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ISF begins crackdown on traffic violations in Lebanon (video)

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BEIRUT: The heaviest punishments for traffic violations under a new law came into force last week, as road safety organizations stressed strict and continuous implementation of the new rules if they were to be effective.... Read full article

Aoun: No One Should be Stronger than State and I'm Not Thinking of a 2nd Term

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President Michel Aoun stressed Sunday that “no one should be stronger than the State” in Lebanon as he ruled out running for a second presidential term.... Read full article

Joint Lebanese-Australian Panel to Probe Child Abduction Case

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A joint Australian-Lebanese commission has been set up to examine a controversial child abduction case in which several Australian nationals have been charged, Lebanon's Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil announced Wednesday.... Read full article

$322 million lottery winner will buy a car and have some fun

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A DAY after winning a $US338 million Powerball jackpot, Pedro Quezada said he does not know what he's going to do with the money.... Read full article

Australia to Compel Chat Apps to Hand over Encrypted Messages

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Social media giants like Facebook and WhatsApp will be compelled to share encrypted messages of suspected terrorists and other criminals with Australian police under new laws unveiled Friday.... Read full article

ISIS kidnaps 70 Christians in Syria: activists

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ISIS have abducted at least 70 Christians, including women and children, after overrunning a string of villages in northeastern Syria, activists and relatives said Tuesday.... Read full article

Lebanon Sinks Old Tanks to Create Underwater Dive 'Park'

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Lebanese environmentalists on Saturday sank 10 old tanks and armored vehicles to the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea in a novel attempt to attract divers and create new habitats for marine life.... Read full article

Nusra Front Releases 16 Servicemen after 15 Months of Captivity

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The al-Qaida-affiliated al-Nusra Front released on Tuesday 16 servicemen it had abducted from the northeastern border town of Arsal in 2014.... Read full article

Google Looking to Future after 20 Years of Search

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Google celebrated its 20th birthday Monday, marking two decades in which it has grown from simply a better way to explore the internet to a search engine so woven into daily life its name has become a verb.... Read full article

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

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