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12/18/2014 CHINA - KENYA
Illegal ivory trade 'out of control' due to Chinese demand, elephants could disappear
During a news conference in Nairobi, Iain Hamilton, founder of the organization Save The Elephants, estimated that 100,000 wild elephants had been killed in Africa over the past three years for their ivory. China remains the "key" to the future of elephants.
Beijing (AsiaNews/Agencies) - A Kenya-based animal protection group said wild elephants could disappear within the next generation unless the Chinese government takes immediate steps to crack down on the illegal ivory trade. In a report, Save The...

12/18/2014 PALESTINE - ISRAEL
Palestine presents peace plan to the UN Council, Israel calls it an act of aggression
by Joshua Lapide
The resolution calls for a peace treaty within a year and Israel's withdrawal from the Occupied Territories by 2017. The peace plan also provides for two states within the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as a shared capital, plus bilateral security guarantees. US-led talks in the last 20 years have proven useless. For Avigdor Lieberman, the UN should deal with more serious things, and not go for Palestinians' "gimmicks". Without a solution, despair could engulf Palestinians.
12/17/2014 CHINA
China's anti-corruption campaign claims more victims
China Resources' vice-president Jiang Wei is in the spotlight for lending US$ 320 million to a businessman "friend". In Jiangxi, a former senior official gets life imprisonment for getting banks to lend him money to buy 248 properties. Hu Jintao aide pledges loyalty to Xi Jinping, as does the military.
12/17/2014 PALESTINE - ISRAEL
UN: Palestinians call for an end to Israeli occupation despite threat of US veto
by Joshua Lapide
Jordan and other Arab countries back Security Council resolution that calls for an end to Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and East Jerusalem within two years. A European Court orders the removal of Hamas from a list of terrorist organisations on "technical" grounds. International diplomacy appears to be last path to find a solution.
12/16/2014 CHINA
China loses US$ 1.25 trillion to tax evasion and corruption
According to a report by Global Financial Integrity, illicit outflows from the mainland grew exponentially over a ten-year period. Tax evasion and corruption are the main reason. This makes China the biggest loser among 151 developing nations.

12/16/2014 IRAQ - VATICAN
As 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' continues, Mosul bishop notes that Jesus is born amid refugee containers
by Amel Nona
Persecuted by the Islamic state, refugees have lost everything: belongings, home, jobs, school, and their future. Yet, their faith and mission remain strong. For them, almost 900,000 euros have been raised and sent. Pope Francis sends a message of closeness. The campaign continues according to the Patriarch of Baghdad's proposal of fasting and moderation at Christmas and New Year, with the money saved offered to the Christians of Mosul.
12/16/2014 RUSSIA
Moscow hikes rate to 17 per cent to halt ruble's tumble
by Nina Achmatova
The rise, which just fell short of 7 per cent, is the largest single increase since 1998, when Russian rates soared past 100 per cent. For many experts, the move was necessary but it will put a lid on Putin's plans to boost the Russian economy.
12/15/2014 PALESTINE - ISRAEL
Palestinians pushing UN to end Israeli occupation by 2016
by Joshua Lapide
A draft resolution is set to be presented on Wednesday to the Security Council. Many European countries have expressed support for the recognition of a Palestinian state. Talks between Kerry, Lavrov and EU foreign ministers are designed to find a shared solution. Netanyahu's reaction is one of outrage.
12/15/2014 JAPAN
Tokyo: as expected, Shinzo Abe wins big
The coalition led by outgoing premier won 325 seats out of 475, or two thirds of seats needed to govern unchallenged. Experts insist the outcome is less a victory for the prime minister than a defeat for the opposition whose leader lost his seat. Now the prime minister has three years to implement his "Abenomics", restart nuclear plants and redesign the armed forces.
12/15/2014 AUSTRALIA - ISLAM
Sydney: five hostages flee café under siege. Islamic flag exhibited.
The reasons for the hostage-taking is currently unknown. Concern regarding the possible return of young Australians who went to fight for the Islamic state. There are at least 30 or 40 hostages.
12/14/2014 VATICAN
On the "Sunday of Joy", pope gives a prayer booklet, telling the faithful to "always carry it"
After the Angelus prayer, Pope Francis gave the crowd a pocketbook of prayers "for the various times of the day and for different situations in life". Earlier, he had blessed the "Baby Jesus" figurines for Nativity scenes brought by the children from Roman oratories. He also said, "With Jesus, joy dwells in us". He also shared the Christmas candle in solidarity with Polish faithful.
12/13/2014 INDONESIA
Central Java: 18 dead and 90 missing in landslides and flooding
At least 105 homes were washed away in the village of Jemblung. The lack of heavy equipment is forcing rescue crews to use their hands to dig for survivors.
12/12/2014 CHINA
Xinjiang want to ban burqa: Could spark unrest
The burqa, a garment worn by Muslim woman to cover themselves from head-to-toe, is considered a symbol of religious extremism by the local authorities. Authorities already said they would ban the practice of religion in government workplaces, public schools and state-owned enterprises from next year.
12/12/2014 VIETNAM - CHINA
South China Sea: Hanoi and Manila towards an appeal to the UN. Beijing enraged
Following attempts to ease tension and meetings at government level, a new rise in tension between the two communist allies due to disputed sea waters. Beijing says that Hanoi's claim over the Spratly Islands are "illegal and invalid". China continues to claim 80% of the 3.5 million square kilometers; and calls for international arbitration to maintain "peace and stability".
12/12/2014 ASIA - OPEC
Oil falls below 60 US dollar a barrel
Since last June, the price per barrel has almost halved. The price war caused by high US production and the crisis in Europe, Japan and China.

