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10/20/2014 INDIA
Mumbai: threats to life undermine God in society, says Card Gracias
by Nirmala Carvalho
In conjunction with the Synod on the Family, the Church in Mumbai organised a conference on 'Protecting, Preserving and Promoting the Gift of Human Life: Emerging Challenges'. "It is sad to see that many people today think they do not need God in their lives," says Mumbai archbishop. "The traditional family has deep roots" in India, but "the country's rapid industrialisation" creates challenges that must be met right away, says a professor of moral theology.
Mumbai (AsiaNews) - Human life "must be protected from the womb to the tomb," said Card Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Mumbai and president of the Doctrinal Commission, in a speech read by one of his priests at a national conference titled 'Protecting, Preserving and Promoting...

10/20/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Justice and Peace: Occupy Central increases the dignity and political consciousness of Hong Kong
by Mary Yuen Mee-yin*
Mary Yuen, a member of the Vatican Council for Justice and Peace, shows the reasons and the strength of the pro-democracy movement that has occupied for weeks some streets in central Hong Kong. The inspiration is obviously nonviolent and Christian. The sit-in is a meeting place, study, and debate. For Hong Kong, it is a new era of political consciousness, solidarity, and commitment to social justice. Protesters are willing to dialogue, not to overthrow the authority.
10/20/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Beijing and the Hong Kong government spread smear campaign and threats against Occupy
by Paul Wang
The police threaten: Do not allow your children (students) go to Mong Kok. Fears of violent clamp down. China and Leung accuse Occupy of being in the pay of foreign organizations that want Hong Kong "independence": these allegations could be a foretaste of Chinese military intervention. Government and students to meet tomorrow.
10/18/2014 VATICAN
Synod Message: Admiration and gratitude to the families who follow Christ, Way, Truth and Life
The Message (which we publish in full) is addressed to "ordinary" families and speaks of the beauty of the love between a man and a woman. Little or no space to the issues discussed in the media: communion to remarried; gay families. A prayer to the Father, in union "with the family of Nazareth," which shows the family as the transforming cell of society and the world.
10/18/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Police assault Occupy Central in Mong Kok. Students rebuild barricades
by Paul Wang
Police clash with thousands of demonstrators overnight. Over 60 injured; 15 policemen. The young people of Occupy were "armed" with umbrellas; Police in riot gear used batons and pepper spray. Possibility of dialogue and confidence in the police evaporates. A new wave of occupations likely.

10/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope: fighting hunger, "starting from each person and community and not from market trends"
In a message for World Food Day, Francis writes that we can no longer "defend systems of production and consumption that exclude the majority of the world population even from the crumbs that fall from the tables of the rich. [. . .] Specifically, it is necessary to give greater acknowledgement to the role of the rural families and develop its full potential."
10/17/2014 NEPAL
Avalanche in the Himalayas, 28 people die. New massacre of sherpa
by Christopher Sharma
The Indian cyclone Hudhud unleashed a blizzard on the mountain. Among the victims were 12 foreigners and 16 Nepalis, many of whom sherpa. Local officials denounce: "Security issues with climbers, who do not use on authorized travel agencies."
10/16/2014 Middle East
Blind Arab-American policy of bombing boosting Islamic state
by Olivier Hanne e Thomas Flichy*
More than a month of air strikes have not weakened militants. A ground operation is needed. Maps published in the media underestimate the real achievements of the Islamists. World leaders focus on Kobane, in Syria, where the true target is Assad. In the meantime, Iraq is ready to fall without much of a whisper. Two scholars provide their analysis, courtesy of L'Orient-Le Jour, translated by AsiaNews.
10/16/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
HK Government ready to talk with Occupy but on Beijing's terms
by Paul Wang
For the protesters, talks are "useless" because of the government's pre-conditions. The authorities want to destroy and suppress the movement. Clashes between police and students take place over night. Seven police agents seen in video beating a defenceless protester are suspended.
10/15/2014 INDIA
With suicide among farmers in the background, Maharashtra goes to the polls
Voters choose a new state assembly today. The next government of the richest and most developed Indian state will have to tackle high inflation and economic difficulties in rural areas. Between February and May this year, three farmers have taken their own life each day.
10/15/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Police in riot gear attack Occupy protesters
by Paul Wang
A video shows police beating a pro-democracy protester for 4 minutes. Human rights observers also attacked. 45 protesters arrested for "illegal assembly". Anti-Occupy protests grow.
10/15/2014 THAILAND
Bangkok, activists and citizens file suit to stop Xayaburi dam
The inhabitants of the eight provinces file injunction suit with Administrative judge. They aim to stop construction of the controversial mega-plant, to be built in Laotian territory. For the Court, the people "have the right" to defend the environment and their livelihoods, which must be "balanced" with economic development.
10/14/2014 IRAQ - ITALY
Almost 700,000 euros raised as the 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo Cervellera
A 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."
10/14/2014 INDIA
Indian Bishops: after cyclone displaces 500,000 people, Church gets directly involved
Winds reaching 200 km/h devastate coastal areas in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. An early weather warning helps the authorities to evacuate residents, limiting death toll to 26. The bishops from the affected dioceses tell AsiaNews: "The most serious damage was caused by uprooted trees and collapsed houses. Pray for the victims and the many wounded."
10/14/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
As Occupy barricades are removed, Hong Kong's economy shows little sign of suffering
Hundreds of officers in riot gear, with chainsaws and heavy machinery, tear down roadblocks. Queensway and Causeway Bay are back to normal. Hundreds of protesters are still in the streets, but economists downplay protest's economic impact, comparing it to "another passing storm".

