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Ahmadiyyah leader encourages his followers to make sacrifices to the comfort of others in distress
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Ahmadiyyah leader encourages his followers to make sacrifices to the comfort of others in distress

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Ahmadiyyah World Leader His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, has encouraged his followers to be considerate and helpful to their fellow human beings. “According to the teachings of the Holy Qur’an, the love that a Muslim must adopt for humanity should be such that he […]

Ahmadiyyah Muslims worldwide gather in London England for 49th annual conference
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Ahmadiyyah Muslims worldwide gather in London England for 49th annual conference

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Between 30,000 and 40,000 members of the Ahmadiyyah Muslim community from over 200 countries across the world are attending their annual conference or ‘Jalsa Salana’ in London England, where their association is headquartered. The purpose of the three-day event is to reinforce the mission of […]

CARICOM summit begins with calls for focus on youth and perfecting regional integration  CARIBBEAN360JULY 3, 2015
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CARICOM summit begins with calls for focus on youth and perfecting regional integration CARIBBEAN360JULY 3, 2015

Outgoing CARICOM chairman, Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie, urged his colleague leaders to pay more attention to the educating and employing young people. He also made a call for more emphasis to be placed on teaching methodologies to meet the learning needs of the bottom 50 per cent of students […]

Former diplomat blasts EU’s blacklisting of Caribbean countries
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Former diplomat blasts EU’s blacklisting of Caribbean countries

Former Caribbean diplomat Sir Ronald Sanders says the European Union (EU) seems to be “playing dice” with the reputations of countries it has named the world’s worst tax havens. Sanders has urged governments of Caribbean countries placed on the list to challenge it. Last week the EU’s tax watchdog, the […]

Mexico beer centre attack leaves 10 dead
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Mexico beer centre attack leaves 10 dead

Gunmen have shot dead at least 10 people in a beer distribution centre near the Mexican city of Monterrey and then stole from the bodies. Seven people died at the scene. They were found naked or half-naked. Another three people died on their way to hospital. The attack took place […]

Research determines 12 species at the brink of extinction
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Research determines 12 species at the brink of extinction

Sixty-five million years ago, the dinosaurs disappeared in what’s known as the Earth’s fifth mass extinction. Today, a sixth mass extinction could be well underway and humans are the likely culprit, according to new research published in Science Advances. The past five mass extinctions on Earth were caused by large-scale natural […]

US Coast Guard seizes US $16m in cocaine, three smugglers arrested
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US Coast Guard seizes US $16m in cocaine, three smugglers arrested

The United States Coast Guard says it has transferred custody of three Dominican Republic smugglers and about 1,100 pounds of cocaine to the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) following an at-sea interdiction off the coast of Guayama, Puerto Rico. On Wednesday, the Coast Guard said the interdiction was the result […]

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Dominican Republic closes five consulate offices in Haiti

The Dominican Republic says it is closing, temporarily, five of its consulates in Haiti due to security concerns in the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country. A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Miguel Medina, said the government believes that “aggression” against the consulates puts staff at risk. He said […]

Teacher and six primary school students die after car plunges into canal in Guyana
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Teacher and six primary school students die after car plunges into canal in Guyana

A teacher and six students of the Husburg Primary School, Mahaicony, in Guyana have died when their vehicle plunged in a canal along East Coast Demerara, the Guyana-based caribnewsdesk.com website has reported. According to police the students and teacher, Shondell Duke, were travelling south along the road when Duke lost […]

Possible causes for the Apocalyse
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Possible causes for the Apocalyse

Researchers from Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute and the Global Challenges Foundation have produced the first serious scientific assessment of the apocalyptic risks that could bring about the end of the world. Some of the 12 scenarios envisioned by the scientists arise from events that are beyond human control, […]