Donald Trump Muslim immigration ban proposal adds fuel to the fire of Islamophobic attacks in Florida

The number of Islamophobic attacks and incidents in Florida have risen since Donald Trump proposed a temporary ban on Muslims entering the US, according to the Islamic Center of Orlando. Fatima Ait Rami, the outreach director of the centre, said there has been an increase in incidents since Trump made his comments in December 2015. Most recently, a mosque in Fort Pierce, which Pulse nightclub gunman Omar Mateen was thought to have attended, was set on fire in a suspected arson attack. Sep 20, 2016

Worlds saddest polar bear offered new home in North England

A polar bear called Pizza that is currently held in an aquarium in a Chinese shopping mall has been offered safe haven by the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster, England. Pizza made headlines back in March 2016 after the video was published by animal rights campaigners Animal Asia. Animal Asia’s petition to shut down the aquarium has gathered nearly 260,000 signatures as of September 19. Sep 20, 2016

Ramzan Kadyrov maintains Chechen presidency with 98% of vote

Russias Republic of Chechnya voted overwhelmingly in favour of regional president Ramzan Kadyrov. The Chechen leader won 98 percent of the vote in elections that did not meet international standards. He held a banquet in honour of Chechnyas women on results day, dressed as a medieval warrior. Sep 20, 2016