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Sweet Sixteen

  The bright neon needles of the German-engineered deafening clock shone on the dressing table of my unusually‘cold’ and eerie room. Half the night had passed without even a wink of sleep. Spending the entire day at the mall, where I ‘shopped till I dropped’ … I was exhausted, weakened and drained. So …

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Middle East News

Israeli tear gas kills woman in Palestine   Israeli border police officers react after spraying pepper spray during a demonstration marking the Land Day at the Damascus gate in Jerusalem’s old city, in this March 30, 2014 photo. (AP)   LATEST STORIES IN MIDDLE-EAST Egypt: Sissi in final step to …

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A society obsessed by selfies..even in death

Bint Assalaam | 14 April 2014/13 Jumadal Ukhra 1435 Things, it seems can get weirder than the pout. Selfie absorption has shifted to another level. Not necessarily upwards. Social media has encouraged the rise of the selfie obituary. As morbid as it sounds, it’s about people writing their own obituaries. Before …

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Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline bribed doctors to boost sales

  CHLOE HAMILTON  Monday 14 April 2014 Britain’s biggest drug company, GlaxoSmithKline, allegedly bribed doctors in Poland using money that was meant to be spent on educating patients, according to new evidence revealed today by the BBC Panorama programme. A GSK whistleblower claims that money put aside to teach patients …

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It’s only a Sunnah

Once Imaam Abu Dawood (rahimahullah), who’s “Sunan” is one of the six classical books of hadeeth, was on board a ship. He heard a person on the shore sneezing and saying “Alhamdulillah” (all praise is due to Allah). So he hired a rowing boat for one dirham (silver coin) and …

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Global News Roundup

Your World This Week – 11 April 2014 Yusuf Alli – Cii News | 11 April 2014/10 Jumadal Ukhra 1435 News that made headlines on various newswires around the world. MONDAY Nine Cosatu affiliate unions gathered at Cosatu House in Johannesburg, to welcome newly reinstated secretary general Zwelinzima Vavi back …

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