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Illegal wells a symptom of corruption 

From 150 meters deep, the water rushing out of the pipe runs crystal clear. “It’s very good,” says a member of Riyaq’s municipal council, the owner of the illegal well from which the water was acquired, of his pilfered supply.

Illegal wells a symptom of corruption 

From 150 meters deep, the water rushing out of the pipe runs crystal clear. “It’s very good,” says a member of Riyaq’s municipal council, the owner of the illegal well from which the water was acquired, of his pilfered supply.

Cameron calls emergency meeting over Calais migrant crisis

Prime Minister David Cameron convened a meeting of his government's emergency response committee to discuss what more it could do to tackle a spike in attempts by migrant to enter Britain illegally via the Channel Tunnel from France.

Tsipras seeks to sideline party rebels

In a bid to consolidate his political support and complete a crucial bailout with creditors, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Thursday called for a vote within his party to decisively sideline rebels opposed to the rescue deal.

Real Madrid win more silverware

Real Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla scored with his side’s 11th penalty in a shootout, then saved from his 16-year-old AC Milan counterpart Gianluigi Donnarumma, to give the Spaniards the win after their friendly in Shanghai ended 0-0 Thursday.

Real Madrid win more silverware

Real Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla scored with his side’s 11th penalty in a shootout, then saved from his 16-year-old AC Milan counterpart Gianluigi Donnarumma, to give the Spaniards the win after their friendly in Shanghai ended 0-0 Thursday.

Mercedes need to sort out their starts

For the second race in a row it all went wrong at the start for Mercedes in Hungary and a rule change coming in after the August break will give the Formula One world champions even more to think about.

Cedars get serious as Asia Championship looms 

The Lebanese national basketball team is set to start serious preparations for the upcoming FIBA Asia Championship which is due to take place from Sept. 23 until Oct. 3 in Changsha, China.

No new contact with comet lander, scientists say

European scientists says that had once again failed to make contact with the Philae comet lander, which has struggled to maintain reliable communication link since coming back to life last month

No new contact with comet lander, scientists say

European scientists says that had once again failed to make contact with the Philae comet lander, which has struggled to maintain reliable communication link since coming back to life last month

Jon Stewart quits fake newscast for real

After more than 16 years and nearly 2,600 telecasts, Jon Stewart can feel proud of his scads of Emmys and his pair of Peabody Awards, his cultural gravitas (he hung with the Prez, both on and off the air!), even his reprobate status at Fox News.

A moist evening with Juan and Joyce 

The sounds were a little delayed Wednesday evening. Informed that there had been road closures in Beirut – related to the city’s Ayyam al-Zabayleh (Garbage Days), as one onsite vendor termed it – Beiteddine Art Festival organizers waited a bit beyond the opening show’s 8:30 p.m. start time to give ticket-holders a chance to arrive.

Actor Depardieu banned from Ukraine for stance on Russia

Ukraine has banned French actor Gerard Depardieu from entering the country for five years, its state security service says, apparently for making comments that suggested he supported Russia's annexation of Crimea last year