Altri articoli
12/11/2014 ASIA - OPEC
Oil prices plunge elates some, causes fear in others
12/11/2014 CHINA
In Shandong, people arrested for having a child outside of State control
12/10/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - PEACE 2015
Korean priest rescues N Korean women sold as slaves in China
12/10/2014 VATICAN - PEACE 2015
Pope's message for peace focuses on solidarity against the many forms of modern slavery
12/10/2014 INDIA
Delhi wants a digital "single archive" for 1.2 billion of people
12/10/2014 RUSSIA - INDIA
Putin, between Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping by Nina Achmatova
12/10/2014 CHINA
China, top economist Liu Tienan jailed for life over bribery
12/09/2014 LEBANON - SYRIA
For Caritas Lebanon's director, Syrian refugees are a humanitarian and international crisis
12/07/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Be witnesses of God's love, to rekindle the hope of the world
12/06/2014 EGYPT - ISLAM
Al Azhar promotes Islamic-Christian coexistence against Islamic State terrorism by Rafic Greiche*
12/06/2014 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh government fund makes generous donation to 26 Christian churches by Sumon Corraya
12/06/2014 CHINA
Corruption "tiger" Zhou Yongkang expelled from party and arrested by Wang Zhicheng
12/06/2014 PHILIPPINES
Tens of thousands fleeing as Philippines prepares for typhoon Ruby to make land fall
12/05/2014 INDIA
India, a trip among children intoxicated (and murdered) by mercury pollution
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IRAQ - VATICAN
As 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' continues, Mosul bishop notes that Jesus is born amid refugee containers
by Amel NonaPersecuted by the Islamic state, refugees have lost everything: belongings, home, jobs, school, and their future. Yet, their faith and mission remain strong. For them, almost 900,000 euros have been raised and sent. Pope Francis sends a message of closeness. The campaign continues according to the Patriarch of Baghdad's proposal of fasting and moderation at Christmas and New Year, with the money saved offered to the Christians of Mosul.
IRAQ - ITALY
Almost 700,000 euros raised as the 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo CervelleraA second instalment is sent with funds raised in September. The fate of East-West relations is being played out in the Middle East and Iraq. Pope Francis and the Synod issue an appeal. Governments are lukewarm. Aid is coming from around the world. A new international community is defeating the "globalisation of indifference."
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12/14/2014 VATICAN
On the "Sunday of Joy", pope gives a prayer booklet, telling the faithful to "always carry it"
12/17/2014 INDIA
Radical Hindus attack Christians singing Christmas carols
by Nirmala Carvalho
12/13/2014 IRAQ
Chaldean Patriarch calls for fasting on Christmas Eve for refugees' return to Mosul
by Joseph Mahmoud
12/16/2014 IRAQ - VATICAN
As 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' continues, Mosul bishop notes that Jesus is born amid refugee containers
by Amel Nona
12/12/2014 VATICAN
Pope: close to the Catholics "of Iraq and Syria, who are living moments of great suffering and fear in the face of violence"
12/12/2014 CHINA
Xinjiang want to ban burqa: Could spark unrest
12/17/2014 INDONESIA
Central Java, Islamist threat: Scrap Christmas symbols and no celebrations
by Mathias Hariyadi
12/12/2014 VIETNAM - CHINA
South China Sea: Hanoi and Manila towards an appeal to the UN. Beijing enraged
12/15/2014 VATICAN
Pope: the heart of Christians "is built on the rock" and not "plastered over" in a "cast" of discipline"
12/12/2014 VATICAN
Pope, "compelled to ask that the future of Latin America be forged for the poor and those who suffer"

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