• Eid-ul-Fitr 2017: Muslims gear up for the big festival
Eid-ul-Fitr 2017: Muslims gear up for the big festival

Championing the change is the Hijra Committee of India, which believes that the traditional practice is the cause of great confusion. According to local media reports , the National Moon Sighting Committee Bangladesh will sit soon after Maghrib prayers at the conference room of the Islamic Foundation to decide on the matter.

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  • Election Hackers Altered Voter Rolls
Election Hackers Altered Voter Rolls

The federal and congressional probes into Russian interference during the election has not determined whether the infiltrators of the successfully altered database were working on behalf of the Russian government. The panel now plans to request that Trump campaign digital director Brad Parscale testify later this summer, although no specific date...

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  • North Korea Denies Torturing US Student
North Korea Denies Torturing US Student

The Foreign ministry official does not address the cause of Warmbier's coma, and goes on to call any speculation of torture or abuse as "groundless". The death of University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier, who was held in North Korean captivity for 17 months, has led to the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation to start a petition to remove...

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  • Erdogan backs Qatar, says calls to shut base 'disrespectful'
Erdogan backs Qatar, says calls to shut base 'disrespectful'

But Qatar has pushed back , claiming the sanctions are aimed at "limiting Qatar's sovereignty, and outsourcing our foreign policy", rather than fighting terrorism. It said it ordered shipping agents not to receive any vessels owned by Qatari companies or Qatari nationals and not to unload any goods from Qatar .

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  • IRGC Says Next Crushing Response to Enemies Already Planned
IRGC Says Next Crushing Response to Enemies Already Planned

USA -backed forces recently pushed into Raqqa, the northern Syrian city that served as the group's de facto capital. Iranian First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri made the remark in a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday in Tehran .

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  • Iran Says Its Missile Strike in Syria Sends Message to the US
Iran Says Its Missile Strike in Syria Sends Message to the US

The missiles fired by Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Sunday targeted IS in Deir al-Zor province, fast becoming the jihadists' last remaining foothold in Syria and a declared military priority of Tehran's allies in the Syrian government.

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  • London tower death toll reaches 79, likely to rise further
London tower death toll reaches 79, likely to rise further

Cundy said a criminal investigation into the tower blaze would be exhaustive. "We will go where the evidence may take us", and do everything possible "to ensure that those responsible will be brought to justice", he said. One firefighter, in his black protective suit with FIRE emblazoned in yellow on the back, embraced a distraught woman who had ...

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  • Belgian Authorities: Brussels Attacker Not Known for Terrorism
Belgian Authorities: Brussels Attacker Not Known for Terrorism

He lived in Molenbeek, the borough where several of the Isis terrorists behind the attacks in Paris and Brussels in 2015 and 2016 resided. The attack killed 31 people and wounded hundreds. 2017 has seen an unprecedented 34 people die, and 218 people injured in three separate attacks by Islamist extremists on British soil. The man charged soldie...

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  • Image Of CNN's Reaction To Jon Ossoff's Loss Goes Viral
Image Of CNN's Reaction To Jon Ossoff's Loss Goes Viral

Asked by Lemon if he thought Pelosi was more toxic than Trump , Ryan said yes. On MSNBC's "Morning Joe", Ryan predicted it would be hard for Democrats to win back the House with Pelosi as Minority Leader. Kathleen Rice , one of a small group who has gone public with the message that Pelosi should go, hosted a dozen Democrats in her ...

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  • Turkey's Erdogan Backs Qatar, Says Calls to Shut Base 'Disrespectful'
Turkey's Erdogan Backs Qatar, Says Calls to Shut Base 'Disrespectful'

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday dismissed calls for the closure of a Turkish military base in Qatar. Qatar Attorney General Ali Bin Fetais Al-Marri speaks to reporters in Doha on June 20. However, he ruled out further escalation in the crisis should Qatar fail to comply with the demands. Kuwait, Turkey and the United States have all ur...

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  • Modi arrives in US
Modi arrives in US

Beginning Monday afternoon, the two leaders would spend several hours together in various settings including one-o-one, delegation level, a reception and conclude with a working dinner. "I would expect a brief, friendly meeting that sets the right tone, but without a lot of detail or substance", said Dhruva Jaishankar , a foreign policy fellow at ...

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  • AP analysis indicates Idaho district lines favor Republicans
AP analysis indicates Idaho district lines favor Republicans

Torr said he plans to reintroduce the bill in the next legislative session ahead of the upcoming redistricting. The formula focuses on "wasted votes" - those cast for losing candidates, and for winners beyond the needed majority - to determine which party is more efficient at translating votes into victories.

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  • $2b Worth of US Drones for India
$2b Worth of US Drones for India

The offer is still subject to congressional approval. The Congress " strong rebuttal came after Prime Minister Modi reminded people about the " horrors' of Emergency imposed by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on June 1975, and asked people to rededicate themselves towards the goal of strengthening democracy.

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  • Senate health-care bill faces serious resistance from GOP moderates
Senate health-care bill faces serious resistance from GOP moderates

GOP Sen. Arthur Heller (R-NV), who is up for re-election, said Thursday that he has "serious concerns about the bill's impact on the Nevadans who depend on Medicaid ". That expansion program would begin being phased out in 2021, and fully repealed three years later. "I haven't said I'm opposed", Sen. "I will oppose it coming to the floor in i...

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  • Senate Bill Dismantles Disability Supports
Senate Bill Dismantles Disability Supports

For older people in that income slice, the spike in premiums would be enormous, especially in higher-cost states like Alaska. One of those senators, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, called on Sunday for a slowdown in the process to give the Senate and the public time to evaluate the healthcare bill.

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  • Trump greets Muslim on Eid-ul-Fitr, no celebration at White House
Trump greets Muslim on Eid-ul-Fitr, no celebration at White House

As at the start of Ramadan , during which believers abstain from eating and drinking during daylight hours, Eid-al-Fitr depends on the sighting of the moon and its celebration varies in different countries. It is based on the moon's cycle, whereas the Gregorian one is determined by the sun. Astronomical calculations have revealed that this year,...

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  • Prez polls: Naidu hails JD(U)'s decision to support Kovind
Prez polls: Naidu hails JD(U)'s decision to support Kovind

The BJP's oldest ally had last voted with the NDA in 2002 when it extended support to the candidature of A.P.J. "We shall decide on whether or not to support the candidature of Kovind tomorrow (Tuesday)", Thackeray had said. The parties are now learnt to be veering towards fielding a strong Dalit candidate of their own to take on BJP's Kovind. "W...

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  • Injured congressman undergoes more surgeries after shot in hip
Injured congressman undergoes more surgeries after shot in hip

The bullet traveled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding. He said doctors have turned down Scalise's sedation levels enough that he has been able to respond to visiting family members.

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  • PD Editorial: Senate's unseemly rush to vote on health bill
PD Editorial: Senate's unseemly rush to vote on health bill

President Trump advocated bipartisanship while attacking his partisan opponents in a Fox & Friends interview Sunday."One of the things that should be solved - but it probably won't be - is that Republicans and Democrats don't get together", Trump said .

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  • May defends European Union citizens
May defends European Union citizens

He said the United Kingdom would consider setting up a new arbitration body that would include European officials to rule in future trade disputes. Manfred Weber, who heads the European People's Party, the large group of centre-right parties in the European Parliament, was even rougher: "If Prime Minister May can not come up with a more concrete pr...

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