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In the holy city of Mecca, Hajj is coming to an end.   Eid has been celebrated beginning on October 8th for Muslims.

 Hajj officially began on Sunday, on the 8th day of Dhul Hijjah, when pilgrims from all over the world began travelling from the holy city of Makkah to Mina, which is roughly eight kilometers away.

On Monday, after the dawn prayers in Mina, the pilgrims started their journey to Arafat, about 14 kilometers away.

Many Muslims believe that the Day of Arafat is a day when one’s sins can be forgiven. The Prophet Mohammed said: “It expiates the sins of the previous year and that of the following year,” Bilal Philips, founder of the Islamic Online University, told Al Arabiya News.

Typhoon Wipha struck Japan with deadly force and inundated parts of the island nation.

Operators of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant north of Tokyo pumped rainwater out of protective containers at the base of some 1,000 tanks storing radioactive water, and were taking other precautions, as the typhoon brushed past Tokyo and moved up Japan’s Pacific coastline.

Russia’s detention of the Dutch flagged ship Greenpeace has resulted in an ongoing dispute that yesterday resulted in an ambassador from the Netherlands being attacked by intruders in his Moscow apartment.

The attackers also reportedly daubed a heart on a mirror in lipstick with the letters LGBT, an abbreviation for “lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender”, a police source told Russia’s Interfax news agency.

After the detention of a Greenpeace crew on board a Dutch vessel last month, the Dutch government initiated legal action against Russia. The activists were protesting against plans to drill for oil in the Arctic.


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Ruth Calvo

Ruth Calvo

I've blogged at The Seminal for about two years, was at cabdrollery for around three. I live in N.TX., worked for Sen.Yarborough of TX after graduation from Wellesley, went on to receive award in playwriting, served on MD Arts Council after award, then managed a few campaigns in MD and served as assistant to a member of the MD House for several years, have worked in legal offices and written for magazines, now am retired but addicted to politics, and join gladly in promoting liberals and liberal policies.