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Montreal’s Pakistani diaspora organizes relief efforts for flooded country – Montreal
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Montreal’s Pakistani diaspora organizes relief efforts for flooded country – Montreal

As floods continue to ravage parts of Pakistan, Montrealers with connections to that country are rallying to offer support. “What’s happening in Pakistan right now is a huge calamity,” said Hayee Bokhari, founder and co-chair of the Montreal-based Canada Pakistan Affiliated Chamber of Trade (CPACT). “The flood is the flood of the century.” Read more: Floods in Pakistan: Officials breach swelling lake to avert overflow The deluge that has killed almost 1,300 people and affected more than 33 million, nearly the entire population of Canada, is the result of unprecedented monsoon rains that started in June.Montreal’s Pakistani diaspora worry things could get worse.“Now there’s another problem which we are suffering now because the water is still there,” expla...
UN Issues Flash Appeal for $160 Million to Help Pakistan With Floods
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UN Issues Flash Appeal for $160 Million to Help Pakistan With Floods

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The United Nations issued a flash appeal on Tuesday for $160 million to help Pakistan cope with catastrophic floods that have killed more than 1,100 people, destroyed infrastructure and crops, and affected 33 million people.Early estimates put the damage from the floods at more than $10 billion, the government has said, adding that the world had an obligation to help the South Asian country cope with the effects of man-made climate change."Pakistan is awash in suffering," U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said in a video message for the launch of the appeal in Islamabad and Geneva."The Pakistani people are facing a monsoon on steroids - the relentless impact of epochal levels of rain and flooding."He said the scale of needs, with millions of people forced fro...
Fourth Muslim Man Murdered in New Mexico in ‘Targeted Killings’
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Fourth Muslim Man Murdered in New Mexico in ‘Targeted Killings’

(Reuters) - Police in New Mexico and federal agencies were probing the murders of four Muslim men to determine if the killings, the latest of which happened on Friday evening, were linked while the state's governor described them as "targeted killings."Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina told reporters on Saturday that a "young man who is part of the Muslim community was murdered."The victim's name and the circumstances of the murder were not disclosed. In the previous three cases, the victims were ambushed and shot without warning, police said.Medina said the killing was possibly linked to the previous three murders.Police in New Mexico had said earlier that the other three Muslim men murdered in the state's largest city in the past nine months appeared to have been targeted for the...