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Russian cadets walk past the U.S. consulate in St.Petersburg, Russia, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Moscow has yet to study the United States' decision to shut its consulate in San Francisco before considering possible retaliation. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
September 01, 2017 - 6:34 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HARVEY RECOVERY ALREADY IN THE PIPELINE As floodwaters receded and rescuers searched waterlogged neighborhoods for more potential victims, Houston officials began turning their attention to...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, photo, Ayman Kabire, a volunteer at Champions Mosque with the Islamic Society of Greater Houston, talks to evacuees at a mosque that was being used as a shelter. Houston's Muslim community, an estimated 200,000 people, has opened many of its community centers and sent hundreds of volunteers to serve food and deliver donations. Some have rescued neighbors from high water. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)
September 01, 2017 - 4:21 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The gymnasium at the Champions Islamic Center is covered with mats and blankets, donated clothes and boxes of food lining its walls. On the eve of the Eid al-Adha festival, one of Islam's holiest days, it's become the temporary home for 15 of the thousands of Harvey evacuees, Muslim...
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September 01, 2017 - 1:59 am
MINA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Muslims around the world are celebrating the Eid al-Adha holiday as some 2 million Muslim pilgrims carry out the final rites of the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia. The pilgrimage is required of all Muslims with the means to perform once in a lifetime. For the final three days...
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Muslim pilgrims pray on top of the Jabal Al Rahma holy mountain, or the mountain of forgiveness, upon their arrival to Arafat for the annual hajj pilgrimage, outside the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
August 31, 2017 - 1:38 am
MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia (AP) — With their palms facing the sky in supplication, and many with tears in their eyes, around 2 million people from around the world gathered Thursday in an effort to start anew, erase past sins and beg God for forgiveness and guidance in the peak day of the hajj...
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Muslim pilgrims pray at the Grand Mosque, ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
August 30, 2017 - 5:25 am
MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — In Saudi Arabia, more than 1.7 million pilgrims are marking the start of the hajj pilgrimage on Wednesday by circling the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca — Islam's holiest site — and performing a series of rites that trace the footsteps of the Prophet Muhammad. Muslims believe...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2017 file photo, passengers of cancelled flights wait in Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar after Saudi Arabia and other Arab powers severed diplomatic ties with Qatar and moved to isolate the energy-rich nation. Qatar restored full diplomatic relations with Iran early Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, disregarding the demands of Arab nations now locked in a regional dispute with the energy-rich country that it lessen its ties to Tehran. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)
August 24, 2017 - 3:45 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar restored full diplomatic relations with Iran early on Thursday and promised to send its ambassador back to Tehran — a move counter to the demands of Arab nations trying to isolate Doha as part of a regional dispute. In announcing its decision, Qatar made no...
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Armed policemen walk on a road near Subirats, Spain, during an operation Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. A police operation was underway Monday in an area west of Barcelona, and a Spanish newspaper reports that the fugitive in the city's van attack has been captured. Regional police said officers shot a man wearing a possible explosives belt in Subirats, a small town 45 kilometers (28 miles) west of Barcelona. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
August 24, 2017 - 1:38 pm
MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities shared information with Belgium more than a year ago about the alleged cell leader in last week's Spain attacks, but didn't have any details at the time to indicate he was dangerous, officials said Thursday. Abdelbaki Es Satty, an imam who is blamed for recruiting...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2017 file photo, passengers of cancelled flights wait in Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar after Saudi Arabia and other Arab powers severed diplomatic ties with Qatar and moved to isolate the energy-rich nation. Qatar restored full diplomatic relations with Iran early Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, disregarding the demands of Arab nations now locked in a regional dispute with the energy-rich country that it lessen its ties to Tehran. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)
August 24, 2017 - 2:19 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar restored full diplomatic relations with Iran early Thursday, disregarding the demands of Arab nations now locked in a regional dispute with the energy-rich country that it lessen its ties to Tehran. In announcing its decision, Qatar did not mention the...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2017 file photo, passengers of cancelled flights wait in Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar after Saudi Arabia and other Arab powers severed diplomatic ties with Qatar and moved to isolate the energy-rich nation. Qatar restored full diplomatic relations with Iran early Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, disregarding the demands of Arab nations now locked in a regional dispute with the energy-rich country that it lessen its ties to Tehran. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)
August 24, 2017 - 2:00 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar restored full diplomatic relations with Iran early Thursday, disregarding the demands of Arab nations now locked in a regional dispute with the energy-rich country that it lessen its ties to Tehran. In announcing its decision, Qatar did not mention the...
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August 24, 2017 - 1:58 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Qatar's restoration of diplomatic relations with Iran (all times local): 9:50 a.m. Qatar says its foreign minister spoke with Iran's foreign minister just before announcing its ambassador would return to Tehran. Qatar's Foreign Ministry in a...
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