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Muslim Hajj Pilgrimage Reaches Its Pinnacle

According to Riyadh, more than 800 pilgrims were crushed to death previous year, though counts by countries of repatriated bodies showed over 2,000 people may have died, more than 400 of them Iranians. Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh has annually addressed the faithful from the Namira mosque in Mount Arafat since 1981. From a distance, the Arafat hill appeared a snowy white because of the seamless two-piece white garment, ihram, worn by male pilgrims.

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U.S. Approves Export Of Boeing And Airbus Planes To Iran

Airbus said it had been granted an initial license to supply 17 A320 or A330 jets that are slated for early delivery, and that it expected a second license for remaining jets in weeks. Neither Airbus nor Boeing has announced a schedule for delivering the planes. Much of Iran's existing fleet was purchased before the 1979 Islamic Revolution under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

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Voters view Clinton unfavorably, but majority fear Trump presidency

A new poll shows that Republican candidate Donald Trump has once again surged ahead in the Georgia presidential race. Here are five takeaways from the poll. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet separately with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Sunday, two sources with knowledge of the meetings told CNN .

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We Won't Back Down — Netanyahu Addresses UN

President Mahmoud Abbas has called on the United Nations to declare 2017 the year "to end the Israeli occupation" of Palestinian land and people, saying that Israel's settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank is destroying any hope of a two-state solution.

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Iraqi Government Forces Attack IS Near Mosul

President Barack Obama said at the UN General Assembly Monday that the upcoming battle to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul will be challenging but is critical to defeating ISIS. For both leaders, moving quickly to retake Mosul is part of a strategy to sustain the momentum that Iraq and its partners have finally built up after years of struggle.

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In about-face, Ted Cruz endorses Donald Trump for president

Clinton also leads Trump among Latinos by 74-16. After all, as many as 100 million people are expected to watch. "We need a leader who will bring out the best in all Americans, not the worst". Kennedy assassination. This week it launched an ad titled "Mirrors" that shows images of girls looking in mirrors while recordings of Trump comment on women's weight and breast size, calling them "slob", "pig", and "fat".

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US, Russia at odds over how to revive Syria truce

The escalation in violence in Aleppo comes amid global attempts to salvage a United States-Russia brokered ceasefire that expired on Sunday. The US has been railing at Russian Federation since the ceasefire collapsed, but were complaining almost as loudly even while the ceasefire was in effect and holding, and appeared angriest when Russian Federation criticized the US airstrikes in Deir Ezzor.

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Duterte calls out 'devil' Ban Ki-moon & European Union in latest tirade

The high toll and mysterious circumstances of some of the killings have alarmed rights groups, the United States and United Nations, whose concerns have drawn angry rebukes from Duterte. I asked who is coming. He was taking to during a visit to a military camp to solders, no matters how many you killed and not to pardon as you have full political and civil rights.

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Wife releases video of cops shooting husband

Attorneys for the family of Keith Lamont Scott, 43, released cellphone video of Tuesday's shooting taken by his wife, Rakeyia Scott. Multiple officers can be heard telling Scott to drop the gun, as one yells either: " I'm about to get f***ing shot over here! " or "Can I get a f***ing baton over here?" Scott's family maintains he was unarmed, though police say a firearm with Scott's fingerprints was found at the scene.

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No doubt Russian Federation is responsible for aid convoy hit — US Military

He suggested rebels were to blame, saying the area was under their control. In Washington, the State Department countered that Assad's assertions on the attack were "ridiculous". FACTS: Few independently confirmed details of Saturday's strike have emerged. USA officials said the attack - its first direct hit on Syrian forces since the civil war began - was accidental and that the warplanes thought they were targeting Islamic State group positions.

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Int'l Syria Support Group meet without any solution

Joseph Dunford, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, before Senate Armed Services Committee. The nation's top military. NEW YORK (AP) - With prospects plummeting to revive an all but dead Syria cease-fire, the United States and Russian Federation have grudgingly agreed to another round of talks to keep hopes alive.

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Paper-Based Backlog Gives 800 Immigrants Mistaken Citizenship

The DHS says that the objective of the report was to determine how effectively fingerprint records are used in the application process for USA citizenship, which track immigration history of applicants. Opponents say Obama's plan to flood the USA with unvetted Middle Eastern refugees will afford ISIS and other terrorist organizations further opportunities to embed jihadists in the country.

