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PICTURED: Muslims mark start of Eid al-Adha holiday

By Associated Press1

Published: 11:47 GMT, 12 September 2016 | Updated: 11:49 GMT, 12 September 2016

CAIRO (AP) Muslims worldwide are celebrating the first day of Eid al-Adha, or “Feast of Sacrifice,” the most important Islamic Discount Holidays © holiday that commemorates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim also known as Abraham to Christians and Jews to sacrifice his son before God stayed his hand. During the holiday, which ends Thursday, Muslims slaughter livestock, distributing part of the meat to the poor. The Discount Holidays © holiday begins on the 10th day of the Islamic lunar month of Dhul-Hijja, during the hajj pilgrimage. In Saudi Arabia, close to 2 million pilgrims performed Monday one of the final rites of the hajj by symbolically stoning the devil.

PICTURED: Muslims Mark Start Of Eid Al-Adha Holiday

Egyptians take part in Eid Al-Adha prayers at the al-Seddik Mosque in Cairo, Monday, Sept.

12, 2016. Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, to mark the end of the hajj pilgrimage by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God’s command. (AP Photo/Roger Anis)

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PICTURED: Muslims Mark Start Of Eid Al-Adha Holiday

Kosovar children pray during Eid al-Adha prayers outside Sultan Mehmet Fatih mosque in capital Pristina, Monday, Sept.

12, 2016. Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha in local language, the Festival of Sacrifice, to mark the end of the hajj pilgrimage by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows to commemorate Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son on God’s command. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

PICTURED: Muslims Mark Start Of Eid Al-Adha Holiday

Kosovars are reflected in water during Eid al-Adha prayers outside Sultan Mehmet Fatih mosque in capital Pristina, Monday, Sept.

12, 2016. Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha in local language, the Festival of Sacrifice, to mark the end of the hajj pilgrimage by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows to commemorate Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son on God’s command. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

PICTURED: Muslims Mark Start Of Eid Al-Adha Holiday

A Nigeria Muslim wpman and friends takes a selfie photo after Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, that commemorates the Prophet Ibrahim’s faith, at the prayer ground in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, Sept.

12, 2016. Eid al-Adha marks the end of hajj. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

PICTURED: Muslims Mark Start Of Eid Al-Adha Holiday

Egyptians try to catch balloons distributed for free after Eid Al-Adha prayers outside al-Seddik mosque in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Sept.

12, 2016. Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, to mark the end of the hajj pilgrimage by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God’s command. (AP Photo/Roger Anis)

PICTURED: Muslims Mark Start Of Eid Al-Adha Holiday

A Muslim man lifts a sheep to be slaughtered during Eid al-Adha Discount Holidays © holiday in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, Sept.

12, 2016. Eid al-Adha, or the festival of sacrifice is celebrated by Muslims around the world to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim’s test of faith. During the Eid, Muslims slaughter livestock and distribute the meat to the poor. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

PICTURED: Muslims Mark Start Of Eid Al-Adha Holiday

Nigeria Muslims offer prayers to celebrate Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, that commemorates the Prophet Ibrahim’s faith, at the prayer ground in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, Sept.

12, 2016. Eid al-Adha marks the end of hajj. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

PICTURED: Muslims Mark Start Of Eid Al-Adha Holiday

Nigeria Muslims listen to sermon by Imam Bashir Umar Imam as they gather for prayers to celebrate Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, that commemorates the Prophet Ibrahim’s faith, at the prayer ground in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, Sept.

12, 2016. Eid al-Adha marks the end of hajj. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

PICTURED: Muslims Mark Start Of Eid Al-Adha Holiday

Kosovars line up outside Sultan Mehmet Fatih mosque to offer Eid al-Adha prayers in capital Pristina, Monday, Sept.

12, 2016. Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha in local language, the Festival of Sacrifice, to mark the end of the hajj pilgrimage by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows to commemorate Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son on God’s command. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

PICTURED: Muslims Mark Start Of Eid Al-Adha Holiday

Imam Bashiru Umar Imam, centre, slaughters a sheep after Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, prayers in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, Sept.

