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Eid al-Adha 2018: When is Bakra Eid? Importance and its significance

Eid al-Adha 2018: When is Bakra Eid? Importance and its significance The ritual coincides with Eid al-Adha, which is one of the most significant festivals on the Muslim calendar. The footage of the overcrowded Dhaka station shows the true extent to which the event is popular among the Bangladeshi community, 86 percent of whom are Muslim. [Full Article...]

Flood rescuers shift to aid work in India

Flood rescuers shift to aid work in India Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan informed the media about this in a press meet, adding that he was grateful to the UAE. Director-General of the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Humanitarian Foundation, Mohammed Haji Al Khouri, commended the generous support , provided by the UAE-based Indian businessmen in the country and their rapid response to the UAE leadership's directives. [Full Article...]

Women accused of killing Kim Jong Nam could be freed

Women accused of killing Kim Jong Nam could be freed Meanwhile, Siti Aisyah's lawyer, Gooi Soon Seng, said he will be calling 10 witnesses, including experts, when Siti's trial resumes on Nov 1. Doan's other lawyer, Hisyam Teh, said he will be calling eight to 10 witnesses for the defence from Jan 7. [Full Article...]

Vladimir Putin attends Austrian Foreign Minister's wedding before talks with Merkel

Vladimir Putin attends Austrian Foreign Minister's wedding before talks with Merkel Maas said he had spoken with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin this week, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was due to visit Berlin again on September 14 after a meeting with Merkel in the German capital last month. " Nord Stream 2 is exclusively an economic project". The global coverage of Putin's visit would bring priceless publicity, he added. Before holding talks at the Sc... [Full Article...]

Omarosa may have as many as 200 White House recordings

Omarosa may have as many as 200 White House recordings 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. Trump Organization accuses Omarosa's book... As Emily Stewart wrote for Vox , "The portrait Manigault-Newman paints of the Trumps' marriage is full of petty insults and one-upmanship". [Full Article...]

Gunmen besiege Afghan intel compound in Kabul

Gunmen besiege Afghan intel compound in Kabul At least 100 security forces were killed in the fight for Ghazni, officials have said, with unconfirmed fears that at least as many civilians died. Police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai said the attack unfolded shortly after 4pm in the limits of 18th police district. [Full Article...]

Death toll following deadly India floods rises to 357

Death toll following deadly India floods rises to 357 Modi, who arrived in the state capital on Friday night, reached Kochi accompanied by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan , Revenue Minister E Chandrasekheran and other top state officials. "It's time the PM rises above political partisan game and comes forward as a nation to help the people of Kerala and Karnataka and declare Kerala floods as a national calamity", he said. [Full Article...]

Imran Khan elected new Prime Minister by Pakistan's National Assembly

Imran Khan elected new Prime Minister by Pakistan's National Assembly Pakistani lawmakers elected former cricket legend Imran Khan prime minister on Friday and he pledged to bring to justice "all those who have robbed this country" through corruption. His mandate as leader will last five years. Rival parties have alleged "blatant" vote-rigging. But Khan will face a battle to push through his ambitious reforms and legislative agenda due to the thin majority in ... [Full Article...]

Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Former Indian prime minister dies after illness aged 93

Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Former Indian prime minister dies after illness aged 93 He was taken to the hospital with chest congestion, kidney infection, urinary tract infection and other associated conditions. In 2009, he had suffered a stroke, which weakened his cognitive abilities. Tributes continued to pour in for the leader widely credited with charting a new path in foreign policy for India in many areas, including a complete revamp of ties with the USA and bringing India... [Full Article...]

Escalating cost rains on Donald Trump's Washington military parade

Escalating cost rains on Donald Trump's Washington military parade The remainder would be absorbed by other agencies and involve security costs. It was meant to highlight the contributions veterans have made "throughout the history of the U.S. Air Force bombers in regional training missions is another drain on resources. A Pentagon memo in March said the parade would feature a "heavy air component" with vintage aircraft. [Full Article...]

