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Mar24

Top Muslim students honored across Australia

Year 12 award recipients and quests group photo, Adelaide ceremony By: Alsu Kurlow Source: MuslimVillage Human Appeal Australia hosted its 12th Annual Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards in Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne over the previous two weekends. Year 12 students who achieved an ATAR score or equivalent of 90% or more in 2018 were invited to register for the awards. Various respected members of the community, politicians, school principals, businesses and family members attended ceremonies in the five cities. An incredible two hundred and fifty-seven students were honoured for their hard work and awarded certificates of recognition and valuable gifts. (Article...

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Mar23

Karachi: Mufi Taqi Usmani and family survive assassination attempt

By: Ayaz Gul Source: VOA News ISLAMABAD —  A prominent Islamic scholar in Pakistan survived an assassination attempt Friday that killed his two security guards and critically injured two other people, police said. Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani and his fellow cleric, Maulana Aamir Shahab, were traveling in two cars in the southern city of Karachi when unknown gunmen on motorbikes ambushed them and opened fire, senior police official Amir Farooqi told reporters. The assailants managed to flee, he said. Farooqi added that Usmani’s wife also was traveling with him in the car, but both escaped uninjured. In Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, incidents of political, ethnic, militant...

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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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