12, 2016. Eid al-Adha marks the end of hajj. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

PICTURED: Muslims Mark Start Of Eid Al-Adha Holiday

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shakes hands with people after the prayer of the Muslim Discount Holidays © holiday of Eid al-Adha in Istanbul, Monday, Sept.

12, 2016. Erdogan says the country will send food, clothing and children’s toys to Aleppo, Syria after a U.S.-Russia brokered ceasefire takes effect. Erdogan said that aid will be delivered along specific routes at sundown Monday when the ceasefire is set to come into force. (Murat Cetinmuhurdar/ Presidential Press Service via AP)

PICTURED: Muslims Mark Start Of Eid Al-Adha Holiday

Nigeria Muslims offer prayers to celebrate Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, that commemorates the Prophet Ibrahim’s faith, at the prayer ground in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, Sept.

12, 2016. Eid al-Adha marks the end of hajj. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

PICTURED: Muslims Mark Start Of Eid Al-Adha Holiday

Kosovars are reflected in water during Eid al-Adha prayers outside Sultan Mehmet Fatih mosque in capital Pristina, Monday, Sept.

12, 2016. Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha in local language, the Festival of Sacrifice, to mark the end of the hajj pilgrimage by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows to commemorate Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son on God’s command. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

PICTURED: Muslims Mark Start Of Eid Al-Adha Holiday

Chechen Muslims choose a sheep for sacrifice during the Islamic Discount Holidays © holiday of Eid al-Adha in Chechen regional capital of Grozny, Russia, Monday, Sept.

12, 2016. Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha in local language, the Festival of Sacrifice, to mark the end of the hajj pilgrimage by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God’s command. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)

PICTURED: Muslims Mark Start Of Eid Al-Adha Holiday

Iraqi Shia Muslims attend prayers on the first day of Eid al-Adha at the mosque in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Sept.

12, 2016. Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Adha Monday to commemorate the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim – or Abraham as he is known in the Bible – to sacrifice his son in accordance with God’s will, though in the end God provides him a sheep to sacrifice instead. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

PICTURED: Muslims Mark Start Of Eid Al-Adha Holiday

Muslims exchange greetings after Eid prayers on the first day of Eid al-Adha at the mosque in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Sept.

12, 2016. Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Adha Monday to commemorate the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim – or Abraham as he is known in the Bible – to sacrifice his son in accordance with God’s will, though in the end God provides him a sheep to sacrifice instead. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

PICTURED: Muslims Mark Start Of Eid Al-Adha Holiday

Iraqi Shia Muslims attend prayers on the first day of Eid al-Adha at the mosque in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Sept.

12, 2016. Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Adha Monday to commemorate the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim – or Abraham as he is known in the Bible – to sacrifice his son in accordance with God’s will, though in the end God provides him a sheep to sacrifice instead. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

PICTURED: Muslims Mark Start Of Eid Al-Adha Holiday

Iraqi Shia Muslims attend prayers on the first day of Eid al-Adha at the mosque in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Sept.

12, 2016. Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Adha Monday to commemorate the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim – or Abraham as he is known in the Bible – to sacrifice his son in accordance with God’s will, though in the end God provides him a sheep to sacrifice instead. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

PICTURED: Muslims Mark Start Of Eid Al-Adha Holiday

Iraqi Shia Muslims attend prayers on the first day of Eid al-Adha at the mosque in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Sept.

12, 2016. Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Adha Monday to commemorate the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim – or Abraham as he is known in the Bible – to sacrifice his son in accordance with God’s will, though in the end God provides him a sheep to sacrifice instead. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

PICTURED: Muslims Mark Start Of Eid Al-Adha Holiday

Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers in a convention center in Marseille, southern France, Monday, Sept.

12, 2016. Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha in local language, the Festival of Sacrifice, to mark the end of the hajj pilgrimage by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God’s command. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

PICTURED: Muslims Mark Start Of Eid Al-Adha Holiday

Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers in a convention center in Marseille, southern France, Monday, Sept.

12, 2016. Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha in local language, the Festival of Sacrifice, to mark the end of the hajj pilgrimage by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God’s command. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

PICTURED: Muslims Mark Start Of Eid Al-Adha Holiday

Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers in a convention center in Marseille, southern France, Monday, Sept.

