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Triumph for Brazilian in Miss Lebanon Overseas contest

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FURN AL-SHUBBAK: While Brazil missed out on World Cup 2010 this month, it did pick up another international win, in the Miss Lebanon Overseas contest. Two diaspora organizations, the Lebanese World Committee and the World Lebanese Cultural Union...... Read full article

Saida (Sidon)

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SAIDA (SIDON, SAIDON) is said to mean "fishing", and even today fishermen moor their boats in the small picturesque port. Sidon was the third great Phoenician city-state, rivaling Byblos and Tyre as a naval power. In Darius' time...... Read full article

Clooney Foundation to Open Schools for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

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George Clooney's foundation is planning to open seven public schools for Syrian refugee children. The Clooney Foundation for Justice announced a new partnership Monday with Google, HP and UNICEF to provide education for more than 3,000 refugee ...... Read full article

Army Renews Shelling at IS Militants in Ras Baalbek, al-Qaa Outskirts

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The army renewed firing artillery on Saturday at posts and vehicles of the terrorist Islamic State group on the outskirts of the eastern border town of Ras Baalbek and al-Qaa, the National News Agency reported.... Read full article

Australia Day honours: Abla Amad, Melbourne restaurateur recognised in Australia Day awards

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When Lebanese immigrant Abla Amad opened her own restaurant in Melbourne's cosmopolitan Carlton in 1979, she wanted to introduce the community to authentic food she cooked for her family at home.... Read full article

Hitting the streets of Lebanon with Uber

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The company was founded internationally in 2010 to solve a relatively simple problem, how to get a ride at the push of a button.... Read full article

Outsiders in Lebanon Vote Make a Small Win Look Big

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They won just one seat in Lebanon's 128-seat national assembly, but they celebrated like they'd won 20. A grassroots movement of activists, journalists and other political newcomers said any presence in parliament was a landmark victory ...... Read full article

Tourists to Lebanon up 17.8 percent in first 9 months

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BEIRUT: The number of incoming tourists to Lebanon totaled 1,694,662 in the first nine months of 2010, constituting an increase of 17.8 percent from 1,438,619 tourists in the same period last year, as reported by Byblos Bank’s Lebanon This Week.... Read full article

Guy smoking shisha during news broadcast not fazed by Israeli airstrikes (video)

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A TV presenter reporting live on deadly Israeli airstrikes in Lebanon yesterday was thrown off guard by an unlikely sight – an elderly man wandering towards her with a shisha pipe.... Read full article

The Ethnic Business Awards 2009 Winners

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Three brothers who came to Australia with nothing but the clothes on their backs have taken out the big prize at this year’s Ethnic Business Awards.... Read full article

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