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by Joseph Quoc Huong | VIETNAM

China is preventing fishing in disputed waters. The area subject to the ban extends from 12 degrees north latitude to China’s southern provinces of Fujian and Guangdong. Meanwhile, Vietnamese fishing boats continue to be attacked and intimidated.

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The leader of the secular opposition defeats the president's candidate with an even higher margin than the March administrative election. He obtained 54% of the votes, compared to 45% of former Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. Citizens in celebration invade streets and squares of the city. The most serious electoral defeat for the Sultan.

| 24/06/2019
| TURKEY
by Nirmala Carvalho

The priest is a guest of honor at the International Wroclaw Yoga Day.  Friend of Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta, he was a pupil of the master B.K.S.  Iyengar for 46 years.  His recovery method is widespread in 40 countries in North America, Europe and Asia.  "Body, mind, soul: yoga is a celebration of life".

| 22/06/2019
| POLAND - INDIA
by Mathias Hariyadi

The victims are 24 women and 6 children.  Trapped inside they could not escape because doors and windows were walled up.  The flames broke out when a worker was checking the operation of a product.  Family members provide DNA to identify charred bodies.

 

| 22/06/2019
| INDONESIA

The event was organized by the People's Peace Movement, composed of members of civil society who are "marchers for peace".  Spokesman kidnapped (and released) two weeks ago: "We are not afraid of being attacked.  We work among the Taliban to build bridges ”.

 

| 22/06/2019
| AFGHANISTAN

Rubylin Litao is a deaconess with the United Methodist Church and coordinator of Rise Up for Life and for Rights. Set up in November 2016, the advocacy group works with various religious denominations and associations to counter murders and seek justice. For her, "We have a duty to fight for the truth".

| 21/06/2019
| PHILIPPINES
by Melani Manel Perera

The refugees feel useless because they cannot work. Their life in camps, without proper sanitary facilities and drinking water, is a challenge.

| 21/06/2019
| SRI LANKA

The special team set up by the government will start work next month. Embalmed for the first time almost 50 years ago, the body requires regular and expensive maintenance. The father of Vietnam’s communist regime wanted to be cremated.

| 21/06/2019
| VIETNAM

Those who study theology must be encouraged to learn about the great monotheistic religions and the languages ​​in which the sacred texts are written. Theology is not only rationalism, it must be lived in compassion with a heart fixed on the merciful God. The Mediterranean is a bridge "and not a border between the North and the South of the world": Without mercy, "our theology, our laws, our pastoral care, run the risk of collapsing into bureaucratic pettiness or ideology, which of its nature wants to tame the mystery". Francis  in Naples, at a Conference on the theme:" Theology after Veritatis gaudium in the context of the Mediterranean ".

| 21/06/2019
| ITALY - VATICAN

Thousands gathered outside the Legislative Council (LegCo) early hours this morning. Joshua Wong called on people to march to police headquarters. The authorities set up a negotiating team to talk to protesters.

| 21/06/2019
| HONG KONG – CHINA

In a rare bipartisan motion, the senators stopped the deal sought by the president. The White House sees it as an essential contract to support Riyadh against Iranian threats. In response, Trump opposed the veto; Congress does not have enough votes to prevent it.

| 21/06/2019
| UNITED STATES - SAUDI ARABIA

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople sent a message to the ongoing conference in Naples on "Theology after Veritas Gaudium in the Mediterranean context". “We need to carefully examine they ways in which we welcome, why we welcome, but above all how to welcome, respecting the local populations. Reception must become mainly integration, but never syncretism".

| 21/06/2019
| VATICAN - ORTHODOX

The elephants were due to travel from Assam to Gujarat, for a total of 3,100 kilometers by train. They are expected at the Hindu festival float parade. The animalists fear that they will not survive the high temperatures, which are reaching over 50 degrees.

| 21/06/2019
| INDIA

Duterte admits the situation is out of control. Some 1,600 died between January and May, including 49 police officers. Another 144 were wounded. For Colonel. Banac, deaths were “due to suspects putting up armed resistance to operatives.”

| 20/06/2019
| PHILIPPINES

For Palestinian scholar and politician Bernard Sabella, "a comprehensive political solution" is needed with no one excluded. Israeli rabbi sees plan failing to go to the heart of the problem: human rights and the recognition of Palestinian needs. Catholic leader notes in Israel all the attention is "on the elections".

| 20/06/2019
| MIDDLE EAST – UNITED STATES
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by Kamel Abderrahmani
Baghdad wants to hang eleven French and one Tunisian nationals. Their fate has sparked a debate. Paris has confirmed that it has taken steps to prevent the sentence from being implemented. French lawyers have signed an appeal against their execution. ...
| 17/06/2019
| ISLAM - FRANCE
 
The Myitstone dam would be the first to block the Irrawaddy River, the cradle of Myanmar civilization.  Beijing presses for the reopening of construction works.  The Kachin community is fighting to cancel the project. Card  Charles Maung ...
| 08/06/2019
| MYANMAR
 
by Paul Wang
Beijing wants the law to be approved "urgently" to allow the transfer of fugitives from Hong Kong to China. However, Chinese courts are not independent, and provide no guarantees for the human rights of the accused or for his right to a fair trial. Card ...
| 07/06/2019
| HONG KONG – CHINA
 
For the end of Ramadan, the government is opening the area to the public. This is a "political" message for a "new era". For the Auxiliary of Baghdad, security has "improved" but must be guaranteed to everyone.
| 06/06/2019
| IRAQ
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