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Lebanon’s beaches swimming with waste

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BEIRUT: Flush a toilet in Beirut and the waste water is piped out a kilometer into the Mediterranean and expelled into the sea. Flush the toilet just about anywhere else, however, and the waste is deposited just a few meters away...... Read full article

Apple hiring experts to make iWatch, report says

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APPLE has reportedly started hiring a team of experts to help it take the iWatch from a much-rumoured product to a reality.... Read full article

Miss Lebanon in hot water after selfie with Miss Israel

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Miss Universe contestants are keen to proclaim their desire for world peace, but this year's Miss Lebanon has declared war after claiming Miss Israel muscled in uninvited during a group "selfie."... Read full article

Lebanese Government Offers Reward for Information on IS-Held Troops

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The council of ministers decided during its session on Friday to offer a reward for information leading to unveiling the fate of nine Lebanese soldiers held hostage by the Islamic State group since 2014.... Read full article

Guy smoking shisha during news broadcast not fazed by Israeli airstrikes (video)

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A TV presenter reporting live on deadly Israeli airstrikes in Lebanon yesterday was thrown off guard by an unlikely sight – an elderly man wandering towards her with a shisha pipe.... Read full article

Lebanese basketball in disarray as FIBA confirms ban

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The Lebanese Basketball Federation failed to convince FIBA Thursday to overturn the suspension of its operations, with the sport’s highest authority lambasting the local league & warning that the ban would stand until all their stipulations were met... Read full article

Phoenician or Arab? Lebanon's Never-ending Debate

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"I am a Phoenician, not an Arab," asserts 20-year-old Lebanese student Rebecca Yazbeck when asked to define her identity, with nothing more than conviction to back her claim. But fellow Lebanese Shehade Seqlawi feels differently.... Read full article

Parliamentary Election Turnout 49 Percent, Says Mashnouq

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Less than half of Lebanon's electorate voted in Sunday's general elections, according to a provisional turnout figure of 49.2 percent announced by Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq.... 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

Lebanon is Hosting The 2017 FIBA Asian Cup

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The FIBA Asia Cup 2017 will take place in Lebanon from 8-20 Aug, and it will be the first ever Asia-Oceania joint continental Championship where 16 teams, including Oceanian powerhouses Australia and New Zealand, will battle for top honours in Asia.... Read full article

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