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Eid signals the end of fasting and the beginning of a new Islamic month, Shawwaal. Eid-al-Fitr is that only day of Shawwal that Muslims are not permitted to fast and many chose to fast for further six days after Eid . Muslims in most countries rely on news of an official sighting of the new Moon, rather than looking at the sky themselves. Both Sunni and Shia Muslims in Iraq celebrated Eid al-Fitr on the same day in 2016 for the first time in several years.
  • Pro Bowl returning to Orlando in 2018

    Pro Bowl returning to Orlando in 2018

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    The game is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28, and will be simulcast for the first time on ESPN and ABC (WFTV-Ch. 9). For the second consecutive year, there will be a week full of activities held around the Orlando area. Now that Orlando will host back-to-back Pro Bowls, it seems like we're trending toward central Florida being the game's new regular host. "Not only are we looking forward to another great NFL football game - our second in a row - the Pro Bowl offers a full ...
  • South China Sea code of conduct draft approved

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    At the same time , China can never represent Taiwan at the negotiations with regard to the South China Sea , he added. It's in between a lot of countries, six of which have claimed at least part of the sea. Duterte, who met with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing this week, said he was making the threat public in response to domestic criticism he was being too weak with China over the dispute.
  • Qualcomm files breach of contract complaint against Apple's manufacturers

    Qualcomm files breach of contract complaint against Apple's manufacturers

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    Qualcomm in a statement said that the license agreements with the manufacturers in many cases were entered into before Apple sold its first iPhone and Apple is not a party to the agreements. Despite a long history of consistently paying royalties under their license agreements with Qualcomm , the manufacturers now are refusing to pay royalties on the Apple products they produce.
  • Breathtaking stunt by teens climbing Golden Gate Bridge without safety gear

    Breathtaking stunt by teens climbing Golden Gate Bridge without safety gear

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    According to the DailyMail , the teenagers were able to climb the structure 746-foot structure in about ten minutes, after slipping under security fences unnoticed. Authorities don't know how the climbers got access to the bridge since their visit didn't trigger any alarms. "It's a vital Bay Area transportation artery and a symbol of our community".
  • Will Wednesday's high temperature break records?

    Will Wednesday's high temperature break records?

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    Thunderstorms likely with a 60% chance for DFW after midnight. Friday's Omaha-area forecast calls for a chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1 p.m., and a high in the lower to mid-60s. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Weather on Wednesday is cloudy and relatively hot with a slight rise in temperature to become four degrees Celsius higher than its annual average, according to the Palestinian Meteorological Department (PMD).
  • Apple is reportedly phasing out the iPad Mini

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    The tech company claims that the watchOS 3.2.2 comes along with improvements and bug fixes . In this update, there are mostly bug fixes and security updates for iPhone and iPad. On the Macintosh platform that includes a fix for the problem where audio may stutter when played through USB headphones. The update also adds support for media-free installation of Windows 10 Creators Update using Boot Camp.
  • Netflix is disappearing from the Play Store for some users

    Netflix is disappearing from the Play Store for some users

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    Android Police said that although downloads are blocked the app still works on rooted devices. However, we would suggest our readers get their Android devices running on verified versions of Android if their phones are rooted. With this method, you wouldn't have to go through the Play Store and you could still receive regular updates to the Netflix app. The change, according to Netflix , is meant to make it harder for people to pirate the company's video content by using a new digital ...
  • Instagram wages war on Snapchat with Face Filters

    Instagram wages war on Snapchat with Face Filters

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    Facebook's Snapchat-style augmented reality face filters are coming to Instagram . Try them out - it'll work with both the front- and rear-facing shooters on your phone. Facebook, the largest social media platform, has been accused of copying features from Snapchat such as "Stories" which allows users to post pictures and videos that are erased after 24 hours.
  • McKayla Maroney Posts Racy Video, Says She Wasn't Hacked

    McKayla Maroney Posts Racy Video, Says She Wasn't Hacked

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    When people accused her of being hacked, the 21-year-old confirmed she posted the video herself. "All love", she added in the caption for a photo of a field of flowers. "Makeup and a camera can really make you look like a different person", she said. As you get older, your face fills out. The video, which can be seen below, has been watched more than 800,000 times on her Instagram page.