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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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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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