Saving Baghdad’s revival from blind European pacifism

25/01/2015
Pope: the desire for Christian unity part of our "thirst for God"
"Heartfelt appeal" for end to fighting and resumption of dialogue in Ukraine. "In becoming man God tasted our own thirst, not only our material thirst for water, but above all the thirst for a full life, free from the slavery of evil and death”. Filipinos, a "wonderful people"
21/01/2015
Chinese mining threatens Tibetans' environment and life

Fresh protests against mining operations break out in Qinghai Province. Locals slam mountain deforestation and waterways pollution caused by complicity between mine owners and local and central government officials.

20/01/2015
A billion viewers, illegal betting, and global jihadism at the 2015 Asian Cup
The tournament, held in Australia between 9 and 31 January, is now in the final knockout phase. So far, it has attracted a record number of viewers in Asia, where it is already the sporting event of the year. Match-fixing and illegal betting are being closely monitored. In Mosul, the Islamic state executed 13 teenagers for their love of the game.
20/01/2015
A billion viewers, illegal betting, and global jihadism at the 2015 Asian Cup
The tournament, held in Australia between 9 and 31 January, is now in the final knockout phase. So far, it has attracted a record number of viewers in Asia, where it is already the sporting event of the year. Match-fixing and illegal betting are being closely monitored. In Mosul, the Islamic state executed 13 teenagers for their love of the game.
20/01/2015
Dhaka, Islamic State extremists arrested. Authorities on high alert
Four members of the terrorist group arrested, including the alleged "IS coordinator" in the country. Tension and concern over the "very concrete" possibility of an attack "to expand the influence of transnational movement."