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Ex-minister killed in Beirut blast

A former Lebanese minister has reportedly been killed, along with at least four others, in a targeted explosion in the downtown business district of the Lebanese capital Beirut.

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Hague sends sympathy to victims of Beirut blast

The Foreign Secretary William Hague has said his thoughts and sympathies are with the people of Lebanon after a bomb blast rocked Beirut this morning.

At least five people, including a former Lebanese minister, are believed to have been killed when the explosion occurred in the downtown business district of the capital.

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