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Pakistani student Sabika among 10 killed in Texas school shooting

Pakistani student Sabika among ten killed in Texas school shooting

Pakistani student Sabika Sheikh among victims of Texas school shooting Sabika Sheikh, a Pakistani exchange student, is one of the student victims in Friday’s shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. In a letter sent to the YES programme students by Megan Lysaght, the program manager at American Councils for International Education, wrote: “It is with the greatest sadness ... Read More »

Tsunami warning lifted after large earthquake strikes off Alaska

People were alerted by text messages and those in affected areas have been urged to seek high ground A powerful earthquake having magnitude 8.2 struck about 250 kilometres southeast of Chiniak, Alaska, early today. Authorities prompted warnings of a possible tsunami down the west coast of North America. However, the tsunami alerts were cancelled “because additional information and analysis have better defined ... Read More »

Muslim schoolgirl attacked in Canada for wearing Hijab

Muslim schoolgirl attacked in Canada for wearing Hijab

PM Justin Trudeau has condemned an attack on an 11-year-old Khawlah Noman An 11-year-old Muslim schoolgirl has been assaulted by a man who twice tried to cut off her hijab with scissors she was walking to school with her younger brother in Toronto. Khawlah Noman who is in Grade 6, told reporters at her school said, “I felt confused, scared, terrified”. ... Read More »

Southern California mudslides, flooding leave at least 13 dead

About 5.5 inches of rain had fallen in parts of Ventura County over two days in southern California At least 13 people have been died after a powerful winter storm drenching Southern California sent mud, rocks and debris plummeting down wildfire-scarred hillsides and into several neighbourhoods, some of which house lavish celebrity homes. According to local media in just a ... Read More »

Pakistan Police receives $23 million worth protective gear by US embassy

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The state-of-the-art, lightweight protective gear would protect police officers as they fight terrorism and crime The U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Section provided nine Pakistani police organizations more than $23 million worth of protective gear between June and September 2017. The state-of-the-art, lightweight protective gear (30,500 bulletproof vests and more than 27,000 ballistic helmets) would protect police ... Read More »

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