Over 2 million Muslims kick off annual hajj pilgrimage

After sunset, they moved on foot, by bus and in trains to the rocky plain of Muzdalifa to gather pebbles to throw at stone columns symbolising the devil at another location called Jamarat on Tuesday, which marks the first day of Eid al-Adha, or the... More..

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White House Counsel Has Spoken to Mueller for 30 Hours
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

White House Counsel Has Spoken to Mueller for 30 Hours

John Dean also took to Donald Trump's favorite medium, responding to the president's comments. Apparently Trump's attorneys did not realize until a Saturday Times story the duration of McGahn's full coo...More..

Smog, smoke prompt Spare the Air alert for Sunday
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Smog, smoke prompt Spare the Air alert for Sunday

The alert is the result of smoke from Canadian wildfires drifting across the region. Puget Sound-area residents should avoid vacuuming for up to a week as they wait for the wildfire smoke that has again d...More..

Taliban take at least 100 hostages despite ceasefire with Afghanistan president
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

Taliban take at least 100 hostages despite ceasefire with Afghanistan president

The Taliban have been at war with the US -backed Afghan government for nearly 17 years, and have stepped up attacks in recent years, seizing rural districts and carrying out major assaults against security forc...More..

More bodies found as water recedes in Kerala, outbreak of diseases feared
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

More bodies found as water recedes in Kerala, outbreak of diseases feared

On Saturday, fisherman Jaisal KP, a 32-year-old resident of Tanur, rescued three stranded women - one with an infant - in the Malappuram area. Rescue teams, including military personnel, have stepped up effor...More..

'Truth isn't truth' Giuliani philosophizes, defending Trump
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

'Truth isn't truth' Giuliani philosophizes, defending Trump

On Monday, he tried to clean it up. Former FBI Director James Comey sent out a tweet Sunday that "Truth exists and truth matters", apparently in response to a statement by President Donald Trump's lawyer ...More..

Bill Maher Taunts Trump Over Omarosa: 'He Lost His One Black Friend'
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

Bill Maher Taunts Trump Over Omarosa: 'He Lost His One Black Friend'

Last December, she was let go from the role by Chief of Staff John Kelly . There's thirty assistants to the president right now. Manigault Newman has had an intractable relationship with the Black community,...More..

India flood death toll jumps to 357
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

India flood death toll jumps to 357

Heavy rains over the past eight days triggered flooding, landslides and home and bridge collapses, severely disrupting air and train services in Kerala state, a popular tourist destination with scenic landscape...More..

Iran Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attack in Kabul
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Iran Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attack in Kabul

The Afghan Army prioritized transporting captured ISIS fighters to Kabul over re-supplying one of its bases in the northern Faryab province that the Taliban had been besieging for weeks. Amaq said the attacke...More..

Turkey, Russia come closer amid common tension with US
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Turkey, Russia come closer amid common tension with US

As China.org writes in an article " Turkey, Russia come closer amid common tension with US ", Russia hopes that a reasonable approach will prevail in worldwide relations and countries will return to a depolitic...More..

Former National Security Officials Blast Trump over Security Clearance Revocations
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Former National Security Officials Blast Trump over Security Clearance Revocations

Meanwhile, the statement by former Central Intelligence Agency directors and deputies was quickly pulled together Thursday by George Tenet, who served as Central Intelligence Agency director in the Bill Cli...More..

Recording: Omarosa offered $15000 a month to be 'positive'
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Recording: Omarosa offered $15000 a month to be 'positive'

This recording was of Lara Trump , Eric Trump's wife, talking with Omarosa about the possibility of joining the Trump re-election campaign with a salary of $15,000 per month. This past Sunday, Manigaul...More..

Indians gather as former premier Vajpayee is cremated
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Indians gather as former premier Vajpayee is cremated

Caretaker law and information minister Ali Zafar represented Pakistan at the former Indian PM's funeral. It was during Vajpayee's prime ministership in 2000 that India and Russian Federation institutionalised t...More..

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister, passes away
by | Friday, August 17, 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister, passes away

It was in India's relations with Pakistan where Vajpayee's influence may last the longest. In the days after the pogrom, Vajpayee said he could not understand how Hindus could burn women and children alive, s...More..

Bin Laden Raid Commander Challenges Trump to Revoke Security Clearance
by | Friday, August 17, 2018

Bin Laden Raid Commander Challenges Trump to Revoke Security Clearance

Two of the signees - Clapper and former CIA Director Michael Hayden - have appeared on a White House list of people who may also have their security clearances revoked . Sanders, however, denied during the...More..

Vienna named as best city in the world
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Vienna named as best city in the world

Lagos ranked 138 out of the 140 cities considered for the ranking. The provincial capital of Sindh and Pakistan's commercial hub, Karachi has been ranked among the world's least liveable cities by the Econo...More..

