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10/13/2015 CHINA
September imports drop to under 20.4%
Imports and exports drop for 11t h consecutive month. Fears for equity markets and Chinese markets. Analysts predict a massive government intervention to stem unemployment and declining purchasing power.
Beijing (AsiaNews / Agencies) - For the 11th consecutive month China’s import and export data has dropped. Incoming goods fell by 20.4% in September 2015, while outgoing  lost 3.7 percentage points...

10/12/2015 VATICAN
Synod: accompanying families as Jesus did with the disciples in Emmaus
Today, the work groups discussed the second part of the Instrumentum laboris. Some proposed a day of prayer and adoration for marriage and the family. Others suggested a "catechumenate as part of marriage preparation with witnesses, and not only experts. Participants mentioned Asia Bibi and Coptic martyrs. Questions about the final report and a letter by 13 cardinals to the pope were mentioned at the briefing.
10/12/2015 RUSSIA - SYRIA
Not only raids, Russia strikes on diplomatic front to find a solution in Syria
by Nina Achmatova
Putin meets with leaders from Saudi Arabia and Emirates which has ensured that the Russian objective is "to create the conditions for finding a political compromise". Waiting for the meeting between Lavrov and UN envoy Staffan de Mistura. Experts urge the West to look to new openings with Moscow.
10/12/2015 NEPAL
Nepal elects Communist Sharma Oli as prime minister
by Christopher Sharma
He stood against outgoing Prime Minister Sushil Koirala. During his campaign, he pledged to lead the country’s reconstruction following its recent earthquake and resolve the diplomatic and economic crisis with India. India and China sent congratulations.
10/11/2015 VATICAN – TURKEY
Pope: Great sorrow over the "terrible massacre that occurred in Ankara, Turkey"
During the Angelus, Pope Francis asks for a silent prayer in memory of the victims of the twin bombing in the Turkish capital that killed at least 95 deaths. Speaking about “Jesus’ three gazes with regards to ‘The Rich Man’ and the disciples, the pontiff said, “Money, pleasure, and success dazzle, but then let down”. Addressing “young people, young women and young men who are in the streets,” he asks, “Have you felt Jesus' gaze on you? What do you say to that?” He noted that this Tuesday, 13 October, is International Day for Disaster Reduction. Yesterday, he sent a telegram to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

10/10/2015 TAIWAN
2016 Presidential elections: Taiwan’s opposition leader in Japan to seek support
Tsai Ing-wen, who is the Democratic Progressive Party’s presidential candidate, met with Japanese government ministers, Prime Minister Abe’s younger brother as well as other sympathizers. Her victory in the election would pave the way for the resumption of diplomatic ties with Tokyo, analyst says. Taiwanese are dissatisfied with the ruling Kuomintang’s pro-Beijing trade policies.
As attacks and deaths increase, in Gaza Hamas calls for a "third intifada"
by Joshua Lapide
Between yesterday and today, seven Palestinians are killed, including a 15-year-old boy, in attacks in Jerusalem, Hebron, and Kiryat Arba. A 17-year-old Israeli attacks and kills three Palestinians and a Bedouin, describing them as terrorists. Palestinians and the army clash at the Gaza border, as well as in Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Galilee. Political leaders seem powerless.
10/10/2015 NEPAL
Nepal on the brink of civil war as India’s embargo unleashes hatred against Modi
by Christopher Sharma
Members of the Madhese community have attacked and robbed Nepalis and Indians trying to cross the border for the Hindu festival of Dashain. The minority is retaliating for the government’s failure to meet its constitutional demands. Modi is ridiculed in a prayer at Nepal’s most important Hindu temple. Bomb explodes in the Buddha’s birthplace, without victims. An ambulance is set on fire.
Transpacific Partnership: a mixed bag for Vietnam’s economy
The TPP will have an uneven impact on economic growth, labour practices and some key sectors of Vietnam’s economy. It might encourage the creation of independent trade unions, a largely remains unchartered territory for most Vietnamese. The animal husbandry sector however is expected to suffer.
10/09/2015 TUNISIA – ISLAM
Tunisian Christians and Muslims are excited by the Nobel Prize, a sign that “we are on the right path”
For Carthage’s parish priest, the Nobel given to the Quartet is a recognition of the good results achieved in Tunisia during and after the Arab Spring. It is an encouragement for all Arab and Muslim nations. Muslim lawyer stresses the importance of civil society in the country's transformation. For him, democracy and transparency are lacking in many Arab and Muslim countries, but they "are not Western values; they are for everyone."
10/09/2015 INDONESIA
Indonesian Jesuit: Migrants are modern slaves, let us help them regain dignity
by Mathias Hariyadi
Fr. Benedictus Hari Juliawan speaks of the Jesuits’ work with the boat people since 2010. Migration flows affect countries of Southeast Asia. The islands of Eastern Indonesia turned into forced labor camps. "About 700 thousand people a year leave the country to find work. They fall prey to human trafficking mafia ".
10/09/2015 CHINA
China’s sluggish economy boosting strike actions and protests over wages
In a report on the third quarter of 2015, the China Labour Bulletin shows, with figures and tables, the rising tide of labour protest, with almost 600 incidents. Contraction in manufacturing and unscrupulous employers are behind the trend. In some instances, this is taking an extreme turn. In the city of Jiaxing alone, three groups of workers commit suicide over a ten-day period.
10/09/2015 SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka, trade unions and activists defend domestic workers
by Melani Manel Perera
The project launched on the occasion of the Day for Dignified Work. Union: "Domestic workers are exposed to violence and abuse by employers." The purpose of the project is "give them value, dignity, protection and respect."
10/08/2015 INDIA
Intellectuals condemn beef lynching as Modi boosts Hindutva
Writer Nayantara Sahgal and poet Ashok Vajpeyi return the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award. Indian president and Home minister speak out for diversity, tolerance and plurality in India. Politicians from the Bharatiya Janata Party instead make statements fomenting sectarian hate. The prime minister tightens beef export controls. Opposition parties, particularly Congress, fail to counter sectarian violence in the country.
10/08/2015 INDONESIA
Family planning is a good thing, not abortion and contraceptives
by Mathias Hariyadi
Members of the Catholic Church in Indonesia are in favour of government family planning, as long as it promotes “responsible parenthood." Started by Suharto in the 1970s, family planning had fallen by the wayside after 1998. Now the government wants to cut population growth, deemed a burden on the economy.

