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Qatar criticizes Saudi "political manipulation" of hajj

Qatar criticizes Saudi The ministry said the state of Qatar and Qatari pilgrims "don't need aid in terms of covering the cost of hajj and portraying it as a charity". Previously, and at the beginning of the arrival of pilgrims in Saudi Arabia, his eminence's office was only established in the holy city of Medina; however, as the Hajj season draws nearer, and more pilgrims are going to travel to the holy city of Medina... [Full Article...]

Angry Over $290 Million Aid Cut, Egypt Cancels Kushner Meeting

Angry Over $290 Million Aid Cut, Egypt Cancels Kushner Meeting Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is no longer meeting U.S. President Donald Trump's advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner on Wednesday, a copy of his schedule sent out to journalists showed. The law has triggered wide worldwide backlash and raised concerns over human rights conditions in Egypt. The decision to reduce "some components of the economic portion [of United States aid]" and to... [Full Article...]

After 9 years, Malegaon blast accused Purohit walks out of jail

After 9 years, Malegaon blast accused Purohit walks out of jail He will also have to report at the station every day and will be barred from attending any public event or gathering. Purohit said that the first thing he would do upon his return to his home in Pune was savour food cooked by his mother. [Full Article...]

Admiral 'facing the axe' after US Navy collisions

Admiral 'facing the axe' after US Navy collisions Recently, the USS John S. McCain struck a oil tanker near Singapore that left 10 sailors missing. Yesterday US military divers located the remains of some of the 10 sailors. Pacific Fleet, Adm. Scott Swift - doesn't represent a specific finding of fault against Vice Adm. Aucoin". The Navy said the warship suffered "significant damage" to its hull, flooding crew berths, machinery and comm... [Full Article...]

Iran's growing Syria role threatens Israel

Iran's growing Syria role threatens Israel Israel argued that, if Iran remained in Syria, it would become a base for missiles being launched into Israel and Jordan. Members of the delegation expressed great satisfaction that the USA fully understood Israel's positions on the Iranian activity in Syria and agreed that the parties would maintain continuous contact on the issue. [Full Article...]

Australia's Top Olympian, Qantas CEO Urge Support for Same-Sex Marriage

Australia's Top Olympian, Qantas CEO Urge Support for Same-Sex Marriage You can also authorise another person to vote for you if you cannot access your survey (if you are overseas for example). Forms will be sent out on September 12. About 100,000 Australians live in Hong Kong, so Planet Ally - a Hong Kong-based multimedia platform empowering advocacy online - made a decision to rally the community for change. [Full Article...]

You'll soon be able to buy Walmart products on your Google Home

You'll soon be able to buy Walmart products on your Google Home The US firm said it would be offering hundreds of thousands of items through the Google Assistant platform, from September. Walmart Stores is teaming up with Google to enter the nascent voice-shopping market, now dominated by Amazon.com, adding another front to Wal-Mart's battle with the online megastore. [Full Article...]

Miraculous natural disaster survival for three brothers

Miraculous natural disaster survival for three brothers Firefighter spokesman Luca Cari said they maintained voice with the two boys during the complex rescue operation to create an opening through the collapsed ceiling. The quake struck just days ahead of the first anniversary of the 6.0 magnitude quake that killed almost 300 people in and around Amatrice in central Italy. [Full Article...]

ESPN controversially pulled play-by-play announcer Robert Lee from announcing at UVA

ESPN controversially pulled play-by-play announcer Robert Lee from announcing at UVA Tuesday, ESPN yanked Asian-American announcer Robert Lee from his previously scheduled announcing gig at the UVa opener. According to Outkick the Coverage , which originally reported the story, fellow announcer Dave Weekley will take over the Virginia-W&M game, and Lee will now call a game at Youngstown State. [Full Article...]

Cambridge University Press Bows to Chinese Censorship Pressure, Then Pivots

Cambridge University Press Bows to Chinese Censorship Pressure, Then Pivots Cambridge University Press, which is part of the famed British university, said in its Friday statement that it had complied with a request from a Chinese import agency to block individual articles within China to ensure that other materials it publishes would remain available in China. [Full Article...]

