• Zuma sends Eid greetings to SA Muslims
Zuma sends Eid greetings to SA Muslims

U.S. President Donald Trump with Vice President Mike Pence, and other senior officials on January 28, 2017. Alhaji Alhassan said in other jurisdictions, three days were dedicated for the Eid-ul-Fitr celebration to cater for the unpredictability and give Muslims enough time to celebrate the occasion.

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  • Muslims mark the end of the Ramadan fasting month
Muslims mark the end of the Ramadan fasting month

The White House has recognized Ramadan with an iftar or Eid celebration since former President Bill Clinton's administration began the tradition in 1996. Large congregations of Eid prayers will be held at Eidgah, Hazratbal, Jenab Sahib Soura and TRC ground in the city as thanksgiving at the culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan.

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  • Unionist talks with Tories 'a tremendous opportunity' for the North, insists Foster
Unionist talks with Tories 'a tremendous opportunity' for the North, insists Foster

May is due to hold a meeting at Downing Street Tuesday with DUP leader Arlene Foster to discuss the working relationship between the two parties. The Conservatives have to rely on the support of 10 DUP MPs after they fell eight seats short of winning an overall majority in the June 8 snap general election .

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  • At least six dead after Colombia tourist boat capsizes
At least six dead after Colombia tourist boat capsizes

Jorge Hernando Nieto told the El Colombiano newspaper. Moncada said that 99 people were rescued immediately and another 40 managed to find shore on their own and were in good health. The search continues, but the fact that none of the passengers were wearing life vests and there was no passenger list has complicated the process. "Nobody really ...

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  • Doha is Reviewing Demands to End Crisis with Arab States
Doha is Reviewing Demands to End Crisis with Arab States

Ankara is at the forefront of efforts to defuse a diplomatic crisis that led Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain, as well as Egypt and other countries, to sever ties with Qatar , which is a strong ally of Ankara. Speaking on Sunday, Tillerson said the demands could be the basis of talks, according to Bloomberg . He added: "If you look at the words of...

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  • Pakistan PM visits victims as tanker blaze death toll rises to 157
Pakistan PM visits victims as tanker blaze death toll rises to 157

The tanker was travelling from Karachi to Lahore when its tyre burst and the driver lost control, crashing the truck on the highway. "When it ( oil tanker ) turned over the residents of the nearby village of Ramzanpur Joya rushed to the site with buckets and other containers, and a large number of people on motorcycles also came and started col...

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  • 30 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia
30 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

Villegas said two of his relatives are still missing. Luis Bernardo Morales, a fire service captain involved in the rescue, said the boat was very close to the port when it sank. The head of disaster relief for Antioquia province, Margarita Moncada, said: At the moment we have nine people found dead. None of the passengers was wearing a life vest...

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  • 15 still missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia
15 still missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

Colombian officials originally said nine people had died, but later lowered the figure to six. "All we could do was scream and call for help". Overnight they reduced to 15 the number of people missing, down from an earlier count of twice that amount.

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  • TSA worker caught stealing cash at Florida airport
TSA worker caught stealing cash at Florida airport

A passenger selected for a pat-down search while going through security says she saw Johnson standing near her bag. When she said she couldn't see her bags, officer Alexander Johnson, 22, moved only slightly, according to an arrest report.

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  • Wales, Scotland say PM May's deal with DUP weakens United Kingdom
Wales, Scotland say PM May's deal with DUP weakens United Kingdom

They'll have a "coordination committee" - a frequent direct line to the top of the Tory party, all with the chance of going back for more in two years - who knows what will have happened by then. The agreement was signed by senior Conservative official Gavin Williamson and senior DUP member Jeffrey Donaldson - while May and Foster looked on.

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  • Donald Trump slams Barack Obama, demands 'apology' over Russia probe
Donald Trump slams Barack Obama, demands 'apology' over Russia probe

The comments come after Trump in an interview last week accused Obama of doing "nothing" before the election regarding Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. The Kremlin has denied such meddling and Trump has denied any collusion.Following a weekend Washington Post report about the Obama administration's responses to Russ...

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  • Cornyn on health care bill: 'It's going to be close'
Cornyn on health care bill: 'It's going to be close'

First, the Senate needs a score from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which aims to release its analysis early next week . Both our senators are included in the elite 13 GOP senators working in complete secrecy to produce this bill.

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  • Russian Federation threatens to treat USA aircraft as targets in Syria
Russian Federation threatens to treat USA aircraft as targets in Syria

Michael Mosser , who specializes in worldwide relations and global studies at the University of Texas at Austin says the US has a choice in Syria - to de-escalate its role in the conflict, or take a more aggressive stance, especially with regard to Russian Federation.

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  • Yanez acquittal sparks protests in St. Paul
Yanez acquittal sparks protests in St. Paul

The shooting of Philando Castile was captured on Facebook Live by his girlfriend as her young daughter looked on, lending an extra layer to the same old story of police using excessive force on an African-American. Like several similar cases, Castile's death was shared worldwide on social media. The livestreaming of its aftermath by Cast...

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  • Thunderbirds will not fly Sunday after jet accident at Dayton Air Show
Thunderbirds will not fly Sunday after jet accident at Dayton Air Show

A crash team was sent from nearby Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and there were no fuel leaks or fires reported. Two people on board were hospitalized with injuries and are in good condition, the Thunderbirds said via Twitter . The jet, a Thunderbird F-16, flipped over on the runway, according to FOX 8 . It also said the accident apparentl...

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  • Iranian supreme leader leads Eid prayers in Tehran
Iranian supreme leader leads Eid prayers in Tehran

President Jacob Zuma has wished the Muslim community in South Africa a happy Eid ul-Fitr. The first announcement will come from Bangladesh followed by India and Pakistan . The White House issued a statement on late Saturday evening. Eid was celebrated in parts of Russian Federation and Kyrgyzstan as well. The day of Eid falls on the first da...

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  • Adjunct who posted about N. Korea detainee won't be rehired
Adjunct who posted about N. Korea detainee won't be rehired

Some American officials declared that North Korea " murdered " him, and proposed that the US take action against Pyongyang, through travel restrictions and tougher economic sanctions. North Korea claims Warmbier had botulism then took a sleeping pill and never woke up, but said in the statement that their doctors brought him back to life after "his...

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  • What Narendra Modi said in the US
What Narendra Modi said in the US

Mr Modi , in the U.S. on an official visit, told a gathering of Indian-Americans in Virginia that the incident showed India "practised restraint but can show power when needed". That decision - a contrast with high-profile visits from other leaders including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe - may reflect a White House effort to avoid a flurry ...

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  • Britons cry for London fire victims as death toll rises to 79
Britons cry for London fire victims as death toll rises to 79

At least 79 people are dead or missing and presumed dead following the fire that tore through the 24-story Grenfell Tower in London , police have said. "She understood that immediate action needed to be taken to speed things up, and that's what she's done", the spokeswoman said. A massive fire had engulfed Grenfell Tower in North Kensington la...

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  • Portugal thrash New Zealand, reach Confederations Cup semis
Portugal thrash New Zealand, reach Confederations Cup semis

Their body language wasn't great as they walked back to the centre circle - but this team showed they are made of sterner stuff. In the day's other game, tournament hosts Russian Federation were eliminated from the Confederations Cup after losing 2-1 to Mexico in their final Group A game.

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