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Thursday, May 12th, 2016


Pakistani Woman Entrepreneur Receives “Immigrant Award 2016”

Hartford (Afroasia News) A group of immigrants from the state of Connecticut were recognized for their effortless commitment in making the community a better one on immigrant day last week. Mrs. Tazeen Zaheer was one of them who received immigrant award 2016. Mrs. Tazeen Zaheer migrated from Pakistan to the United States of America in the late 80’s and got settled in State of Connecticut , where 20 years later, Mr. Zaheer has become a pivotal part of the Community. Tazeen became an active member and volunteer for the PakistaniRead More

Planned Parenthood sues over Ohio law that strips funding

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Planned Parenthood sued Ohio’s health department on Wednesday, saying thousands of patients could be denied access to HIV tests, cancer screenings and other services under a law designed to strip public money away from the organization’s affiliates in the state. The law targets the roughly $1.3 million in funding that Planned Parenthood gets through Ohio’s health department. That money, which is mostly federal, supports certain health education and prevention programs. The state’s law would bar such funds from going to entities that perform or promote abortions. Ohio’sRead More

FBI director: No ‘external deadline’ for finishing Clinton email probe

WASHINGTON — The timeline for completion of the federal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of State is “not tethered to any external deadline,” including the looming Democratic convention, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday. “There are no special rules for anybody,” Comey told reporters. He declined to comment, however, on the substance of the investigation. At times, Clinton has referred to the inquiry as a “security review,” recently telling NBC’s Today show that such inquiries are common across the government. “We’re conducting anRead More

Malaysia: 2 more pieces ‘almost certainly’ from Flight 370

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s government said Thursday that two more pieces of debris, discovered in South Africa and Rodrigues Island off Mauritius, were “almost certainly” from Flight 370, bringing the total number of pieces believed to have come from the missing Malaysian jet to five. The aircraft mysteriously disappeared more than two years ago with 239 people on board, and so far an extensive underwater search of vast area of the Indian Ocean off Australia’s west coast has turned up empty. Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said theRead More