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TOP COP ORDERS INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGED GANJA FIND AT PM’S PRIVATE RESIDENCE...

 

WHILE FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY MINISTER GARY GRIFFITH INSISTS HE WAS NOT PART OF ANY COVER UP


MSJ SAYS QUESTIONS IF THE COUNTRY CAN TRUST ITS LEADERS...

 

GARBAGE PILE UP AT THE SAN FERNANDO GENERAL HOSPITAL...

 

AND INTERNATIONALLY

GREECE’S CENTRAL BANK WARNS THE COUNTRY COULD BE ON A PAINFUL COURSE...

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A 37 YEAR OLD SUPERVISOR HAS BEEN SHOT IN SAN FERNANDO...

 

 

MINSTER IN FINANCE; MARIANO BROWNE SAYS ANALYZE CLICO'S ISSUES NOW...


 


REGIONALLY... PROTESTS RISE AS VOTING IS DISRUPTED IN MEXICO ELECTIONS...

 

 

INTERNATIONALLY... SIXTH MERS DEATH IN SOUTH KOREA...


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POLICE FIND AND DESTROY ALMOST HALF A MILLION DOLLARS WORTH IN MARIJUANA

 

 

REGIONALLY... CHILE 'MAGIC CHEESE SCAM' WOMAN GOES ON TRIAL IN FRANCE...

 

INTERNATIONALLY... TURKEY ELECTIONS: ERDOGAN SAYS NO PARTY CAN RULE ALONE


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In Religious News... Pakistani Businessman's 140-Foot Cross Bring Hope To The Country's Christians?

A Pakistani businessman has big dreams for the 140-foot cross he’s building at the entrance of Karachi's largest Christian cemetery.

Parvez Henry Gill, 58, says the bulletproof concrete structure will be the tallest cross in Asia.

His message is aimed at Pakistani Christians, who make up about 1.5 percent of the Muslim-majority country, although this figure could be higher. Gill's city, Karachi, is home to Pakistan's largest Christian population. "God will protect you. Stay in your country. Don't be afraid," the businessman said, according to CBS.

Pakistan stands out as one of the countries in the world with the highest levels of religious restrictions -- imposed by both the government and by groups like the Taliban. The country's strict blasphemy laws carry a potential death sentence for anyone who insults Islam.

But interfaith activism has been growing in Pakistan, with Muslims joining in on human peace rings to protect churches.

Churches have been part of Pakistan's religious landscape for decades. In fact, Karachi's Governor's House is located just minutes away from Christian schools and cathedrals, according to Akbar Ahmed, a former ambassador from Pakistan to the U.K. and Ireland and the chair of Islamic studies at American University.

Ahmed said the majority of Pakistanis will see Gill's cross as reaffirming the inclusive nature of Pakistan. But some may see it as a provocation.


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SOME OF THE STORIES WE ARE FOLLOWING 2015 MAY 27TH

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FORMER FIFA VICE PRESIDENT AND ILP LEADER JACK WARNER SAID TO BE INDICTED IN FIFA CORRUPTION PROBE IN THE U-S...

 

OPPOSITION LEADER DR. KEITH ROWLEY PROMISES TO GO AFTER LOST OR MISSING FUNDS IF THE PNM RETURNS TO OFFICE...

 

AND REGIONALLY

OAS CONGRATULATES PEOPLE OF SURINAME FOR EXEMPLARY CIVIC SPIRIT IN RECENT GENERAL ELECTIONS...