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Muslim Cyclists Biking Across Nine Countries Finally Reach Saudi Arabia for Hajj

Eight British Muslims have arrived in Saudi Arabia for Hajj after five weeks of cycling across nine countries and 3,200 kilometres. Known as the “Hajj Riders,” the eight men started from the East London Mosque in the British capital and biked through the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy, Greece and Egypt before arriving in

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U.K. Says 95 Buildings Fail Safety Checks After London Tower Block Fire

LONDON, June 27 – Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday Britain must hold a national investigation into exterior cladding used on high-rise buildings after all those checked after the deadly London tower block blaze this month failed safety tests. At least 79 people died when a fire that started in a fridge freezer engulfed

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Uber Wins Right to Contest English Tests for London Drivers

LONDON, June 27 – Uber said it had won the right to appeal against a court decision in favour of plans by a London regulator to impose new English reading and writing standards in a move which could deprive it of thousands of drivers. In March, the San Francisco-based firm, which allows people to book

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With Old Bicycles, Refugees Ride into New Life in London

By Lin Taylor LONDON, June 21 – On a balmy, breezy afternoon in south London, dozens of people tinker on secondhand bicycles inside a small workshop, preparing to give them to the several refugees waiting nearby. As the evening sun lingers, the growing crowd spills onto the quiet leafy street, where asylum seekers eagerly don

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Family of Suspect in Attack on London Muslims Say They Are Devastated

By Michael Holden LONDON, June 20 – The family of a man suspected of driving a rented van into Muslim worshippers after they left prayers at a north London mosque said they are devastated at the “madness” of the attack. The vehicle swerved into the group of worshippers, mainly of North and West African origin,

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Van Rams Worshippers Leaving London Mosque, Killing At Least One

LONDON, June 19 – A van ploughed into worshippers leaving a London mosque on Monday, killing at least one person and injuring 10 others in what witnesses said was a deliberate attack on Muslims. The incident was being treated as a potential terrorist attack said Prime Minister Theresa May, which if confirmed would make it

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Advertising Rates Soar Amid India vs. Pakistan Cricket Final

By Sanjeev Miglani and Amlan Chakraborty NEW DELHI, June 18 – Television advertising rates for Sunday’s cricket final between India and Pakistan are 10 times the normal price, industry sources said, as millions of fans are expected to tune in for a clash that last time ranked among the six most-watched sporting events. Pakistan, the

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