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Eid al-Adha celebrations 

Muslims on Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia mark Eid al-Adha or the feast of sacrifice by offering prayers in the Grand Mosque of the holy city of Mecca. The occasion is also being marked in Afghanistan, Syria and Palestine among other places. Muslims in other counties, including Iran, will be celebrating Eid al-Adha on Thursday. The feast of sacrifice is the second major Muslim holiday in the Islamic calendar. On this day, people greet their relatives and friends while enjoying festive meals. Those who can afford sacrifice an animal to commemorate Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his only son Ismail upon a command from God, the almighty. Abraham was exempted from performing the command and was offered a ram to sacrifice instead. 

France police brutality 

Clashes have erupted between French police and protesters angry at the fatal shooting of a teenager by an officer in the suburb of the capital Paris. Footage showed vehicles burning and riot police gathering along several streets in Nanterre. Police in Paris say they are mobilizing troops in anticipation of more violence. On Tuesday night, police clashed with protesters angry at the death of a 17-year-old boy in the suburbs of Paris. He was fatally shot in Nanterre earlier that day. According to the local prosecutor's office, the teenager failed to comply with an order to stop his car. But a video shows two cops leaning on the car and an officer firing at the driver as the vehicle pulls away. The officer has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter, but he has not been charged yet. Meantime, President Emmanuel Macron has described the incident as "inexplicable and inexcusable."

Nicaragua US complaint 

Nicaragua has filed a complaint with the UN against the US for its refusal to comply with a ruling by the International Court of Justice. President Ortega says his country will go to court to demand the US pay the damage it had done to Nicaraguans. In a letter to the UN chief, the Nicaraguan Foreign Ministry said there is a historical debt the US has not settled despite an international court ruling, over 30 years ago. The ICJ had ordered the US to compensate Managua for its support of the Contras, a guerrilla movement during the administration of President Ronald Reagan. Following the judgment, the US withdrew from the ICJ. Nicaragua and the US have been experiencing sour relations over a host of issues, including Washington’s sanctions on the country’s key figures. 

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