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'Unprecedented' bombing campaign intensifies in rebel-held areas of Aleppo

A frustrated Kerry called on Thursday for "immediate" and "significant" action from Russian Federation and Syria to prove their commitment to a ceasefire agreement reached this month. Russian Federation and the United States also failed to reach an agreement on the Syria crisis at a high-level meeting in NY on September 22. A furious Kerry then told the entire room, Lavrov included, that "even while we are meeting here, they are doing this", said the official, who wasn't authorized to ...

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After Uri, BCCI president Anurag Thakur says no cricket with Pakistan

Pakistani leaders have criticised India over the unrest and accused the neighbour of using excessive force. He said before accusing Pakistan, India should have looked at its atrocious role in the Occupied Kashmir . Then-Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, facing huge public pressure, scaled down diplomatic ties with Pakistan, stopped trans-border train services and banned overflights by Pakistani aircraft.

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[Ticker] Hundreds feared drowned in Egypt capsize

He did not say how the agency arrived at that figure. "We are deeply concerned at reports that hundreds of people may be missing at sea", said Matthew Saltmarsh, spokesman for the United Nation's refugee agency, UNHCR. "The fishing boats saved them", Assad said. Four members of the boat crew were detained for four days, pending investigations. 22 de septiembre de 2016, 11:53Cairo, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian authorities today arrested four suspects involved in an illegal ...

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China's Li calls for 'win-win' cooperation with Canada

In anticipation of Canada's 150th anniversary, both sides will celebrate their shared history, encourage greater exchanges between peoples, and expand cultural and sports cooperation. Trudeau's political opponents are accusing him of getting too close - and looking it. This is not a pretty picture, and not one Canada wants to be implicated in.

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Labour are 'unelectable' under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership, says David Miliband

But Corbyn's aides insist that the result showed that his qualms about the European Union chimed with many Labour voters. Mr Watson also wants to see the system of registered supporters - who paid just £3 to get a vote in last year's leadership election - scrapped.

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Bombardment kills 30 civilians in Aleppo

Warplanes were pounding rebel-held areas of Aleppo hours after Syria's government launched a new offensive amid the collapse of a cease-fire earlier this week - and internationally renowned rescue volunteers say their centers are being targeted by the airstrikes.

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Bill Clinton Admits: 'Maybe' Some Donated Money to Influence State Dept.

Bill Clinton did not directly address those accusations Wednesday, but aides said he viewed his hour-long address touting CGI's work as an implicit rebuke to critics. Bill Clinton , 70, has expressed frustration that political journalists covering his wife's campaign have written more about the foundation's donors, which include the government of Saudi Arabia and foreign billionaires, than the charitable programs it runs.

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Israeli leader invites Abbas to the Knesset in UN speech

Abbas asked, as cited by Haaretz , adding that "racial discrimination is a daily reality, Israel continues to grant permits for settlements and infrastructure in the occupied territories while preventing Palestinians from using their land".

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Regional peace only through resolution of Kashmir dispute: PM

It neither wants, nor is it engaged in an arms race with India. Vadakkan said India has taken up the issue internationally and should give fitting reply to Pakistani designs. The Lahore-Islamabad-Peshawar Motorway was closed down yesterday for vehicular traffic to let jets of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) practice landing in the wake of any emergency.

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Smith: Corbyn's shadow cabinet election plan an attempt to 'deepen divisions'

Despite trailing the Conservatives in the opinion polls, Mr Corbyn insisted the national mood was beginning to change and that the supporters who turned out for his rallies could provide the basis of future campaign efforts. He said: "It's presented as apparently being a sort of conciliatory gesture by Jeremy". Angela Eagle triggered the contest before the Pontypridd MP elbowed her out of the way to clear the path for a head-to-head with Mr Corbyn.

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Most Americans fear a Donald Trump presidency, AP poll says

Both Trump and Clinton are widely disliked by majorities of registered voters, but negative feelings about Trump outpace those for Clinton, 61 per cent to 56 per cent. "If you've watched Hillary Clinton in the past then you'll know, when the spotlight is at its brightest and the pressure is most intense, that's when she brings the A-plus game", Kaine said.

