Page Updated: Tuesday, August 04, 2020 7:30 PM ET

CBS News - World

How to watch the Perseids, the best meteor shower of the year -- One of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year is about to peak.

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Massive explosions in Beirut leave dozens dead, over 3,000 wounded -- Lebanese media showed images of people trapped under rubble, some bloodied, after the huge explosions.

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U.N. chief say virus causing education "generational catastrophe" -- Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says it's led to biggest disruption of education ever, with schools closings in more than 160 countries affecting over 1 billion students.

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Family says California-based man abducted by Iran in Dubai -- "It is a violation of human rights. You can't just pick someone up in a third country and drag them into your country," Jamshid Sharmahd's son says.

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Young child among 43 cruise ship passengers with virus -- The outbreak on the MS Roald Amundsen raised new questions about safety on cruise ships during the pandemic.

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Some mystery seeds illegally sent from China identified -- At least 14 of the seed species had been identified, according to the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

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3 men rescued from tiny island after writing giant SOS in sand -- Searchers spotted the distress signal from aircraft over the Pacific. Their boat strayed way off course and ran out of fuel at uninhabited Pikelot Island in Micronesia.

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Anti-Kremlin protests continue in Russia's far east for 24 days -- Approximately 10,000 people attended Saturday's demonstration despite pouring rain. Some chanted, "Russia without Putin" and "We are power here." -- Aug 3

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Companies "need to ban" skin-lightening creams, activist says -- Cosmetics giants are being accused of hypocrisy for claiming to stand against racism, while at the same time promoting whiteness. -- Aug 3

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How different nations are responding to spikes in coronavirus -- Europe, the Middle East and Australia face a rise in cases, with some officials re-imposing curfews and restricting public gatherings -- Aug 3

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Virus outbreak hits cruise ship that stopped at dozens of ports -- Health authorities fear the ship could have infected dozens of towns and villages along Norway's western coast. -- Aug 3

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John Hume, Northern Ireland peace accord architect, dead at 83 -- The politician from Northern Ireland shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998 for his role in forging the Good Friday peace agreement. -- Aug 3

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ISIS-claimed attack on Afghan prison leaves dozens dead -- It also resulted in the escape of hundreds of inmates in Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan. -- Aug 3

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Finnish prime minister marries longtime partner -- Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin and Markus R ikk nen have been together 16 years and have a 2-year-old daughter together, the government said. -- Aug 2

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The flavorful story of vanilla -- The island of Madagascar supplies 80% of the world's vanilla, a valuable cash crop that can be worth more, by weight, than silver -- Aug 2

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