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GALLERY: Over 2 million Muslims gather for Hajj pilgrimage

GALLERY: Over 2 million Muslims gather for Hajj pilgrimage Many walk, while others use buses. People who are older or have mobility issues may find it hard, so wheelchairs and motorized carts are now on-hand. More than 2 million Muslims began the annual hajj pilgrimage Sunday in Saudi Arabia , circling the cube-shaped Kaaba from first light in Mecca that Islam's faithful face five times each day during their prayers. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump: Robert Mueller Investigation ‘Disgraced and Discredited’

Donald Trump: Robert Mueller Investigation ‘Disgraced and Discredited’ Early on, it was a strategy McGahn and his lawyer considered unwise because it would allow investigators to get information from a key legal counselor to the president, according to multiple people familiar with their objections. The New York Times first reported Sunday that Trump's legal team does not know the extent to which McGahn has been cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller . [Full Article...]

Air quality reaches hazardous levels in Spokane

Air quality reaches hazardous levels in Spokane The air quality level is expected to reach into unhealthy for sensitive groups. "The millions of vehicles on Bay Area roads during these hot summer months create unhealthy air quality and make breathing more hard for many", said Jack Broadbent, executive officer of the air district. [Full Article...]

Taliban kidnap dozens in northern Afghanistan

Taliban kidnap dozens in northern Afghanistan Mohammad Yusouf Ayubi, the head of the Kunduz provincial council, said he thinks the Taliban were looking for government employees or members of the security forces. The Taliban have stepped up their assaults in recent months, seizing entire districts across Afghanistan and regularly carrying out large-scale bombings and attacks that have killed scores of people. [Full Article...]

More bodies found in flooded Kerala as toll hits 370

More bodies found in flooded Kerala as toll hits 370 Officials said 22,000 people were rescued on Sunday and at least 30 bodies were found, taking the death toll above 200 in the past fortnight, when rainfall was up to two and a half times heavier than usual. "People are being screened for respiratory infections", said a camp doctor, Rajesh Parameshwaran, adding that another infection doctors were targeted was leptospirosis, which can strike peopl... [Full Article...]

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani: Truth isn't truth

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani: Truth isn't truth US President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that " Truth isn't truth " to explain why he's wary about pushing the president into an interview that he says could be a perjury trap. That they should investigate him forever? President Donald Trump insisted Sunday that his White House counsel isn't a "RAT" like the Watergate-era White House attorney who turned o... [Full Article...]

In New Tape, Lara Trump Offers Omarosa Manigault Newman "Hush Money"

In New Tape, Lara Trump Offers Omarosa Manigault Newman And on Wednesday's broadcast of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" the comedian also claimed Trump called his son Eric Trump "the R-word" on the same supposed outtakes from " The Apprentice " that he said he's seen. Last December, she was let go from the role by Chief of Staff John Kelly . And I will tell you that they haven't even made an attempt to replace anyone in OPL to do the African-American outre... [Full Article...]

All prosecutors can offer most clergy sex abuse victims is solace

All prosecutors can offer most clergy sex abuse victims is solace Those acts were betrayals of trust that robbed survivors of their dignity and their faith. The Vatican statement added that the church needed to learn "hard lessons from its past, and there should be accountability for both abusers and those who permitted abuse to occur". [Full Article...]

Gunmen hit intelligence training centre in Afghan capital

Gunmen hit intelligence training centre in Afghan capital The blast left the floor strewn with twisted metal, broken desks and human limbs. " Attacks on educational institutes by hardline Islamic groups are one of the most horrific issues facing our nation today", said Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak after Wednesday's attack on the Mawoud Academy, a private study institute in west Kabul . [Full Article...]

Turkey Promotes Talks with USA on Bilateral Crisis

Turkey Promotes Talks with USA on Bilateral Crisis President Bashar Assad has said his forces will recapture the region where Turkey has set up a dozen military observation posts, Reuters reported. "Turkey has not done any wrong to the US, not even once". President Donald Trump on Friday ramped up his attack on Turkey by doubling United States tariffs on Turkish aluminium and steel imports. Moscow recently declared Moscow will decrease its holdi... [Full Article...]

