Polls close as Lebanon votes in general election after nine years

Polls close as Lebanon votes in general election after nine years

Beirut, Lebanon – Voting wound down in Lebanon‘s first parliamentary election in nearly a decade after perpetual delays stymied the country’s ability to resolve its most pressing issues. Sunday’s vote saw 583 candidates, including a record number of 86 women, compete for 128...
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Lebanon elections: New electoral law draws concern

Lebanon elections: New electoral law draws concern

Lebanon is holding its first parliamentary elections in nine years. Thousands of ballot boxes are being distributed across 15 electoral districts. But with the country still divided along sectarian lines, there’s little hope a new electoral system will b...
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Jamie Acourt accepts extradition from Spain

Jamie Acourt accepts extradition from Spain

Image copyright NCA Image caption Jamie Acourt, pictured in police custody in Spain, was last seen in the UK in February 2016 UK fugitive Jamie Acourt will not challenge his extradition from Spain after being arrested over alleged drug offences,...
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‘They’re bloody good human beings and I love them dearly’

‘They’re bloody good human beings and I love them dearly’

4:28 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Darren Lehmann, the former Australia coach, keeps in touch with and worries about the trio of players banned for ball tampering. Former captain Steven Smith, former vice-captain David Warner and batsman Cameron Bancroft are &#8220...
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French outrage after US President Trump mimics Paris attackers

French outrage after US President Trump mimics Paris attackers

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump mimics Paris attackers killing victims to underline support for gun ownership US President Donald Trump has outraged French opinion by suggesting the 2015 attacks on Paris could have been stopped ...
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Tina Fey says she ‘chunked’ Charlottesville response on SNL

Tina Fey says she ‘chunked’ Charlottesville response on SNL

Comedian Tina Fey admitted she “chunked” a monologue she gave in response to the Charlottesville, Va., rally during an appearance on Saturday Night Live last summer. Fey visited her old stomping grounds in August for an appearance on SNL’s Weekend...
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NASA launches Mars-bound InSight to study quakes

NASA launches Mars-bound InSight to study quakes

NASA has launched its latest Mars lander, InSight, designed to perch on the surface and listen for “Marsquakes” in advance of eventual human missions to explore the Red Planet. The spacecraft, launched atop an Atlas V rocket at 4:05am Pacific...
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Why women are ‘barely scratching surface’ of Lebanese politics

Why women are ‘barely scratching surface’ of Lebanese politics

Beirut, Lebanon – Nadine Itani, a 38-year-old aviation executive, said she knew early on that she wanted to help bring change in her country. In 2013, she founded the first women’s aviation forum in Lebanon to encourage female participation in...
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Putin Navalny: Opposition leader held at Moscow protest

Putin Navalny: Opposition leader held at Moscow protest

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPolice seize the opposition leader at a rally in Moscow Riot police have seized Russia’s most prominent opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, at a Moscow rally two days before Vladimir Putin’s ...
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Hawaii island hit by lava, earthquakes, toxic gas as erupting volcano forces evacuations

Hawaii island hit by lava, earthquakes, toxic gas as erupting volcano forces evacuations

Sputtering lava, strong earthquakes and toxic gas jolted the southern part of the Big Island of Hawaii as magma shifted underneath a restless Kilauea volcano. The trifecta of natural threats forced stressed out residents to evacuate and prompted the closure...
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