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Muslim Pilgrims Climb Mount Arafat For Peak Of Hajj

Muslim Pilgrims Climb Mount Arafat For Peak Of Hajj

Observant Muslims around the world face toward the Kaaba during their five daily prayers. Hajj is a pilgrimage, or journey, that Muslims must make once in their lifetime, as long as they can afford it and are healthy enough. Available records indicated that out of 55,000 pilgrims booked for hajj by the Nigerian Hajj Commission, only 37,576 had so far been airlifted to Saudi Arabia, leaving 17,424 behind.


Taliban militants kidnap 170 passengers from Kunduz-Takhar highway

Taliban militants kidnap 170 passengers from Kunduz-Takhar highway

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declared a provisional three-month ceasefire with the Taliban in a televised broadcast Sunday, but said the truce would hold only if the insurgents reciprocated. Large-scale bombings and attacks by the Taliban have killed scores of people. An earlier, three-day ceasefire over the Eid holiday in June - the first formal, nationwide ceasefire in the country since the 2001 USA invasion - saw thousands of insurgents pour into cities across Afghanistan, eating ice ...


U.K. woman rescued after falling from cruise ship in Croatia

U.K. woman rescued after falling from cruise ship in Croatia

Longstaff - who was found a mile from where she fell in - told Croatian television that she was "lucky to be alive". The woman was taken to a hospital in the nearby town of Pula. The ship was sailing in the Adriatic Sea after departing from Croatia when the British woman, 46, fell overboard shortly before midnight on Saturday.


Kerala flood toll reaches 370, rescue operations continue

Kerala flood toll reaches 370, rescue operations continue

Kerala's chief minister had earlier said over 200,000 people had taken shelter in camps since the monsoon rains began three months ago. Rains subsided in many parts of Kerala yesterday, with rescue efforts expected to pick up pace for those who remain trapped in their houses due to widespread flooding in the southern Indian state.