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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

12 things you might want to delete from your Facebook page

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With billions of users, Facebook is one of the most powerful influencers in the world. But with anything that powerful, you have to be careful how you deal with it.... Read full article

Australia world’s second best for human development: UNDP report

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Australia has been ranked the second best country in the world when it comes to human development. Australia sits ahead of the United States (third), the Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand and Ireland.... Read full article

New police cameras will catch phone use from 700m away

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VICTORIA Police has started using futuristic new traffic cameras to nab drivers who text, talk or tweet on mobile phones. They will also capture people not wearing seatbelts, or those applying make-up or eating while driving.... 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

Mundine knocked-out by Wood

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Anthony 'The Man' Mundine received a harsh reality check when he was knocked out by the winner of Australia's 'The Contender', Garth Wood, in their bout at Sydney's Acer Arena. It was the first loss in 17 bouts for Anthony Mundine...... Read full article

Don’t Date A Successful Arab Woman

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My mentor once told me there’s nothing that scares an Arab man more than a successful Arab woman who doesn’t have to depend on him.... Read full article

The world's largest flag - The Lebanese Flag

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A giant Lebanese flag, said to be the largest in the world, will be unfurled in Beirut next month, Lebanon’s ambassador to Kuwait has said.... 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

The 10 Countries With the Fastest Internet

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South Korea leads the world as the home of the planet's fastest Internet, followed by Japan, Hong Kong and Switzerland. The United States makes the cut, but not until further down on the top 10 list.... Read full article

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