Tomorrow is the second edition of the event, established by Pope Francis. The district of Raigad is the mission area of the Archdiocese of Bombay, less than 200 km from the mega city. Tribals are exploited at work, do not go to school, and lack essential services.
The Forest Department tore down the homes of the poor but spared those of high castes, forcing those displaced to live in the forest for months. Several have died as a result of the hardships. An NGO pleads with national and international authorities so that the law protects the properties of tribal people.
The monk, who spent 33 years in re-education camps and regular prisons, is refusing invasive medical treatment. At 85, “I am happy and blessed to have lived this long,” he said.
Japan and Australia are trying to counter Chinese activism in the Pacific through closer economic and military ties. The Japanese leader pays tribute to the victims of the worst foreign attack against Australia. This was followed by the inauguration of US$ 34 billion pipeline project.
The campaign plans to destroy crosses, replace crucifixes and images with the photo of Xi and the Chinese flag. The similarities with Mao and with the ancient emperors. By 2030, China will be the country with the largest number of Christians.
Fr. John Lee Tae-seok entered the seminary after his medical studies. Shocked by the war in the African country, he asked to be able to serve as a missionary. He helps all involved, regardless of religion or ethnicity. He died of cancer in 2010 and is the only foreigner to be present in Sudanese school books.
Manama has signed an agreement with Bell Trident Textron Inc. for $ 912 million. Air Force Commander: "the latest and most advanced in the world" means "added value". On the internal front, repression continues: sentences of up to 10 years for six activists.
Among the arrested, also a "key man" of the jihadist group active in the Philippines. The arrests have taken place in recent weeks in the towns of Sabah and Putrajaya. Recruited children were used in clashes with the Philippine army.
They wanted to create an "atheistic and homogeneous" society, eliminating "all ethnic, religious, racial, class and cultural differences". The special court, established in 2006, has only sentenced three people to date. Hun Sen wants it to end.
Some MPs were injured, one badly enough to require hospital treatment. The opposition is in the streets of the capital to protest. For many protesters, Rajapaksa is an opportunist. For them, he lost and should pull back, following a no confidence vote in parliament. The situation could degenerate into chaos.