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Friday, June 29th, 2018

 

3 Babies Among 100 Dead After Migrant Ship Sinks Off Libya Coast

JUN 29, 2018: Libya’s coast guard rescued more than a dozen survivors from a capsized migrant boat, which officials say left at least 100 people, including three babies, dead. The lifeless bodies of three babies, dressed in brightly colored clothing and looking almost as if they were sleeping, were carried carefully ashore Friday in Libya. The migrants departed Libya on a rubber dingy, though it’s unclear when. Survivors estimated there were 120 people on board the vessel, which capsized off the coast of Tripoli. The coast guard returned the survivorsRead More


Muslim Community in Florida Offers To Host All Separated Migrant Children At No Cost to Govt

JUN 29, 2018: The Muslim community in Tampa, Florida has offered to take care of all the 2300 plus migrant babies and children (8 months and older) separated from their families residing at various detention centers. The group announced the offer at a news conference on Tuesday at noon. (Watch video below) The formal announcement by Islamic Society of Tampa Bay on Friday comes amid reports that seventeen US states and Washington DC are suing Trump’s administration over its family separation policy at the US border. “This immoral policy ofRead More


Top Court To Conduct Hearings On Karachi Population Count After Elections 2018

JUN 29, 2018: The Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar on Friday approved Pak Sarzameen Party’s (PSP) appeal against the registrar’s dismissal of its petition pertaining to the recent population census conducted in Karachi. The appeal was heard by the Chief Justice in his chambers where the PSP Chief and former Karachi mayor Mustafa Kamal was present. In his decision, Chief Justice Nisar observed that the hearing on the petition will be held after the general election, due on July 25, as any proceedings prior to that could impact theRead More


Elections 2018: ECP Extends Polling Time By One Hour

JUN 29, 2018: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday extended polling timings by one hour for the general elections scheduled to be held on July 25. The new timings, as per the ECP press release, will be from 8am to till 6pm. The polling will be held for 10 hours without any interval. The timings have been extended to facilitate the voters and to ensure maximum voters participate in the election process, as it would be difficult for voters to go out in hot weather to cast theirRead More


Find Out Why These Three Pakistanis Received Queen’s Young Leaders Awards

JUN 29, 2018 (BEE2C2): Three young Pakistanis received the prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Awards at Buckingham Palace in London on Tuesday. Mahnoor Syed, Haroon Yasin and Hassan Mujtaba Zaidi were presented with medals by Queen Elizabeth II for their outstanding contributions to their community with their high impact cost-effective initiatives in learning, literacy growth and social development. The Queen’s Young Leaders Award celebrates exceptional people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth for “making lasting change in their community and beyond.” The three Pakistani winners leading innovative projects in the educationRead More


‘Indiana Jones 5’ With Harrison Ford And Steven Spielberg Delayed (Again)

JUN 29, 2018: A fifth entry in the Indiana Jones series that is reuniting star Harrison Ford with director Steven Spielberg has been delayed. The film will be missing its previously announced July 10, 2020 release date. Filming was supposed to commence in April 2019 in the U.K. with production being pushed back months, if not a year, Variety reported. Screenwriter Jonathan Kasdan has also yet to officially sign onto the project, where he is expected to craft a new draft from David Koepp’s original screenplay , Deadline reported. KasdanRead More