Thailand halal conference expected to attract thousands
First Thailand Halal Assembly to help boost trade, travel with Islamic World poster-halal-assembly-re02Bangkok – An estimated 5,000 delegates are expected to meet in Bangkok between 28 – 30 December for the first “Thailand Halal Assembly 2014″ to be held at the Bangkok Convention Centre, Centara Grand Hotel at CentralWorld.
Organised jointly by the Halal Science Centre of Chulalongkorn University, the Central Islamic Council of Thailand and Halal Standard Institute of Thailand, the event is designed to help upgrade the standards of halal products and services being made in Thailand to cater to the rapidly growing Islamic market, both within Asia and worldwide. Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-Ocha will deliver the opening speech.
Glowing Fireflies (Video)
Thousands of pyrotechnic, flashing fireflies are making a rare appearance in Utah this summer, evidence that these bioluminescent insects may be establishing larger populations in the west, according to Brigham Young University researchers.
Refugees In Their Own Country – Ukraine Families Face A Cold Winter (Video)
The Ukraine civil war has forced thousands of Ukrainians away from their homes and, in the case of Anna, to a hangar in Kiev.
The Rundown On The Worst Drought In California History (Video)
Wildfires have been spreading across California all summer. Hundreds of thousands of acres are already scorched, and the conditions are ideal fuel for more devastating blazes. Over 80 percent of California is in the midst of an exceptionally severe drought as a result of erratic weather patterns caused by climate change.
Hundreds of thousands still stranded by killer Kashmir floods
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Rescuers struggled to reach more than 200,000 people still stranded on Saturday in Indian Kashmir as deadly floodwaters receded, revealing horrific devastation in the Himalayan region including neighbouring Pakistan, officials said.
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.
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.
Detroit runs dry (Video)
What will it take for Detroit to turn on the tap for thousands of residents facing water shutoffs?
Denied access to water. That’s the reality for thousands of residents in the US city of Detroit who have had their water shutoff because of unpaid bills. The Detroit Water and Sewage Department says it has more than $90 million in overdue payments, but residents claim they’ve been unable to keep up with the 120 per cent increase in water costs. So, is water a basic human right and should it be turned back on for those residents? And in a city where 83 per cent of the population is black, what role does race play in the shutoffs?
Detroit’s water system serves 700,000 residents within the city and approximately 4 million others in southeastern Michigan, but the city-owned water department is $6 billion in debt. As of July 1, more than $90 million was owed in overdue water bills.
Memorable Eid Prayers at Masjid Tuanku Mizan in Malaysia (IMAGES)
What an amazing atmosphere for Eid Prayers at Masjid Tuanku Mizan in Putrajaya, Malaysia with 25 000+ brothers and sisters. Truly memorable. Alhamdulillah – Mufti Menk
Thousands March From Ramallah To Jerusalem To Protest Israel Closing Mosque
By: Omar Suleiman
“As I keep saying, this time is different. The largest march in decades taking place in Palestine right now as thousands march from Ramallah to Jerusalem in solidarity with their brothers and sisters in Gaza. Absolutely incredible. May Allah protect them all.” #48KMarch #3rdIntifada#FreePalestine