    And I was 'round when Jesus Christ

    Had his moment of doubt and pain

    Made damn sure that Pilot

    Washed his hands and sealed his fate

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    CʀᴀғᴛAᴇʀᴏ

    Hindsight is 20/20, but 2020 will be better in hindsight.

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    Global warming as entered 2020:

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    covid kills less than flue start talk about that

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    all death certificates must say corona related to scare people into taking tracking vaccines

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    Repent, and believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is coming very soon.

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    Matthew 24 playing itself out.

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    His face looks so unnatural with all that makeup, it's jarring.

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    *MGTOW* THUNDERCOCK FEMBOT

    The masks are a lie. You people are helping to condition people to accept this lie. You people disgust me for not doing actual journalism.

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    The best opening school strategy is to have the on-site quick diagnostic testing (30 minutes to get result, cheaper by pooling for one site, conducting every day when class begins).

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    2021: .Hold my beer
    Nuclear war, Starvation, comet strikes, Alien invasion, artificial intelligence and mark of the beast…. that’s my guess.

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    a lot of kids is going to be orphan after infected their parents

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    WHAT HORRIBLE ADVICE!!!! IF A CHYKD IS INFECTED THE PARENT CAN GO TO WORK!! OMG COVID IS AIRBORN AND EVERYONE IN THE HOUSE OF INFECTION WILL GET IT NOT TO MENTION OTHER KIDS IN SCHOOL. WHAT HAPPENED TO 14 DAY ISOLATION PLUS THERE IS NO PROOF OF HEARD IMMUNITY…!!! PEOPLE IN THE STATES ARE REPORTING THAT THEY HAVE GOT IT TWICE AND WHEN IT MUTATES THEY WILL GET IT AGAIN IF THEY LIVE!!!

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    Lol. The government that thy can trust. So your giving it to WE Bunch of losers. Another way for the Canadian government to steal more money.

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    Too much doom and gloom. I stopped watching at 8 mins because everything was 22 ppl killed here, 18 ppl killed there.

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    Old and Decrepit

    Tell the truth about the demands the Democrats are making with Trump's bailout attempts…🧐

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    Once test positive the whole class releases for isolation. Not only for school this testing strategy also apply to workplace. Now the on-site portable testing with 30 minutes to have result only need to solve one problem, the accuracy for pooling that also lows down cost. Lab not only needs breaks through innovation but also needs to be customers oriented.

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