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Miss Venezuela Wins Miss World Crown

Miss Venezuela, Ivian Sarcos, was crowned the 2011 winner of the Miss World beauty pageant on Sunday at a glittering final ceremony in London.

Wearing a pink dress with diamante studs that had giant frills slashed below the waist, the 22-year-old threw her hands to her face as she was announced the winner.

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Sneak Peak at Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Trailer

The fourth trailer of Mission Impossible- Ghost Protocol will give movie lovers some action during the holiday season. With Tom Cruise as main star, the movie will take viewers into a new dimension.

Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions, along with Director Brad Bird have poured around a $140,000,000 budget for the movie, which was filmed in the United Arab Emirates, India, Czech Republic, and Canada.

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Hizbullah Slams U.S. ‘Racism’ in Vote against Palestinian UNESCO Seat

Hizbullah has congratulated the Palestinians on winning UNESCO membership, slamming the United States as "racist" over its decision to vote against the move.

"Hizbullah congratulates the Palestinian people on gaining full UNESCO membership, which is their natural right," the Shiite group said.

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Erdogan: Syrian People Will Succeed in Their Glorious Resistance

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he believes the Syrian opposition will be successful in their “glorious resistance” to the ongoing government crackdown, Turkey’s English-language daily Today’s Zaman reported Tuesday.

Speaking during his Justice and Development Party's parliamentary bloc meeting on Tuesday, Erdogan warned that Turkey cannot remain silent in the face of the events in Syria.

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New Truce Reached after Israeli Strike Kills One in Gaza

A new Egyptian-brokered truce between Israel and the armed Palestinian groups in Gaza has been reached, a Palestinian source announced, after an Israeli air strike killed a Gaza militant on Sunday just hours after Islamic Jihad vowed to observe an earlier ceasefire.

“The Palestinian factions have been informed that the truce with Israel will be maintained though a new ceasefire effective 10:00 pm,” the source said, requesting anonymity.

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Aoun Slams Centrists, Vows to Confront 'Corrupts'

Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun slammed Thursday the so-called “neutral” and “independent” politicians in the country, in an indirect attack against the ministers named by President Michel Suleiman, Premier Najib Miqati and Druze leader MP Walid Jumblat.

“Nowadays, nearly everyone is confronting us because we are changing the bad pattern into a good pattern. We are confronting the corrupts and we’re not afraid of them, as we’re ethically immunized and no one can accuse us of anything,” Aoun added at a student ceremony organized by the FPM in Dbaye.

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AFED Report: Green Change to Lift Arab Economy

Under the auspices of President Michel Suleiman, the Arab Forum for Environment and Development held its annual conference Thursday at the Habtoor Grand Hotel where it stressed how green energy can lift the economy in the Arab world.

Environment Minister Nazem al-Khoury represented Suleiman at the conference which was attended by more than 20 parliament members, as well as around 500 delegates from Arab and international countries.

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Mass Pro-Assad Demo in Damascus as 19 More Killed

At least 19 people were killed in violence-hit Syria on Wednesday, activists said, as tens of thousands of supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad rallied in Damascus, in a show of support for the embattled leader.

The demonstrators, waving Syrian flags and brandishing pictures of Assad, swarmed to Omayyad Square, chanting, "The people want Bashar al-Assad."

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Authentic Lebanese Cookbook Goes Mobile knows about authentic Lebanese food.

It was “shahiya”- meaning appetite in Arabic- that fueled its creation and so appetite became its name.

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Islamic Delegation Heads to Vatican to Attend Interreligious Prayer

Grand Shiite Jaafarite Mufti Sheikh Ahmed Qabalan left for the Vatican at the head of an Islamic delegation on Tuesday to attend an interreligious prayer for peace.

The visit comes in response to an invitation by Pope Benedict XVI to take part in the 25th anniversary of the first such prayer.

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