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Saint Rafqa

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Rafqa Pietra Choboq Ar-Rayès - رفقا بطرسيّة شبق ألريّس, June 29, 1832 – March 23, 1914, also known as Saint Rafka, is a Lebanese Maronite saint canonized by Pope John Paul II on June 10, 2001.... Read full article

Australia to Compel Chat Apps to Hand over Encrypted Messages

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Social media giants like Facebook and WhatsApp will be compelled to share encrypted messages of suspected terrorists and other criminals with Australian police under new laws unveiled Friday.... Read full article

Saint Charbel Makhlouf

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St Charbel is the first saint to be canonized from the Lebanese Maronite Order (LMO). Not a great deal is known about his life, mainly because he lived a hidden life in the silence and solitude of his hermitage.... Read full article

EU hits Google with record €2.4bn euro antitrust fine

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The European Union’s competition watchdog has slapped a record 2.42 billion euro ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service.... Read full article

The catharsis of authentic Arab filmmaking

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Showing films from around the world is important for the construction of more complex narratives around non-Anglo cultures, particularly those involving women.... Read full article

You could be commuting from Melbourne to Sydney in 40 minutes (video)

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They always said the future was coming. A time when we'd look at shows like Futurama and The Jetsons and they'd seem completely normal to the present.... Read full article

Australia ranks in the top 10 of the 23 richest countries in the world

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Qatar, Luxembourg and Singapore: On top of sharing the particularity of being some of the smallest countries in the world, they are also the three richest countries in the world, according to an analysis by the Global Finance Magazine.... Read full article

Freddy Deeb - Professional poker player

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Kassem Ibrahim "Freddy" Deeb (born November 27, 1955 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a professional poker player who emigrated from Lebanon to the United States at the age of 19.... Read full article

Sydney siege: Gunman among three dead as gunfight brings an end to Martin Place drama

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‘Incident’ prompted police raid on Lindt Café at 2.11am this morning Three fatalities reported, another three seriously injured, following intense firefight Prime Minister: Our thoughts and prayers are with families of two deceased hostages... 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

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