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Seventy-two years after the Nagasaki bomb, people pray to the Virgin Mary as US-North Korea tensions rise
At least a thousand people took part in a torchlit procession behind the head of the statue of the Virgin that survived the atomic destruction. Nagasaki Mayor, who fears atomic weapons could be used again in the near future, called on Shinzo Abe to sign the UN treaty banning nuclear weapons, which was snubbed by the great powers and their allies.
Junta “eliminating” soldiers who fired on monks
The generals are trying to get rid of evidence and witnesses to the late September repression should they be called to account some time in the future. Meanwhile arrests continue as do pro-government demonstrations organised by the military regime. Some ethnic Burmese are dressed up in ethnic minorities clothing to show minorities’ support for the government against the West. ASEAN only expresses support for UN initiative, refuses to implement sanctions against the junta.
12/10/2009 PALESTINE – UNITED NATIONS
Mahmoud Abbas backtracks, says postponing vote on Goldstone Report a mistake
The president of the Palestinian National Authority disowns decision taken a week ago in Geneva. Meanwhile the signing of Fatah-Hamas reconciliation deal set for 25 October in Cairo is called off.
UN fight against poverty: donations from rich countries down by 50 percent
At least 16 key donor countries have reduced their contributions because of the global economic crisis. G8 countries have not kept their promises to Africa. Medicine and the internet still too expensive for poor countries.
25/10/2006 UNITED NATIONS ASIA
Bird flu warning prevents world pandemic
UN official says early warning on possible virus mutation generated right response in governments, preventing an immediate pandemic. He makes an appeal for Indonesia and Africa.
17/09/2014 UNITED NATIONS - MIDDLE EAST
For Baghdad patriarch, an intervention by Arab States is essential in the Iraqi crisis
At the UN, the patriarchs and bishops of the Churches of the Middle East denounce the sufferings of Christians, victims of the violence of the Islamic State, a tragic situation that calls for action by the international community. Islamists must be defeated and peaceful coexistence restored. AsiaNews presents Mar Sako's address.
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