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08/01/2015 CHINA
Li Ka-shing selling everything to invest even more in Europe
Asia’s richest man has been selling billions in commercial assets since 2013 to buy massively in the West.
Hong Kong (AsiaNews) – Li Ka-shing's reported plan to sell a major commercial complex in Shanghai's Pudong area for 20 billion yuan has again set Hong Kong media abuzz, with renewed rumours that...

08/01/2015 CHINA – TIBET – IOC
Awarding Beijing the Winter Games is an “honour” China does not deserve
Chinese and Tibetan human rights groups and activists protest against the decision by the International Olympic Committee. The Chinese government “needs a slap in the face”. The IOC shows that the “Olympics are awarded for only for business.” A former dissident arrested in connection with the 2008 games hopes that others will not pay the price he paid in 2008.
07/31/2015 THAILAND
Law banning commercial surrogacy takes effect
The Act to Protect Babies Born through Assisted Reproductive Technologies prohibits commercial surrogacy and the trade of sperm and eggs. The only people entitled to exploit assisted reproductive technology are thai childless, married, heterosexual couples.
07/31/2015 CHINA
Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics
The IOC was faced with two starkly different choices: Beijing offers the experience and some venues from the 2008 Olympics, but lacks natural snow or winter conditions, while lesser-known Almaty boasts a mountain setting with plenty of natural snow.
07/31/2015 EGYPT – SAUDI ARABIA
Cairo and Riyadh to develop military and economic relations
"The two sides stressed the need to exert all efforts to boost security and stability in the region, and to work together to protect Arab national security," including an Arab military force, the ‘Cairo Declaration’ states.

07/31/2015 TAIWAN – CHINA
Hundreds demonstrate against Education Ministry after student commits suicide
Lin Kuan-hua, 20, took his own life yesterday. He had been charged for breaking into the Education Ministry. The young man’s mother calls on students not to follow her son’s example. Students demand the resignation of Minister Wu Se-hwa.
07/31/2015 ISRAEL-PALESTINE
Nablus: Palestinian child burnt alive after Israeli settlers set fire to home
by Joshua Lapide
The mother, the father and the eldest son, aged four, are injured, but safe. The settlers have left graffiti praising the "Vendetta" and the coming of the "Messiah". The Israeli army defines the gesture an act of "terrorism". In 2015 there were 120 attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians in the occupied territories and East Jerusalem. Many settlers share a vision of radical Judaism who wants to "purify" the Land of Israel also by killing.
07/30/2015 MALAYSIA
Wreckage washed up on Reunion Island might belong to missing MH370 plane
The piece found is likely from the airliner that went missing more than a year ago. Search covering millions of kilometres yielded nothing. Bereaved families are still waiting for answers.
07/30/2015 SRI LANKA
The civil war did not stop Dilakshini’s yearning to study
by Melani Manel Perera
The 18-year-old Tamil woman talks about the horrors and consequences of ethnic conflict, including the loss of family, work, and home. Jobless parents cannot pay for their children’s education. Dilakshini dreams of becoming “a great woman and work for this society."
07/30/2015 TURKEY – SYRIA – IRAQ
Erdogan’s ambiguous policy and the beginning of the Turkish (and Kurdish) tragedy
by NAT da Polis
Air strikes against IS in Syria and PKK targets in northern Iraq are a last ditch attempt to save Erdogan’s neo-Ottoman policies. A great game is being played out in the Middle East to redesign the borders between Turkey, Syria, and Iraq. The United States also seems to be using IS. The Incirlik air bases is part of the bargaining between Washington and Ankara.
07/29/2015 INDIA
Alarm waste in Mumbai: garbage overwhelms the metropolis
The occupied area could accomodate houses worth $4.4 billions and give shelter to the 6.5 million slum dwellers. Trash mountain of Deonar dump site (the ancientest) is twice taller than the White House.
07/29/2015 VIETNAM
Countless deaths in the ‘cancer villages’ around Ho Chi Minh City
by Thanh Thuy
The towns and villages around southern Vietnam’s largest city are full of landfills and dumps, where large companies unload materials full of mercury, iron and chemicals. The pollution causes damage to the ground and in people, provoking a cancer epidemic.
07/29/2015 KAZAKHSTAN
Nuclear fuel bank in Kazakh site under international control
Located in eastern Kazakhstan, the IAEA LEU Bank will be under the control of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Its goal is to prevent nuclear proliferation by countries like Iran. The facility will be a physical reserve of up to 90 tonnes of LEU. Members requesting LEU will have to respect tight rules.
07/29/2015 MYANMAR
Mouth cancer-causing betel use sets off alarm bells in Myanmar
The international medical community warns of the side effects of this stimulant. Although it is traditionally used to suppress hunger, it can cause cancer to the mouth, which accounts for a fifth of all of cancer cases.
07/29/2015 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh: more women forced to migrate to support their families
Total migration has declined by 30 percent from 2012 to 2014. However, female migration has redoubled: from 37,304 to 76,007. First destinations are UAE and Lebanon. Saudi Arabia stays as first choice for all Bangladeshi migrants.

