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Crews Have Been Searching Through Debris in the Lebanese Capital – In The News Thursday 6 August

Search crews have been digging through rubble in the streets of the Lebanese capital, hoping to find survivors of a deadly explosion. 135 people are confirmed dead, dozens are missing, and 5,000 have been injured. The Pope is calling for prayer for the victims of the explosions in Beirut and for their families. Prayer services also have been held at Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral in Harris Park in Sydney's west.

By Hope NewsroomThursday 6 Aug 2020NewsReading Time: 1 minute

Search crews have been digging through rubble in the streets of the Lebanese capital, hoping to find survivors of a deadly explosion.

135 people are confirmed dead, dozens are missing, and 5,000 have been injured.

The Pope is calling for prayer for the victims of the explosions in Beirut and for their families.

Prayer services also have been held at Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral in Harris Park in Sydney’s west.

Members of two junior football teams have been forced to self-isolate for 14 days due to Coronavirus.

An infected Newcastle teenager was in Dulwich Hill on Saturday for a soccer match between the Newcastle Jets under 15’s representative squad and the Stanmore Hawks.

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A primary school in Sydney’s west has been closed for deep cleaning after a COVID-19 case was identified in the school community.

All students and staff at St Margaret Mary’s Primary school in Merrylands have been ordered to self-isolate until further notice.

Overseas – France, Spain and Belgium have all seen surges in daily coronavirus cases.

The next stage of the Federal Government’s $1,600,000,000 cyber security package is being unveiled.

Federal Police will be given greater power to infiltrate computer networks to help catch paedophiles and terrorists.

And literacy groups are calling for more to be done to improve the reading skills of struggling students.

Last year, more than 15 per cent of Year 7 students in New South Wales were at or below the minimum standard.