Nepal PM Deuba to visit India on Wednesday

Nepal PM Deuba to visit India on Wednesday Sher Bahadur Deuba , the Prime Minister of Nepal , accompanied by his spouse Arzu Deuba, will be on a state visit to India at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi , beginning Wednesday.This is his first visit overseas after assuming the office of Prime Minister of Nepal in June 2017. [Full Article...]

UNC Planning for Possible Rally Against Silent Sam

UNC Planning for Possible Rally Against Silent Sam A crowd gathered Tuesday evening at the site of the Silent Sam statue at UNC-Chapel Hill began chanting "tear it down" and "no Trump, no KKK, no racist United States of America". Chancellor Carol Folt issued a message urging students not to attend the rally and saying it's being organized by groups not associated with the university. [Full Article...]

Teenager arrested in Saudi Arabia for dancing

Teenager arrested in Saudi Arabia for dancing In a 45-minute video clip, the boy has stopped the halfway of the road and started performing in the middle of the crossing. Mecca officers said the teenager, who was not named, was being questioned because he had shown "improper public behaviour" and disrupted traffic. [Full Article...]

Did You Damage Your Vision During The Eclipse?

Did You Damage Your Vision During The Eclipse? Optometrists have reported seeing the impact on older generations that did not have protective eyewear for the solar eclipse in the past. " Solar retinopathy is not very common", said Dr. Many people like Nelson wore the correct viewing glasses. If you looked at the sun without appropriate protection, Ameri recommends seeing an ophthalmologist, who can run a number of tests. [Full Article...]

When is next solar eclipse? (see photos of 2017 eclipse across US)

When is next solar eclipse? (see photos of 2017 eclipse across US) The next total solar eclipse visible in the continental US will take place on April 8, 2024. That was the country's last coast-to-coast total eclipse. ABC News' Frank Reynolds anchored a special report on the celestial phenomenon at the time and pledged that the network would cover the next total solar eclipse in 2017. [Full Article...]

A custom Nokia 8 variant could be coming to the US

A custom Nokia 8 variant could be coming to the US Registrations for the first sale on Wednesday closed on Monday, and those who register now can participate in the August 30 sale next week. The pre-booking of Nokia 6 debuted on July 14 and was open until August 21. For selfies, there is a 13MP front facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and 78.4-degree wide-angle lens. It comes with 32GB on-board storage which can be further expanded up to 128G... [Full Article...]

Trump Open To Government Shutdown If Border Wall Isn't Funded

Trump Open To Government Shutdown If Border Wall Isn't Funded I'd like to give the DNC the benefit of the doubt and say this is just a poor attempt to dunk on Trump's inability to score a single political victory, but unforced error after unforced error has resulted in me really not feeling like they deserve it any more. [Full Article...]

North Korea's Kim orders production of more rocket engines, warhead tips: KCNA

North Korea's Kim orders production of more rocket engines, warhead tips: KCNA The annual drills are mainly computer-based, but they nevertheless annoy North Korea and come at a particularly sensitive time. A series of threats followed from both sides, and while the rhetoric has since eased, the US and South Korea this week kicked off their annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian military drills, which the North always condemns as dress rehearsals for invasion. [Full Article...]

Death toll in Bihar floods reaches 341, situation still grim

Death toll in Bihar floods reaches 341, situation still grim Continuous rainfall, however, has impeded the rescue operations, officials said. Notably, Army choppers, NDRF and PAC (flood) jawans continued relief and rescue operations in the severely hit areas of the flood-affected districts. Modi's scheduled visit comes shortly at the heels of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's request to provide central help to the state to combat flood. The floods have claimed ... [Full Article...]

Spain terror attacks - what we know

Spain terror attacks - what we know After the session, the judge ordered two of the surviving suspects to be held without bail, another detained for 72 more hours and one freed with restrictions. According to another person who attended Tuesday's interrogation, Oukabir told the prosecutor that his first version of events - telling police his documents were stolen by his brother - was something he had done out of fear. [Full Article...]


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