#ICYMI Weekly Editor's Picks (April 11 - April 17)

#ICYMI Weekly Editor's Picks (April 11 - April 17)
Astro AWANI Editor's Picks for the week beginning April 11 to April 17, 2016.
IN case you missed it, here is a list of news handpicked by an Astro AWANI editor for the week beginning April 11 to April 17, 2016.

The top headlines for the week include the discovery of bombs in a Damansara Perdana condominium, a mass hysteria attack at a school in Kelantan, a deadly earthquake strikes Japan and the continued controversy surrounding international Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Abdul Karim Naik.

Sunday, April 17: Police find homemade bombs in Damansara Perdana condo unit

Police found homemade bombs in a Damansara Perdana condominium after a dawn raid, forcing some 200 residents to scramble for their lives during the wee hours of the morning.
About 200 residents were told to evacuate from their units in Metropolitan Square. - Astro AWANI

Saturday, April 16: Zookeeper mauled to death after Malayan Tiger runs amok in Florida
Stacey Konwiser, the head zookeeper at Palm Beach Zoo, was killed after she was attacked by one of the three tigers she was caring for there.

Friday, April 15: Deadly earthquake strikes Japan

A powerful 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Japan's southwestern island of Kyushu, collapsing homes, sparking fires and leaving scores of people dead.

Residents stand on the street following an earthquake in Kumamoto city on April 14. - AFP Photo/Jiji Press

Christian girl embraces Islam at Dr Zakir Naik's final lecture in Kemaman

Wu Nina Grace, 19, decided to take the leap of faith after she was satisfied with explanations given by renowned Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Abdul Karim Naik during an event which was attended by a strong-40,000 crowd.

Wu Nina Grace directing her questions to Dr Zakir Abdul Karim Naik before she recited the syahadah.

Hazim Ismail, is Malaysia really hostile to homosexuals and apostates?

A senior lecturer of Islamic Science University of Malaysia questions the act by the Malaysian gay man and atheist who sought refuge in Canada, and the Canadian government in granting him refugee status, by stripping down the true meaning of a refugee.

Hazim Ismail a student of University of Winnipeg student, reportedly claims that he fears for his life if he is to return to Malaysia.

Saudi's Foreign Minister admits donation to Najib came from Saudi Arabia

Adel Al-Jubeir admits that the RM2.6 billion donation to Datuk Seri Najib Razak indeed came from Saudi Arabia, justifying the Malaysian Prime Minister's innocence over the issue.

Adel meeting Najib on the sidelines of the 13th Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Organisation in Istanbul, Turkey. - BERNAMApic

Thursday, April 14: Hysteria at SMK Pengkalan Chepa 2

SMK Pengkalan Chepa 2 closed the school temporarily after more than 50 pupils and teachers were affected by a mass hysteria attack.

School principal Siti Hawa Mat pointing to where the hysteria attacks took place at the school. - Astro AWANI

US paralympian claims KL club bouncers 'stole' his crutches

In a YouTube video, US National Amputee Soccer team member Josh Sundquist, claims that bouncers at a popular nightspot in Kuala Lumpur took away his crutches while he was dancing with his wife, an allegation that the management of Zouk KL vehemently denies.

A screengrab of the YouTube video where Sundquist was telling his story with tears running down his cheeks.

Wednesday, April 13: Thank you, Hindraf - Dr Zakir Naik

Dr Zakir expresses his appreciation to the Hindu Rights Action Force for giving him 'free publicity' when they made an issue out of his lecture on "Similarities between Hinduism and Islam".

Hindraf chairman P. Waythamoorthy had initially called for the government to ban Dr Zakir from entering Malaysia, an move that 16 other countries had implemented. - Facebook/Files

Tuesday, April 12: Zakir Naik forum can still go on, with a different title - IGP

Top cop Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar says the renowned Islamic preacher can continue his lecture in Malacca, as long as he doesn't talk about "Similarities between Hinduism and Islam".

Dr Zakir Abdul Karim Naik during his talk at Gong Badak Indoor Stadium in Terengganu on April 20, 2016. - BERNAMApic

Monday, April 11: Zakir Naik forum no go

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar cites public order and religious sensitivities as the reason to not allow Mumbai-based Islamic preacher, Dr Zakir Abdul Karim Naik, to deliver his speech on "Similarities between Hinduism and Islam" at the Universiti Teknikal Melaka Malaysia (UTeM) after receiving complaints from Indian-based groups.