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Day: June 14, 2016

British Islamic scholar faces ban from Australia for preaching death is the sentence for homosexuality
Arab world, ENGLISH

British Islamic scholar faces ban from Australia for preaching death is the sentence for homosexuality

    Farrokh Sekaleshfar preached in Orlando in March but no evidence he influenced Omar Mateen who killed 49 people in a gay nightclub in Orlando Farrokh Sekaleshfar, a British-born doctor and senior Shi'ite Muslim scholar, arrives at the Imam Husain Islamic Centre in Sydney, Australia, June 14, 2016 Reuters Australia is urgently reviewing the visa of a British Islamic scholar who toured Orlando in March and had preached that “death is the sentence for homosexual acts. Farrokh Sekaleshfar, a senior Shi'ite Muslim scholar, is currently giving a series of lectures at an Islamic centre in Sydney on the topic of spirituality throughout the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Sekaleshfar said in a lecture in Michigan in 2013 that in an Islamic society, the death penalty should be carrie...
How much sleep should children get every night and what are the risks if they don’t?
America, ENGLISH

How much sleep should children get every night and what are the risks if they don’t?

    The baby boy has now been treated with hormone therapy and his symptoms have decreased (Picture: [copyright]) Parents now have fresh ammunition for when their children blame them for strict bedtimes. A panel of US experts has released new information on how much sleep children should be getting. It ranges from up to 16 hours a day for babies to at least eight hours for teens. The guidelines released Monday are the first-ever for children from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. They encompass recommendations the American Academy of Pediatrics has made at different times for different ages. According to the guidelines, adequate sleep is linked with improved attention, behavior, learning, mental and physical health at every age covered. And insufficient sleep increases r...
Gatwick runway closure: what happened, and what to do if your flight was affected
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Gatwick runway closure: what happened, and what to do if your flight was affected

    On Sunday afternoon at 3.48pm Gatwick closed its main runway, leaving hundreds of passengers delayed or stranded. The airport tweeted that the runway was temporarily closed while its staff carried out investigations, and apologised for the impact on flights. Operations were switched to the airport’s smaller northern runway, but airlines – including Easyjet, British Airways and Ryanair – were forced to cancel or delay flights, and divert planes into Bournemouth and Stansted airports. The main runway was eventually reopened yesterday evening and flights resumed, but some delays are ongoing. The cause of the runway closure has not been confirmed by the airport. But on social media, many passengers whose flights were diverted claimed that their pilots blamed runway surface dam...
Israeli political system divided over idea of MKs ascending the Temple Mount
Arab world, ENGLISH

Israeli political system divided over idea of MKs ascending the Temple Mount

    While some MKs are planning their visit to the Temple Mount at the first available moment, others warn about provocations. Deputy Finance Minister Yitzhak Cohen stressed: “Any rising up to the Temple Mount is a provocation and not a good deed.” However, Likud MK Yehuda Glick welcomed this development: “The decision is right and proper.” Hours after Channel 2’s Amit Segal published for the first time that Knesset members will be allowed to reenter the Temple Mount after 8 months of not being permitted to do so, the political system in Israel has once again discussed the explosive issue. The outline that is presently being formed will permit MKs, both Jews and Arabs, to return to the Temple Mount at the end of Ramadan. “This is an unfortunate decision,” Deputy Finance Minis...
ISIS killer Larossi Abballa who murdered French police officer and his wife was convicted terrorist
Arab world, ENGLISH

ISIS killer Larossi Abballa who murdered French police officer and his wife was convicted terrorist

    Terrorist killer Larossi Abballa stabbed French policeman Jean-Baptiste Salvaing, 42, and his wife to death in their home Islamic State terrorists have claimed in a statement that they are responsible for the murder of a French police commander by a known homegrown jihadist. Jean-Baptiste Salvaing was stabbed repeatedly in the throat and stomach at his home in Magnanville on the outskirts of Paris last night. The 42-year-old's wife then died during a police operation as officers tried to rescue her from 25-year-old terrorist Larossi Abballa. The knife-wielding killer lived locally and was a convicted Islamic extremist, who was sentenced to three years in 2013 for "association with criminals preparing terrorist acts". However despite his conviction he only spent a few month...