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Beirut blast: Condolences and aid pour in for Lebanon after deadly explosion

Well wishes and promises of assistance are flooding in after the deadly explosion in Lebanon. France said it had already dispatched aid, Germany said embassy staff were among the injured, and Trump hinted at foul play.

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