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Saudi Arabia Shuts Out International Pilgrims

The Saudi authorities have shut out internationals from this year’s pilgrimage saying only residents of the country will be allowed to perform hajj. Muslim faithful are expected to perform hajj at least once in a lifetime. In a statement, the Saudi ministry of hajj and umrah said the decision was …

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Trump Threatens To ‘Close Down’ Social Media After His Tweets Were Tagged

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to close down social media platforms after Twitter labelled two of his tweets “unsubstantiated” and accused him of making false claims. Twitter targeted tweets in which the president said that mail-in voting would lead to fraud and a “Rigged Election” in November. Under …

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US President Donald Trump Impeached By House of Representatives

President Donald Trump was impeached for abuse of power in a historic vote in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, setting up a Senate trial on removing him from office after three turbulent years. By a 230 to 197 vote in the Democratic-majority House, the 45th US president becomes just …

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Toilet Worth ‘N1.8bn’ Stolen From British Palace

A solid 18-carat gold toilet, called ‘America’, has been stolen from Blenheim Palace, Winston Churchill’s birthplace in Britain. While The Telegraph reported that the unique solid gold toilet is valued at £4.8m (an estimated N1.7bn), CNN quoted a Blenheim Palace spokesperson as saying that the worth for ‘America’ is over …

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Saudi Fire Could Push Oil Price To $100

Two drone strikes on Saudi Arabian oil facilities by Yemen rebels have reduced the country’s production by half and threatened to push up crude prices. Some experts have warned that with the projected production shortage of 155 million barrels per month as a result of the strikes, oil prices could …

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Cocaine Found In Plane Carrying Mr. President

President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil has vowed to pursue drug traffickers relentlessly. So he was hard-pressed to explain how a presidential plane ended up carrying 86 pounds of cocaine across the Atlantic during an official trip, reports New York Times. A Brazilian airman on that aircraft was caught with the …

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At 21, Kylie Jenner is Youngest Self-made Billionaire Ever

Forbes reports that Jenner, who is 21, is now worth $US1 billion, reaching the milestone to years earlier than Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The success comes from her Kylie Cosmetics, a company Forbes estimates to be worth at least $US900 million. Jenner, of course, owns all of it, so adding …

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At Last! Khashoggi’s Body Parts Found

Body parts belonging to slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have been found, according to a new report. The 59-year-old Washington Post columnist had been “cut up” and his face was “disfigured,” sources told Sky News. One source told the news outlet that Khashoggi’s remains were found in the garden of …

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How Khashoggi’s Killers Tried to Cover Murder

Surveillance video recorded by Turkish law enforcement appears to confirm reports that Saudi agents accused of carrying out the killing of Jamal Khashoggi used a body double as part of an attempted cover-up, the Washington Post revealed today. The video — obtained and broadcast by CNN on Monday — purportedly …

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Monkeys Stone Man to Death October 22, 2018

A 72-year-old man Dharampal Singh, has died in India after a group of monkeys threw bricks at him from a tree. Singh had been collecting pieces of dry wood before the incident in Tikri, Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday. Police said monkeys rained bricks on the man from a treetop after …

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