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Itani calls on Chebib to investigate floods 

Beirut’s mayor vowed Friday to uncover and publicly reveal who is responsible for a sewer blockage that earlier in the day had led to extreme flooding on the main coastal road in Ramlet al-Baida.

Itani calls on Chebib to investigate floods 

Beirut’s mayor vowed Friday to uncover and publicly reveal who is responsible for a sewer blockage that earlier in the day had led to extreme flooding on the main coastal road in Ramlet al-Baida.

Death toll rises to 76 in California fire

Northern California crews battling the country's deadliest wildfire in a century were bracing for strong winds, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour, creating the potential to erode gains they have made in containing a disaster that has killed at least 76 and leveled a town.

Report on Khashoggi death expected in a few days: Trump

President Donald Trump said his administration will get a full report in the next two days about the death of a Saudi journalist, which has created a diplomatic conundrum for the president: How to admonish Riyadh for the killing yet maintain strong ties with a close ally in the Middle East.

Deposits up by 4 pct this year: Salameh 

Central Bank Gov. Riad Salameh said Thursday that Lebanese commercial banks have succeeded in maintaining the inflow of foreign currency deposits with the support of BDL, which helped preserve an acceptable level of economic activity in the country.

Deposits up by 4 pct this year: Salameh 

Central Bank Gov. Riad Salameh said Thursday that Lebanese commercial banks have succeeded in maintaining the inflow of foreign currency deposits with the support of BDL, which helped preserve an acceptable level of economic activity in the country.

Iraq strikes deal to export Kirkuk oil again

Iraq’s central government has agreed with Kurdish authorities to resume oil exports from Kirkuk, the Oil Ministry said Friday, a year after federal forces seized the lucrative fields.

Rockets thrash ‘banged up’ Warriors

The Houston Rockets humbled the two-time defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors 107-86 Thursday in a rematch of last season’s Western Conference finals.

Promoter: Mayweather will compete at MMA event

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather’s proposed fight against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa will definitely go ahead on New Year’s Eve, according to the CEO of the promotional company organizing the mixed martial arts prime event. After announcing he would take on Nasukawa at the next Rizin Fighting Federation event in Saitama at a news conference in Tokyo this month, the American reneged on his commitment to the contest upon his return to the United States.

Hamilton: Team energy will power Mercedes on

Lewis Hamilton has told his Mercedes Formula One teammates they are all “legends” after completing a fifth successive constructor and driver title double in Brazil Sunday and pledged to help make them the sport’s most successful team ever.

A new arts center opens in Dubai 

It’s a restive time in the MENA region. In the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings, and the ongoing socio-economic strains that provoked them, the region is experiencing an age of unique anxiety. As ever, there are state actors that see the theater of cultural production and exhibition as instruments of soft power. It’s at this time of ferment that the Jameel Arts Centre opened its doors to the public on Nov. 11.

A new arts center opens in Dubai 

It’s a restive time in the MENA region. In the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings, and the ongoing socio-economic strains that provoked them, the region is experiencing an age of unique anxiety. As ever, there are state actors that see the theater of cultural production and exhibition as instruments of soft power. It’s at this time of ferment that the Jameel Arts Centre opened its doors to the public on Nov. 11.

Marvel’s Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, dies

Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday.

Fashion giant Kenzo lifts veil on colorful legacy

Kenzo Takada, the Japanese designer who retired at the height of his career nearly 20 years ago, wants to show the world how he came up with the pathbreaking designs that helped catapult a wave of Japanese creators onto the Paris stage. After years of taking time for himself, “I again needed to do something, to work,” he told AFP. “I am very happy, but at times I feel nostalgic.”

Fashion giant Kenzo lifts veil on colorful legacy

Kenzo Takada, the Japanese designer who retired at the height of his career nearly 20 years ago, wants to show the world how he came up with the pathbreaking designs that helped catapult a wave of Japanese creators onto the Paris stage. After years of taking time for himself, “I again needed to do something, to work,” he told AFP. “I am very happy, but at times I feel nostalgic.”

Edgley becomes first man to swim around Britain

Adventurer Ross Edgley became the first man to swim around the coast of mainland Britain as he completed a 2,865 kilometer-trip to make a triumphant return to dry land in Margate Sunday. The 33-year-old, from Grantham, Lincolnshire, had left the Kent town on June 1, swimming in a clockwise direction. He had not set foot on land once and slept in a support boat.

S. Africans make bricks from human urine

South African researchers say they have made bricks using human urine in a natural process involving colonies of bacteria, which could one day help reduce global warming emissions by finding a productive use for the ultimate waste product.