Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier in the day announced that the country's Gamaleya Research Institute had registered the world's first anti-coronavirus vaccine and that production will commence in the near future, marking a possible end to the global pandemic.
The US is currently forcing TikTok to be sold to an American company, saying that the would-be transaction must be completed by 15 September or otherwise the popular video-sharing app used by around 100 million users in the US will be banned in the country.
The US Geological Survey previously ran a simulation test that showed a strong earthquake in the area would kill over a thousand people and displace between 500,000 and one million Americans.
The requests for access to the Russian pharmaceutical development emerged after President Vladimir Putin announced that the first vaccine against the coronavirus had been officially registered in the country after passing trials and that production would soon commence.
The huge explosion that occurred last Tuesday destroyed the port itself as well as some 6,000 buildings in the Lebanese capital, leaving over 300,000 people without shelter.
Autonomous killing machines are becoming a growing reality worldwide, one which has sparked intense debate and resulted in an increasing number of governments and civil society organisations calling for a ban over the use of the technology.
Protests erupted in Minsk and other cities across Belarus following the presidential election on 9 August that saw the country's incumbent president, Alexander Lukashenko, re-elected for a sixth consecutive term.
Amid the ongoing pandemic multiple nations and regions are re-introducing restrictive measures and halting travel to affected areas. The number of cases is spiking dramatically in Latin America, India, and the US.