Altri articoli
10/08/2015 RUSSIA - VATICAN
The Russian edition Laudato sì encyclical, opportunity for ecumenical dialogue in Moscow by Marta Allevato
10/07/2015 NEPAL
India’s embargo against Nepal continues: no more electricity, schools close by Christopher Sharma
10/07/2015 INDIA
Hindutiva’s discourse of hate, the life of "sacred cows" is “more precious than that of a human being" by Ram Puniyani
‘Big Xi’ idolatry fails to dispel doubts about US visit by Willy Lam
10/06/2015 SRI LANKA
Eliminating poverty by distributing lands for agriculture. President Sirisena’s plan by Melani Manel Perera
Turkey and NATO against Russian raids. But the US "are not serious in the fight against the Islamic State" by Paul Dakiki
Pacific free trade treaty signed, covering 40% of the world economy
10/05/2015 VATICAN
Synod: Facing the challenges of today’s world against family as Christians
Xi Jinping’s “harvest” in the US: Understanding of Chinese people's anger by Wei Jingsheng
10/05/2015 RUSSIA
Moscow ready to tax oil companies and meet with OPEC and non-OPEC members
10/04/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Parents and educators, instruments "of the love with which Jesus embraces the little ones"
10/04/2015 VATICAN
Pope: In “extremely difficult social and marital context”, Church called to carry out mission in fidelity, truth and charity.
10/03/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Every family is always a light in the darkness of the world, may synod set out once more from Nazareth
10/03/2015 VATICAN
Pope to the Food Bank: counter food waste by distributing it to the poor
Editor's choices
Pope: In “extremely difficult social and marital context”, Church called to carry out mission in fidelity, truth and charity.The opening Mass of the Synod on "The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and in the contemporary world," Pope Francis speaks of the paradoxes of global society: "power" accompanied by loneliness and helplessness." Today's man "ridicules" the family and love, but thirsts for it. The Church bears witness to indissoluble love, but must not forget to care and sustain "the man who falls or who errs." "A Church with closed doors betrays itself and its mission, and instead of being a bridge it becomes a barrier."
Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong in the top ten of the world economyWorld Economic Forum on competitiveness ranking published. Top three unchanged since last year: Switzerland, Singapore and the United States. Japan sixth, followed by Hong Kong. The world economy is slowing down compared to the previous decade, only exception- addition to China - India, which gains 16 positions.
Top 10
10/07/2015 LEBANON-ISLAM
Muslim toddler cured by a miracle of St. Charbel (Video)
Rolando Del Torchio, a former PIME missionary, abducted in Dipolog City
10/11/2015 VATICAN – TURKEY
Pope: Great sorrow over the "terrible massacre that occurred in Ankara, Turkey"
10/09/2015 SYRIA
Syrian bishop: Ambiguous US policy favors Islamic state. Fears for kidnapped Christians
10/07/2015 EGYPT
Egypt is changing: burqa ban, Qur’anic exegesis, equal rights for Muslims and Christians
Saudi Arabia may lose finances and military prestige in Yemeni quagmire
by James Brandon - Nicholas A. Heras
10/08/2015 VATICAN
Pope: God never abandons the just, while the wicked "in the Book of God's memory, have no name"
10/09/2015 TUNISIA – ISLAM
Tunisian Christians and Muslims are excited by the Nobel Prize, a sign that “we are on the right path”
10/06/2015 VATICAN
Synod: for pope doctrine on marriage not in question, communion for divorced and remarried people not the only problem
10/09/2015 VATICAN
Synod: today’s families are subject to many negative forces, but they also offer many shining examples


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