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Day: September 12, 2016

Dozens of migrants Trapped On Spanish Border Fence
ENGLISH, Europe

Dozens of migrants Trapped On Spanish Border Fence

    Dozens of migrants were left stranded on a border fence for nine hours after becoming stuck while attempting to cross into the Spanish enclave of Ceuta. According to the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, 200 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa attempted to jump the six-metre fence separating Morocco and the autonomous city in northern Africa on Saturday. At least 50 were left stranded at the top for hours in the blazing sun, before being lowered to the ground by authorities. Several had to be take to hospital with minor injuries. It is thought to be the first mass attempt to cross the border into Ceuta since 4 June, when around 150 migrants tried to break through the northern border in Benzu.
Kaaba gets a new Kiswa on day of Arafah
Arab world, ENGLISH

Kaaba gets a new Kiswa on day of Arafah

    The Kaaba, House of Allah, was dressed in its new Kiswa (the cloth that covers the Kaaba) after Fajr prayer on Sunday by as many as 86 technicians and weavers. The Kaaba is dressed in its new Kiswa on Dhul Hijjah 9, the Day of Arafat, every year. On this day the Grand Mosque is usually empty because all the pilgrims are gathered in Arafat. The Makkawis, especially women, avail this opportunity to spend the entire day in the Grand Mosque praying and doing tawaf (circumambulation) around the Kaaba. The Kiswa is made of pure silk with gold threads at the cost of more than SR22 million. It is manufactured in a special factory in Makkah which is manned by 240 technicians, weavers and administrators. The Kiswa is 95 centimeters wide and nine meters high. It is made upon 47 piece...
Mo Farah humiliated in flight when back home from Rio
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Mo Farah humiliated in flight when back home from Rio

    Delta Airlines sent Mo Farah to the back of the queue as he waited to board his flight home from Rio, refusing to acknowledge he had a business-class ticket, his wife Tania claims. In an interview the Olympic champion's spouse alleged that her husband was treated like a "piece of s***" as the only black person waiting to board his flight home last month. She said: "This woman basically humiliated him, until people came forward and said: ‘That’s Mo Farah, the Olympic champion.' "She was mortified afterwards, but had basically yelled at him like he was a piece of s*** to get back into line. "He was the only black person [in the queue] and hadn’t done anything to warrant it. I just knew she had a problem with him." Witnesses later claimed Mrs Farah swore at the airline worker...
Hillary Clinton fallen down after feeling dizzy at the 9/11 memorial programme
America, ENGLISH

Hillary Clinton fallen down after feeling dizzy at the 9/11 memorial programme

    In a statement, Clinton's doctor said the former secretary of state had become overheated and dehydrated at the 9 11 memorial in lower Manhattan. An ill Hillary Clinton abruptly left a 9/11 anniversary ceremony Sunday and needed to be held up by three people before she appeared to stumble off a curb and was helped into a van. Several hours later, her campaign revealed she had been diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday and advised to rest. Less than two months from Election Day, it was an unwanted visual for Clinton as she tries to project the strength and vigor needed for one of the world’s most demanding jobs. Republican rival Donald Trump has spent months questioning Clinton’s health, saying she lacks the stamina to be president. In a statement, Clinton’s doctor said the fo...
Flashback 9/11: Al Qaeda is back more powerful than ever
America, ENGLISH

Flashback 9/11: Al Qaeda is back more powerful than ever

    With headline-hunting brutality, Islamic State may have captured global attention but it’s al-Qaeda that’s quietly rebuilding its infrastructure, adding to its ranks from Afghanistan to Libya The day that would change the world was drawing inexorably closer. And as it did, explosives expert Muhammad Salah al-Din al-Zaidan sent furious messages from his home in Kabul’s Kart-i Parwan to Osama Bin Laden, calling the 9/11 plot a rash act that would endanger al-Qaeda’s infrastructure inside Afghanistan, and choke Islamist groups worldwide. The head of al-Qaeda’s shari’a committee, Mahfouz Ould al-Walid, joined this dissent. The US would level the Taliban’s Emirate, and the loss of the world’s one Islamic state would cripple jihadist movements everywhere, he argued. 9/11 proved ...