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23rd Khatamul Quran ceremony was held at Madinah Masjid of Carrollton.


May 21, 2020

By: Raja Zahid A Khanzada Dallas: 23rd Khatamul Quran ceremony was held at Madinah Masjid of Carrollton. Hundreds of Brothers attended The 23rd Khatamul Ceremony. It was a pleasant yet a Surprise turn out. People brought their own Prayer Mats , wearing face Masks, standing and practicing 6 feet Social Distancing from one another , offered Salatut Taraweeh with joy …

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Top US health official calls for country’s coronavirus vaccine to be shared with the world


May 21, 2020

WASHINGTON: If the United States is the first to develop an effective vaccine against the novel coronavirus, it has to quickly share it with the world, the head of the National Institutes of Health, Francis Collins, told AFP in an interview. President Donald Trump’s administration has suggested that while it would share its scientific know how, it would prioritise the production of …

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Can coronavirus be transmitted through an air conditioner?


May 21, 2020

As summer nears  and the threat of COVID-19 still persists, the next worry is whether coronavirus can be  transmitted from  air conditioners (A/C) — a necessity of summers. Health experts have, however, suggested that the chances of contracting coronavirus A/C ducts are close to zero. According to a report published by Gulf News, health expert Dr Adil Sajwani say that the …

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Coronavirus cases soar to 48,091 in Pakistan, 1017 dead


May 21, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan confirmed 32 more deaths from novel coronavirus during the past 24 hours as the nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 1,017, ARY News reported on Thursday. According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 2,193 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in 24 hours, taking the total number of infections in …

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Zuckerberg ‘confident’ Facebook can stop US election interference


May 21, 2020

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday he was “pretty confident” his company could help prevent attempts to influence the political outcome of the US presidential election later this year. Zuckerberg told the BBC in an interview that the social network was better prepared to counter online misinformation campaigns but admitted Facebook was “behind” during the 2016 election which Donald Trump …

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License to carry instructors see demand for training increase during pandemic


May 21, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Several local license to carry instructors said business is booming with demand for firearm training. “In January, I taught 18 students. In February, I taught 35. In March, I taught 96,” said owner of SafetyLTC.com, Greg Barone. In a typical month, he would train about 30 people, but in April, the number grew to 150. Barone said …

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Mario Elie reflects on 25th Anniversary of the ‘Kiss of Death’


May 21, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — It is one of the most iconic plays in Houston sports history. Wednesday marks the 25th anniversary of Mario Elie’s Kiss of Death, known as the shot that sent the Houston Rockets to the 1995 Western Conference finals, and eventually, their second straight NBA championship. The moment etched Elie’s place as an iconic figure that changed …

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The need for organ donations during the COVID-19 crisis


May 21, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Before his second birthday, young Barron Shoemaker needed a heart. “They finally had to fly him to Houston where we later found out he would need a heart transplant,” said his mother, Ashley Shoemaker. Doctors at Texas Children’s Hospital said it was likely a virus that led to the inflammation in Barron’s heart muscle, which caused …

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HISD auditor questions student money collected at HSPVA


May 21, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A Houston Independent School District audit found a non-profit booster club at one of its most prestigious magnet schools repeatedly violated district policy by collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue generated by school events since 2016. Despite the auditor’s recommendation that Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts request reimbursement from HSPVA …

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Here’s when thunderstorms will help cool off Houston


May 21, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston tied a record high of 95 Wednesday, but cooling downpours are on the way this weekend. Thursday’s record high looks safe, yet highs will still top out in the low 90s with a heat index near 100. A weak disturbance tracking through could spark a stray shower Thursday morning, but most will stay dry. Friday’s …

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