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Nearly 1.5 million people begin annual hajj in Saudi Arabia

From Asia, Africa and points in between, nearly 1.5 million Muslims begin the annual hajj in western Saudi Arabia on Saturday, undeterred by a stampede...

Hajj stoning to be shortened after deadly stampede

A stoning ritual which led to the deaths of about 2,300 people during last year's hajj will be more tightly controlled during next month's...