Peter Strzok firing reaction from praise to ire
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Peter Strzok firing reaction from praise to ire

Texts between the two included their observations of the 2016 election and criticism of Trump. He said that Comey "ultimately...made the decision to change that wording" after a "legal discussion of the use of ...More..

Manafort won't testify in fraud trial
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Manafort won't testify in fraud trial

Mueller has been tasked with investigating those allegations, as well as possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Those witnesses included Manafort's former deputy, Rick Gates , who testified for two an...More..

Khamenei Rejects Trump Talks Offer, Chides Govt Over Economy
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Khamenei Rejects Trump Talks Offer, Chides Govt Over Economy

Khamenei, who has the final say in Iran's most important political decisions, said that as demonstrated in the 2015 nuclear deal, his country will only enter into negotiations in the position of strength "so th...More..

Donald Trump's show of military strength Photogallery
by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Donald Trump's show of military strength Photogallery

The White House has officially banned the government use of hardware made by Chinese companies ZTE and Huawei , including smartphones, routers, and similar devices. "After years of devastating cuts, we're no...More..

by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Donald Trump Responds To N-Word Accusations In Typically Grown-Up Manner

The audio release comes a day after Manigault Newman released audio she said was of her firing by Kelly inside the White House Situation Room. The Trump campaign and Lara Trump declined to comment...More..

Omarosa calls Trump a bigot in upcoming book
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Omarosa calls Trump a bigot in upcoming book

In the tome, " Under Fire ", the veteran journalist - who had been pals with Omarosa since the latter worked for Al Gore in the '90s - says that Omarosa texted her after she got engaged to John Allen Newma...More..

Turkey's Erdogan calls on Turks to buy lira for 'national battle'
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Turkey's Erdogan calls on Turks to buy lira for 'national battle'

Erdogan on Saturday repeated a call to Turks to help support the lira to win what he described was a "war of independence". The weakened currency's value has helped increase inflation and anxious global inves...More..

Punjab Confirms Navjot Singh Sidhu's Invite For Imran Khan's Swearing
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Punjab Confirms Navjot Singh Sidhu's Invite For Imran Khan's Swearing

Both Sidhu and Dev were contemporaries of the cricketer-turned-politician and had played several matches against Khan's Pakistan cricket team. "I really hope and appeal that we have a really lovely relationsh...More..

Two officers among four dead in New Brunswick shooting
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Two officers among four dead in New Brunswick shooting

Gaudet said police entered the shooter's apartment in the residential area of the city north of downtown, and arrested a 48-year-old man. Image: Brookside Drive, where the shooting occurred. Earlier on Friday...More..

Ben Shapiro offers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez $10,000 to appear on his show
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Ben Shapiro offers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez $10,000 to appear on his show

Other GOP candidates are Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, state Sen. Whitmer, a former legislative leader, defeated chemical-testing businessman Shri Thanedar and ex-Detroit health director Abdul El-Sayed in Tuesday's ...More..

Johnson faces investigation over burka comments
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Johnson faces investigation over burka comments

The Conservative party's website says suspension of membership or expulsion from the party is among the ultimate options open to its board on the conclusion of a code of conduct investigation . "And although...More..

Rescuers struggle to reach cut-off villages after deadly Indonesia quake
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Rescuers struggle to reach cut-off villages after deadly Indonesia quake

Oxfam said more than 20,000 people were in temporary shelters and thousands more were camping out in the open. On Wednesday, rescue workers with heavy machinery resumed searching through the rubble of homes, ...More..

North Korea condemns new United States sanctions
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

North Korea condemns new United States sanctions

Three South Korean firms imported coal from North Korea disguised as Russian products in violation of United Nations resolutions in a fresh sign of loosening sanctions, South Korea's customs agency said on Frid...More..

Witness recounts how Manafort lied to get bank loans
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Witness recounts how Manafort lied to get bank loans

He also has repeatedly made comments that some legal experts said may prejudice the jury against the prosecution. That's important to prosecutors, who need to not only prove Manafort skimped on paying milli...More..

Dorsey Says InfoWars' Alex Jones Hasn't Violated Twitter's Rules
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Dorsey Says InfoWars' Alex Jones Hasn't Violated Twitter's Rules

Infowars broke the app stores top 10 in the news category on Tuesday, edging out CNN, Fox News and The New York Times apps. Facebook unpublished four InfoWars branded pages for "repeated violations of ...More..

by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Chinese exports accelerate even as Trump escalates trade war

The Trump administration has deepened its trade war with China by announcing a new round of tariffs worth $US16 billion ($22 billion), a move the Chinese government has warned will trigger another round of re...More..

5 killed in plane crash in California parking lot
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

5 killed in plane crash in California parking lot

The 4 passengers worked for a real estate company in San Francisco and were presumably on a business trip. The plane went down at about 12:29 p.m. local time into the parking lot of a Staples Supercenter, loc...More..

