‘Built out of spite’: The story of Lebanon’s thinnest building

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    IN THE PRESS – March 25, 2021: We start by looking at reactions in the German papers after Angela Merkel’s decision to reverse a planned Easter lockdown. We then turn to the UK, where an investigation has revealed the scope of discrimination faced by foreign, black and mixed-race students in British schools. We then head to Lebanon to look at the story of “The Grudge”, the country’s skinniest property, which was built for the sole purpose of revenge. Finally, we look at how a group of scientists threw an impromptu hot dog party atop an erupting volcano in Iceland.

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