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Over 2 million Muslims begin annual hajj pilgrimage

More than 2 million Muslims began the annual hajj pilgrimage Sunday in Saudi Arabia, circling the cube-shaped Kaaba from first light in Mecca that Islam’s faithful face five times each day during their prayers. Read More
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Thousands await rescue from south Indian floods dubbed ‘the worst in Kerala in a century’

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Rescuers used helicopters and boats on Friday to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed hundreds, officials said. Read More
 

Mali opposition leader rejects presidential runoff result

Mali’s opposition leader on today rejected the announcement that President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was the winner of a presidential runoff in this West African nation, saying he would be filing a fraud complaint to the Constitutional Court. Read More

Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan as prime minister

Pakistani lawmakers on today elected former cricket star and longtime politician Imran Khan as the country’s next prime minister, in a step toward the country’s third civilian transfer of power. Read More

In Uganda a pop star takes on a president, at his peril

In his red beret and jumpsuit the Ugandan pop star Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine, leads cheering campaigners down a street, punching the air and waving the national flag. Read More
 
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People plucked from rooftops as Indian floods kill 324

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Rescuers used helicopters and boats today to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed more than 320 people, officials said. Read More

Culinary greats honor late French master chef Joel Robuchon

Hundreds of people, among them scores of chefs and students of the culinary arts from around the world, gathered today to pay their respects to one of the masters of French cuisine, the late French chef Joel Robuchon. Read More
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Plane skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheel

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Passengers of a plane from China that veered off a runway at Manila’s airport and lost an engine and a wheel after landing hard in a rainstorm recalled Friday their brush with the terrifying mishap, with some of the 165 people on board expecting the worst. Read More

Judge finds conspiracy to kill Kim Jong Nam with nerve agent

Two women accused in the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader’s half brother were told today to make their defense after a Malaysian judge found evidence they participated in a “well-planned conspiracy” to kill, extending their murder trial until next year. Read More
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Vatican condemns reported sex abuse by Pennsylvania priests

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The Vatican expressed “shame and sorrow” today about a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children in six dioceses and decried the abuse as “criminally and morally reprehensible.” Read More

Key ruling due for women on trial in Kim Jong Nam killing

Two Southeast Asian women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader’s half brother arrived at a Malaysian court Thursday to hear a judge’s decision on whether to call them to enter their defense or acquit them of murder. Read More
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Death toll hits 39 in Italy bridge collapse; blame begins

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Italian prosecutors today focused their investigation into the Genoa highway bridge collapse on possible design flaws or inadequate maintenance, as the death toll rose to 39 and Italian politicians looked for someone to blame. Read More
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Japanese emperor tries to make amends for his father’s war

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For his last time, Japan’s Emperor Akihito addressed a memorial service Wednesday marking the end of World War II. Once again, he expressed “deep remorse” for the war. Read More
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South Korea bans driving BMWs under recall due to fires

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South Korea will ban driving recalled BMWs that haven’t received safety checks following dozens of fires the German automaker has blamed on a faulty exhaust gas component. Read More

Bus crash in Ecuador kills 24 people, injures 19

At least 24 people were killed and another 19 injured when a bus careened into another vehicle at high speed and overturned on a highway near Ecuador’s capital today, officials reported. Read More
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At least 20 killed after cars plunge as highway bridge collapses in Italy

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A highway bridge collapsed today in the Italian city of Genoa during a violent storm, sending vehicles plunging nearly 150 feet into a heap of rubble. Read More

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