03/08/2014MALAYSIA - CHINA - VIETNAM Boeing “disappears” mid-flight over Sea of Vietnam: "every hypothesis" is still open The aircraft had departed from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing. Shortly after midnight, without launching any SOS, it disappeared. Malaysian minister : "We have not ruled out the possibility it was an act of terrorism”. Chinese President Xi Jinping: "Every effort made to rescue the survivors”. Beijing (
AsiaNews / Agencies) - A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 with 239 people on
board disappeared shortly after midnight last night without launching any alarm
signal while flying over the sea to the south of Vietnam, two hours after
03/08/2014SOUTH KOREA Daejeon Diocese celebrates "fruits of love " born thanks to Benedict XVI by Pietro Kim Jaedeok After the publication of "Deus Caritas Est ," Msgr. Lazzaro You Heung- sik promised the Pope Emeritus that he would launch a major campaign for the poor in Korea and Mongolia. Six years later, the project "100 won for a meal" has produced a home for the poor, a regular distribution of meals and support for students.
03/07/2014LAOS - CAMBODIA In Laos, poorly designed Don Sahong dam threatens Mekong Environmentalists slam Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) based on "incomplete" research. The project endangers fish and more than 60 million people living in the lower basin of the river. Some of the endangered species are "unique". Damage is estimated at between US$ 1.4 and 3.9 billion a year.
03/07/2014UKRAINE - RUSSIA Crimea: Church and pro-Ukraine Crimeans demonstrate for peace The Orthodox Metropolitan of Simferopol prays for Ukraine's territorial integrity. Crimean Muslims also demonstrate. Tensions persist between pro-Russia and pro-Ukraine Crimeans. As US and EU threaten Putin with financial sanctions if he does not accept negotiations with Ukraine, fears rise in the Baltic republics.
03/07/2014PAKISTAN Faisalabad: hundreds of "white ribbons" to protest against violence against women by Shafique Kholkar On the eve of International Women's Day, hundreds of people march to demand an end to abuse in all its forms. They appeal to the government for "new laws" to protect women, who are discriminated in the family and the workplace. This battle is "cultural" as well as societal in a country that does not fully recognise equal rights for women.
03/07/2014INDONESIA Moluccas: Fire destroys Ambonia’s Xaverian seminary by Mathias Hariyadi Short circuit believed to have sparked fire, however police initiate an investigation to ascertain the causes. The entire second floor destroyed. It housed rooms for seminarians and a prayer chapel. Students moved to rooms of the diocesan pastoral center.