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Beirut rebuilt its downtown after the civil war. Now it’s got everything except people.

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BEIRUT — Not so long ago, the historic downtown of Beirut was a wasteland of scorched buildings and rubble. Lebanon’s civil war, which ended in 1990, destroyed an area known for its picturesque Mediterranean vistas and Roman and Mamluk ruins... Read full article

1-year-old US girl buys car using dad's smartphone!

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Born shopaholic! A one-year-old girl in the US has bought a car through online trading, while playing on the mobile phone of her dad, who has decided to keep the "purchase".... Read full article

Lebanese legend Sabah dies aged 87

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Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, died Wednesday at her residence, local media said. Sabah is among the most prolific Arab singers, with around 3,500 songs in her repertoire. The actress and singer was born in Beirut in 1927, she was 87.... Read full article

السفير العراقي لدى كانبرا تحدّث عن الوضع في الموصل وارجاء زيارة المالكي الى استراليا

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يعرف السفير العراقي لدى كانبرا غانم طه الشبلي لبنان منذ نعومة اظافره فهو منذ مطلع الخمسينات كان يزور لبنان مصطافاً مع والديه في شتورا وغيره... Read full article

إعلان تشكيلة فريق لبنان "سيدرز" التحضيرية لبطولة كأس العالم للرغبي ليغ

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أعلن الأتحاد اللبناني للرغبي ليغ تشكيلة تحضيرية تتألف من أربعين لاعبا لبطولة كأس العالم للرغبي ليغ ٢٠١٧ التي تقام في استراليا ونيوزيلندا وبابا غينيا الجديدة... Read full article

Muslim bride's unique Martin Place tribute

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As the Sydney siege memorial grows, a Muslim bride has made a pilgrimage to Martin Place on her wedding day. Manal Kassem was adorned in a white dress, hijab and veil when she laid her wedding bouquet on the river of floral tributes...... 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

Samsung pays Apple $1 Billion sending 30 trucks full of 5 cent coins

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This morning more than 30 trucks filled with 5-cent coins arrived at Apple’s headquarters in California. Initially, the security company that protects the facility said the trucks were in the wrong place...... Read full article

NSW State Reference Library renamed the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room

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One of Australia's leading libraries has honoured one of its greatest advocates, the former governor of New South Wales Marie Bashir. The State Reference Library of NSW will now be known as the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room.... Read full article

Did you know the following about Lebanon?

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The name Lebanon comes from the Semitic root lbn, meaning “white”, likely a reference to the snow-capped Mount Lebanon. Occurrences of the name have been found in texts from the library of Ebla, which date to the third millennium BC...... Read full article

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