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by Vladimir Rozanskij

The government is beefing up its Youth Army, with the aim of a million members by next year’s 75th Victory Day. In Putin's Russia, the union of people, church and army has replaced the old triad of party, army and people, as the path to shared happiness and personal fulfillment.

| 15/03/2019
| RUSSIA

Hamas military posts in the Strip hit. The Islamic movement denies any involvement in the attack. Analysts and experts speak of disturbing action to prevent ceasefire agreements between the two fronts. Weekly demonstrations scheduled for today on the border between Israel and Gaza cancelled.

 

| 15/03/2019
| ISRAEL - PALESTINE

In a letter open to the people a group of 16 jurists speaks of a sentence that violates the commitments enshrined in the Constitution in terms of human rights and due process. The sentence is "a source of shame" and shows "lack of tolerance" in dealing with the voices that are "critical" of the system. Sign of "weakness" of the judiciary.

| 15/03/2019
| IRAN
by Melani Manel Perera

The National Fisheries Solidarity Movement organised the protest action. Women demand 50 per cent of seats in Parliament, instead of the current 25 per cent.

| 15/03/2019
| SRI LANKA

Economists and social scientists slam political interference in the work of agencies that collect and analyse statistics. GDP data projections are not in line with the evidence of most economists.

| 15/03/2019
| INDIA

Children are more at risk than adults because they breathe faster and take in more air in their lungs. The fine particles are also absorbed by the blood and the placenta, damaging foetuses.

| 15/03/2019
| MONGOLIA

“We are keeping an eye on them,” said Malaysia’s counter-terrorism chief. An estimated 102 Malaysians joined the Islamic State group. Some 51 are still in Syria, 40 have died, nine as suicide bombers. Fighters are now turning their attention to the Philippines.

| 15/03/2019
| MALAYSIA – SYRIA

If approved, the law would offer 3.2 million yen and an official apology to each victim. About 25,000 people were subjected to eugenics procedures between 1948 and 1996. Plaintiffs complain that the bill does not indicate who is apologising and the compensation is inadequate.

| 15/03/2019
| JAPAN

The verdict is at the end of February, but the news emerged only in these hours. Defendants will have to serve sentences from one year to a maximum of 10 years in prison. Guilty of "kidnapping and torture of innocent citizens". The arrests took place during a protest rally against the extradition of the Ayatollah Isa Qassim.

| 15/03/2019
| BAHRAIN

The archbishop: "Almsgiving helps us to recognize the Lord Jesus in the poor and needy. It is a path that can lead to true conversion ". In Lent, a second collection is scheduled for Sunday Masses: the collected offerings will be used as emergency funds for disasters.

| 15/03/2019
| PHILIPPINES
by Sumon Corraya

Bangladesh national team players arrived at the attack site five minutes after the shooting. The match scheduled for tomorrow has been canceled. The bomber is an Australian man "white, extreme right wing terrorist". Hatred towards migrants could be at the origin of the massacre.

| 15/03/2019
| BANGLADESH - NEW ZEALAND
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| CHINA
 
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| 11/03/2019
| ASIA
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