03/10/2014MALAYSIA - CHINA - VIETNAM Kuala Lumpur: terrorism suspected in the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines flight There is still no news about flight MH370. All leads remain open. The authorities deny claims that pieces of the wreckage were found. One of two passengers who boarded the plane with a stolen passport has been identified. Malaysian authorities come under increasing pressure to shed light on the incident. Kuala Lumpur
(AsiaNews/Agencies) - Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 "is an unprecedented
missing aircraft mystery," said Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, Malaysia's Civil Aviation
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03/10/2014VATICAN - KOREA Seoul and Vatican confirm the Pope to visit Korea The Pope 's trip will take place August 14 to 18 , 2014. Francis will preside at the Mass of beatification of 124 Korean martyrs, a mass for peace with North Korea in mind and he will participate in the Asian Youth Day in the Diocese of Daejeon.
03/10/2014SOUTH KOREA Card. Yeom: Lent, a time of new hope for humanity by Stephany Sun* In his Message for Lent, the Archbishop of Seoul invites Korean Catholics to reflect on their sins with humility to prepare for the new beginning of Easter: "Love and respect for others, repentance, and earnest prayer: these are our partners in this journey”.
03/10/2014INDIA - TIBET - CHINA Dalai Lama representative: Tibetan spirit still strong, Beijing must listen On the anniversary of the 1959 anti-Chinese riots in Tempa Tsering , the representative of the Buddhist leader in Delhi tells AsiaNews: "China's policies are still very oppressive however the population continues on the path of non-violence". A memorandum to China with five demands to halt the bloodshed in the region.
03/09/2014VATICAN Pope: Do not argue with Satan, defend yourself with the Word of God Pope Francis dedicates his Sunday Angelus to the Gospel of the first Sunday of Lent on Christ’s temptation in the desert, "Jesus does not dialogue with Satan, as Eve did in the Garden of Eden . Jesus knows that there is no dialogue with Satan, because he is too cunning. This is why Jesus, instead of entering into a dialogue like Eve, chooses to take refuge in God's Word and responds with the power of this Word. We should remember this when we are tempted".
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.
03/06/2014VATICAN Pope: Time of mercy, closeness to wounded for entire Church Encountering priests of the diocese of Rome, Francis says that “we must think of the Church today like a ‘field hospital'". "I always carry a small cloth pouch" containing a cross, in memory of a "great confessor", and when I have bad thoughts about someone my hand reaches for it". Confessors must be neither too "lax" nor too "rigorous".
03/06/2014NEPAL - CHINA Kathmandu bans Tibetans from celebrating pro-independence uprising against China by Christopher Sharma Nepal's new, Congress-led government warns the exiled community that "protests would not be allowed, even if they are peaceful. People will be arrested." Tibetans all over the world still consider the 1959 insurrection an important moment in their history. China's crackdown gave birth to the Tibetan Diaspora, and forced the Dalai Lama to flee to India. For human rights activist, "This is not democracy."
03/06/2014CHINA Tiananmen Square, a woman attempts to set herself on fire during the NPC Between 30 and 40 years of age, of unknown identity, burns not life threatening suffered mainly on her face. The protest coincided with the opening of the annual session of the "Chinese Parliament ." Motives behind the gesture unknown: Beijing’s symbolic square is increasingly the scene of demonstrations and violent acts against the government.