Five children fighting for life after French blaze

PARIS: A fire in a residential building near Paris on Sunday (Aug 19) left seven people with serious injuries including five children who were in a "life-threatening" condition, firefighters said. A dozen police officers were also slightly hurt in the blaze in...

Muslims begin annual haj pilgrimage amid heavy rain

MINA, Saudi Arabia: As nearly 2 million pilgrims from around the world braved heavy rain in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to begin the annual haj ritual, the country's health minister said there was no sign of any outbreaks of disease. Worshippers arrived in the kingdom last...