Trump connects Russia probe, action on Brennan

Trump connects Russia probe, action on Brennan Retired Navy Admiral William McRaven, who oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL operation that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, responded to Trump's move by praising Brennan and asking the president to revoke his security clearance as well. He told MSNBC Deadline host Nicolle Wallace that he was completely blindsided by the move, only finding out from White House press secretary Sarah Sanders' a... [Full Article...]

Black Americans Aren't Buying Omarosa's Turn Against Trump

Black Americans Aren't Buying Omarosa's Turn Against Trump But according to a new report , Manigault Newman's treasure trove of damaging materials on the Trump administration is not limited to secret recordings. "Sounds like she is writing a script for a movie". The publisher responded with a return letter pointing out that any such private NDA can't be used to censor a former government official from speaking out about non-classified matters. [Full Article...]

Interim information minister departs for Vajpayee’s funeral

Interim information minister departs for Vajpayee’s funeral Reacting to the sad development which has shocked the country, Sudheendra Kulkarni, Ex-aide to former PM, said he worked with Kulkarni for 6 years, he treated everyone with respect, he further said that Vajpayee had asserted that the Kashmir dispute cannot be solved constitutionally, and only by the boundaries of humanity. [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 had suffered a stroke in 2009, which reportedly weakened his cognitive abilities, following which he developed dementia. He was a key figure in the development of India's nuclear programme, ordering weapons tests in 1998, which stoked fears of an atomic war with neighouring Pakistan, which also tested a nuclear device in response. [Full Article...]

Revocation Of Ex-CIA Director's Clearance Draws Mixed Reaction From Congress

Revocation Of Ex-CIA Director's Clearance Draws Mixed Reaction From Congress Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr said in a statement that if Brennan's conclusion that the Trump campaign colluded with Russians was based on intelligence he has seen since leaving office, "it constitutes an intelligence breach". [Full Article...]

Husband With NC Ties Admitted To Killing Wife, Daughters: Sources, Family

Husband With NC Ties Admitted To Killing Wife, Daughters: Sources, Family Investigators have not yet detailed what Chris Watts reportedly confessed to them. On Thursday, Watts was in jail after being arrested on suspicion of killing his family, probably before he spoke those words. "When I came home and then walked in the house, nothing". Chris Watts was an employee of Anadarko until Wednesday, Aug. 15. Her comments were typically upbeat, whether she was running err... [Full Article...]

STRZOK OUT: Peter Strzok FIRED FROM FBI Over Anti-Trump Text Messages

STRZOK OUT: Peter Strzok FIRED FROM FBI Over Anti-Trump Text Messages Strzok's attorney Aitan Goelman slammed the decision to fire his client, saying in a statement , "It is a decision that produces only one victor - those who seek to harm our country and weaken our democracy". "The list of bad players in the FBI & DOJ gets longer & longer", Trump said. Goelman said the FBI departed from established precedent by firing Strzok, who had served in the bureau for... [Full Article...]

Ex-Trump aide Manafort's defence rests, case headed to jury

Ex-Trump aide Manafort's defence rests, case headed to jury Manafort, 69, may simply elect to offer no witnesses and is unlikely to testify in his defense. The case doesn't address allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election. He's also accused of fraudulently obtaining millions in bank loans. Calk allegedly gave Manafort a $16 million loan that he didn't seem to qualify for in exchange for a possible high-ranking job in the nascent Trump... [Full Article...]

Afghanistan: Taliban launches attack on Ghazni

Afghanistan: Taliban launches attack on Ghazni Meanwhile, Zabihullah Mujahed, the Taliban spokesman, claimed in a series of tweets on Sunday that Zana Khan, Nawa, Jaghatu, Rasheedan and Khogyano districts surrounding Ghazni city have been overrun, and "multiple" security troops were killed and weapons seized. [Full Article...]

German economy minister lashes out against US protectionism, sanctions

German economy minister lashes out against US protectionism, sanctions The Times described Khamenei's refusal as the "final word". Donald Trump has already warned Iran on Twitter that it would "suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history of suffered before", so it is not surprising that he's brought these plans back to life following renewed Iranian threats. [Full Article...]


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