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10/30/2014 SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka, rescue operations hampered: more than 300 people buried alive by mud
by Melani Manel Perera
Bad weather prevents rescuers from freeing the village of Meeriyabedda inhabited by tea growers, swept away by a landslide. Except for the children who had left early to go to school.
Colombo (AsiaNews) - More than 300 people have been buried alive and an entire village swept away by an avalanche of mud. This is the death toll from yesterday's landslide in the mountainous area of Meeriyabedda (Badulla District), inhabited by farmers on the local tea...

10/29/2014 EGYPT - PALESTINE
Egypt decides to create a buffer zone along the border with the Gaza Strip
The area will be 500 metres wide. All its buildings will be demolished with water-filled trenches set up to thwart tunnel smuggling. The decision comes four days after an attack against an army post in the northeast of the Sinai Peninsula left 31 soldiers dead.
10/29/2014 TURKEY- SYRIA-IRAQ
Kurdish peshmerga arrive in Turkey to fight in Kobane
They were greeted by thousands of Turkish Kurds who were barred from entering Syria to fight. Ankara fears the strengthening of the PKK and the creation of a Kurdish state. Some areas of the province of Idlib have passed into the hands of the Nusra Front, aided by the militia of the Islamic State.
10/29/2014 SINGAPORE
Singapore is "the best country in the world" for business and enterprise
For the ninth consecutive year the Asian city-state takes first place in the special list drawn up by the World Bank. "Business-friendly", it takes two days to open a business and four to import containers. Hong Kong in third place, South Korea fifth.
10/28/2014 VATICAN
Pope: "No family without a home. No farmer without land. No worker with rights"
Meeting with the Popular Movements Francis asks for change in a system that is “an idolatrous cult of money and global indifference." We must "do so with courage but also with intelligence. With tenacity, but without fanaticism. With passion, but without violence." Jesus would call "hypocrite" those who want to face "the scandal of poverty by promoting strategies of containment that only convert the poor into domestic and inoffensive beings".

10/28/2014 BANGLADESH - COLOMBIA
Fr Belisario: From Colombia to Bangladesh, the "madness" of the mission
by Bernardo Cervellera
Fr Belisario de Jesus Montoya Cyrus, 29, is a Colombian priest from the diocese of Sonsón-Rionegro. A month ago, he left for Bangladesh. For him, the missio ad gentes should be part of every priest's baggage. Although the pain of separation is too much for his parents ("They cried as if I had been laid to rest in a coffin."), for him, this is the way to be "like Jesus" and experience the Church's universality.
10/28/2014 VIETNAM - CHINA
Hanoi and Beijing seeking shared solutions to maritime disputes
The two Communist governments agree to a mechanism for defining boundaries and "appropriately handle" issues. Both seek peace, stability and development. There are however some critics. For a Vietnamese official, Beijing will never give up its maritime ambitions.
10/26/2014 VATICAN
Pope: With Jesus, love is the measure of faith, and faith is the soul of love
At the Angelus, Pope Francis emphasizes "the center" "from which everything must eradiate and to which everything must return": love for God and love for brethren. Jesus did not hand down formula or commandments, "but two faces, actually one, the face of God reflected in many faces, because in the face of every brother, especially the smallest, most fragile and helpless, person in need is the very image of God". The beatification of Mother Assunta Marchetti, a Scalabrini, an example of this "love of t two faces, which is in reality just One".
10/25/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Never before has the family been under such attack, Church renewal starts from the heart
Receiving the Schoenstatt Apostolic Movement for the centenary of its foundation, Francis speaks off the cuff and addresses issues raised at the Synod: "There is a great crisis of the family, we need person to person pastoral care and a patient accompaniment". On Mary, Mother of the Church: "We would all be orphans without her". The Church that is not outward bound "only grooms the sheep already in its flock". Renewal "is not just about the Curia and the Vatican, the newspapers are wrong. I am looking for a renewal of heart”.
10/25/2014 CHINA
Xinjiang, coal mine collapses: 16 miners dead, 11 injured
The tragedy occurred overnight near the provincial capital of Urumqi. The local government and the National work safety watchdog "are investigating." Families of the workers who "escaped" arrive at the site. Coal mining confirmed as China’s most dangerous job.
10/24/2014 CHINA
For Plenum, the rule of law "guaranteed" by the Chinese Communist Party
by Wang Zhicheng
The "rule of law" must have "Chinese characteristics". The leadership's power remains unchallenged. Six members are expelled, four from Zhou Yongkang's clique. A system of more independent judges is planned.
10/24/2014 UNITED STATES - INDIA
Silicon Valley: US firm "grossly" exploits Indian workers at a dollar an hour
US labour regulators fine Electronics for Imaging, a California-based company that grossly underpaid eight workers from Bangalore for 122 hours of weekly work without overtime pay. The company ignored the state's minimum wage law, and paid the workers in rupees.
10/24/2014 MIDDLE EAST - USA
The Islamic State "is the world's richest terrorist group"
According to the United States government, the Islamic fundamentalists "earn about a million dollars a day just by selling oil". Added to this the ransoms they receive from abductions - especially of Westerners - and the racket set up in the cities under their control. The United States "wants more cooperation" from Kuwait and Qatar, but forget that it is an American company selling arms in the region.
10/23/2014 IRAN - USA
For the first time in 35 years Boeing sells aircraft parts to Iran
The company said that the sale was allowed by the American government, and involves “spare parts that are for safety purposes " not new aircraft.
10/22/2014 INDIA
India, Church and civil society to Government: Ban surrogacy
by mons. Agnelo Gracias*
Just as with organs and blood, the trafficking of wombs for rent should be prohibited. Indian culture "has always held the sacred role of the mother in high esteem. Surrogacy commercializes this sacred image and robs motherhood of meaning". The full text of the appeal.

