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Islamic State video shows beheadings of Egyptian Christians taken hostage in Libya

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Cairo: A video released by the Islamic State appeared to show the mass beheading of a group of Egyptian Christians by fighters in a recently formed Libyan arm of the militant group.... Read full article

Italy fail to qualify for World Cup following draw with Sweden

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In one of the biggest World Cup shocks in recent memory, Italy will not get to take part in next year's finals after losing to Sweden 1-0 on aggregate in their two-leg play-off.... Read full article

Would You Believe This Country’s Banks Have the Highest Cash Reserve Ratios in the World?

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Lebanon ranks only behind Switzerland in terms of gold reserves per person according to this chart below from The Economist.... Read full article

Pope Urges Oil Majors to Combat Global Warming and Aid Poor

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Pope Francis has asked that major oil and gas companies respect the 2015 Paris climate agreement to help protect the poor from global warming.... Read full article

Vatican announces beatification of John Paul II

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The Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints today published the decree announcing the beatification of John Paul II. Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi said Pope Benedict XVI will perform the beatification in Rome on May 1...... 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

Mother Teresa, the war in Lebanon and the rescue of 100 orphans and children with disabilities

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In 1982, in the middle of fighting, the nun saved from bombardments a group of children in an orphanage. Disabled and ill, the children had been abandoned by the staff. Through faith and prayer, she obtained a ceasefire to evacuate. ... Read full article

FIFA Recommends November-December for World Cup in Qatar

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A FIFA task force has recommended playing the 2022 World Cup in November-December to avoid the summer heat in Qatar. FIFA says the task force chose the option over other proposals to play in January or May. ... Read full article

Lebanese poised to take Brazil’s presidency

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Ten kilometers off the northern Lebanese coast, nestled between two mountains, lies the village of Btaaboura. Many of the inhabitances have left the sleepy town to seek their fortunes abroad. Amoung them is Michel Temer, the son of a Lebanese ...... 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

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