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Posted: October 14, 2013 at 5:21 a.m.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “The state has been successful in saving precious lives.The government will do all it can to rehabilitate those hit.” Naveen Patnaik, chief minister of India’s Orissa state, on evacuation efforts before the arrival of Cyclone Phailin, which made landfall Saturday night Article, 1A Fewer make Mecca trek because of virus MECCA, Saudi Arabia — Muslims from across the world poured Sunday into a sprawling tent city in the Saudi desert before the start of the annual Islamic hajj pilgrimage, but the number of the pilgrims this year has been reduced in part by concerns about a respiratory virus centered in the Arabian peninsula.
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