5 charged after 11 children rescued from filthy, heavily armed compound
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

5 charged after 11 children rescued from filthy, heavily armed compound

Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said Tuesday that the remains were found after a search in Amalia. The women, believed to be mothers of some of the children, have been identified as 35-year-old Jany Leveil...More..

Brooklyn nail salon brawl brings 2 arrests, protest to shut down business
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Brooklyn nail salon brawl brings 2 arrests, protest to shut down business

Nail salon workers got involved in a nasty fight with two of their customers when one of the customers refused to pay for eyebrow work that wasn't up to scratch. A salon customer was arrested as well. Abou...More..

Backed Republican leads close U.S. House race in Ohio
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Backed Republican leads close U.S. House race in Ohio

OH is one of the key battleground states in the mid-terms. Republican Troy Balderson held a narrow lead over Democrat Danny O'Connor with returns from all precincts in, and he claimed victory Tuesday ni...More..

Weather to bring renewed fire danger to Northern California
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Weather to bring renewed fire danger to Northern California

One of the fires moved deeper into the Mendocino National Forest, "an area with some hunting cabins and some private property but no towns", Lake County Sheriff Lt. They have grown to nearly 250 square miles (6...More..

Trump tackles Russian lawyer claims head on
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Trump tackles Russian lawyer claims head on

Mike Quigley (D-IL), who appeared on CNN's OutFront with Erin Burnett to discuss the matter. That's essentially what happened when news of a 2016 Trump Tower meeting came out, when then-candidate Trump's so...More..

GOP strategist: Trump will be anchor around Republicans' necks in 2020
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

GOP strategist: Trump will be anchor around Republicans' necks in 2020

The race is surprisingly close , given the usual Republican advantage in the district. Kasich said . "He said , 'no, I didn't.' I think Donald Trump decides where he wants to go and I think they think th...More..

Massive wildfire rages after becoming largest in California's history
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Massive wildfire rages after becoming largest in California's history

It wasn't immediately clear what California laws Trump was referring to. "The idea that there isn't enough water is the craziest thing in the world", says Peter Gleick, president emeritus of the Pacific Ins...More..

Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador, freezes trade in human rights row
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador, freezes trade in human rights row

A statement released by the Saudi Press Agency said the foreign ministry gave the Canadian ambassador 24 hours to leave the country and recalled its own ambassador to Canada, adding it retained "its rights ...More..

The government of Ontario will make changes to the provincial social security
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

The government of Ontario will make changes to the provincial social security

The Ontario government said in a press release that it will be exploring new avenues to lift its low income residents-the number of whom has risen by 55% in the last 15 years-out of poverty. For participants ...More..

Trump admits getting dirt on Clinton was focus of meeting with Russians
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

Trump admits getting dirt on Clinton was focus of meeting with Russians

According to the Washington Post , a White House advisor, speaking on the condition of anonymity, has stated that President Trump has told friends and fellow advisors that he is fearful that his eldest son, ...More..

Trump intends to force Iran
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

Trump intends to force Iran "to behave as a normal country" - Pompeo

Nephew highlighted the automotive sanctions as one of the more significant in the group since Iran had ambitions for auto exports to become a bigger part of its economy. Following the United States exit, Iran...More..

Family of four killed in small plane crash in Swiss forest
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Family of four killed in small plane crash in Swiss forest

The Swiss daily Blick said the planes can accommodate 17 passengers and three crew. A witness told Reuters the plane wreckage was in a basin. Officials said Sunday they weren't aware of any distress cal...More..

Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Indonesia a Week After Another Deadly Temblor
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Indonesia a Week After Another Deadly Temblor

The quake also triggered a tsunami warning for the area that since has been canceled, said Dwikorita Karnawati, head of Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency. Teigen also shared she was...More..

Areas of Virginia city evacuate over possible dam failure
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

Areas of Virginia city evacuate over possible dam failure

Officials in Lynchburg, in south-central Virginia , pronounced an endangered dam as "stable and safe" Friday afternoon, hours after they had warned the dam faced "imminent failure". The situation was much mo...More..

Trump addresses thousands at Tampa rally
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

Trump addresses thousands at Tampa rally

A final decision has not been made, and a number of Trump's threats toward China have been designed more to bring Chinese President Xi Jinping to the negotiating table than to fundamentally change United Stat...More..

Turkey to freeze assets of 'US justice, interior ministers' says Erdogan
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

Turkey to freeze assets of 'US justice, interior ministers' says Erdogan

He denies the charges but faces up to 35 years in jail. Asked if the issue threatened Turkey's membership of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Pompeo said: "Turkey is a NATO partner with whom t...More..

Muslims to suffer most as India strips 4m of citizenship
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Muslims to suffer most as India strips 4m of citizenship

Rajya Sabha on Wednesday witnessed uproar by members of the Congres on remarks by BJP chief Amit Shah during the discussion over the National Register for Citizens ( NRC ) in Assam on Tuesday, forcing adjo...More..