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The observance traditionally begins with the sighting of the new moon of the 10th month of the Islamic lunar calendar. It is also the only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. Meanwhile, in Jerusalem, some 90,000 Muslims converged on the iconic Al-Aqsa Mosque - which for Muslims represents the world's third holiest site - to perform Eid prayers.
  • Surgical strikes prove India can defend itself, world experienced our power

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    Modi will deliver opening and closing remarks at the meeting and will also hear from each chief executive present at the meeting. In a change of plans, the United States and India have changed their earlier stand of no questions allowed - instead, after a joint statement is issued on their meeting, each leader will take one question selected in advance.
  • G7 Environment Ministers to meet over Paris pact

    G7 Environment Ministers to meet over Paris pact

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    Fracking will continue to reduce American emissions during Trump's presidency, just as it did during his predecessor's, and now that we've abandoned the predominant worldwide climate strategy, grassroots alternatives will benefit from more time, money, and attention from greens.
  • Holland & Barrett snapped up for £1.8 billion by L1 Retail

    Holland & Barrett snapped up for £1.8 billion by L1 Retail

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    Nuneaton-based Holland & Barrett was bought by Carlyle as part of its $3.8bn acquisition of Nature's Bounty in 2010. L1 Retail, Holland & Barrett, Carlyle Group and Nature's Bounty were not immediately available to comment. "We look forward to building on this track record as we enter the next chapter with L1 Retail". The stores chain was founded in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, in 1870, and now employs more than 4,000 people.
  • North Korea denies torturing United States student Otto Warmbier

    North Korea denies torturing United States student Otto Warmbier

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    North Korea claims it is the " biggest victim " after sending an American college student imprisoned for over a year home in a coma, from which he never awoke. (CNN) - Days after the death of USA student Otto Warmbier following 17 months detention in North Korea, the country's state media claimed his death was a " mystery ".
  • Family-filled celebrations as thousands gather for Eid

    Family-filled celebrations as thousands gather for Eid

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    Only after sunset do Muslims break their fast with a meal, referred to as an iftar. Egyptians celebrate and try to catch balloons released after Eid al-Fitr prayers, marking the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan at a public park, outside El-Seddik Mosque in Cairo, Egypt June 25, 2017.
  • US urges Qatar, neighbors to 'sit together' to ease tension

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    He urged the sides to continue negotiations by saying that it would be a " productive step ", adding that the United States believes its allies are " stronger when they are working together ". It is on a list of demands made by four Arab states in return for lifting sanctions on the Gulf emirate which they accuse of supporting terrorism . Al Sulaiti said that Qatar is hoping to "get more routes for Qatar" and said he trusted the United Nations body to resolve the dispute and "take action ...
  • Rouhani: IRGC Attack on IS Was Necessary

    Rouhani: IRGC Attack on IS Was Necessary

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    This strike marks the first time Iran has fired missiles as an act of war since the end of the Iran-Iraq war in 1988. Iran's Revolutionary Guard has said that all six ballistic missiles it launched at Islamic State militants in Syria this week hit their targets.
  • Number of casualties in London tower block fire rises to 79

    Number of casualties in London tower block fire rises to 79

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    Commander Stuart Cundy said five victims had been formally identified but would not give further details. Because of the intensity of the blaze, some may never be identified. The government has promised a public inquiry , and police have opened a criminal investigation. "Whilst it will look at the how, perhaps more importantly, it will also look at why this happened", Cundy said.
  • China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate granted medical parole

    China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate granted medical parole

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    In 2010, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for what the committee called "his long and nonviolent struggle for fundamental human rights in China ". Mr. Liu, a lecturer at Beijing Normal University, was a prominent figure during the student-led protests that swept Beijing and other Chinese cities in 1989.