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Donald Trump ends iftar dinner tradition

It was since then that the tradition was followed by all the reigning presidents. On the day of Eid-ul-Fitr, morning prayers are said and people pay family visits and celebrate with feasts. "With Muslims around the world, the United States renews our commitment to honor these values". Reports from London said new moon could not be sighted anywhere in United Kingdom on Saturday. Read More »

Parts of KP to celebrate Eid tomorrow

The Pakistan Meteorological Department had already predicted that the Shawwal moon was likely to be sighted on Sunday. The government of Pakistan has taken serious action to curb the situation. As per the Met office, the Shawwal moon started appearing in the sky at 7:29AM on Saturday. In a statement issued yesterday religious authorities in Oman said the Sahawwal moon could not be sighted in the country. Read More »

US Fighter Jet Shoots Down Armed Drone in Syria

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The U.S. -led Combined Joint Task Force said the drone displayed "hostile intent" as it approached the outpost. The U.S. military says it has shot down an armed, Iranian-made drone that was bearing down on its forces near a garrison in Syria's southeast. Read More »

Ronaldo confident ahead of Confederations Cup semifinals

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It also cost Portugal the services of Pepe in the semifinals. The Euro champions topped the Group A, and advanced alongside Mexico , who defeated hosts Russian Federation 2-1 at the same time . Portugal swiftly doubled their lead when Eliseu´s unsafe low cross from the left was forced home by Silva, although there was brief concern for the new Manchester City signing as he landed awkwardly on his ankle. Read More »

Vladimir Putin Compares James Comey to Edward Snowden, Floats Granting Political Asylum

Russia is now nearly completely self-sufficient in pork and poultry meat as a result of anti-Russian sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday during his annual " Direct Line " call-in session. During the show, Putin mostly glorified the economic statistics of Russian Federation, his concern for social ills and saw little mention of his foreign policy announcements. Read More »

May's Brexit offer nasty surprise: European Union peers

What additional qualifying criteria beyond 5 years" residence will apply to this new " settled status'? Brexit Secretary David Davis , in a direct challenge to officials in Brussels , said the European Court of Justice won't have a role protecting the rights of 3.2 million EU nationals living in United Kingdom after the country leaves in 2019. Read More »

Concern over Senate health care bill

The elderly will be paying up to five times more for health insurance than younger, healthier people. Senate Republicans are painting the new plan as less austere than the House bill which, according to a forecast by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), would leave 23 million fewer people insured than under current law. Read More »

Philippines: Malaysian financier believed killed in siege

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Hapilon was indicted in Washington for his involvement in the 2001 kidnapping of three Americans in the Philippines, and has a United States dollars 5-million bounty on his head from the U.S. It was led by the Maute group, a radical Islamist outfit. "This is just a small fire, do not allow the flames to go bigger by joining extremists", he said. Read More »

2nd ODI: Rahane's 103 helps India beat West Indies

The 2nd ODI of India Tour of West Indies 2017, India vs West Indies cricket match will be played at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain . Torrential rain meant that the first encounter in the five-match series was abandoned and the heavens opened again in the Port of Spain to cause a two-hour delay and make it 43 overs per side. Read More »

Philippine forces declare Eid truce in war-torn city

Hundreds of militants flying the Islamic State group flag and backed by foreign fighters seized swathes of Marawi in the southern region of Mindanao last month, sparking an ongoing bloody, street-to-street battle. It was led by the Maute group , a radical Islamist outfit. Military officials have said troops are having difficulty because the militants are using civilians as human shields. Read More »

Residents evacuated as fire breaks out at building in east London

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One man has been injured by the smoke at the four-storey building on Turin Street, Bethnal Green. The fire brigade received almost 50 calls about the blaze. Some 27 apartment blocks in 15 council areas across England have failed fire cladding safety tests since the Grenfell disaster claimed the lives of at least 79 residents on June 14. Read More »

North Korea says Warmbier's death a "mystery to us as well"

The spokesman also said that "groundless" speculation of torture and beatings could be refuted by American doctors who came to the North to examine Warmbier before his release and allegedly acknowledged that North Korean doctors had "brought him back alive" after his heart almost stopped. Read More »

