Euronews 8 Nov 2019

Letters to a Young Muslim author Omar Saif Ghobash talks freedom to write


The 38thedition of the Sharjah International Book Fair was held from October 30th until November 9th 2019.…

Kenyan innovators are betting on digital technologies to attract young people to agriculture currently dominated by an aging population. With 98 percent mobile phone penetration, according to the latest data from the Communications Authority of Kenya, the cellphone is proving to be an important source of extension services in areas where such services are not available. Sarah Kimani reports for VOA from Kinoo, Kenya.
Muslims around the world break their fast at sundown during the holy month of Ramadan. Muslims believe Ramadan is an opportunity to get closer to God by, in some cases, learning more about the poor. That's why every Tuesday, a group of young volunteers break their Ramadan fast with homeless people in Washington. The young Muslims are part of an Islamic charity, where they raise money, buy food and feed the homeless. VOA's Nilofar Mughal has more.
Lee County authorities on Tuesday released the names of the 23 victims of Sunday's monstrous tornado, including seven in one family, while meteorologists warned that another blast of severe weather could roar through the region in coming days.

Sheriff Jay Jones said the number of people unaccounted for was down to seven or eight, and that he hoped the number would decrease as more of the missing contact friends and family.

"We hope to transition from search and rescue to recovery status later today or certainly tomorrow," Jones said at a news conference Tuesday.

Drones continued to sweep the area while teams picked through the rubble of dozens of homes as temperatures dipped in the 20s. The National Weather Service warned the chill could last into Thursday.
Many Americans were shocked by how much they owed the IRS this tax season. NBC's Tom Costello explains what you can change for next year to adjust your withholdings.

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