by Sumon Corraya

Rumours mainly concern child abuse accusations that spread via social media and trigger the murderous fury of ignorant and biased mobs. “Those who spread rumours want to destroy peace in the country,” said the president of the Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace.

| 23/07/2019
by Melani Manel Perera

The Archbishop of Colombo rededicated St Sebastian Church three months on the day since the Easter Sunday attacks. A monument was unveiled in memory of the 263 victims. Even Muslims in Muslims countries suffer. The Vatican donated US$ 85,000 for the victims.

| 23/07/2019

The police have laid charges against more than 40 people, actively opposing the abuses of Duterte’s rule, including the country’s vice president. For the head of the Bishops’ Conference, such accusations are “beyond belief”.

| 23/07/2019

Before meeting Pakistani Prime Minister Khan at the White House, the US president talked about the relationship with Pyongyang. The two sides are in touch again: That is “very positive”. For Trump, when the two are “ready we'll be meeting" to discuss denuclearisation.

| 23/07/2019

​The owner of the industry Waël Bou Faour hopes for urgent measures to stem the crisis. Among the first measures, the temporary closure of factories along the waterway. Purification plants installed in 49 companies out of a total of 63. In a few months, dozens of infringements were recorded.


| 23/07/2019
by Mathias Hariyadi

The vote that led to the confirmation of Widodo also revealed a divided country. News or disparaging campaigns polluted the election race. A phenomenon in worrying growth. Preserve the "multi-colored" face and fight those who feed extremism.



| 23/07/2019

The former prime minister, 90, led the massacre of 4 June 1989. He always defended his actions - costing the lives of thousands of people - calling it "a necessary step".

| 23/07/2019

The United States targets Zhuhai Zhenrong for engaging in a "significant transaction" for "the purchase of crude oil". Block properties and interests; Beijing protest. The US and Iran clash and the Sino-American trade war are fuelling price hike of crude oil.


| 23/07/2019

The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft will rotate around the earth's orbit for 23 days, before heading to the south pole of the Moon. The landing is scheduled for 6-7 September. If the operations to take place without unexpected events, India would enter the "big four" list along with the USA, Russia and China.


| 23/07/2019
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