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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

Google Looking to Future after 20 Years of Search

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Google celebrated its 20th birthday Monday, marking two decades in which it has grown from simply a better way to explore the internet to a search engine so woven into daily life its name has become a verb.... Read full article

The Sensational Architecture of the Strangest Village in Lebanon

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Follow the road meandering through endless olive tree fields. Ask for directions again and again from old men chatting on the side of the road at an Abi Nasr cafe. Make a detour through Ehden, and you'll reach what looks on first sight like a typical... 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

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

Lebanese descended from Biblical Canaanites: genetic study

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Modern day Lebanese people are largely descended from an ancient tribe ordered to be annihilated or forced from the land in the Bible. The Canaanites, who according to the Old Testament occupied the Jewish Promised Land, were largely conquered ...... 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

"إفتتاح مهرجانات الأرز الدولية… أول أوبريت لـ “أم الزمن

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في إيماءة حب واعتزاز برمز الوطن قدم 12 فنانا لبنانيا من مختلف الأطياف أوبريت ضخم ليلة أمس السبت، بعنوان (الأرزة) في افتتاح مهرجانات الأرز الدولية.... 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

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

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