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“Many times society, through legalistic and inhumane decisions, justified by an alleged search for the good and security, seeks the isolation and detention of those who act against social norms as the final solution to the problems of life in community.” However, no one can change their life if they see nothing on the horizon, even when the they are in for life.

| 08/11/2019
| VATICAN

A special corridor between the two countries leads to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, where Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji spent the last years of his life. The temple has been spruced up and renovated, and will welcome up to 10,000 visitors a day.

| 08/11/2019
| PAKISTAN

TV stars lent their voices to the official song of the apostolic visit. Tickets for Masses have been snapped up. The Sisters of the Sacred Heart are preparing the sacred vestments at a Catholic-owned garment factory with 12 seamstresses working ten hours a day to finish the job. A PIME missionary talks about the preparations.

| 08/11/2019
| THAILAND – VATICAN

The two, in their 20s, first killed the commander, who treated them harshly, and then the rest of the crew.  For South Korea, repatriating them is a matter of "security".  The two risk the death penalty.

 

| 08/11/2019
| KOREA
by Wang Zhicheng

Such a claim comes from Long Yongtu, 76, a former deputy minister for foreign trade, and a major player in China's entry into the WTO. In his view, “Trump talks about material interests, not politics,” so that for China, “Such an opponent is the best choice for negotiations.” AsiaNews begs to disagree. As Obama’s secretary of state, Hillary Clinton too preferred “material interests” over human rights.

| 08/11/2019
| CHINA – UNITED STATES
by Nat da Polis
| 08/11/2019
| EGYPT - RUSSIA - UKRAINE
by Vladimir Rozanskij

The accusation is of having organized "extremist association activities".  Long interrogations with the police to make them confess that they are "involved in politics".  The activities of Jehovah's Witnesses are also prohibited in China, North Korea, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Iran and Saudi Arabia.  A young Orthodox, Aleksej Minjaylo, alone spoke in their favor: "The real Orthodox are against religious persecution;  every man has the right to decide for himself what he wants to believe".

 

| 08/11/2019
| RUSSIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

The half-destroyed images were found in the church enclosure of the Rev.  John Britto, near Coimbatore.  The complaint came from a neighbor who alerted the Hindu radicals.  Sajan K George: "More and more often extremists are venting violence on pastors and faithful".

 

 

| 08/11/2019
| INDIA

The epicenter of the magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 8 km depth in the province of Eastern Azarbaijan, in an agricultural and mountainous area.  The main shock was followed by another 42 aftershocks.  At least 30 buildings razed to the ground.  The greatest damage concentrated in two villages.

 

| 08/11/2019
| IRAN

The leader of the opposition party wanted to return home from self-imposed exile to lead demonstrations against the prime minister.  Thai Airways, the Thai national airline, refused to let him board.  Phnom Penh urges the nations of Southeast Asia to treat CNRP politicians as fugitives.  The Malaysian government backtracks and orders the release of Mu Sochua, vice president of the party.

 

 

| 08/11/2019
| FRANCE - CAMBODIA
by Paul Wang

Chow Tsz-lok, 22, died this morning.  He was in a coma since November 4th.  He reportedly fell from the third to the second floor to escape a police attack.  Thousands of people in Central, Mong Kok, Kwun Tong, Shatin and at the University of Science and Technology, where Chow was a student.

 

| 08/11/2019
| HONG KONG - CHINA
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