Altri articoli
07/28/2015 PHILIPPINES
Climate advocates hit Aquino for ‘dirty’ energy dependence
07/28/2015 CHINA-HONG KONG
China shares continue to fall, despite the assurances of the government
07/27/2015 CHINA
China shares fall more than 8% on growth concerns
07/27/2015 TURKEY – SYRIA – IRAQ
Ankara changing strategy vis-à-vis the Islamic state and the Kurds at NATO meeting by Sami Osman
07/27/2015 INDONESIA
Crops destroyed by fires in Indonesia’s worst drought in five years
07/27/2015 RUSSIA
For Patriarch Kirill, the Church can help the state fight corruption by Nina Achmatova
07/27/2015 CHINA
Heilongjiang, six miners rescued after a week; five still underground; four dead
07/26/2015 VATICAN-SYRIA
Pope: urgent appeal for the release of Fr. Dall'Oglio, kidnapped two years ago in Syria
07/25/2015 CHINA
Chinese acitivists appeal to Olympic Committee not to award 2022 Winter Olympics to Beijing
07/25/2015 THAILAND
Thai surrogate mother refuses to entrust newborn to homosexual couple
07/25/2015 TURKEY
Ankara unleashes air raids and arrests against Islamic jihadists and Kurdish militants by Sami Osman
07/25/2015 PHILIPPINES
Filipino bishops: Formation and seminars ahead of Paris climate conference
07/24/2015 CHINA
Wenzhou: 90-year-old bishop and 26 priests protest against cross demolitions by Joseph Yuan
07/24/2015 CHINA
Beijing: industrial output in July is the worst in 15 months
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CHINA
Wenzhou: 90-year-old bishop and 26 priests protest against cross demolitions
by Joseph YuanThis is not the first time that the old bishop and his priests speak out against the demolition campaign against crosses and churches, which has touched more than 400 buildings. During the protest, police tried to disperse the group, which sought to submit a petition. The faithful recite a Crown of the Divine Mercy is in support of the Chinese Church. In Lishui, churches are expected to be torn down by 31 August.
ISRAEL - IRAN
After nuclear deal, Israel ought to become Iran’s best ally
by Uri AvneryThis is the thesis of Uri Avnery, leader of Gush Shalom, a major supporter of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. According to the great statesman and peace activist, Iran only wants to be a regional power in the Islamic world, able to trade with everyone, inspired by a sophisticated experience that goes back thousands of years. Iran, which faces backward-looking Gulf monarchies and emirates, could be a great ally against Daesh. Meanwhile in Israel Netanyahu, politicians and the media continue to blunder.
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07/26/2015 VATICAN-SYRIA
Pope: urgent appeal for the release of Fr. Dall'Oglio, kidnapped two years ago in Syria
07/28/2015 CHINA
Christians respond to demolitions in Zhejiang with a ‘Make and carry the cross" campaign
07/28/2015 CAMBODIA
Cambodia’s new NGO law is an opportunity to “promote clarity”
07/31/2015 PHILIPPINES
Artists, donors and activists among 2015 Asia’s “Nobel Prize” winners
07/28/2015 SRI LANKA
Injustice is still the lot of many of Sri Lanka’s war widows
by Melani Manel Perera
07/29/2015 RUSSIA
The dispute between Russia and Ukraine also involves the prince who Christianised Rus
by Nina Achmatova
07/28/2015 INDIA
The cold-blooded killing of a Christian “Maoist” couple brings back fears of pogrom in Kandhamal
by Nirmala Carvalho
07/30/2015 ISRAEL - VATICAN
Two young Jewish extremists arrested over Church of Loaves and fishes arson in Tabgha
by Joshua Lapide
07/27/2015 INDIA
Karnataka: thousands of pupils join Pope Francis’ ‘Green crusade"
by Nirmala Carvalho
07/30/2015 SRI LANKA
The civil war did not stop Dilakshini’s yearning to study
by Melani Manel Perera

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