• Hajj pilgrims climb Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat
Hajj pilgrims climb Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat

Over 2 million Muslims from around the world are beginning the five-day hajj pilgrimage on Sunday. It is here where Muhammad delivered his final sermon, calling for equality and for Muslim unity. Earlier in Makkah pilgrims performed a ritual walk seven times around the Kaaba , a black masonry cube wrapped in a silk cloth embroidered in gold with...

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  • Netanyahu and Bolton discussions focus on Iran nuclear programme
Netanyahu and Bolton discussions focus on Iran nuclear programme

President Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12 and the next day declared in a tweet , "There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea". Much of the awkwardness centres on the defining fact of the Korean Peninsula: For decades it has been divided between the authoritarian North, originally backed...

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  • ICE deports former Nazi guard living in Queens
ICE deports former Nazi guard living in Queens

Palij illegally concealed his Nazi past from US immigration agents when he moved to the United States in 1949, the US Justice Department said. They have staged frequent protests over the years - including chants such as "your neighbour is a Nazi!" Ultimately Germany broke the deadlock, with United States ambassador Richard Grenell saying Berl...

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  • Three Militants Killed In Dramatic Kabul Battle During President's Speech
Three Militants Killed In Dramatic Kabul Battle During President's Speech

Police initially blamed the Taliban , but an Islamic State affiliate later issued a brief statement saying it had fired mortar shells at the presidential palace. The Taliban say they met with a US diplomat in Qatar earlier this month for what the group described as "preliminary" talks, and said it expected further negotiations.

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  • What are the differences between Eid al Adha and Eid al Fitr?
What are the differences between Eid al Adha and Eid al Fitr?

According to him, the meat or blood of the sacrificed ram can not reach but Allah is only concern about the piety of a believer. The Prophet and his wife traveled to Mecca, where they planned to perform the deed. Eid al Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan/Ramzan is also known as "Bada Eid". The final days of Hajj coincide with the Eid al-Adha h...

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  • Elderly South Koreans to reunite with relatives in North
Elderly South Koreans to reunite with relatives in North

But Jang Hae-won, 89, who fled their hometown in Hwanghae province along with his older brother, said he would meet his nephew and niece to offer them a glimpse of their father's life. Most of the 89 participants chosen from the South are in their 70s or 80s, while the oldest is 101. "I tried so hard, too, searching for you for seven years", Ri t...

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  • Shots fired at gate of US Embassy in Turkey; no one hurt
Shots fired at gate of US Embassy in Turkey; no one hurt

There were no casualties and no claim of responsibility for the fleeting attack, in which three of the six bullets that were fired hit the embassy gate and a reinforced window. The incident comes as tension between Turkey and the United States continues to boil over Turkey's detention of a United States pastor accused of participating in a failed ...

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  • Afghan president announces second ceasefire with Taliban
Afghan president announces second ceasefire with Taliban

Mohammad Yusouf Ayubi, the head of the provincial council in Kunduz province , said the insurgents stopped the buses near Khan Abad district . The Taliban's resurgence in recent years has seen entire districts of Afghanistan fall under its control.

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  • Woman Rescued Ten Hours After Falling From Cruise Ship
Woman Rescued Ten Hours After Falling From Cruise Ship

Her disappearance sparked a panicked search and the ship returned to the spot where they believed she had fallen and carried out at least four passes before abandoning the search. She fell from the Norwegian Star cruise ship about 100km off Croatia's coast shortly before midnight on Saturday as the vessel was making its way to Venice in Italy.

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  • New Zealand's minister for women cycles to hospital to give birth
New Zealand's minister for women cycles to hospital to give birth

Auckland City Hospital, where Genter is to give birth, is also where Ardern delivered her first child, Neve Gayford, in June. Genter, who was 42-weeks pregnant, said Sunday's ride was mostly downhill, the Australian Associated Press reported.

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  • U.S. Terminates Funding for Stabilization Efforts in Syria
U.S. Terminates Funding for Stabilization Efforts in Syria

Countering the view of critics that ending US stabilization funding will decrease leverage, officials said the United States would remain in control of most of the funding stream from other countries, and work would be done according to a USA plan already in place for Raqqa and other areas.

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  • Costs rain on Trump’s Veterans Day parade
Costs rain on Trump’s Veterans Day parade

Earlier this year, the White House budget chief said the parade would cost US taxpayers between $10 and $30 million. Trump had said back in February that a military parade in Washington would be "great for the spirit of the country", but would need to come at a "reasonable cost".

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  • Prosecutors recommend short prison stay for Papadopoulos
Prosecutors recommend short prison stay for Papadopoulos

In fact, the lies told by Papadopoulos, "undermined investigators' ability to challenge the Professor or potentially detain or arrest him while he was still in the United States". "He lied repeatedly over the course of more than two hours, and his lies were created to hide facts he knew were critical". The Mueller team set the record straight o...

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  • Lana Del Rey Criticizes Giuliani's
Lana Del Rey Criticizes Giuliani's "Truth Isn't Truth" Statement

Giuliani told NBC's Meet the Press that he was not going to let Trump be rushed into giving evidence before the inquiry because he might be "trapped into perjury". " Donald Trump says I didn't talk about [former national security adviser Michael] Flynn with [then-FBI Director James] Comey". The Times published the story Saturday, drawing an an...

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  • Saudi blocking hajj access to Qatar citizens
Saudi blocking hajj access to Qatar citizens

More than two million Muslims are in Mecca for the six-day ritual starting on Sunday. Thousands could be seen arriving in Mecca , with groups from different countries wearing distinct colours to set them apart. Saudi Arabia says the Qatari government is using the issue for political ends and it "rejects any effort to politicise the Hajj or d...

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  • Thousands stranded in India as deadly monsoon floods continue
Thousands stranded in India as deadly monsoon floods continue

Officials have called it the worst flooding in Kerala in a century, with rainfall in some areas well over double that of a typical monsoon season. The army said Sunday that 250 people were evacuated from Pathanamthitta district, many of them sick after days in the pounding monsoon rain.

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  • Judge Ellis Receives DEATH THREATS, Now Traveling with US MARSHALS — MANAFORT MAYHEM
Judge Ellis Receives DEATH THREATS, Now Traveling with US MARSHALS — MANAFORT MAYHEM

There have been specific threats, Ellis said , although he declined to provide details. Ellis said that if jurors knew at the start of the process that their names would be disclosed "a number of people would be scared". "I think it's a very sad day for our country", the President said at the White House. As jurors weigh Manafort's fate in a spr...

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  • Trump insists he has
Trump insists he has "nothing to hide" in Russian Federation probe

On Saturday evening, Mr. McGahn's lawyer confirmed that the White House counsel had cooperated with Robert Mueller's team. He provided "detailed accounts about the episodes at the heart of the inquiry into whether President Trump obstructed justice", including providing information that the Mueller team otherwise would not have learned about, ...

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  • Fiji Rocked By Massive 8.2 Magnitude Earthquake
Fiji Rocked By Massive 8.2 Magnitude Earthquake

The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was "no tsunami threat because the natural disaster is located too deep inside the Earth". The quake occurred in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, a region of frequent seismic activity due to collisions between continental plates.

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  • Thousands stranded after Kerala floods kill 324
Thousands stranded after Kerala floods kill 324

More heavy rains are expected in isolated areas on Saturday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Currently, 6,61,887 people are lodged in 3,466 relief camps. Four bodies were found in Pandanadu. Rescuers are battling torrential rains to save residents, with more than 200,000 people left homeless in camps.

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