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04/24/2014 BANGLADESH
Rana Plaza, a year after, amid the government's failed promises and survivors' rehabilitation
by Nozrul Islam
Thousands of people, including garments workers and their families, held a memorial vigil today for the 1,135 victims of the Rana Plaza collapse. The disaster was the worst accident in the country's garment industry. Although the road ahead is still long, workplace safety is now on the agenda. However, only a few families have received compensation and many workers who survived the ordeal have not been hired back to work.
Dhaka (AsiaNews) - More than 10,000 people took part in a sit-in in Dhaka this morning at the site where, until a year ago, stood the Rana Plaza building, whose collapse killed 1,135, injuring thousands more. On the first anniversary of the worst...

04/24/2014 CHINA - JAPAN - UNITED STATES
In Tokyo, Obama irks Beijing by siding with Japan over disputed islands
For the first time, a US president directly addresses the issue of the Senkaku/Diayou, a group of small islands claimed by both China and Japan. For the US president, on a visit to Japan, the islands "fall within the scope of Article 5 of the US-Japan Treaty of Mutual Co-operation and Security." For Beijing, this is mistake, worthy of the "Cold War" era.
04/24/2014 BANGLADESH
Dhaka, rise in abductions as a Catholic businessman kidnapped
by Sumon Corraya
The victim is Hemonto Costa, younger sibling of Brother Proshanto Costa, high school principal in Mymensingh. His cell phone is turned off and there is no news of his whereabouts. Between 2013 and 2014 a total of 332 people were kidnapped in Bangladesh. Only half returned home alive.
04/23/2014 CHINA
China "soon" to set up a special court to deal with intellectual property rights
The government plans to create a new court to deal solely with copyright and patent-related disputes. In 2013, nearly 90,000 such cases were filed.
04/22/2014 NEPAL
Everest avalanche: guides suspend all climbing operations
by Christopher Sharma
The decision was taken today in memory of the 16 victims, all Sherpa guides, buried in an avalanche. For locals, 18 April marks one of the worst accidents in the history of Everest mountaineering.

04/22/2014 BANGLADESH
Dhaka: arson razes home of Catholic family
by Sumon Corraya
No one was at home at the time of the fire. In 2008, the family left the village after a 14-year-old granddaughter was raped and murdered by a group of young Muslims. The owner of the house says he is "living in fear."
04/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope: May the Risen Christ help us to reach out to those who are wounded and bring peace to those who suffer from war and violence
Syria, but also Iraq, Nigeria, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Ukraine and Venezuela in Pope Francis’ prayers. " In every human situation, marked by frailty, sin and death, the Good News is no mere matter of words, but a testimony to unconditional and faithful love: it is about leaving ourselves behind and encountering others".
04/18/2014 IRAN - UNITED NATIONS
Nuclear deal: Iran diluted half of its higher-grade enriched uranium stockpile
The International Agency for Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announces results. The United States responds by unfreezing funds for US$ 450 million. Hope remains for a final deal by next July.
04/18/2014 LAOS - THAILANDIA
Thai geologists warn Xayaburi dam is an earthquake risk
The huge barrage under construction on the Laotian section of Mekong River is located near active fault lines and is therefore vulnerable to seismic activity. There is a 30 per cent chance of a medium-sized earthquake in the next 30 years, and a 10 per cent chance of a magnitude 7 tremor. Builders claim instead that the project complies with all earthquake safety rules
04/16/2014 CHINA
Dongguan: 40,000 workers down tools again
Strike hits Yue Yuen, a company that works for giants such as Nike, Adidas and Timberland. Workers complain about the level of payments for pensions, want higher wages, better medical insurance, and injury compensation.
04/16/2014 JAPAN
Japan’s whalers want to return to sea "soon"
The Japanese organization for whalers proposes a change in program to international community to in exchange for the resumption of activities. They also seek an injunction against the environmental movement Sea Shepherd, which follows the whalers to boycott them at sea.
04/15/2014 ASIA
Asia home to world’s biggest arms traders
This was revealed by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute ( SIPRI). After the United States, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Japan and India are - in this order - among the top 10 nations.
04/14/2014 KUWAIT
Kuwait invests 27 billion to upgrade refineries
The project aims to increase production capacity and reduce pollution. Contracts signed with the UK's Petrofac, US-based Fluor and Japan's JGC Corporation. Most of the other companies South Korean .
04/14/2014 AFGHANISTAN
Elections in Afghanistan, exit polls put Abdullah Abdullah in the lead
The Independent Electoral Commission has scrutinized about 500 thousand votes in 26 provinces . The candidate of the National Coalition of Afghanistan (NCA, Islamic democracy) is in the lead with 41.9% , followed by Ashraf Ghani with 37.6% . Final results expected for April 24.
04/12/2014 CHINA
With benzene in water, residents in Gansu city storm supermarkets to buy bottled water
Lanzhou officials ask residents not to drink tap water because it may cause death. Illegal spilling of toxic sewage by a chemical plant is thought to be at the root of the problem. As things get worse across the country, the central government appears to be powerless vis-à-vis the problem.

