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Parliament passes no-smoking law

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BEIRUT: Parliament endorsed a long-awaited tobacco control law proposal Wednesday banning smoking in indoor public spaces as well as tobacco advertisements, and requiring larger pictorial warnings on cigarette packs.... Read full article

Five Lebanese soldiers killed in battles with militants

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BAALBEK, Lebanon: Lebanese troops, backed by heavy artillery and helicopter gunships, battled Syria-based jihadis on Lebanon’s northeastern border Friday, killing at least 18 militants and losing five soldiers.... Read full article

Army Advances against IS in Border Battle, Pays Tribute to Spain Victims

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Lebanese soldiers renewed fire on Islamic State group positions on the country's eastern border with Syria on Sunday after capturing a third of the territory held by jihadists in the area.... Read full article

Miracle at St Charbel's Church, Sydney! Watch Virgin Mary's lips 'MOVE' on painting during prayer

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Stunned believers are flocking to the church to witness the unusual sight that has left even sceptics scratching their heads. معجزة جديدة في كنيسة القديس شربل في سيدني... Read full article

Dad abducts boys and takes them to Lebanon

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A mother has been left distraught after discovering her two young sons have been abducted and flown to Lebanon by their father.... 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

Lebanon ranks first in Huawei's Mideast ICT competition

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Lebanon ranked the first in Huawei's Middle East ICT competition which took place over the weekend in the Chinese city of Shenzhen, a Huawei statement said Monday. A total of 13 teams of 39 students from across the Middle East competed in the final.... Read full article

Indigenous Australians most ancient civilisation on Earth, DNA study confirms

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Claims that Indigenous Australians are the most ancient continuous civilisation on Earth have been backed by the first extensive study of their DNA, which dates their origins to more than 50,000 years ago.... 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

اوستراليا أحبطت مؤامرة إرهابية “متطورة” لإسقاط الطائرة واتهمت رجلين

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A man charged over a NSW-based terror conspiracy to bring down a plane tried to have his unsuspecting brother take a bomb on a July 15 flight out of Sydney, authorities allege.... Read full article

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