At least 123 killed in tanker fire near Bahawalpur

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The death toll may rise further since numerous injured continue to be in critical conditions, he added. An estimated 20 children were among the dead, he said . The accident happened the day before Pakistan celebrates the Eid al-Fitr festival, when families get together to celebrate the end of the fasting month of Ramadan . Read More »

Oil tanker explodes in Pakistan, killing over 100

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Pakistan's Geo TV reported that there were people smoking at the scene, which could have also sparked the fire. Army aviation helicopters had been sent for the evacuation of casualties to hospitals and burn centers, Ghafoor said. Highway police moved quickly to redirect traffic but could not stop those who raced to collect the fuel, said a spokesman. The bodies are yet to identified since majority are unrecognisable due to burn injuries. Read More »

Oil Tanker Bursts Into Flames in Pakistan

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The speeding tanker overturned on a sharp bend on a highway on the outskirts of the city of Bahawalpur . A loudspeaker atop a mosque alerted villagers to the leaking fuel, and many rushed to the scene with fuel containers, said Rana Mohammad Salim , deputy commissioner of Bahawalpur . Read More »

Indian police arrest 15 for celebrating Pakistan's win

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In a separate but similar incident, 15 other Muslims were arrested from Madhya Pradesh on charges of sedition, Hindustan Times reported . The men, all of whom are Muslim, were arrested Monday after their Hindu neighbors complained about the group's antics during India's crushing loss to their arch rivals in the ICC Champions Trophy final the previous day. Read More »

Korea Denies Torturing US Student Warmbier

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North Korea said Friday that the death of American tourist Otto Warmbier was a mystery, denying he had been tortured and casting itself as the " biggest victim " of the affair. "I had to come out to support the family, and also just to show, in my opinion, the North Korean government that we are a dignified country, unlike them", said Koss a 70-year-old Wyoming resident. Read More »

Donald Trump's Mexico wall might use solar panels to cut costs

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Customs and Border Protection said bidding contractors would be identified in June , and selected companies would construct their prototypes near the border in San Diego County this summer. Trump spoke about renegotiating NAFTA and building a border wall that would produce solar power during the rally. Trump told the lawmakers they could talk about the idea with others, but on one condition: They had to say it was his idea. Read More »

North Korea tests rocket engine for ICBM

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A 15-member ITF demonstration team, all North Koreans, plans to conduct joint performances with WTF athletes, mostly South Koreans, at the WTF-organized world championships, which is set to open Saturday in the southern South Korean town of Muju. Read More »

Republicans win congressional seats in Georgia and South Carolina

TIM RYAN: I just think if you start rationalizing and participate in a level of delusion that we cut the lead, you know, by however many points, that that's somehow good - to me, that's unacceptable. BENNETT: Pelosi still has broad support among House Democrats . The new representative is then given an introduction by a party leader or a member of the state delegation before embarking on a short inaugural speech of her own as loved ones watch from an upstairs viewing gallery. Read More »

US Republicans defy new healthcare bill

That's because unanimous opposition is expected from Democrats in a chamber in which Republicans hold a narrow 52-48 majority. "But other people are leading", Trump told Pete Hegseth on " Fox and Friends ". "And I'm not against it just because I want to be against it". "It's been like that for a long time", Trump said , citing the "hostility" surrounding the recently introduced Senate GOP healthcare bill. Read More »

UK authorities charge Welsh man with murder in mosque attack

The unemployed father-of-four, now of no fixed address in Cardiff, spoke only to confirm his identity when he appeared before Westminster Magistrates Court this afternoon afternoon (Friday). The suspect, who seemed to have a bruise around his left eye, will appear at the Old Bailey on Tuesday for a preliminary hearing. Osborne is accused of killing Makram Ali , 51, in the attack in the Finsbury Park neighborhood, which is home to many immigrants. Read More »

Arab states want obedience from Qatar, alternative is parting ways - UAE minister

Gargash told reporters that the Arab Gulf states are seeking " behavioral change " and not " regime change " from Qatar, AP reported. "The alternative is not escalation". The demands from the Saudis, the Emiratis, the Egyptians and the Bahrainis amount to a call for a sweeping overhaul of Qatar's foreign policy and natural gas-funded influence peddling in the region. Read More »