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Police search for missing York student Amina Lawal

Police are searching for a York University student who went missing nearly a week ago.

Amina Lawal, 19, was last seen on Friday, March 20, 2015, in the Kingston Road and Beechgrove Drive area, according to police, who released a statement saying they are “concerned for her safety.”

Lawal is described as black, 5’2”, and approximately 100 pounds with a thin build and long, braided hair.

The hashtags #FindAmina and #HelpFindAmina have been used by many people who are trying to help locate Lawal.

Police are asking that anyone with information call them at 416-808-4300 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or on Facebook.

Additional photos via bellanaija

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After he got no RSVPs to his party, Ontario boy receives birthday wishes from thousands on social media

An Ontario teenager who didn’t receive a single answer after putting out invitations for his birthday party on Friday has received an outpouring of support.

Melissa Camus set up a Facebook page for her son Odin and a website in Peterborough that promotes events in the Ontario community.

The Facebook page describes Odin as a 13-year-old boy who suffers from Aspergers syndrome, a disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and socialize with others.

It says Odin has difficulty making friends and instead of a birthday party his mother set up a bowling night at a local ally.

Odin has received an outpouring of good wishes on Twitter, from Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, and the Toronto Maple Leafs and Raptors among many others.

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