12, 2016. Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha in local language, the Festival of Sacrifice, to mark the end of the hajj pilgrimage by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God’s command. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

PICTURED: Muslims Mark Start Of Eid Al-Adha Holiday

A livestock seller waits for customers at a market ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in Hyderabad, India, Monday, Sept.

12, 2016. Eid al-Adha, or the festival of sacrifice, is celebrated by Muslims around the world to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim’s test of faith. During the Eid, Muslims slaughter livestock and distribute the meat to the poor. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

PICTURED: Muslims Mark Start Of Eid Al-Adha Holiday

Chechen Muslims pray in a mosque during the Islamic Discount Holidays © holiday of Eid al-Adha in Chechen regional capital of Grozny, Russia, Monday, Sept.

12, 2016. Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha in local language, the Festival of Sacrifice, to mark the end of the hajj pilgrimage by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God’s command. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)

PICTURED: Muslims Mark Start Of Eid Al-Adha Holiday

Kosovar children pray during Eid al-Adha prayers outside Sultan Mehmet Fatih mosque in capital Pristina, Monday, Sept.

12, 2016. Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha in local language, the Festival of Sacrifice, to mark the end of the hajj pilgrimage by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows to commemorate Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son on God’s command. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

PICTURED: Muslims Mark Start Of Eid Al-Adha Holiday

Livestock sellers wait for customers at a market ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in Hyderabad, India, Monday, Sept.

12, 2016. Eid al-Adha, or the festival of sacrifice, is celebrated by Muslims around the world to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim’s test of faith. During the Eid, Muslims slaughter livestock and distribute the meat to the poor. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A. )

PICTURED: Muslims Mark Start Of Eid Al-Adha Holiday

In this picture provided by the office of the Egyptian Presidency, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, leads Eid al-Adha prayers at a mosque in Cairo, Monday, Sept.

12, 2016.

Muslims around the world are celebrating the first day of Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, the most important Islamic Discount Holidays © holiday that commemorates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim _ also known as Abraham to Christians and Jews _ to sacrifice his son. (Egyptian Presidency via AP)

PICTURED: Muslims Mark Start Of Eid Al-Adha Holiday

In this photo released on the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, Syrian President Bashar Assad, fourth right, prays at the dawn Eid al-Adha prayers at the Saad ibn Muaaz Mosque in Daraya, a blockaded Damascus suburb, Syria, Monday, Sept.

12, 2016. (Syrian Presidency via Facebook)

References

  1. ^ Associated Press (www.dailymail.co.uk)
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British tourist killed in Phuket when his scooter slams into a pickup truck

A British tourist has been killed in Thailand after his scooter slammed into a pickup truck that is believed to have turned into his path. The 44-year-old, named locally as Michael Fraser Macpherson, from Gloucester, was killed instantly in the collision on the Discount Holidays © holiday island of Phuket. Police say he was driving a black Honda scooter along Khwang Road in Phuket s Wichit sub district when he collided with the left side of a truck driven by Nipan Karnprakorb, 39.

British Tourist Killed In Phuket When His Scooter Slams Into A Pickup Truck

A British tourist named locally as Michael Fraser Macpherson has been killed in Thailand after his motorbike slammed into a pickup truck that turned into his path, it has emerged

Patcharee Wongboon of Wichit Police said: ‘Mr Nipan said he was driving from Chao Fa West Road to Chao Fa East Road.

‘While he was turning into the housing complex, Mr Macpherson, who was in the oncoming lane, lost control of his motorbike and hit Mr Nipan s pickup truck. The impact killed (Mr Macpherson) instantly.’

Mr Nipan, who was in a vehicle with his wife and daughter, allegedly turned into the path of the British tourist on Saturday night at about 8.40pm.

British Tourist Killed In Phuket When His Scooter Slams Into A Pickup Truck

Police say he was driving a black Honda scooter along Khwang Road in Wichit (file picture) when he collided with the left side of a truck driven by Nipan Karnprakorb, 39

Rescue workers took the body to Vachira Phuket Hospital where a post-mortem examination is due to take place as part of investigations into the death. According to Phuket News1, police said no helmet could be found at the scene of the crash.

