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New domestic abuse law considered

BBC News - Wed, 2014-08-20 13:10
A new crime of domestic abuse could be created under plans to tackle an issue which prompted one millions calls to police in 12 months.
Categories: International News

Mortgage lending highest since 2008

BBC News - Wed, 2014-08-20 13:09
A total of £19.1bn is advanced to homebuyers in July, the Council of Mortgage Lenders says, amid warnings that the property market may face headwinds.
Categories: International News

Pakistan cleric blocks parliament

BBC News - Wed, 2014-08-20 13:06
Pakistan's anti-government cleric Tahirul Qadri calls on followers to block access to the parliament building, as Islamabad protests continue.
Categories: International News

Comment on Of Maps and Men by Jim Reilly

Qifa Nabki Comments - Wed, 2014-08-20 13:02

ICYMI: a column by Rami Khoury that speaks of the “thin nature of citizen allegiance to the contemporary centralized Arab state,” and attributes this to bad governance:

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Comment on Of Maps and Men by Maverick

Qifa Nabki Comments - Wed, 2014-08-20 12:50


If you’re looking back a thousand years, which region didn’t experience constant warfare? You make it sound like the ME’erner is doomed to perpetual conflict because it is etched in his DNA.

The constant struggles were never about borders but ideologies. It’s too bad that so often wars fought on ideological premises end up being sectarian in nature.

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Pakistan defends meeting separatists

BBC News - Wed, 2014-08-20 12:16
Pakistan's high commissioner to India Abdul Basit defends his meetings with Kashmiri separatists, a move which led to Delhi cancelling planned talks with Islamabad.
Categories: International News

The puzzle of uncollected ashes

BBC News - Wed, 2014-08-20 12:07
Why would relatives leave ashes in a funeral parlour for years?
Categories: International News

Independence would 'devastate BBC'

BBC News - Wed, 2014-08-20 12:07
Scottish independence would see the BBC broken up with "devastating" consequences for broadcasting in Scotland, according to pro-Union figures.
Categories: International News

Comment on MIT 35 Innovators under 35: Fadel Adib and Ayah Bdeir from Lebanon on the list by Rami

Plus961 comments - Wed, 2014-08-20 12:06

You’re right Haya, I’m sorry for missing him! I just updated the post now.

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Ferguson protests largely peaceful

BBC News - Wed, 2014-08-20 12:02
Violence subsides but protests continue over the police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, as 47 arrests are made.
Categories: International News

Remembering the Marchioness disaster

BBC News - Wed, 2014-08-20 11:59
The young model among the 51 Marchioness disaster victims
Categories: International News

Ofsted to probe tip-off claims

BBC News - Wed, 2014-08-20 11:58
Ofsted is to investigate claims that schools in Norfolk were given advance notice of inspections.
Categories: International News

Lebanon's Arabic press digest – Aug. 20, 2014 - The Daily Star

Google News - Lebanon - Wed, 2014-08-20 11:51

The Daily Star

Lebanon's Arabic press digest – Aug. 20, 2014
The Daily Star
The following are a selection of stories from Lebanese newspapers that may be of interest to Daily Star readers. The Daily Star cannot vouch for the accuracy of these reports. Al-Akhbar. Qatar intervenes to help release captive soldiers. Al-Akhbar has ...
Lebanon to US: We need military aid, tooChristian Science Monitor
Qahwaji in front of families of army martyrs: Their blood shielded Lebanon's

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Lib Dems lift Rennard suspension

BBC News - Wed, 2014-08-20 11:48
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg says the "party has changed" after Lord Rennard has his membership restored and disciplinary measures are dropped.
Categories: International News

Tributes to woman found dead in city

BBC News - Wed, 2014-08-20 11:37
Tributes are paid to a 24-year-old woman whose body was found in a stream in Inverness at the weekend.
Categories: International News

VIDEO: Life on two wheels: Rio and Nairobi

BBC News - Wed, 2014-08-20 11:36
The BBC looks at what it is like to be a cyclist in Rio de Janeiro and Nairobi.
Categories: International News

Comment on MIT 35 Innovators under 35: Fadel Adib and Ayah Bdeir from Lebanon on the list by Haya

Plus961 comments - Wed, 2014-08-20 11:34

There are 3 lebanese on the list!
Rand Hindi is the third and he is based in Paris!
That’s his facebook:

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Cumberbatch to play Jungle Book tiger

BBC News - Wed, 2014-08-20 11:33
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is to voice the tiger Shere Khan in one of the two Jungle Book films entering production.
Categories: International News

Tourists swam eight hours to safety

BBC News - Wed, 2014-08-20 10:59
A mother whose two daughters swam for eight hours to safety when their boat sank in rough seas in Indonesia speaks of her relief.
Categories: International News

The teenage Olympians pedalling out of poverty

BBC News - Wed, 2014-08-20 10:47
Historically not deemed suitable for women, female cycling is growing in Rwanda and it is helping to transform lives.
Categories: International News
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