Italy refuses safe harbour to charity ship carrying migrants

Italy refuses safe harbour to charity ship carrying migrants In addition, those rescued reported that five ships had come into their vicinity before the Aquarius and did not offer help. Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli, who oversees ports and the coast guard, said the ship's flag country, which is Gibraltar, should take responsibility. [Full Article...]

South Korea’s President Moon to meet Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang

South Korea’s President Moon to meet Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang In proposing the minister-level talks, the North made it clear that it wanted to discuss matters related to another meeting between the two leaders and follow-up measures to the Panmunjom Declaration they signed after their April 27 summit. [Full Article...]

Twitter suspends far-right conspiratorial commentator Alex Jones

Twitter suspends far-right conspiratorial commentator Alex Jones However, though Jones' account was suspended over the video, it was still viewable on Twitter-owned Periscope through InfoWars' account. Infowars and Jones, it's worth noting, have enjoyed immeasurable publicity in the last two weeks after getting booted by YouTube , Facebook, Apple, Spotify , Vimeo and others. [Full Article...]

Air quality statement issued by Environment Canada

Air quality statement issued by Environment Canada DEQ extended an existing advisory in Jackson and Josephine counties and portions of Klamath County where bad air quality is expected through the weekend. N95 or N100 rated masks can help protect some people from air pollution. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency advises residents throughout the Puget Sound region to stay indoors today. [Full Article...]

Indian Air Force airlifts people affected by Kerala floods

Indian Air Force airlifts people affected by Kerala floods This is the second time in a week that Kochi airport has had to suspend flights. The weather station near the Kochi airport, which is situated near the Periyar river bank, recorded 11mm of rainfall this morning. The state government said that Onam celebrations at the Kerala Raj Bhavan stand cancelled and the funds will instead for used for relief and rehabilitation of those affected by the flo... [Full Article...]

Christine Hallquist becomes first trans person to run for USA governor

Christine Hallquist becomes first trans person to run for USA governor The teenager is taking advantage of a quirk in the constitution of the bucolic northeastern state that imposes no age limit on running for governor. She defeated three other Democrats on Tuesday and will take on incumbent Governor Phil Scott, a Republican, in the November 6 general election, unofficial results showed. [Full Article...]

U.S. urges United Kingdom to end support for Iran nuclear deal

U.S. urges United Kingdom to end support for Iran nuclear deal Accusing Iran of "squandering its money on proxy wars and malign activities overseas", US Ambassador Woody Johnson's op-ed in the Sunday Telegraph asked the UK to " use its considerable diplomatic power and influence " to join the US " as a united front " in its effort to secure " a genuinely comprehensive agreement " on Iran ending its nuclear program. [Full Article...]

Grand jury accuses more than 300 Pennsylvania clergy of abuse

Grand jury accuses more than 300 Pennsylvania clergy of abuse Victims were often traumatized for life, driven to drugs, alcohol and suicide, the grand jury said . In June, the Roman Catholic Church of Rochester divulged that it had paid $1.6 million to at least 20 children who had been sexually abused by 24 priests since 1950. [Full Article...]

Paul Manafort's Defense Team Rests Without Calling Witnesses

Paul Manafort's Defense Team Rests Without Calling Witnesses The case is being prosecuted by the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election. Manafort himself chose not to testify . Kevin Downing, Manafort's lawyer, simply said that "the defense rests". The day after prosecutors concluded their case, having spent two weeks eliciting witness. [Full Article...]

Grieving Orca Whale Releases Dead Calf After More Than Two Weeks

Grieving Orca Whale Releases Dead Calf After More Than Two Weeks Images of its mother holding the infant on her forehead were shared by hundreds... Paul Cottrell with Fisheries and Oceans Canada was audibly relieved to see J35 release the calf and return to her regular activities such as hunting. Researchers with the Canadian and USA governments and other organisations tracked her all the while, the Seattle Times wrote. And still, Tahlequah carried her ch... [Full Article...]


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