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Lebanon braces for snow at altitude of 300 meters

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BEIRUT: The storm that hit the country earlier this week is expected to continue into the weekend, with snow falling Friday as low as 300 meters above sea level, according to the meteorological department at Rafik Hariri International Airport.... Read full article

Australian Woman Gives Birth to 6 Kilo Baby Son

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A woman has given birth to one of Australia's largest babies - weighing almost 6kg - and the labour was so quick she didn't even have time to get to hospital for the birth.... Read full article

Ella Rouge wins prestigious Business Award

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The President of the Australian Arab Business Network (AABN), Mr. Rodney Hamdan, has today congratulated AABN Corporate members, Ali and Manal Hammoud of Ella Rouge on winning this year’s initiative award in the prestigious Ethnic Business Awards.... Read full article

"Jam3iyyat Al Mabarrat Al Khayriyya" chanting Christmas Carols in Dhour El Choueir

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Great initiative by Minister @EliasBouSaab and the Dhour Municipality "Jam3iyyat Al Mabarrat Al Khayriyya" chanting Christmas Carols in Dhour El Choueir!... 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

Lebanon to Begin Offshore Oil Exploration

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Lebanon's outgoing energy minister said Tuesday that the first phase of oil and gas exploration off the country's coast has begun.... Read full article

Akkar Citizen Turns 122 on New Year's Eve

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Maimouna al-Amin turned 122-years-old on New Year's eve Monday, said the National News Agency in a special report. Amin, who hails from the Akkar town of Fnaidiq, was born in 1890, but she claims to have been born years before.... Read full article

Peter Greste: Australian journalist on his way home after being released and deported from Egypt

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Australian journalist Peter Greste has been deported from Egypt after 400 days behind bars, and has flown to Cyprus on his way home to Australia.... Read full article

Harissa to become nature reserve

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Caretaker Environment Minister Nazem Khoury announced Thursday that the Harissa Mountain area in Jounieh would be converted into a nature reserve in cooperation with the Maronite Patriarchate and the Jounieh Municipality.... Read full article

Oscars: Lebanon Selects 'Void' for Foreign-Language Category

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The film is the second submission from screenwriter Georges Khabbaz and has taken a slew of awards in the country.... Read full article

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