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Muslim pilgrims arrive at holy site ahead of hajj

A war of words between the religious leaders of Iran and Saudi Arabia continues to escalate in the approach to Hajj , the annual Islamic pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca. "They are the son of the Magi and their hostility towards Muslims is an old one, especially with the People of the Tradition [Sunnis]". He published a scathing open letter on Monday, September 5, accusing the Saudis of failing to protect pilgrims.

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Jets' Harris questionable for opener

That's the full extent of the Bengals injury report as the elimination of the probable designation means that teams don't have to list other players from the injury report if they are expected to be in the lineup. "We still need to see, from a strength standpoint, where he is", Bowles said. Keep in mind that the Jets lead the regular season series 15-8-0 as history is on their side to leave this game victorious.

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No request from Brazilian police to interview Bach: IOC

Among those against whom police are seeking charges are Patrick Hickey, former head of the Olympic Council of Ireland, Martin Burke, the Irish council's sports director, and Kevin Mallon, a director of worldwide sports hospitality company THG Sports.

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Clinton criticises Trump for remarks on security briefing, Putin

Trump on Thursday pointed to comments he made to the Washington Post four days after he called the invasion a "tremendous success" in which he called the war a "mess". Trump and Clinton's intensifying political combat over national security came as Clinton's lead in opinion polls has slipped in recent days. As Bash questioned how that word could describe a man with his name on so many buildings, Pence said Trump reveals his "humility" in private.

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Efforts of Russian Federation and USA on Syria not in vain - Lavrov

Friday's accord is the latest effort by the USA and Russian Federation to stem violence that has killed more than 280,000 people over 5 1/2 years. "The United States is going the extra mile here because we believe Russian Federation and my colleague have the capability to press the Assad regime to stop this conflict and come to the table and make peace", he said.

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To Russia, No Love: Trump Hit for RT Interview With King

Matt Lauer displayed scant sentience during the NBC forum, but he did mention to Trump that Putin could be tasking hackers - who Trump encouraged - with infiltrating Democratic organizations throughout the United States. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday he disagreed with Trump's characterization of Putin, calling the Russian leader "an aggressor that does not share our interests" who "is violating the sovereignty of neighboring countries".

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US safety agency urges Galaxy Note 7 owners to stop using

The Federal Aviation Administration is warning travelers to avoid turning on or charging Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones while flying because of concerns about the devices catching fire . Following the USA announcement , Samsung on Saturday advised Note 7 owners in South Korea to stop using the devices. Since then, airlines or air safety agencies around the world including the United States and Singapore have warned passengers against using them on flights.

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Colin Kaepernick to Donate $1 Million to Community Organizations

That is America - and its athletes - at their very best. It was the latest in the flurry of heated responses - both negative and positive - that Kaepernick has gotten since his silent protest became the talk of the National Football League and much of the nation last week.

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Sept 11 families allowed to sue Saudi Arabia

The Senate passed the bill in May by voice vote despite vehement objections from Saudi Arabia , a key United States ally in the Middle East. At the same time, the recent release of 28 pages of previously classified inquiries into alleged, but unproven, ties between Saudi officials and the September 11 hijackers has also rekindled public distrust of Riyadh.

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UNSC meets as Kim Jong Un urges further nuclear development

United Nations resolutions bar North Korea from any use of ballistic missile technology, but Pyongyang has nevertheless conducted a fourth nuclear test and a series of missile tests this year, prompting South Korea to announce plans to deploy a U.S.

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Bill letting 9/11 victims sue Saudis goes to Obama's desk

The vote came after House members from both parties briefly adjourned to commemorate the anniversary of the attacks. The White House has signaled that Obama would veto the legislation over concerns about exposing Americans overseas to legal risks.

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Trump Says It 'Could Be' That Some Undocumented Immigrants Stay

The billionaire stated that he wants to deport illegal criminals in the country first. "We're going to be here a lot". In a new twist to his immigration proposals, U.S. Trump speaks to Thousands of Fans at his Presidential Rally in the Anaheim Convention Center. In 2011 while under fire from Trump, Obama produced his long-form birth certificate to prove that he was, indeed, born in Hawaii.

