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Melani Manel Perera
Way of the Cross in northern Sri Lanka to mark the final massacre of Tamils
About a hundred Catholics from Colombo and Negombo went to Mullivaikal where up to 40,000 civilians died in 2009 caught in the crossfire between government forces and Tamil Tigers.
Indian interference in Nepali affairs leading to unrest among Maoists
Protests are launched today in the capital and seven other cities. Maoist leader and former Prime Minister Prachanda accuses India of "guiding" Nepal's current government, urges Nepalis to fight for the nation's independence and sovereignty.
03/07/2013 VATICAN -VIETNAM
Card. Van Thuân: from persecution to beatification, diocesan phase of process closes
Jailed for 13 years without trial, "as he was being forcibly "re-educated ", he used another method to educate his enemies. His guards became his pupils. Sincerity of his relationships changed relations within the prison." His jailers, secretly, gave him pieces of wood with which he made a cross and a piece of wire, which became a chain. He wore it around his neck for the rest of life, even as a cardinal.
04/07/2017 17:16:00 IRAN – FRANCE
Total inks multi-billion deal with Iran in spite of US sanctions
Total is the first company to sign such an important agreement with Iran in more than ten years. The estimated investment is US$ 4.8 billion. The US hostile position slows down the normalisation of Iran’s economic relations, but Europe looks forward to future agreements. For Zarif, Iran remains committed to the nuclear deal “despite reckless US hostility".
Indonesia begins construction of tsunami early warning system
The island of Sumatra is now monitored by ocean sensor devices capable of picking up early signs of a pending tsunami.
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