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Mar16

Reactions to New Zealand terror attacks

By: Marissa Melton Source: VOA News The anti-Muslim attacks on the tiny island nation of New Zealand caught the local population by surprise. “This is something that is completely out of the blue,” said Chelsea Daniels of Newstalk BZ, a radio station based in Auckland. “We hear of these kinds of extremists over the ditch in Australia, popping up now and again. But we’ve experienced really nothing like this here in New Zealand, which is why people are so shocked,” she told VOA in a phone interview. She said overseas events may have sparked the desire of the suspect — identified in news reports as Brenton Tarrant from Grafton, New South Wales, Australia — to mount this attack, “but he has...

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Mar16

122 students honored at HAA Muslim Achievement Awards

Year 12 Muslim Achievement Award recipients group photo 2019 Sydney By: Human Appeal Australia Source: MuslimVillage Human Appeal Australia hosted its 12th Annual Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards in Sydney recognising more than 122 high achievers at the Sydney event held on Sunday 10 March 2019 in Bankstown. In a week of similar events in other cities in Australia including Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne, Human Appeal Australia (HAA) is awarding more than 280 high achievers for their excellence at Year 12 exams during the year 2018. In Sydney, 122 amazing students were acknowledged for achieving an ATAR score or equivalent of 90% or more in 2018. Students were invited with their...

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Mar12

Malaysia: Halal trade event expected to break records

By: Japan Times Source: Japan Times When the Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS) opens in Kuala Lumpur on April 3, it will follow in the hope of topping last year’s phenomenally successful event. 2018 was the 15th iteration of the halal industry’s largest global event that attracted 778 exhibitors from 32 countries (a 35 percent increase over 2017), welcomed around 21,000 trade visitors from 72 countries and resulted in trade worth approximately $370 million — a 50 percent increase compared to 2017. This year’s event is aimed to rewrite the record books once again. MIHAS 2019 expects some 1,000 exhibitors and is estimated to draw about 30,000 visitors from around the globe,...

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