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Philippines' Duterte unleashes more profanity at the EU

No less than 700,000 drug pushers and addicts have surrendered to the police and military since Rodrigo Duterte took over as the president of the Philippines. "And then the European Union now has the gall to condemn me". President Duterte finally broke his silence last night and said self-confessed "executioner" Edgar Matobato's testimony before the Senate last week was nothing but a lie.

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U.S. decides: Trump vs Clinton - Grobe's view

The Republican has long lashed out at critics in deeply personal ways, especially after a perceived slight. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton say they raised record amounts of money in August for their presidential bids - a total of $233 million just in one month.

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Yahoo Executives Detected a Hack Tied to Russian Federation in 2014

Experts said it alone isn't enough to do more than spam people, but combined with other information taken from users without their permission, it could be enough to create a complete profile of someone. It was revealed that Yahoo had notified the Irish authorities about the breach on Thursday. Yahoo has said that it believes that the breach was perpetrated by a state-sponsored actor.

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David Miliband says Jeremy Corbyn has made Labour 'unelectable'

Mr Corbyn never had majority support among his fellow Labour MPs. But he added: "All Labour Party members and MPs have a responsibility to work within the democracy of our party and respect the leadership of whoever is elected". It says: "We understand that people can become angry when they feel that matters about which they feel strongly are not being dealt with as they wish, if that anger escalates into aggression towards you, we consider that completely unacceptable".

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Peace talks impossible with gun in Pakistan's hand, says India

Pakistan separated from India in 1947, after the subcontinent gained independence from British colonial rule. "We don't need to present dossier, whole world is aware that Pakistan sponsors terrorism", Swarup said. India, the U.S. and Afghanistan have reaffirmed their shared interests in combating terrorism and advancing peace and security in the region as they explored ways to "coordinate and align" assistance in the war-torn country with priorities of the Afghan government.

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Nawaz Sharif's UN speech was a monumental error of judgement

India sees Pakistan as "a terrorist state", she said at UNGA, accusing Islamabad of diverting worldwide aid towards training, financing and supporting terror groups as "militant proxies" against neighboring countries, the Hindustan Times newspaper reported.

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Ted Cruz expected to endorse Donald Trump

The first reason being that he signed a pledge during the primaries to support the Republican-a comment indirectly targeting Ohio Governor John Kasich and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush who have yet to endorse the Republican nominee despite taking the pledge.

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Obama vetoes bill allowing 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia

The US President said he had "deep sympathy" for the families. "Removing sovereign immunity in US courts from foreign governments that are not designated as state sponsors of terrorism, based exclusively on allegations that such foreign governments' actions overseas had a connection to terrorism-related injuries on USA soil, threatens to undermine these longstanding principles that protect the United States , our forces, and our personnel", he said.

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Dearborn Heights man accused of killing 4 kids in court

A man suspected of killing his two children and two step-children on Wednesday at the family's home in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn Heights called authorities to report the slayings, police said. " After being denied four times, he completed several cognitive based programs and was paroled in 2008". The older teenagers' father, Chadney Allen , Sr., was caught completely off-guard.

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Trump crowdsources his debate prep

The comments come just a few days after a New York Times/CBS News poll showed Clinton and Trump in a statistical tie. Speaking at High Point University in North Carolina, Trump accused Clinton of reserving her harshest criticism for political opponents, saying the former secretary of state "talks tougher about my supporters than she does about Islamic terrorists".

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White House Restores Trade Benefits to Myanmar During Suu Kyi Visit

The US eased some sanctions earlier this year to support political reform, but maintained most of its economic restrictions with an eye towards penalizing those it views as hampering Aung San Suu Kyi's democratically elected government. Massive illegal trade in goods including jade and timber continues, as does civil war with many ethnic minorities. Scores of Rohingya Muslims have been the target of sectarian violence, which forced them to flee to neighbouring countries like Thailand and ...

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Obama to lift sanctions on Myanmar

Sitting beside Suu Kyi in the Oval Office on Wednesday, Obama said the US will " soon " lift restrictions on military-owned companies and officials and associates of the former ruling junta. The administration relaxed bank sanctions on Myanmar in May. Suu Kyi also was expected to meet other US officials including Secretary of State John Kerry and senior members of Congress.


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