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by Shafique Khokhar

Asthma Yaqood was 25 and worked as a beautician. She rejected Rizwan Gujjar's marriage proposal, who also wanted her to convert to Islam. In recent months, there have been five acid attacks against members of minorities.

| 23/04/2018
| PAKISTAN
by Santosh Digal

Under the Parish Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), volunteers will act as independent observers. Barangay elected officials implement and monitor locally all government programmes.

| 23/04/2018
| PHILIPPINES

A politician from the ruling party accuses the missionaries of being a threat to democracy. Falsehoods are used to "appear in the eyes of the population as the only party that protects Hindu citizens”. As the 2019 approach, such speeches are attempts to get votes.

| 23/04/2018
| INDIA
by Paul N. Hung

The parish is in an area affected by the 2016 environmental catastrophe caused by a plant owned by the Formosa Plastics Group. In Kỳ Thịnh, where 85 per cent of the residents earn a living from farming, the land is contaminated. Two years after the disaster, many villagers are still struggling to find work and support their families. The pastor noted several cases of illness due to water contamination.

| 23/04/2018
| VIETNAM

Books have been manipulated in Hunan, Inner Mongolia, and Ningxia. Provincial debts could be at least five times larger than official figures. The National Audit Office released its latest report.

| 23/04/2018
| CHINA
by Vladimir Rozanskij

Patriarchate of Constantinople under pressure to declare the autocephaly of all the Orthodox in Ukraine. A committee studies historical and theological aspects. Overt influence of political independence from Moscow, not only from the religious point of view. Hilarion: There are no negotiations.

| 23/04/2018
| RUSSIA-UKRAINE

The cardinal concluded the four-day visit to Doha. He officially started the construction of the first Maronite church in the country. Al-Thani emphasizes the importance of "coexistence" between different faiths. A volume for the national library of Qatar on the roots of Christianity. The appeal to expatriate fellow citizens: Do not be afraid to take risks.

| 23/04/2018
| QATAR - LEBANON

South Korea aims to create a "peaceful environment" for the upcoming inter-Korean summit. Since 1963 dozens of loud speakers, in about 40 locations along the border, broadcast anti-Pyongyang propaganda to North Korea and South Korean popular music. Preparatory meetings continue.

| 23/04/2018
| KOREA

The Hindu nationalist parliamentarian claims Congress party is controlled of Christian missionaries. Thanks to the work of Christian missionaries and their conversions, democracy in India is "weakened". Missionaries’ "plots" behind the vandalism against a statue of the Dalit Bhim Rao Ambedkar, father of the Indian Constitution.

| 23/04/2018
| INDIA
by Nirmala Carvalho

BJP politician Bharat Singh said that Christian missionaries are a threat to the unity and integrity of India. Since 2014, when Narendra Modi's party took office, hate speech has grown by 490%.

| 23/04/2018
| INDIA

The terrorist blew himself up in the crowd. Among the dead, 21 women and five children. It is the fourth attack against electoral centres. The Afghan president promises that the violence will not stop the democratic process, but discontent grows among the people. "Our patience is exhausted, this government is responsible for these lost lives, nobody will go to vote now".

| 23/04/2018
| AFGHANISTAN
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