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The economic and migrant crises cut into his support. The anti-Kurdish offensive in north-eastern Syria brushed up his winning image. From an historic low of 33.7 per cent, support for him now stands at 48 per cent, achieved on the backs of Kurds, refugees, Christians, political opponents and victims of his repression.

| 12/11/2019
| TURKEY

The victims of the attack were hospitalised, two with “severe symptoms”. Police arrested an unbalanced 23-year-old. For the authorities, “the lack of family warmth resulted in psychological distortion.” In recent years, Chinese schools have seen a spate of fatal attacks.

 

| 12/11/2019
| CHINA

"And what does the devil envy? Our human nature ”. "And you know why? Because the Son of God became one of us. He cannot tolerate this, he cannot tolerate it ”. "Gossip is a ferocious weapon, it kills". "Gossip kills, slander kills".

 

| 12/11/2019
| VATICAN
by Nirmala Carvalho

The event has been in the making since 2018. A eucharistic adoration was held every Sunday; retreats, vigils and cultural and religious competitions were also organised. The parish of 3,000 highlights the faith and fervour of tribal Christians.

| 12/11/2019
| INDIA

The PIME superior delegate in Thailand speaks about Pope Francis’s apostolic visit. Nearly 70,000 people are expected at the Mass in the Supachalasai National Stadium in Bangkok. For Fr Arioldi, the pontiff’s presence will shake up the Catholic community. For him, “An exclusively devotional faith won’t withstand the impact of secularism, consumerism and globalisation.”

| 12/11/2019
| THAILAND – VATICAN

The effects of rising sea levels, caused by global warming, is more serious than previously thought. About 70 per cent of the populations threatened by displacement live in Asia. According to a new study, 110 million people in the world live in areas below the high tide line.

| 12/11/2019
| BANGLADESH – ASIA

An Armenian Catholic priest and his father were killed in an ambush on the road to Deir el-Zor; a deacon wounded. Car bombs explode near the Chaldean church in Qamishli, seven die and 70 wounded. Behind the violence the hand of the Islamic State. Bishop Georges: "They cut off water and electricity, a script already seen".

| 12/11/2019
| SYRIA - TURKEY

Riot police broke into several universities. Yesterday was one of the most violent days in the five months of unrest. The conditions of a young man shot at close range by the police are still "serious". Beijing praises the police for their "control".

| 12/11/2019
| HONG KONG - CHINA

A overnight operation targeted Baha Abu al-Atta. For president Rivlin the operation is a guarantee of the "security" of the country. Netanyahu: ready to carry out "new attacks in the near future". The extremist group promises revenge: we will "shake the Zionist entity". Southern Israel on maximum alert.

| 12/11/2019
| ISRAEL - PALESTINE

Intercity trains travelling on the same track. The collision occurred in the middle of the night, perhaps due to human error. The country is often marked by rail disasters. The government has allocated compensation for victims and wounded.

| 12/11/2019
| BANGLADESH

Several clashes lasted hours leaving at least 60 wounded. Vice-Chancellor Rocky Tuan attempts to restore calm. The police say that "it is no longer time to negotiate or dialogue". Msgr. Joseph Ha urgently pleas with police to stop violence; young people to take care.

| 12/11/2019
| HONG KONG - CHINA

Ethiopia was the only African nation to send ground troops in the conflict of 1950-53. Of his 3,500 soldiers, 122 were killed and 536 were injured. The structure in Ethiopia is the third of its kind. Nearly 2 million UN soldiers and over 3 thousand doctors were sent to war on the peninsula: 40,670 died, 104,280 were injured and over 9 thousand are still missing.

| 12/11/2019
| KOREA - ETHIOPIA
Denise Ho Thanksgiving (credits to Guardians of Hong Kong)
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