Church in China united more than ever

04/02/2015 MIDDLE EAST - ISLAM
Al Azhar calls for the killing, crucifixion and chopping of the limbs of Islamic State terrorists
The Grand Imam of the prestigious and influential Islamic centre comes out against those who burnt alive the Jordanian pilot. Across the Arab and Muslim world, Islamist terrorists are now reviled by those who until recently supported them. UAE pulls its planes from the coalition. In Jordan, all the churches ring the bells of mourning.
04/02/2015 INDIA
Swine flu hits new peak in India: 191 dead out of more than 2,000 cases in January
The central government has not declared a state of emergency, but is supplying hospitals with medicines and gear. Telangana is the worst hit with 629 cases and 34 deaths. The capital Delhi follows with 488 cases and 5 dead. In 2014, only 238 people died out of 937 cases.
04/02/2015 MYANMAR - UN
Myanmar’s junta slams UN over interference in internal affairs
The Burmese government targets the Special Representative Yanghee Lee, who highlighted discrimination against the Rohingya and criticized the law governing marriages and conversions. Foreign Ministry "invites" UN to carry out its work in a "professional and prudent" manner. In recent weeks, the woman was already the subject of abuse by a Buddhist Monk.
04/02/2015 CHINA
Chinese New Year: some 2.5 billion domestic trips expected
Over the next 40 days, migrants will go home to celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Goat, which begins on 19 February, enjoying their government authorised break. The huge army of migrants travelling home for the holiday is expected to strain the country's transport system. Police and security forces are also set to work over time in the big cities.
04/02/2015 INDIA - NEW SLAVES
Prema and Reema, a dream about a new life that turned into the nightmare of prostitution
The story of two young women illustrates what the Asian Movement of Women Religious against Human Trafficking (AMRAT) is doing. The group represents the combined efforts of female religious orders in South Asia. In 2013, India had 15 million slaves, with 4,566 reported cases the same year, mostly children and girls.