Altri articoli
04/11/2014 VATICAN
Pope: defend the rights of the child to life, not to be exploited, not to become the subject of "educational experiments"
04/10/2014 SRI LANKA
Tamil and Sinhalese New Year celebrated together at fair and equitable exhibition by Melani Manel Perera
04/10/2014 CHINA
China: import-export falls again in March amid fears of another recession
04/09/2014 SRI LANKA
Government gives back rice fields occupied by the military to 29 Tamil families
04/09/2014 INDIA
Indian elections, 70 % of candidates in Maharashtra under investigation
04/09/2014 SYRIA - UNITED NATIONS
Drought in Syria could bring hunger to 6.5 million people
04/08/2014 KOREA
Number of North Korean refugees in South Korea up this year
04/08/2014 PAPUA NEW GUINEA - AUSTRALIA
Manus refugees, a social tragedy that hangs over Papua New Guinea's head by Giorgio Licini*
04/08/2014 TAIWAN
Taipei, students announce end of Parliament occupation
04/07/2014 VATICAN
Pope approves IOR reform, it will continue its "important mission" for the Church
04/07/2014 SRI LANKA
Sri Lankan papers go "anti-mosquito" for a day to fight dengue fever by Melani Manel Perera
04/07/2014 INDIA
Christian leader wants to see a "new" democratic India that is against corruption and for the elderly by Nirmala Carvalho
04/07/2014 INDIA
India, 2014 general election begins
04/07/2014 SYRIA
People are still dying in Homs, Damascus and Jordanian refugee camps
Editor's choices
CHINA - EUROPEAN UNION
Xi Jinping returns home full of deals and silence
by Bernardo CervelleraThe Chinese president signed agreements worth tens of billions of Euros in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium. He also stayed clear of any press conference. At the College of Europe in Bruges, he presented his dream of a new trillion-dollar Silk Road. Yet, he also made it clear that at home, the monopoly of power stays with the Party, squashing any dream for political reform in China. On the Internet, netizens disagree with him.
VATICAN
Pope announces a 'festival of forgiveness' for 28-29 March in St Peter's Basilica and churches around the worldPope Francis made the announcement after today's Angelus. "We must celebrate the forgiveness the Lord gives us as did the father in the parable of the prodigal son, who, when the latter returned, organised a party, putting out of his mind all the things the son had done." When Jesus met the woman of Samaria, he "tore through the biased mind-set against women." The pontiff also called on the pilgrims to say, "Every encounter with Jesus changes one's life; every encounter with Jesus fills us with joy." He also sent his greetings to a Japanese school.
Dossier
Top 10
04/21/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Easter joy "is not a masquerade! It is impressed on our hearts and shines through our actions".
04/18/2014 PAKISTAN
Good Friday in Pakistan: fasting and prayers for Asia Bibi, Sawan Masih and other blasphemy victims
by Jibran Khan
04/18/2014 LAOS - THAILANDIA
Thai geologists warn Xayaburi dam is an earthquake risk
04/19/2014 VATICAN
Way of the Cross: "Evil will not have the last word; love, mercy and forgiveness will," pope says
04/22/2014 SYRIA
For Gregorios III, the destruction of Ma'aloula churches is a "war crime"
by Fady Noun
04/24/2014 VATICAN
Pope: there are "bat-like Christians” who "prefer the shadows to the light of the Lord’s presence".
04/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope: May the Risen Christ help us to reach out to those who are wounded and bring peace to those who suffer from war and violence
04/18/2014 IRAQ
Chaldean Patriarch celebrates Holy Thursday with disabled and marginalised Christians and Muslims
by Joseph Mahmoud
04/18/2014 CHINA
Beijing: four more New Citizens Movement activists convicted
04/18/2014 IRAN - UNITED NATIONS
Nuclear deal: Iran diluted half of its higher-grade enriched uranium stockpile

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