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07/29/2014 VIETNAM
Fried cat and cold beer, Vietnam's favourite new snack
The consumption of cat meat is up exponentially: fried in garlic and served as a snack before meals. A medium-to-large adult cat can fetch up to US$ 70. A veterinarian explains that it is not cruelty. "The country was once very poor, and we had a long war". Eating anything "became a habit".
Hanoi (AsiaNews) - Despite an official ban by the authorities, cat meat has become a new favourite snack in Vietnam. Cat's growing popularity is particularly worrisome for cat owners who live in constant fear of seeing their pets disappear. A...

07/29/2014 SOUTH KOREA
Korea, Sewol survivors: Crew and Coast Guard abandoned us
Hearing opens in Ansan to gather the testimonies of those who have managed to escape after the disaster, which killed more than 300 people. Heavy accusations against those in charge, who fled instead of helping passengers. The Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace: "Now we need a special law to shed light on the incident."
07/27/2014 VATICAN
"Stop! I am asking you with all my heart. Stop!" says pope as he speaks out on the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine
He mentions children, victims of war, "from whom we take away the hope for a decent life," urging the parties to address "every diatribe with the tenacity of dialogue and negotiation and the power of reconciliation". As tomorrow marks 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, "a day of mourning," we should learn the lessons of history. The Gospel makes us know the true Jesus, the living Jesus, who speaks to the heart and is a life changer as he was for Saint Francis of Assisi. "The joy of finding the treasure of the Kingdom of God comes through, can be seen. Christians cannot hide their faith."
07/26/2014 IRAQ - VATICAN
Saddened by "the timidity of the civilised world," Baghdad patriarch's heart bleeding "for the innocent in Iraq, Syria and Gaza"
"Forget us not!" says Mar Louis Sako in a message to Card Barbarin on the occasion of the march of solidarity with Iraqi Christians, held today in Lyon.
07/25/2014 ASIA
Air disasters: 2014 could beat 2005 in terms of fatalities
So far this year, 680 people have died, higher than 12-month totals for the past three years. With 916 deaths, 2005 was the worst year. IATA points out that about 100,000 flights take place every day without incident with passenger trips on airlines exceeding three billion last year.

07/25/2014 JAPAN
Japanese trade deficit hits record levels in first six months of the year
Trade deficit tops 7.6 trillion yen (US$ 74.9 billion) as exports fail to keep pace with imports. Higher sales tax and higher fuel and gas imports because of nuclear power plant closures push Japan's trade balance into the red.
07/25/2014 INDIA
Jharkhand, a journey among children crippled by uranium contamination
For years, environmental groups have denounced the living conditions of the inhabitants of the villages around Jaduguda, India’s first uranium mine. The majority of children suffer from severe physical deformities, which often lead to their death. Activisits denounce the dumping of toxic waste products. The president of the company that operates the mine claims the children "were brought here on purpose."
07/25/2014 CAMBODIA
Sam Rainsy and opposition party end year long boycott and return to parliament
An agreement with Prime Minister Hun Sen will allow him to sit in parliament, as well as constitutional and electoral reforms. Eight members of the opposition party, arrested last week to be released.
07/24/2014 INDIA
Fr Nithya: Hunger and extreme poverty hinder human development in India
by Nirmala Carvalho
Fr Nithya OFM talks to AsiaNews about the 2014 Human Development Report. Based on the Index of Human Development, the studies ranks India 135th out of 187 countries. For the clergyman, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic promises "mock the poor and the marginalised."
07/24/2014 VATICAN-TAIWAN
Pope sends condolences to Archbishop of Taipei for Magong plane crash
The Pope sent a telegram through the Secretary of State. The plane was carrying 58 people; 48 have died. 10 others are hospitalized for injuries. The immediate cause is believed to be bad weather conditions, but the government has opened an investigation.
07/24/2014 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Gaza war, the death toll grows; 150 Palestinians imprisoned and stripped naked
The Palestinian death toll rises to 718; 32 Israeli soldiers and three civilians killed. Among these there is also a Thai migrant who worked in a garden centre near the Strip. Palestinians stripped naked because they were suspected of "terrorism". Uproar over unnecessary humiliation. Khaled Meshaal rejects any cease-fire. UN denounces use of schools in Gaza as a weapons depots. Ban on flights to and from Tel Aviv lifted, but the air traffic yet to return to normal.
07/23/2014 MACAU - CHINA
Beijing's censorship and Macau universities
Lecturers are fired because they express pro-democracy views or mention the horror of Mao's reign. The politburo and the principle of "one country, two systems" are off-limits on university campuses.
07/23/2014 JAPAN - MONGOLIA
Tokyo and Ulaanbaatar sign deal to cut duties, agree on mediation with Pyongyang
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and Mongolian President Elbegdorj ink free trade pact to boost bilateral trade, mostly cars and beef. The deal is also inspired by a desire to get Mongolia to help in North Korean-Japanese relations. Former Communist nation is playing an increasingly important diplomatic role.
07/23/2014 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Gaza War: U.S. and Europe suspend flights to Tel Aviv
The flight ban lasts 24 to 36 hours. Fears of accidents similar to MH17 in Ukraine. For Israel, the suspension is a “prize” for Hamas. Michael Bloomberg on a flight to Tel Aviv. 637 Palestinians killed and more than 4 thousand wounded. Among Israelis, 29 soldiers killed, two civilians.
07/22/2014 CHINA
Government announces nation-wide investigation in the wake of "bad meat" scandal
After undercover report shows the use of bad ingredients in making fast food products, Starbucks also pulls some products from the market. The government says lawbreakers will be "severely punished", but food scandals seem an incurable plague in the country.

