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Protests prompt government to reopen Lebanon landfill

Lebanon is to temporarily reopen a landfill site and set up two new sites in a bid to end an eight-month crisis over uncollected rubbish in Beirut.

The piles of rotting refuse in the city's streets have prompted a mass anti-government movement.

Officials say the new move will solve the problem for the next four years while a permanent solution is found.

Lina Sinjab reports.

  • 13 Mar 2016