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08/28/2014 IRAQ - ISLAM
The barbaric cruelty of the Caliphate puts Islam to the test
by Samir Khalil Samir
The bloodthirsty and dramatic violence of the Islamic State has met with lukewarm condemnation but above all the silence of the Muslim world. The causes: an education system that rejects critical thought in preference of memorization; a religion that paralyzes reason and intelligence (as Muslims themselves state). The hideous cruelty of the former Isis goes against the Koran and the life of Muhammad. But are the humus in which the violence "in the name of God" appears justified. Islam needs to be profoundly renewed through a radical transformation of the educational method.
Beirut (AsiaNews) - Social media is inundated with images depicting the absurd and cruel violence of Islamic State (IS) militants related to the Caliphate declared by Abu al Baghdadi Bakhr at the end of June in Syria and...

08/28/2014 CHINA
Beijing, the Supreme Court announces: Foreigners will be able to attend trials
Until now, trials involving non-residents were almost always closed to the public. The diplomatic complaints and the fear of losing financial capital have prompted the government to back down. The president of the highest court: "The things need to be improved, we will involve the embassies”.
08/27/2014 CHINA - HONG KONG
Beijing prepared to crack down on Hong Kong's democracy movement
by Wang Zhicheng
Local representatives to the National People's Congress defend Beijing's position. Hong Kong's chief executive threatens to strip foreign residents of their voting rights, insisting that Beijing does not have to follow "international standards" for democracy.
08/27/2014 CHINA
China's corruption probe leads to two more arrest: a tycoon, and the director of China Resources Power
Xi Jinping's campaign against corruption, seen by many as a cover to eliminate internal enemies, continues to claim illustrious victims. This time it is Wang Yujun and Zhang Xinming, who allegedly made money by buying and selling overpriced coalmines. For the head of China's Supreme People's Court, Zhou Yongkang's fall "fully illustrates that in socialist China no power exists outside the cage of the system".
08/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Division among Christians is not just schism, but result of idle gossip and the work of the devil
At the General audience, Francis recalls Jesus' prayer for the unity of Christians, who are still divided today. “How much we gossip in parishes". "But, this is not the Church! We must not do this! We should not do this! I will not tell you to cut out your tongues, no, no... But, ask the Lord for the grace not to [gossip]”.

08/27/2014 CHINA - TAIWAN
Two Chinese jets invade Taiwanese airspace in latest provocation
The latest incident follows narrow miss with an American fighter jet. The Chinese Y-8 maritime patrol planes were escorted out of the Taiwanese airspace, but according to the Chinese Ministry of Defense "no unusual occurrences".
08/27/2014 VIETNAM
To please Beijing, Hanoi jails three activists on false charges
The blogger Bui Thi Minh Hang, leader of the protests against China's imperialist policies, is sentenced to three years prison. Police arrest dozens of activists outside the courtroom, then they beat them up in the barracks. The convictions coincide with a senior government officials visit to Beijing.
08/26/2014 CHINA
China developing submarine to reach San Francisco in 100 minutes
Scientists at the Harbin Institute of Technology announced a solution for problems related to "supercavitation", a technology developed by the Soviets that allows an object to reach the speed of sound underwater. The solution would be a special liquid membrane to reduce water drag.
08/26/2014 CHINA - JAPAN - VIETNAM
Beijing's diplomacy to ease maritime tensions with Tokyo and Hanoi
Next month, a senior Chinese government official and a childhood friend of Xi Jinping, will visit Japan. Her goal is to mend relations ahead of the November APEC summit. Beijing wants to overcome disagreements in the name of "common interests." Senior Vietnamese official visits Chinese capital at the invitation of the Chinese Communist Party.
08/26/2014 SOUTH KOREA
Seoul, if cots continue to remain empty, Korean race "will be the first to face extinction"
According to one forecast, in a little more than a century, the total population will be 10 million people. By 2256 it will drop to one million: Busan will be the first city to empty. The efforts of the Catholic Church and other religions in favor of life.
08/25/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
As mainland officials to discuss Hong Kong's future, Occupy Central prepares "waves" of protests
by Wang Zhicheng
The National People's Congress Standing Committee is set to decide during a weeklong meeting how to pick the next chief executive. Pro-democracy advocates want universal suffrage; Beijing wants a committee to vet candidates, who must be "patriotic" and not opposed to the central government. The Occupy Central movement of the police are preparing for the demonstrations.
08/25/2014 CHINA
Xinjiang, 8 executions held: Tiananmen attackers also killed
The Chinese government has revealed the identity of 7 terrorists killed for crimes that range from terrorist attacks to having watched online video on religious extremism. Uyghur dissident: "Clearly politically motivated executions to weaken the spirit of the province".
08/25/2014 MACAU - CHINA
Democracy referendum halted as police detains five activists
For police, which shut down polling stations within hours of their opening, collecting personal opinions is illegal. The next chief executive is set to be elected this Sunday by 400 electors. For China, the referendum calling for universal suffrage in the choice of chief executive is illegal.
08/25/2014 VATICAN-CHINA
The Sistine Chapel choir will not sing in Beijing
by Paul Wang
The papal choir will sing in Macau, Hong Kong and Taipei. The "cultural diplomacy" at work and of interest to both China and the Vatican, even though it may bring few results. In stand-by an exhibition of objects from the Vatican Museums. Plans for an exhibit of documents on relations between the papacy and imperial China.
08/24/2014 VATICAN
Pope appeals for peace in Ukraine. Peter's blind faith and hearts of "rock" or "sand"
At the Angelus, Pope Francis recalls situation of conflict that create "so much suffering among the civilian population". A bishop writes a letter to the pope, "describing this pain." As for Peter, Jesus expects a "reliable", faith on which to build the Church. "What is your faith like? We should all find the answer in our hearts. What does the Lord find in our hearts? A stable heart like stone, or a heart like sand, that is incredulous, doubtful, suspicious?". He makes the pilgrims repeat Peter's profession three times: "You are Christ, the Son of the living God."