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WNY reacts to Mother Teresa's canonization

College residents at the center say they find inspiration in the way Mother Teresa lived her life. "May her example inspire all of us to dedicate ourselves to the service of the poor and marginalised in our country", Ansari said. Held at St. Peter's Square in Vatican City, a huge applause broke out from the audience as Pope Francis began the ceremony - with a portrait of Mother Teresa hanging on display from the Basilica.

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No evidence of Olympic Zika spread, World Health Organization committee says

In Florida, health officials have confirmed that local mosquitoes are carrying the Zika virus . Nobody returning from the Games, neither travellers nor athletes, has reported Zika symptoms, although most cases of the disease are asymptomatic, Mr Salama said.

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Cauvery Dispute: MSME units remain shut today; say Cauvery is lifeline

He said in his two-page letter that he'd taken it upon himself to implement the apex court's orders, but added that releasing 15,000 cusecs of Cauvery water would "completely deprive" Bengaluru and residents of the river's basin of drinking water.

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The cities within range of a North Korean missile

But analysts said it may be getting closer and its testing of ballistic missiles, including those created to launch from submarines, accentuates the threat it poses to US allies South Korea and Japan and ultimately the United States itself.

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Clinton plays role of commander in chief after national security meeting

Lauer allowed Trump's false claim that he opposed the USA invasion of Iraq to go unchallenged, while lingering on the issue of Clinton's handling of email during the Democratic nominee's tenure as secretary of State. News chairman Andy Lack is showing support for his embattled anchor Matt Lauer - telling staff in an email on Friday that Lauer did a "tremendous job" moderating this week's presidential forum.

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Rajnath flays behaviour of separatists

At Wednesday's meeting, not a single national opposition party accused Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's government in Jammu and Kashmir of failing to handle the situation, media reports said. Separatist leadership on Sunday refused to meet the all-party delegation from Delhi, delivering a blow to efforts to bring all stakeholders on board for peace talks in Kashmir .

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UN Security Council slams DPRK's nuke test

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye criticised North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for his "maniacal recklessness". President Barack Obama condemned the test and said the USA would never accept the country as a nuclear power. The council has strongly condemned North Korea's missile launches and vowed earlier this week to take "further significant measures" against Pyongyang.

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Syrian opposition hopes Russia-US deal will aid civilians

U. S Secretary of State John Kerry said in a press conference that the plan could be a potential " turning point " in the five-year war that resulted in the deaths of almost 500,000 people. The deal, at least publicly and for now, appears to overcome months of distrust between Russian Federation and the United States that President Barack Obama had cited less than a week ago.

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Ban Ki-Moon slams powerful N. Korean nuclear test blast

The UN Security Council is meeting on Friday to discuss the tests. "Such provocation will eventually hasten its path to self-destruction". The UNSC met at the request of the US, Japan and South Korea to try to reach an agreement on a way to respond to the nuclear test.

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US, Russia deal on new cease-fire in Syria raises hope for peace

And the task may be getting even more hard as fighting rages around the divided city of Aleppo, Syria's most populous and the new focus of the conflict. The UN's Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura described the deal as a "window of opportunity", and said he would discuss with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon when stalled political negotiations can restart.

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Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton in latest OH poll

Speaking to reporters after a NY security forum featuring separate appearances by the two candidates, Clinton also criticized the businessman for saying U.S. "Certainly, in that system, he's been a leader, far more than our president has been a leader", Trump said. "There was one thing that shocked me", Mr Trump said.

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Ceasefire Planned in Syria

The agreement also requires unimpeded humanitarian access to areas in need, including Aleppo, and depends on all forces pulling back from Castello Road. Kerry said the US and Russian Federation would work to cut those rebel links with the al-Qaeda fighters. The two sides are also holding talks on coordinating more closely the air operations they are both conducting in Syria.

