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by Vladimir Rozanskij

According to scholar Tjundeshev, Batu Khan was the true founder of Russian statehood. China, India and Turkey also descend from the Tatars. For him, “it is so difficult for Russians to learn to be free; they always need a strong hand to rule them." Russia’s isolationism is also Tatar in nature. Foreigners are seen as enemies. Telegram, the instant messaging service, has been blocked.

| 21/04/2018
| RUSSIA

Four people died yesterday, including a 15-year-old boy. Thousands of wounded aggravate the situation in Gaza hospitals. Israeli NGO warns that the wounded risk amputation. Israel accuses Hamas of exploiting the Palestinian people and slams the use of kites to drop firebombs. Protests will continue until 15 May.

| 21/04/2018
| ISRAEL – PALESTINE
by Nirmala Carvalho

For Mgr Cornelio, “society as a whole is experiencing a trauma". The girl was sleeping in the street with her parents. She was abducted by a young man who knew the family. Her body was found with signs of violence in the afternoon. The Church is trying to educate young people to respect women and girls. Spiritual leaders have met to condemn "this crime against humanity".

| 21/04/2018
| INDIA

The announcement by the North Korean leader helps the upcoming inter-Korean summit on 27 April and makes a meeting between Trump and Kim Jong-un possible. The world reacts positively. Kim wants to focus on the economy.

| 21/04/2018
| KOREA
by Shafique Khokhar

In 2016, Tayyaba was brutalised by her employer for misplacing a broom. To avoid being taken into custody, the woman and her husband (an additional session judge) refused to leave the courtroom. Some two million cases are still pending in Pakistan, a country whose justice system protects the upper classes.

| 21/04/2018
| PAKISTAN

The country has met two of the three criteria required for a better status. The Gross National Income (GNI) per capita reached US $ 1,996, above the 1,230 threshold. Still, in some parts of the country, at certain times of the year, people earn less than $ 0.12 a month. About 70 per cent of the population of the five northern provinces live below the poverty line. About 44 per cent of Lao children under the age of five are stunted.

| 21/04/2018
| LAOS
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