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‘We have to focus on sustainability garment industry’
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‘We have to focus on sustainability garment industry’

Endorsement of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Bill by the US Senate on December 9 has paved the way for duty-free-quota-free access of Nepali readymadegarments, pashmina, and leather products into the worlds largest economy. The latest Bill, which will now require the US Presidents seal to transform it into an Act, is expected to give a new lease of life to the readymade garment indu...


Man sent to ICU for spilling Star Wars’ ending

A 20-year-old man landed in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital after he spilled out the ending of the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens at a US theatre, a media report said. The man, Raymond Chatfield, walked out of a premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 17 and shouted out a major spoiler in front of at least 100 people waiting in the lobby for the next show, thegoodlo...


San Bernardino shooting: Friend of gunman is charged

A friend of one of the San Bernardino attackers has been charged in connection with the mass shooting that killed 14. Enrique Marquez, 24, is the first person arrested in the deadliest terrorist attack in the US since 9/11. Mr Marquez is charged with plotting with gunman Syed Farook to attack a university in 2011 and 2012. He is also accused of illegally purchasing the two rifles that wer...


Republican candidates clash over how to counter IS

Republican presidential candidates sparred over national security issues and how best to counter the so-called Islamic State (IS) in the first debate since attacks in California and Paris. A major fault line has formed between those favouring more surveillance and those concerned about civil liberties. Front runner Donald Trump has been on the defensive, with Jeb Bush calling him a chaos can...


In schools, on streets and TV, children feel Muslim backlash
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In schools, on streets and TV, children feel Muslim backlash

A backlash against American Muslims is leaving a mark on some of the nations youngest minds. After seeing presidential candidate Donald Trump call on television for barring Muslims from entering the country, 8-year-old Sofia Yassini checked the locks on her familys home in Plano, Texas, imagining the Army would take them away. She raced to her room and stuffed a pair of Barbie dolls, a tub of p...


Plane kills deer during landing at California airport

An Alaska Airlines plane has struck and killed a deer while landing at the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport. Alaska Airlines spokeswoman Bobbie Egan told the Santa Rosa Press Democrat on Saturday the deer apparently wandered into the planes path and was hit Wednesday. Egan says the plane was scheduled to continue on to Los Angeles, but that flight was canceled so the aircraft could b...


Boxer Muhammad Ali appears to takes jab at Trump over Muslim comments

WASHINGTON: Former boxing champion Muhammad Ali, one of the best-known US Muslims, appeared on Wednesday to join the chorus condemning the proposal by Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump to temporarily stop Muslims from entering the country. We as Muslims have to stand up to those who use Islam to advance their own personal agenda, Ali, 72, said in a statement that appeared in a r...


Facebook’s Zuckerberg speaks out in support of Muslims

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday said he supported Muslims in his community and around the world. Muslims in the United States and abroad have been criticized in the wake of attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California. As a Jew, my parents taught me that we must stand up against attacks on all communities. Even if an attack isnt against you today, in time attack...


Police: Serial bra-and-panty thief tracked his victims on social media

Authorities in California said a burglar with a taste for womens undergarments used social media to track his victims whereabouts and plan his crimes. Arturo Galvan, 44, of Menifee, was arrested Thursday after an hours-long search sparked when he allegedly tried to break into a Fullerton home, Fullerton police said. Police said Galvan is believed to have stolen items including womens bras an...


Donald Trump urges ban on Muslims coming to US

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for a halt to Muslims entering the US, in the wake of the deadly California shootings. In a campaign statement, he said a total and complete shutdown should remain until the US authorities can figure out Muslim attitudes to the US. At a rally in South Carolina hours later, frontrunner Mr Trump repeated the pledge, to loud cheers. C...


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