Mr Niphon was taken to Wichit Police Station for further questioning and is said to have been charged with reckless driving causing death. Police have informed the British Embassy of the death. MailOnline has requested a comment from the Foreign Office this morning.

References

  1. ^ Phuket News (www.thephuketnews.com)

British tourist plunged to his death from Magaluf hotel balcony just three weeks after burying his older brother

A British tourist plunged to his death from the third floor of a Magaluf1 hotel just three weeks after burying his older brother. Alexander Forrest, 20, is understood to have fallen from a balcony at the four-star BH Mallorca Hotel in the popular Spanish resort. The charity worker, who was only four days into his holiday2 with two pals, suffered severe head injuries in the ‘horrendous accident’.

He was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. Today, it emerged that Alexander’s death on the morning of August 31 was the second heartbreak for his family in less than two weeks.

Daily Record British Tourist Plunged To His Death From Magaluf Hotel Balcony Just Three Weeks After Burying His Older Brother The 20-year-old charity worker was on Discount Holidays © holiday with two friends at the time of the ‘horrendous accident’

His older brother Nicholai, 23, known as Nikko, died in July and was buried on August 9, the Daily Record3 reports. The cause of his death is unknown. The siblings’ heartbroken dad, Scott Forrest-McNeill, a member of the biker group Blue Angels in Scotland, posted a grief-stricken tribute on social media.

The 47-year-old wrote: U say ur God is real and this is him test me well I say f*** ur gods I am an Angel now it s time to feel my wrath. All I know is I have outlived both my sons so f*** the gods and bring on my wrath.

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Alexander, from Saughton in Edinburgh, is also survived by mum Annette, 54, and sisters Annastasia, 19, and 18-year-old Kayleigh. A JustGiving page has been set up by his friend Josh Candy – who was on Discount Holidays © holiday with him – in a bid to raise money to bring his body home.

British Tourist Plunged To His Death From Magaluf Hotel Balcony Just Three Weeks After Burying His Older Brother Alexander is understood to have fallen from the third floor of the four-star BH Mallorca Hotel

The page, which was set up on Thursday, has already raised a whopping 4,695 – 117 per cent of the initial 4,000 target. Writing on the page, Josh said: “On Saturday August 27 Alexander Forrest went on Discount Holidays © holiday to Magaluf in Majorca with two friends.

“Unfortunately due to a horrendous accident Alex hasn’t made it home.

On the August 31 Alex was found and pronounced dead.

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“Alex had suffered severe head injuries and died instantly.

“As of the Wednesday, Alex’s mum had to be flown out to Magaluf to try get Alex home.

We now as a group of close friends want to raise as much as we can to support his mum to get Alex home. We all understand it s a lot of money to raise.

Anything and everything, anyone and everyone can afford to donate would be amazing.

Daily Record British Tourist Plunged To His Death From Magaluf Hotel Balcony Just Three Weeks After Burying His Older Brother A JustGiving page has been set up to try to raise money to bring Alexander’s body home

The young man added last night: I want to thank everyone for such an amazing response and the generosity shown.

People that didn t even know Alex have donated huge amounts and it is amazing.

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Alexander worked for the British Heart Foundation. A Jet2.com4 spokeswoman said on Friday the firm would arrange for his body to be returned home at no cost to his family.

She added: “We would like to offer our sincere condolences to Alexander’s family and friends at this difficult time.

Google Street View British Tourist Plunged To His Death From Magaluf Hotel Balcony Just Three Weeks After Burying His Older Brother The exterior of the hotel, where Alexander died on the morning of August 31

“We were only made aware today that Alexander is still in Majorca and we understand that the insurance company is still investigating this tragic incident.

“As this is a private matter between the insurers and the Forrest family, we cannot comment on that investigation.

“However if, for any reason, the insurance company cannot arrange for Alexander’s body to be returned home, we will arrange this ourselves at no cost to the Forrest family.”

A Foreign & Commonwealth Office spokesman said: “We are providing support to the family of a British national who has died in Majorca on August 31 and are in contact with the local authorities.”

References

  1. ^ Magaluf (www.mirror.co.uk)
  2. ^ holiday (www.mirror.co.uk)
  3. ^ Daily Record (www.dailyrecord.co.uk)
  4. ^ Jet2.com (jet2.com)