Pilgrims pour into Mina camp:
Hajj begins in Mecca
The world's largest annual pilgrimage, the Hajj,
began Sunday with more than two million Muslims pouring into the
camp at Mina from Mecca to prepare for the solemn rituals. Some
estimates put the number of pilgrims this year at 2.5 million,
Pilgrims were still flooding Sunday night into the vast plain of
Mina outside a small village about five kilometres east of Mecca,
using all possible means to begin their hajj journey.
NEW CUBA-VENEZUELA RELATIONS MODEL
President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that Venezuela
and Cuba have created a new model of relations between the two
countries and peoples, referring to the 10th anniversary of the
Integral Cooperation Agreement.
China builds world’s fastest supercomputer
China has been confirmed as the creator of the
world’s fastest super computer. The Tianhe-1A is capable of 2.67
quadrillions of computing operations per second, pulling ahead of
the United States in the global supercomputing race. The lead of the
China-made system was confirmed by the 36th edition of TOP500 list
of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, which was released
hours ago on the TOP500 list website.