Altri articoli
10/22/2014 AFGHANISTAN
Opium poppy cultivation hits record-high in Afghanistan
10/22/2014 SOUTH KOREA
Archbishop of Gwangju: The Korean family is in ruins, we need answers from the Synod
10/21/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
As Occupy Central waits for talks with the government, High Court bars protesters from Mong Kok and Admiralty by Paul Wang
10/21/2014 IRAN - IRAQ
United Nations admits Tehran "meeting its commitment" on nuclear programme
10/21/2014 ASIA
Stock market 'volatility', a worrying sign about the health of the global economy by Maurizio d'Orlando
10/21/2014 RUSSIA - FRANCE
Private jet crashes in Moscow, the head of Total dies by Nina Achmatova
10/21/2014 CHINA
China's economy slows down, the lowest rate in the last five years
10/20/2014 INDIA
Mumbai: threats to life undermine God in society, says Card Gracias by Nirmala Carvalho
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*
10/20/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Beijing and the Hong Kong government spread smear campaign and threats against Occupy by Paul Wang
10/18/2014 VATICAN
Synod Message: Admiration and gratitude to the families who follow Christ, Way, Truth and Life
10/18/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Police assault Occupy Central in Mong Kok. Students rebuild barricades by Paul Wang
10/17/2014 VATICAN
Pope: fighting hunger, "starting from each person and community and not from market trends"
10/17/2014 NEPAL
Avalanche in the Himalayas, 28 people die. New massacre of sherpa by Christopher Sharma
Editor's choices
IRAQ - ITALY
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."
IRAQ-ITALY
"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.
Dossier
Top 10
10/26/2014 VATICAN
Pope: With Jesus, love is the measure of faith, and faith is the soul of love
10/23/2014 IRAQ
Kurdish Video mocks ISIS, "We are beaded, dirty and filthy. We are brainless"
10/25/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Never before has the family been under such attack, Church renewal starts from the heart
10/23/2014 VATICAN
Pope for the abolition of the death penalty, against life in prison, a "concealed death penalty"
10/28/2014 IRAQ - ITALY
Letter from Archbishop of Mosul: Thank you for your aid, supporting the plight of refugees
by Amel Nona
10/24/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA - VATICAN
Pope Francis encourages Card Zen, "the one who fights with a 'sling'"
10/24/2014 IRAQ - UNITED NATIONS
UN seeks US$ 2.2 billion dollars for displaced people in Iraq and Syria
10/27/2014 VATICAN
A "great pope", Francis calls Pope Benedict XVI, "great for his intellect, great for his significant contribution to theology, great for his love for the Church"
10/23/2014 CHINA
Hunan, the return of public trials: crowd of 5 thousand "jeer" criminals
10/23/2014 PAKISTAN
Lost innocence in Pakistan as sexual abuse and violence against children grows
by Shafique Khokhar - Shumaila Gill

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