Altri articoli
07/21/2014 CHINA
Bad meat: KFC and McDonald's "duped" by Chinese supplier
07/21/2014 INDIA - UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Emirates: Hike in suicides among Indian migrants
07/17/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Moscow reacts angrily to new US sanctions, calling them illegal, pledging reaction
07/17/2014 CHINA
SMEs, migrant slavery, and the urgency of a Chinese economy based on human dignity by Maurizio d'Orlando
07/16/2014 CHINA
China's economic transition: saved from the brink by the WTO and the UN by Maurizio d'Orlando
07/16/2014 ASIA
BRICS lays down challenge to IMF and World Bank and launches own bank
07/16/2014 VIETNAM - CHINA
South China Sea: Beijing removes contentious oil rig
07/15/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong government omits Occupy Central from its report to Beijing by Paul Wang
07/15/2014 IRAN - UNITED STATES
Iran and Western powers still far apart over Tehran's nuclear programme
07/15/2014 CHINA
China at a turning point: civil rights and economic structures by Maurizio d'Orlando
07/15/2014 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Gaza: Israel says yes, Hamas no to Egyptian truce. 188 dead in Gaza
07/14/2014 JAPAN
May Sea Sunday help us understand that "before God we are all truly one family"
07/14/2014 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
After seven days, world tries to stop Gaza bombing by Joshua Lapide
07/14/2014 KOREA - CHINA - USA
Child labor, Samsung freezes relations with a Chinese factory
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VATICAN
"Stop! I am asking you with all my heart. Stop!" says pope as he speaks out on the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine He mentions children, victims of war, "from whom we take away the hope for a decent life," urging the parties to address "every diatribe with the tenacity of dialogue and negotiation and the power of reconciliation". As tomorrow marks 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, "a day of mourning," we should learn the lessons of history. The Gospel makes us know the true Jesus, the living Jesus, who speaks to the heart and is a life changer as he was for Saint Francis of Assisi. "The joy of finding the treasure of the Kingdom of God comes through, can be seen. Christians cannot hide their faith."
IRAQ - VATICAN
Saddened by "the timidity of the civilised world," Baghdad patriarch's heart bleeding "for the innocent in Iraq, Syria and Gaza" "Forget us not!" says Mar Louis Sako in a message to Card Barbarin on the occasion of the march of solidarity with Iraqi Christians, held today in Lyon.
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07/27/2014 VATICAN
"Stop! I am asking you with all my heart. Stop!" says pope as he speaks out on the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine
07/22/2014 INDONESIA
More than a thousand Indonesian supporters "ready to fight" for ISIS in Syria and Iraq
by Mathias Hariyadi
07/26/2014 IRAQ - VATICAN
Saddened by "the timidity of the civilised world," Baghdad patriarch's heart bleeding "for the innocent in Iraq, Syria and Gaza"
07/25/2014 KYRGYZSTAN
Bishkek: Supreme Court outlaws Ahmadis
07/23/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Moscow Patriarchate on downed plane: Those who know the truth should speak before God
by Nina Achmatova
07/22/2014 CHINA
Wenzhou: Christian pastor goes on hunger strike to stop church demolition
07/26/2014 PHILIPPINES - LIBYA
Filipino priest warns that the lives of 13,000 Filipinos in Libya are in danger
07/24/2014 LEBANON - IRAQ
For Syriac Orthodox patriarch, "Mosul must be retaken"
by Fady Noun
07/24/2014 SRI LANKA
Bishop of Mannar: Pope Francis’ visit, a consolation for victims of war
07/24/2014 IRAQ - UN
Baghdad Patriarch to Ban Ki-moon: UN cannot stand by in silence as Christians are being massacred

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