Altri articoli
08/23/2014 CHINA - UNITED STATES
Pentagon furious after Chinese military jet has near miss with US plane
08/23/2014 SOUTH KOREA
Sewol activist hospitalized after 40 days of hunger strike
08/22/2014 JAPAN
Hiroshima, landslides: Number of missing jumps to 51
08/22/2014 MONGOLIA - CHINA
Xi Jinping in Mongolia to boost (China's control of) of local economy
08/22/2014 CHINA - USA - JAPAN
China's atomic "super-missile" worries the United States and Japan
08/21/2014 CHINA
Churches and crosses demolished: lawyers challenge Zhejiang government in defense of religious freedom
08/21/2014 CHINA-VATICAN
Chinese experts: cautious openings in relations with Vatican by Wang Zhicheng
08/21/2014 CHINA
Trial opens against members of the cult "of Almighty God"
08/21/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Tibet, three more deaths in prison: Medical care denied
08/20/2014 CHINA
Human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang could get ten years in prison by Wang Zhicheng
08/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope asks Church to unite in prayer for persecuted Christians and minorities worldwide, particularly in Iraq
08/20/2014 JAPAN
Torrential rains and landslides: 18 dead and 13 missing in Hiroshima
08/19/2014 CHINA
To stop corruption, the party must act within the limits of the constitution by Bao Tong
08/19/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Lochung, two Tibetans die in Chinese police custody
Editor's choices
IRAQ-ITALY
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul," the thanks of the Patriarch Louis Sako; the concerns of the Bishop of Kurdistan
by Bernardo CervelleraThe head of the Chaldean Church is grateful for the AsiaNews campaign and hopes that "this chain of solidarity will reach far and wide”. Helping refugees to remain in Iraq. But many want to flee abroad. The bishop of Amadiyah where thousands of displaced people have found haven in churches and homes: We also help the Arabs (Muslims), and Yazidis, for free and without looking at our confessional differences.
CHINA - VATICAN
Wenzhou bishop and priests slam government's campaign against crosses and churches in Zhejiang
by Eugenia ZhangFor Mgr Vincent Zhu Weifang, from the official Church, the campaign of destruction is increasing social instability. It is real persecution against the Christian faith. The bishop apologises for failing to intervene sooner. He was hoping that the campaign would end quickly. Catholics and Protestants suffer injuries as they attempt to defend their sacred buildings. For priests in Wenzhou, the campaign is unfair and touches buildings that have all the right papers. Such "stupid acts" by the government are undermining social harmony.
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Top 10
08/28/2014 IRAQ - ISLAM
The barbaric cruelty of the Caliphate puts Islam to the test
by Samir Khalil Samir
08/25/2014 IRAQ
Patriarch of Baghdad: While politicians argue, Iraqi Christians continue to suffer and die
by Joseph Mahmoud

08/23/2014 VATICAN - IRAQ
The Pope donates 1 million US dollars for Christians and other minorities in Iraq
08/24/2014 VATICAN
Pope appeals for peace in Ukraine. Peter's blind faith and hearts of "rock" or "sand"
08/22/2014 UNITED STATES - IRAQ - ISLAM
For the United States, the Islamic State is the "biggest threat" and must be fought in Syria
08/25/2014 INDONESIA - ISLAM
In Jakarta, Muslim leaders explain Islamic fundamentalism to Christians
by Royani Lim
08/25/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
As mainland officials to discuss Hong Kong's future, Occupy Central prepares "waves" of protests
by Wang Zhicheng
08/23/2014 SOUTH KOREA
Sewol activist hospitalized after 40 days of hunger strike
08/22/2014 VIETNAM
Half a million Vietnamese Catholics on pilgrimage to the Marian shrine of La Vang
08/27/2014 ISLAM - THE WEST
The West should come back to Christ if it wants to defeat the terror of the Caliphate
by Piero Gheddo

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