Altri articoli
10/13/2014 TURKEY - SYRIA
The "cancer" of the Kurdish question corners Ankara by NAT da Polis
10/13/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Police clear some Occupy barricades. Leung: Nothing will change Beijing’s mind by Paul Wang
10/13/2014 SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka: 24 years on, the railway linking North and South reopens
10/12/2014 VATICAN
Pope: the Kingdom of God is not to be reduced to a "tiny church", the gospel is for everyone
10/12/2014 VATICAN
Pope: The Church is missionary, if it stops moving, she becomes closed in on herself, she can be corrupted
10/10/2014 INDIA - AUSTRALIA
Surrogacy in India: Australian couple keeps baby girl, leaves twin brother behind by Nirmala Carvalho
10/09/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Storm hits Hong Kong's Leung over unregistered millions from Australian firm
10/09/2014 NEPAL
Dashain and Deepawali could "bankrupt" Nepal by Christopher Sharma
10/09/2014 MYANMAR
Financial world lauds Burmese economic boom. Silence on human rights by Francis Khoo Thwe
10/08/2014 CHINA
Fourth Plenum to save Communist Party of China from its contradictions by Bernardo Cervellera
10/08/2014 CHINA
Earthquake in Yunnan: 7 thousand collapsed houses, five deaths, but fears the death toll will rise
10/07/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Card Zen stands with Hong Kong students, united for democracy, "until we are either dispersed or arrested"
10/06/2014 SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka's first Special Agricultural Zone to attract foreign capital
Washington to sell weapons to former foe to contain Beijing in South China Sea by Paul N. Hung

Editor's choices
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."
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul," the thanks of the Patriarch Louis Sako; the concerns of the Bishop of Kurdistan
by Bernardo CervelleraThe head of the Chaldean Church is grateful for the AsiaNews campaign and hopes that "this chain of solidarity will reach far and wide”. Helping refugees to remain in Iraq. But many want to flee abroad. The bishop of Amadiyah where thousands of displaced people have found haven in churches and homes: We also help the Arabs (Muslims), and Yazidis, for free and without looking at our confessional differences.
Top 10
10/17/2014 INDIA - PAKISTAN
Bishop of Pune: The Asia Bibi death sentence is an affront to the dignity of us all
by Thomas Dabre*
10/14/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Tibet, demolition campaign against the sacred places of Buddhism
10/14/2014 IRAQ - ITALY
Almost 700,000 euros raised as the 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' campaign continues
by Bernardo Cervellera
10/16/2014 PAKISTAN
Asia Bibi's sentence is heart breaking, may the world pray for her, says Islamabad bishop
by Jibran Khan
10/14/2014 BANGLADESH
Proposed law on "child brides" bows to conservative Islam
by Sumon Corraya
10/16/2014 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Ultimatum to Crimea’s Muslims: Three months to hand over banned Islamic texts
10/16/2014 MALAYSIA - ISLAM
Malaysia Islamic state "recruiters" arrested: They include Internet experts and politicians
10/14/2014 INDONESIA
Jakarta Police Chief: The Islamic Defence Front must be eliminated
by Mathias Hariyadi
10/14/2014 VATICAN
Synod: Beauty of marriage and Christ’s warning against worldly mentality must be remembered
10/17/2014 VATICAN
Synod: "intense" debate in drafting of final document


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