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  • Muslim pilgrims flock to Mecca ahead of haj
    on August 19, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    Hisham Mostafa briefly forgot the war in Syria and his financial worries as he looked upon Islam's holiest sites for the first time, standing among hundreds of thousands of white-clad Muslims gathered in Mecca ahead of the haj pilgrimage. […]

  • Trump says 'nothing to hide' from Special Counsel Mueller
    on August 19, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he had "nothing to hide" from the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, and denied that his top lawyer had turned on him by cooperating with the probe. […]

  • Minor injuries reported after new tremor rocks Indonesia's Lombok
    on August 19, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    A fresh tremor of 6.3 magnitude struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Sunday, after an earthquake killed more than 430 people there this month. […]

  • Focus shifts to rescues as rain abates in India's flood-hit Kerala
    on August 19, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Torrential rain finally let up in India's flood-hit Kerala state on Sunday, giving some respite for thousands of marooned families, but authorities feared an outbreak of disease among around 725,000 people crammed into relief camps. […]

  • Iraqi Supreme Court ratifies May election results
    on August 19, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Iraq's Supreme Court has ratified the results of the May 12 parliamentary election, its spokesman said on Sunday, setting in motion a 90-day constitutional deadline for the winning parties to form a government. […]

  • More heavy rains likely in India's Kerala as flood death toll jumps
    on August 19, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    India deployed thousands of soldiers and dozens of helicopters to rescue people marooned by the worst floods in a century in the southern state of Kerala, where the death toll of 186 people as of Saturday could rise fast as rains continue. […]

  • Baghdad gun shops thrive after Iraqi rethink on arms control
    on August 19, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    In the middle of Baghdad's busy commercial neighbourhood of Karrada, where most retail outlets sell home appliances, shoppers can now also buy handguns and semi-automatic rifles legally for the first time in decades. […]

  • China's Xi says military must resist 'corrosion' of corruption
    on August 19, 2018 at 11:59 am

    China's military must resist the "corrosion" of corruption and ensure the fight against graft is deepened, President Xi Jinping told senior officers, state media said on Sunday, offering a renewed warning against a deep-seated problem. […]

  • Vroom! Indonesia president a hit on social media after motorbike stunt
    on August 19, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Indonesian President Joko Widodo has created a buzz on social media after a video sequence shown at the opening ceremony of the 18th Asian Games culminated with the 57-year-old leader roaring into Jakarta's main stadium on a powerful motorbike. […]

  • Search operation ended in Genoa, bridge death toll rises to 43
    on August 19, 2018 at 10:58 am

    The search operation for those missing after a motorway bridge collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa ended overnight after the last three bodies were found, bringing the official death toll to 43. […]

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