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Pain lingers one year after haj tragedy in Saudi

MECCA, Saudi Arabia: Despite being emotionally scarred by the death of two childhood friends during last year’s haj stampede, Muhammad Sani has still returned to Saudi Arabia for another pilgrimage. The Nigerian pharmacist, 46, says his faith remains unshaken even after the deaths of at least 2,297 pilgrims during the haj stoning ritual last September… Read More »

Olympics: Family tragedy behind historic US hurdles sweep

RIO DE JANEIRO: Kristi Castlin dedicated her 100m hurdles medal to victims of gun violence after helping the United States claim a historic podium sweep in the event on Wednesday (Aug 17). The 28-year-old Los Angeles-based sprinter claimed bronze behind gold medallist Brianna Rollins and Nia Ali in silver as the US sealed a 1-2-3 in… Read More »