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Greece calls for pro-growth policies at "Club Med" summit

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met French President Francois Hollande, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, and leaders from Portugal, Cyprus and Malta in Athens to discuss the bloc migration and debt crises. Fearing a surge in anti-migrant sentiment across the EU, Greece is pressing member states to abide by commitments made for a relocation program - that has covered less that 10 percent of the 33,000 placements promised to migrants in Greece so far.

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MiG-21 crashes in Rajasthan, pilots safe (Lead, Changing dateline)

A Court of Inquiry into the crash has been ordered by the IAF. "There is no information of any loss of life or property so far,", Barmer SP Gagandeep Singla said. However, no loss of life has been reported till now in this accident. In 2013, a MiG-21 Bison fighter had crashed killing the pilot. IAF is planning at decommissioning a few squadrons this year itself with MiG-21s and MiG-27s moving towards retirement.

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US House adopts 'sue the Saudis' 9/11 bill

The House is slated to vote September 9 on a bipartisan bill that would allow families of September 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, setting the stage for a showdown with President Barack Obama on the eve of the 15th anniversary of the attacks.

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Hillary Clinton 'Not Surprised' by Donald Trump Interview With Russian TV

Clinton returned to the podium to slam Trump, lamenting to reporters that the 2016 race keeps drifting into reality TV territory. "Did you know during World War II, on multiple occasions, kamikaze planes crashed into the Intrepid, and last night, Matt Lauer continued that tradition?" the host said on Thursday's episode of Comedy Central's " The Daily Show ".

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Trump says Russian interference with election 'probably unlikely'

Clinton's campaign acknowledges that some of her liabilities stem from self-imposed errors, including her difficulty explaining the decision to install a private email server in her NY home. But she defended her support for US military intervention to help oust a dictator in Libya, despite the chaotic aftermath. Clinton, when asked about her vote to authorize the war, said: "I have said that my voting to give President Bush that authority was, from my perspective, my mistake", she said.

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From steaks to furniture, Hanjin Shipping collapse to raise freight costs

During a hearing Friday morning, Hanjin bankruptcy lawyer Ilana Volkov told Judge John Sherwood of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Newark, N.J., that the company now has the funding and legal permission necessary to offload four ships bound for U.S.

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Stoke striker Wilfried Bony gets annoyed when he misses in training

Butland is recovering from surgery to clean up scar tissue following an operation on his ankle injury. Stoke lost 4-0 to Tottenham in the corresponding fixture last season , but Hughes said his team would take encouragement from their 1-0 victory at White Hart Lane.

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Donald Trump's aide blames Hillary Clinton for North Korean nuclear test

In response to requests from Japan , the United States and South Korea , the U.N. Security Council is to hold an emergency meeting. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported a 5.3 magnitude natural disaster in North Korea , but later termed it an explosion.

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'Kim Jong-Un stresses on need to bolster nuke arms'

UN Security Council resolutions bar North Korea from testing nuclear weapons, as it did most recently in January, and from launching ballistic missiles. The statement from the Security Council issued on Tuesday is the ninth press statement the United Nations body has issued in 2016. President Barack Obama was to head to Laos on Monday evening.

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Judge accepts charges against Hickey and Mallon

They also say they hope International Olympic Committee head Thomas Bach will provide witness testimony in the case, although they add he is not a suspect. In a statement on the court service website Judge Juliana Leal de Melo of the Fan and Major Events confirmed that she had accepted a recommendation by the public prosecutor Marcus Kac in Brazil.

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I don't take Duterte's comments personally - Obama

Duterte is now on a two-day visit in the country. President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo asked for Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte's help to resolve the illegal haj pilgrims case involving Indonesians. The pair met briefly later after Duterte expressed regret. "You must be respectful". Duterte delivered the insult in his native Tagalog tongue, just as he had with the statement about Obama, which he now claims he never made.


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