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Flood-hit Southeast Asia awaits more rain (Video)

info-pictogram1 People in South East Asia have been warned to prepare for more flooding, after days of heavy rain around the region that killed dozens of people and displaced tens of thousands in Thailand, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.According to officials, more than 200,000 people are homeless across the region because of the floods.

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Jordan’s Azraq camp receives Syria’s new refugees (Video)

info-pictogram1 A total of 6.5 million Syrians have been displaced from their homes, representing about 30 percent of Syria’s pre-war population of 23 million.Jordan’s Azraq camp is four months old and houses 11,000 refugees.Refugees staying at the Azraq camp live with no electricity or flooring to their prefabricated homes.Al Jazeera’s Nisreen El-Shamayleh reports from Azraq camp, Jordan.

Canada: Imams condemn ISIS

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Sourcehttp://www.canadiancouncilofimams.com

(TORONTO – August 22, 2014) The Canadian Council of Imams (CCI) today reiterates its past declarations condemning violent extremism and underscoring Canadian Muslims’ commitment to the safety and security of Canada, such as the CCI’s August 2010 declaration.

With respect to the CCI’s position on the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS), we declare the following:

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Sudan floods wipe off thousands of homes

At least 184 people injured and 6,100 families near capital Khartoum and from Nile and North Kordofah states.

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Source: http://www.aljazeera.com/

More than 3,000 homes have been destroyed by floods that hit almost half of Sudan’s states over Ramadan and the Eid al-Fitr holidays, official media said.

At least 184 people were injured and 6,100 families were displaced many of whom were from the Nile and North Kordofah states, the SUNA news agency reported on Saturday.

“Twenty-two districts in eight states were affected by flooding and heavy rain,” the report said citing the federal health ministry.

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July In Syria – By The Numbers (Video)

info-pictogram1 July 2014 in Syria saw record numbers of deaths and displaced since the civil war began in 2011. Using death toll data from The Syrian Network for Human Rights, and refugee tracking data from United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), AJ+’s animated audio slide show shows the scale of the past month’s devastation.

Attacks on hospitals expose Israel’s “self-defense” claims as lies

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Displaced Palestinians seek refuge at al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City on 27 July.

By: Rami Almeghari

Source: http://electronicintifada.net

A baby was delivered at al-Aqsa hospital in Gaza last Thursday. That should not be news; babies are born all the time. What was remarkable about this birth is that the child’s mother had been killed by the Israeli military.

The delivery of this child is a testament to the professionalism and dedication of the hospital’s staff. Three days earlier, Israel attacked the hospital with tank shells. At least five Palestinians were reported dead.

Last Wednesday, Israel completely leveled al-Wafa rehabilitation and geriatric hospitalto the ground, after two weeks of missile strikes and threats of heavier attacks.

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