• Over 2 million Muslims begin annual haj pilgrimage
Over 2 million Muslims begin annual haj pilgrimage

One app will also translate hajj sermons into five languages. But he was able to join about 2 million Muslims, including 1.68 million from overseas, flooding Mecca's narrow streets for the annual rite which starts on Sunday. No matter their race or nationality, for every pilgrim hajj begins with "ihram", the donning of an all-white outfit. ...

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  • Trump military parade plans unravel over costs
Trump military parade plans unravel over costs

The federal government typically reimburses the District for a large share of the security and logistical costs for such events. As for those "local politicians", D.C.'s mayor, Muriel Bowser , responded to Trump's attacks. Mattis himself said late Thursday that he had seen no such estimate and questioned the media reports. Estimates earlier ...

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  • James Comey Contradicts Giuliani: ‘Truth Exists and Truth Matters’
James Comey Contradicts Giuliani: ‘Truth Exists and Truth Matters’

GIULIANI: No, it isn't truth. "Look, I am not going to be rushed into having him testify so that he gets trapped into perjury", Giuliani said. "When you tell me that [Trump] should testify because he's going to tell the truth and he shouldn't worry, that's so silly - because it's somebody's version of the truth".

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  • Qatar extends Rs 34.89 cr aid for flood-hit Kerala
Qatar extends Rs 34.89 cr aid for flood-hit Kerala

She lives in the town of Chengannur in Alappuzha district. Fingers crossed, Kerala has taken the first tentative steps towards a long march to normality and what is beginning to look like an arduous rehabilitation challenge thrown by floods that have claimed 370 lives since May-end.

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  • Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser
Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser

Mueller did "not take a position with respect to a particular sentence" for Papadopoulos but recommended incarceration within the zero-to-six-month guidelines, according to a sentencing memo filed Friday. Mr Papadopoulos has admitted lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his contacts with Professor Joseph Mifsud. "The defendant's c...

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

But President Donald Trump has expressed a keen interest in Manafort's fate as he seeks to publicly undermine Mueller's probe. The jury concluded deliberations around 5:30 p.m. At the same time , though, the length of deliberations could simply mean that the jury is carefully going through each count, reviewing the evidence, and reaching a d...

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  • United States of America imposed new sanctions: Russian Federation was under attack
United States of America imposed new sanctions: Russian Federation was under attack

North Korea seems to be demand the USA agree to declare a formal end to the Korean War in exchange for surrendering a list of its nuclear stockpile and related facilities as a way of guaranteeing its regime security. The remittances contained alcohol, tobacco and related products with cigarettes, said the source and added that the trade of those go...

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  • White House counsel has spent 30 hours with Mueller probers
White House counsel has spent 30 hours with Mueller probers

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters upon his departure from the White House in Washington, U.S., August 17, 2018. As well as collusion, the special counsel is scrutinising whether there were any attempts by the president to obstruct justice.

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  • United States ends Syria stabilization funding, cites more allied cash
United States ends Syria stabilization funding, cites more allied cash

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that the United States has ended the development fund for Syria, urging "rich countries" to pay instead. The funds will be redirected "to support other key foreign policy priorities", said Nauert, who along with other officials rejected suggestions that the elimination of the funds showed diminishing U...

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  • Trump Organization accuses Omarosa's book publisher of tortious interference with hush agreement
Trump Organization accuses Omarosa's book publisher of tortious interference with hush agreement

When Noah suggested fallout from a recording of Trump using the N-word "would be catastrophic", Wood played his own "tapes of Trump saying racist things", not secretly. "There's two people that have never called me a liar about the n-word tape". Painted as the "villain" character for her dog-eat-dog tactics and "not here to make friends" at...

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  • Rain abates in flood-hit Kerala, fears of disease in camps
Rain abates in flood-hit Kerala, fears of disease in camps

At least 324 people have been killed in rain and flood-related incidents, while 223,139 sheltered in 1,500 relief camps. Roads and over 134 bridges have suffered damage, isolating remote areas in the hilly districts of the state which are worst affected.

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  • No tsunami threat to Hawaii following major Fiji quake
No tsunami threat to Hawaii following major Fiji quake

The PTWC says that based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi. Sign-up now and enjoy one (1) week free access! "We are monitoring the situation and some places felt it, but it was a very deep quake", director Apete Soro said by telephone.

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  • Former UN chief and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan passes away
Former UN chief and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan passes away

UN Secretary-General of the UN Antonio Guterres also voiced deep sorrow at the news, calling Annan "a guiding force for good". He noted that Annan was the second person from Africa and the first black African to become United Nations chief, but said he also stood out in other ways as leader of the world body.

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  • Merkel, Putin tackle tough topics in meeting outside Berlin
Merkel, Putin tackle tough topics in meeting outside Berlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl on Saturday, in a visit that the opposition says has damaged Austria's reputation for political neutrality. " Russia has huge influence on all these issues, and if we want peaceful solutions, we have to try to achieve them through discussions over an...

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  • Kids found in Colorado oil well may have been strangled, filings suggest
Kids found in Colorado oil well may have been strangled, filings suggest

In an interview with KMGH before his arrest , Chris Watts said his wife got home from a business trip about 2 a.m. Monday. Prosecutors are expected to charge Chris Watts on Monday. Police arrested Christopher Watts on Wednesday night after he allegedly confessed to killing his wife and two daughters. The couple had previously experienced f...

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  • Toll rises to 42 in Italy bridge collapse ahead of funerals
Toll rises to 42 in Italy bridge collapse ahead of funerals

Ansa said three bodies were found in a auto smashed under a huge block of concrete from the collapse on Tuesday. The 33-year-old said: "I heard a noise, a tiresome noise". Sampdoria were due to host Fiorentina on Sunday evening while Genoa were scheduled to travel to AC Milan, but both games will now be played at a later date, the league announ...

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  • John Brennan: Trump Is 'Drunk On Power' - And Dangerous
John Brennan: Trump Is 'Drunk On Power' - And Dangerous

Plus, Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort's fate lies in the hands of a deliberating jury. All of them have either sharply criticized Trump or are in the crosshairs of the president's congressional allies as they seek to cast doubt on the special counsel probe led by Robert Mueller III.

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  • Provincial state of emergency declared over B.C. wildfires
Provincial state of emergency declared over B.C. wildfires

The move ensures that the whole province will be able to access coordinated federal, provincial and local resources to fight against the 566 wildfires that are burning in the heavily-forested and mountainous Pacific province. Three new evacuation orders were signed yesterday by the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako, located west of Prince George...

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  • Pompeo forms Iran Action Group to run policy after nuke deal withdrawal
Pompeo forms Iran Action Group to run policy after nuke deal withdrawal

The move by Pompeo also comes as America reimposed sanctions on August 6 after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal in May. "The Islamic Republic can negotiate with America whenever it achieves the power to resist America's pressure and blackmail", the Ayatollah said. Hook said the timing was " pure coincidence " and ...

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  • Barrister Ali Zafar to represent Pakistan at Vajpayee's funeral
Barrister Ali Zafar to represent Pakistan at Vajpayee's funeral

The tricolour that was wrapped around Vajpayee's body was removed and given to his foster granddaughter Niharika after which the body was handed over to the family for last rites. Several foreign dignitaries, including the king of Bhutan and the Bangladesh's foreign minister, were also present. He further said that by creating peace between the t...

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