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Over 300 operas have a Shakespearean connection. How come the Bard has been such a huge hit with composers?

Over 300 operas have a Shakespearean connection. How come the Bard has been such a huge hit with composers?

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UN urges members to take 'all necessary measures' to defeat ISIL

The United Nations is calling on member states to take “all necessary measures” to defeat the self-proclaimed Islamic State. The Security Council

The United Nations is calling on member states to take “all necessary measures” to defeat the self-proclaimed Islamic State. The Security Council

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Hunger strikers dig in to protest over Beirut rubbish crisis

Hunger strikers in Lebanon are continuing their protest at the mounds of stinking rubbish that are piling up In Beirut. The protests began in August

Hunger strikers in Lebanon are continuing their protest at the mounds of stinking rubbish that are piling up In Beirut. The protests began in August

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Lebanon: clean-up underway after second night of unrest

Workers are clearing away debris and makeshift barricades after a second night of unrest in Beirut. Anger has come to a head over the Lebanese

Workers are clearing away debris and makeshift barricades after a second night of unrest in Beirut. Anger has come to a head over the Lebanese

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Artist Laudi Abilama immortalises Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew in print

Thousands of Singaporeans have been paying tribute to former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, the man credited with transforming the country into one of

Thousands of Singaporeans have been paying tribute to former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, the man credited with transforming the country into one of

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Suspected suicide car bomb explodes in Beirut

A suicide bomber has blown up his car near an army checkpoint in Beirut on Monday night. The bomber was killed in the attack and around 20 people

A suicide bomber has blown up his car near an army checkpoint in Beirut on Monday night. The bomber was killed in the attack and around 20 people

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Syrian artists in exile 'preserve the human spirit'

There are now an estimated 2.5 million Syrian refugees scattered across neighbouring countries, including many artists. Rabee Kiwan is one of

There are now an estimated 2.5 million Syrian refugees scattered across neighbouring countries, including many artists. Rabee Kiwan is one of

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Lebanon: Four die in double bomb blast in Beirut

An al Qaeda-linked group says it was behind deadly twin bomb blasts in the southern suburbs of Beirut this morning. Suicide bombers killed at least

An al Qaeda-linked group says it was behind deadly twin bomb blasts in the southern suburbs of Beirut this morning. Suicide bombers killed at least

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Lebanon: Suicide bombing in minibus

A suicide bomber has blown himself up in a minibus in southern Beirut, as Lebanon continues to struggle with the fallout from Syria’s civil war. At

A suicide bomber has blown himself up in a minibus in southern Beirut, as Lebanon continues to struggle with the fallout from Syria’s civil war. At

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Four people dead in Beirut bomb attack

Four people were killed in a bomb blast in Beirut on Tuesday. According to reports, a suicide bomber triggered the explosion. The area, in the

Four people were killed in a bomb blast in Beirut on Tuesday. According to reports, a suicide bomber triggered the explosion. The area, in the

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Lebanon explosion kills at least 5, injures 20 people

Lebanon’s Health Ministry said at least five people were killed and 20 wounded in Beirut on Thursday after a large explosion during rush hour rocked

Lebanon’s Health Ministry said at least five people were killed and 20 wounded in Beirut on Thursday after a large explosion during rush hour rocked

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Family of assassinated ex-Lebanese minister Chatah mourn

The family of assassinated former Lebanese minister Mohamad Chatah are mourning his death in a bombing on Friday. He was killed in his car while

The family of assassinated former Lebanese minister Mohamad Chatah are mourning his death in a bombing on Friday. He was killed in his car while

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Beirut rocked by a massive explosion

An explosion rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut on Friday causing an unknown number of casualties

An explosion rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut on Friday causing an unknown number of casualties

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Former Lebanese minister killed in Beirut explosion

Former Lebanese minister Mohammed Shattah was killed in an explosion that targeted his convoy in Beirut on Friday, three security sources told

Former Lebanese minister Mohammed Shattah was killed in an explosion that targeted his convoy in Beirut on Friday, three security sources told

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Lebanon sends its army in to keep the peace in Tripoli

Lebanon’s army is to take charge of security in the country’s second largest city of Tripoli. The mission is to last for six months following

Lebanon’s army is to take charge of security in the country’s second largest city of Tripoli. The mission is to last for six months following

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Beirut probes Iranian embassy bomb attack

Authorities in Beirut have launched an investigation into the double suicide bombing outside the Iranian embassy in the Lebanese capital. More than

Authorities in Beirut have launched an investigation into the double suicide bombing outside the Iranian embassy in the Lebanese capital. More than

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Al Qaeda-linked group says it bombed Iran embassy in Beirut

An al Qaeda linked group has said it was behind the deadly double suicide attack on the Iranian embassy in Beirut. The blast killed at least 23

An al Qaeda linked group has said it was behind the deadly double suicide attack on the Iranian embassy in Beirut. The blast killed at least 23

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Several killed as Iranian embassy in Beirut hit by suicide bombers

A Lebanon-based al Qaeda-linked group has said it was behind a double suicide blast on the Iranian embassy in Beirut that killed at least 23 people

A Lebanon-based al Qaeda-linked group has said it was behind a double suicide blast on the Iranian embassy in Beirut that killed at least 23 people

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Blasts target Iranian embassy in Beirut

wo explosions, at least one caused by a suicide bomber, rocked Iran’s embassy in Lebanon, killing at least 23 people, including an Iranian cultural

wo explosions, at least one caused by a suicide bomber, rocked Iran’s embassy in Lebanon, killing at least 23 people, including an Iranian cultural

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Double bomb blast shatters Iran's embassy in Lebanon

At least 32 people have been killed and nearly 150 injured in a double bomb attack on the Iranian embassy in southern Beirut. An al-Qaeda cell, the

At least 32 people have been killed and nearly 150 injured in a double bomb attack on the Iranian embassy in southern Beirut. An al-Qaeda cell, the

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Deadly explosions rock Iranian embassy in Beirut

At least 23 people have been killed, 146 wounded and six buildings damaged in the Iranian embassy compound in Beirut after twin explosions. One

At least 23 people have been killed, 146 wounded and six buildings damaged in the Iranian embassy compound in Beirut after twin explosions. One

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Huge deadly car bomb in Beirut, Lebanon

There has been a powerful and deadly explosion in southern Beirut. The blast was near a complex used by Lebanon’s militant group

There has been a powerful and deadly explosion in southern Beirut. The blast was near a complex used by Lebanon’s militant group