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He then made his way wearing traditional Arab clothing to Medina, one of the two Holy Cities of Islam in Saudi Arabia, along with Mecca. As per the Saudi law, only Muslims are permitted to visit the holy sites in the Kingdom and there are checkpoints at every entry and exit locations to the holy sites.
  • US declares 'ethnic cleansing' against Rohingya in Myanmar

    US declares 'ethnic cleansing' against Rohingya in Myanmar

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    On a visit to Myanmar earlier this month, Tillerson said events in Rakhine state had the "characteristics of crimes against humanity", but he stopped short of describing the events as ethnic cleansing . British Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on November 13 the actions of the military in Rakhine State "looks like ethnic cleansing ", adding it was a "major humanitarian crisis".
  • Inquest begins today into Buncrana pier tragedy

    Inquest begins today into Buncrana pier tragedy

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    Her mother, Louise James, has said her daughter was her only reason to go on living. Davitt Walsh told an inquest into the March 2016 deaths that he swam out to the Audi Q7 after it slid down a slipway into the harbour of coastal Lough Swilly.
  • Russian billionaire Kerimov detained by French police in tax fraud case

    Russian billionaire Kerimov detained by French police in tax fraud case

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    Much of Kerimov's fortune comes from controlling Russia's largest gold producer Polyus, though he's also held shares in potash giant Uralkali and construction company PIK Group. The French foreign ministry could not immediately confirm it had been in contact with Moscow. Originally from the mainly Muslim Russian region of Dagestan, Kerimov built his multi-billion natural resources business through a combination of debt, an appetite for risk, and political connections.
  • Which Insider sold 20000 Shares Of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL)?

    Which Insider sold 20000 Shares Of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL)?

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    Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 108,281 shares of the company's stock worth $12,836,000 after acquiring an additional 64,663 shares during the period. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, July 21 by Raymond James. The rating was maintained by Nomura on Wednesday, August 2 with "Buy". The rating was maintained by Raymond James on Wednesday, May 31 with "Buy".
  • Kolkata police STF arrest 3 suspected Al-Qaeda operatives

    Kolkata police STF arrest 3 suspected Al-Qaeda operatives

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    While Shamshad is a resident of Sylhet, Riyaz hails from Khulna district of Bangladesh. The Indian catch, Manotosh De alias Monda (42), a resident of Kholapota in Basirhat, was into arms smuggling, officials said. Initial investigation by the police suggested that the two of the three men are Bangladeshi nationals who had illegally entered India to buy modern firearms.
  • This man hopes his homemade rocket will prove the Earth is flat

    This man hopes his homemade rocket will prove the Earth is flat

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    Science is littered with tales of visionaries who self-funded pioneering research to prove their theories, and this weekend "Mad" Mike Hughes is hoping to join them. Hughes, an avowed flat-earther, has launched previous rockets before, though none created to take him as far as a mile. "It's scary as hell, but none of us are getting out of this world alive." It will be Hughes' second manned launch on a steam-powered rocket after 2014, when he touched a peak altitude of 1,374ft before making a ...
  • Hardik Patel:Congress ready to give reservation to Patidars

    Hardik Patel:Congress ready to give reservation to Patidars

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    The Patidar leader said that the Congress will bring in a bill to grant Patidars - or Patels - quotas if they come to power in the Assembly elections in Gujarat next month. He further added that he had never asked any Patidars to vote for Congress. "We can be given more than 50% reservation constitutionally", Hardik told mediapersons.
  • BrahMos missile successfully test fired at sea-based target from Sukhoi fighter jet

    BrahMos missile successfully test fired at sea-based target from Sukhoi fighter jet

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    It weighs 2.5 tonnes of the heaviest weapons to deployed on India's Su-30 fighter aircraft. The submarine-launched version is also now in the testing phase. 'The extended range BrahMos hit the target with centimetric accuracy. It's a big leg up for us and it was a fantastic test flight. The Indian Army had in May successfully test-fired the advanced BrahMos Block III land attack cruise missile in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  • BP to sell stakes in Bruce asset fields in North Sea

    BP to sell stakes in Bruce asset fields in North Sea

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    The £300m deal will see Serica Energy buy into the Bruce, Keith, and Rhum fields, with interests of 36, 35, and 50 per cent respectively, paying most of the fee over the next four years. The deal is expected to go through in mid-2018 and Serica now has no plans to reduce staff numbers, according to a company spokesperson. "While the Bruce assets are no longer core to BP, we are confident that Serica is the right owner and operator to maximise their continuing value for both companies and ...
  • Capt. Amarinder Singh and Shivraj Singh Chouhan play super censor to Padmavati

    Capt. Amarinder Singh and Shivraj Singh Chouhan play super censor to Padmavati

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    Being among the first Congress leaders to oppose the release of Padmavati , Capt Amarinder also declared banning the epic drama in the State. "Nobody can be denied the right to disagree with others and protest peacefully in a civilized and democratic system, but nobody, neither an individual nor an organisation, has the right to threaten someone with whom he/she does not agree on any issue", the veteran Punjab politician said.
  • Syrian opposition conference starts in Riyadh after key resignations

    Syrian opposition conference starts in Riyadh after key resignations

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    The summit comes after a surprise visit by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to Russian Federation a day earlier to meet President Vladimir Putin, who later discussed the conflict with U.S. Previous rounds of Geneva peace talks have failed to make headway towards a resolution of the war. Saudi foreign minister Adel Al Jubeir told delegates on Wednesday that a solution to the crisis in Syria could only come about by consensus.
  • Palestinian national dialogue kicks off in Cairo

    Palestinian national dialogue kicks off in Cairo

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    The Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Authority (PA) and Fatah President Mahmoud Abbas also said that his own political programme would be the reference for any Palestinian government. The most likely source of tension at the meeting will be the future of Hamas's vast armed wing, although the talks are not expected to lead to a final ruling on the matter.