Two protests refocus attention on children and husbands who went missing during the civil war. Protesters present a petition requesting the release of prisoners. Silent protest shows “the love and concern of Tamil mothers who demand truth and justice.”
The government suspended the spread of the diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus vaccine produced by Changchun Changsheng Biotech. Some parents in the province said they had lost confidence in vaccines made in China and that they will have their children vaccinated in Hong Kong and Macao in the future.
The cardinal has labeled the law as "ignoble, anti-democratic and anti-pluralist". An appeal to the UN to guarantee the rights of Palestinians according to international decisions.
The Catholic organisation speaks out ahead of the upcoming election, which is "the central aspect of a democracy". At the same time, "results must be independently verified". The government must protect voters and stop terrorist groups.
In Vietnam, Typhoon Son Tinh, now a tropical depression, has hit rural and urban areas, including Hanoi. At least 20 dead and 16 missing. More than 15,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed and more than 110,000 hectares of crops have been inundated. In the Philippines, the tropical depression Josie is about to leave the country but has already killed five.
After a difficult rescue operation, lasting nine days, 11 boys will become novices and the coach will be a monk. One of the young players will not join his team mates because he is a Christian. Several production companies are trying to make a Hollywood-style film about their story.
The incident occurred in the village of Meerut. Violence triggered by a quarrel after the death of three young men who cleaned the cistern in a slaughterhouse. Christian leader: "We pray for the young deceased and their families. But the attack is just another incident against Christians in the state ".
At least 422 people, volunteers and their families, have been transferred to Jordan via the Israeli-occupied Golan area. Hence the fugitives will be relocated to several Western countries: Germany, Great Britain, Canada. The White Helmets are trained and supported by the United States and other Western countries. In 2016, they were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. But Syria and Russia accuse them of being supporters of the rebels and of also having ties with the jihadist groups.
North Korea has 2.6 million slaves, this according to the Global Slavery Index. The fight against slavery is more difficult because the authorities are involved in the exploitation of people. North Korea’s “tragedy is much more about lost freedom through the brutal suppression of human potential” than missiles.