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Meet The Iraqi Refugee Who Tried To Repay Over $18,000 In Welfare Money After He Became A Success

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In 2009, Sam Eisho walked into the Centrelink office at Maroubra and tried to give the staff a cheque for more than $18,000. Told to line up at the end of the claims queue, he attempted to explain that he was there to pay back what he felt he owed.. ... Read full article

Twenty Most Expensive Cities For Expat Rents

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Dramatic rent declines in the UAE have made expat living much more affordable in the country. “On the other hand cities like Beirut, Sydney or Rio have risen up the ranking and are now among the 20 most expensive places in the world,”...... Read full article

Facebook cited in 20% of U.S divorces‏

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When Facebook gets involved, relationships can quickly fall apart – as Hosni Mubarak and Muammar Gaddafi have discovered. But dictatorships are not the only ties being dissolved by social networking sites: now Facebook is increasingly being blamed...... Read full article

ST MARON CAVE, HERMEL

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The monastery, carved out of rock near the source of the Orontes (Assi) River, has been in decline for many years, as natural forces and shepherds seeking shelter from winter storms have taken their toll. ... Read full article

The 10 Oldest Cities In The World (3 in Lebanon)

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THERE’S A CERTAIN AESTHETIC ATTACHED to the oldest cities in the world: bustling souks beneath a bright blue sky, flowing garments made of whispery white cotton, stone masonry painted yellow by the sun.... Read full article

Bekaa-Kafra بقاع كفرا‎

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Bekaa Kafra بقاع كفرا‎ is a Lebanese village located in the Bsharri District in Northern Lebanon. Bekaa Kafra is located in front of the village of Bsharri across the Kadisha Valley. It is the birth town of Saint Charbel. ... Read full article

Spring hikes in Lebanon's blossoming nature

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All too often we get caught up in the fast paced city life of Beirut and forget to find time to escape into nature. Fortunately, Lebanon boasts incredible mountains, forests, rivers, waterfalls and lakes that are just waiting to bring us back...... Read full article

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

Jezzine جزين, Lebanon

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Jezzine is a town in Lebanon, located 22 km (14 mi) from Sidon and 40 km (25 mi) south of Beirut. It is the capital of Jezzine District. Surrounded by mountain peaks, pine forests (like the Bkassine Pine Forest)...... Read full article

Abraham River - نهر ابراهيم‎

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The Abraham River (Arabic: نهر ابراهيم‎, Nahr Ibrahim) also known as Adonis River, is a small river in the Mount Lebanon Governorate in Lebanon, with a length of about 14 mi (23 km). ... Read full article

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