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Activists and remote village residents have built barricades to stop the operations of an Australian multinational. Local mayors and the provincial governor oppose the renewal of its license, but Filipino authorities are inclined to it. For Bishop Mangalinao, the “destruction caused by OceanaGold is far greater than the promised benefits”.

| 12/07/2019
| PHILIPPINES
by Shafique Khokhar

Badal Masih worked at a scrapyard owned by a Muslim named Ifran. His employer was infuriated when the child told him he would no longer work for him. He was a "very obedient child,” says his mother. They “took his life for no reason.”

| 12/07/2019
| PAKISTAN

Religious leaders held a prayer ceremony, led by the Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilus III.  Also present were Msgr.  Marcuzzo and the custodian of the Holy Land.  The sale of three properties to the Jewish extremist group Ateret Cohanim, which intends to "Judaize" the holy city.  Preserving the integrity and Christian character of Jerusalem.

 

| 12/07/2019
| ISRAEL - PALESTINE

The Human Rights Council voted in favor of a draft resolution presented by Iceland.  The Philippines has brought to over 6,600 the number of official deaths in the anti-DRUGS campaign wished by President Duterte.  For activists and the media, the victims are between 27 and 30 thousand.

 

| 12/07/2019
| PHILIPPINES - UN

The convoy carries 2.5 million liters of water on 50 tank wagons.  By 2021, the city will be completely drained.  The poor complain that they are "sacrificed" in favor of luxury hotels and entrepreneurs.


 

| 12/07/2019
| INDIA

The explosion caused serious damage to buildings and cars in the area, without causing victims.  Al-Wasta is a Christian neighborhood in an area with a Kurdish majority.  Syrian Orthodox Patriarch: attack that creates "anxiety and disorder".  Christians "must remain" and not be intimidated.  Authors are still unknown.

 

 

 

| 12/07/2019
| SYRIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

The collapse of a wall caused the death of 18 people. The Church of St Jude was the first to bring relief. The archdiocese is raising funds and distributing aid through young volunteers.

| 12/07/2019
| INDIA

People were kept in sanatoriums whilst their relatives faced obstacles to entering schools, finding work and getting married. For the prime minister, the victims endured "extremely severe prejudice and discrimination in society." A ruling by a court in Kumamoto offers compensation to relatives.

| 12/07/2019
| JAPAN
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| CHINA - VATICAN
 
by Bernardo Cervellera
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| 25/06/2019
| CHINA-VATICAN
 
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| 25/06/2019
| IRAN - UNITED STATES
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