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33 Bangladesh pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia before Hajj
Thirty-three Bangladeshis, including several women who are in Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj, have died from different ailments until now.
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Hajj 2016: Millions of Muslims start arriving in Mecca
More than 1.5 million people from across the world are expected to perform Hajj this year.
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Postcard From Mecca
Travel to Mecca with Diaa Hadid as she makes the holy Muslim pilgrimage known as the hajj. Her daily dispatches will show the sights and sounds of an event that is expected to welcome two million people.
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My Hajj Reading List: Preparing for Mecca
Our correspondent shares her reading list before embarking on the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.
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Hajj Prep: Search Soul, Buy Sturdy Shoes, Pay the Dentist
Diaa Hadid, a Times correspondent, is getting ready for her first hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. And her family and colleagues have plenty of advice.
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5 things you need to know Friday
The biggest news to start your day.       
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Chaotic but unforgettable: Experiencing Hajj
'Tis the Hajj season again. Once a year, millions of pilgrims dressed in white descend on Islam's holiest site: Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
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World Briefs: Mexico official resigns after Trump flap
MEXICO CITY — The fallout from a wildly unpopular meeting last week between President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico and Donald Trump appears to have cost Mr. Pena Nieto one of his closest Cabinet allies.
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Man tries to set himself alight at Mecca Grand Mosque: police
DUBAI (Reuters) - A man tried to set himself alight with gasoline beside the Kaaba, the black-clad building towards which the world's Muslims face to pray, inside Mecca's Grand Mosque late on Monday but was arrested before he could do so, police in Saudi Arabia said.
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‘Display of hate’: Montreal mosque vandalized days after Quebec gun attack
A mosque in Quebec was vandalized with graffiti and had its windows smashed on Thursday, the same day thousands of Canadians attended the funerals of Sunday’s gun attack victims. Six people were killed and 19 injured in the shooting. Read Full Article at
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Bangladesh factory owner, others being probed as toll from fire rises
DHAKA (Reuters) - A police case has been filed against the owner of Tampaco Foils and several others working at the food and cigarette packaging plant near Dhaka as the death toll from a fire at the factory over the weekend rose to 31 on Monday.
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Muslim pilgrims throng to Saudi holy site for hajj
MECCA, Saudi Arabia — Nearly 2 million Muslims Sunday headed to Mount Arafat near the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia to mark the peak of the annual hajj pilgrimage.Saudi authorities tightened security across the holy sites for the five-day Hajj that started on Saturday to prevent the recurrence of a stampede that caused hundreds of deaths last year.White-robed pilgrims set off for Mount Arafat at sunrise from the valley of Mina, about 4 miles northeast of Mecca.
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Hajj sermon calls for unity among Muslim leaders of the world
Muslim leaders of the world have been urged to work together regardless of their views and opinions to solve the problems plaguing Muslims every day.
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World briefs: Samsung warns customers not to use fire prone Note 7
SEOUL, South Korea  — Samsung Electronics on Saturday urged consumers to stop using Galaxy Note 7 smartphones immediately and exchange them as soon as possible, as more reports of the phones catching fire emerged even after the company’s global recall.
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1.5M Muslims begin annual pilgrimage to Mina
Sarah MuléMAKKAH, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Close to 1.5 million Muslims in Saudi Arabia have begun their annual Hajj from the Grand Mosque in Mecca to Mina, three miles to the east.
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Saudis Round Off Security Measures Ahead of Saturday's Start to the Hajj
Hundreds of thousands of worshipers prayed at the Grand Mosque in Mecca a day before the start of the hajj pilgrimage, as Saudi Arabia completed security preparations, after a stampede killed hundreds of pilgrims last year.
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Saudi Arabia issues e-bracelets for hajj pilgrims after deadly 2015 stampede
Saudi Arabia has reportedly started issuing special e-bracelets to the members of the annual Hajj pilgrimage which is to start on Friday. The measure was introduced to avoid the repetition of the deadly 2015 stampede at the religious event which killed over 2,400 people. Read Full Article at
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Exclusive: Mecca mayor says no delays on pilgrimage expansion projects
MECCA (Reuters) - Construction projects to expand capacity at Mecca's Grand Mosque and other Islamic holy sites will be completed in about three years, enabling Saudi Arabia to accommodate more pilgrims, Mecca's mayor told Reuters on Friday.
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