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Breaking News Headlines: Fearful Lebanese Sunnis Drawn to Hard-line Leaders

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Lebanese pop idol Fadel Shaker shot to stardom crooning ballads that earned him the nickname "The King of Romance." He disappeared as a bearded, gun-toting Sunni hard-liner in a shootout with the army in the coastal city of Sidon. Shaker's transformation from entertainer to militant extremist spotlights a broader phenomenon in Lebanon: the drift of its Sunni Muslim community away from its traditional moderate leadership to ? in some cases ? hard-line, sectarian preachers. World number one Novak Djokovic has slipped up with his footwear at Wimbledon, being told to get rid of the pimples on the side of his shoes days before he faces Briton Andy Murray in the final on Sunday. Djokovic was the second of the top four male players to fall foul of footwear rules at Wimbledon after seven-times champion Roger Federer was told to change his orange-soled shoes. One of the strangest Wimbledons produced one of its quirkiest champions in Marion Bartoli, the winner of a final that had the overwhelmed runner-up, Sabine Lisicki, in near tears during the match.

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