For Mgr Arshad, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Pakistan, India's move will create "many problems for peace in South Asia" and the world. UN chief urges "maximum restraint". Calls are made to defuse the crisis.
For the World Resources Institute, Qatar, Israel, Lebanon, Iran and Jordan are among the countries at risk. They use over 80 percent of their total water resources. Prolonged droughts and ever-rising temperatures are compounded by inadequate investment in wastewater reuse. Waste must be limited to avoid a catastrophe.
The meeting was cordial and relaxed. Zelensky, who is Jewish, is attentive to Ukrainian expectations, whilst maintaining a certain neutrality vis-à-vis Orthodox issues. Orthodoxy’s 12 Orthodox have not followed Moscow in breaking communion with Constantinople.
Pupils in Tamil and Mandarin schools can choose to study Khatt. The Education Ministry wanted to make it compulsory in elementary schools. Critics had accused the government of trying to "Islamise" education. Identity policies play an important role in the country.
Kerala, Maharashtra and Karnataka are the most affected states. More heavy rains are expected in the next 24 hours. “Catholics are at the forefront of saving lives,” said Mgr Derek Fernandes, bishop of Belgaum. “We ask for prayers and solidarity of all kinds,” he added. Card Gracia meets local bishops and coordinates aid from Bangalore.
Catholics march in Central. The auxiliary bishop asks the police to be more "professional" and the young to renounce violence. Repeated civil society demands: permanently cancel the extradition law and launch an independent investigation into the excessive use of force by the police.
Kyrgyz and Chinese workers clash leaving 40 people injured. A sit-in in front of the Chinese company for the government to withdraw the mining license. High technology and corruption privilege Chinese contractors.
The victim is Dvir Sorek, grandson of a famous rabbi killed in the 2000s. In a few days he would have turned 19. For the Israeli authorities the members of the commando are ready to strike again. For Netanyahu they are "despicable terrorists". Hamas justifies the gesture as a "response" to "crimes" linked to "occupation".
Tomihisa Taue also appeals to the United States and Russia. Representatives from some 70 countries attended the ceremony this morning. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promised that Japan will be a "bridge between nuclear weapon states and non-nuclear weapon states".