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10/02/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Beijing tells US, Hong Kong is internal affair. Occupy Central calls for Leung Chun-ying to quit
by Paul Wang
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi slams democracy demonstrations as "illegal", but rules out the intervention of the Chinese army. All organized trips from China to Hong Kong blocked. Students ultimatum: Leung Chun-ying must quit by today. Otherwise they will occupy government buildings. Card. Zen advises Leung to resign. Solidarity with the democratic struggle from China. Shopkeepers and hotels concerned about the drop in business. In Shenzhen hundreds of people prevented from entering Hong Kong.
Hong Kong (AsiaNews) - On the fifth day of protests by Occupy Central for full democracy in Hong Kong, China, through its Foreign Minister Wang Yi, has publically spoken about the events in...

10/01/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
The "umbrella revolution": students turn their backs on flag raising for China’s National Day
by Paul Wang
The students boycotted the raising of the flag to mark the founding of the People's Republic of China. Some demand the release of political prisoners and recall Tiananmen. Leung Chun-ying keeps silent. China censors images and news reports on the demands of democracy. 13 Chinese who support Occupy Central arrested. Beijing warns embassies and consulates: do not interfere with the protesters. Support from Canada, Britain, Australia.
09/30/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Hong Kong Chief Executive calls for immediate end to protests. Occupy Central calls for his resignation
by Paul Wang
Day three of Occupy Central. Sit-ins extend to Yau Ma Tei and Des Voeux Road. Schools are still closed; 37 banks are closed. There is growing solidarity among population towards the demonstrators. Yesterday evening, tens of thousands of people were in the street. Last night in Mong Kok, a speeding car tried to crash into some of the demonstrators. Many commuters accept transport difficulties because they share the ideals of democracy. "Proud" to be Hong Kongers.
09/30/2014 INDIA - UNITED STATES
United States and India join forces in fight against terrorism and global security,
The Indian prime minister Modi and US President Obama signed a joint statement after a private dinner at the White House. The promise to stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
09/29/2014 JAPAN
Death toll rises to 36 following Mount Ontake's eruption
Saturday's event was the first fatal one in modern times. At least 63 people suffered injuries and more than 230 climbers had to seek overnight refuge in local lodges. It is still unclear how many may be missing.

09/29/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Day two of Occupy Central. Police violence comes under fire
by Paul Wang
The downtown streets are closed: Admiralty, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay. In Kowloon, Nathan Road, Mong Kok and Argyle Street closed. Schools and banks closed. The teachers union joins the strike. Overnight police used batons, spray, tear gas to disperse protesters, who are demanding the resignation of Leung Chun-ying. Beijing slams the movement as "illegal".
09/28/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Occupy Central launches civil disobedience. Solidarity with arrested students
by Paul Wang
The announcement was made at 1.45am by Benny Lai, one of the leaders. Supporters present include Card. Joseph Zen, the Catholic politician Martin Lee, the entrepreneur Jimmy Lai. Three students, one 17 years old, remain in detention without aby charge. The governor Leung Chun-ying refuses to meet with students. Fears of police raids. Demonstrations in nine cities in support of democracy in Hong Kong. Silence of Xinhua news agency.
09/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope says Jesuits must be expert rowers because today, even the boat of Peter can be tossed about
Francis attends the solemn liturgy of thanksgiving to mark the 200th anniversary of the reconstitution of the Society of Jesus: "Many temptations come, especially in difficult times and in crises: to stop to discuss ideas, to allow oneself to be carried away by the desolation, to focus on the fact of being persecuted, and not to see the other ."
09/25/2014 INDIA
Mr Modi goes to Washington to push 'Make in India'
After going after Japanese and Chinese billions and before going to America, India's PM launches a plan to transform the country's economy. The goal is to create ten million jobs and attract foreign firms to build plants and build its infrastructure.
09/24/2014 INDIA - UNITED STATES
Modi at the White House to talk investment, security and technology
The Indian Prime Minister is preparing to travel to the United States (26-30 September). In addition to meeting Barack Obama, he has close to 50 engagements lined up, including with top US CEOs and international players. In New York, he will address the UN General Assembly and meet the Indian diaspora. Two groups promise to protest his presence in the United States.
09/24/2014 VATICAN - UNITED NATIONS
UN Climate Summit: for Card Parolin, defence of creation is a moral imperative
The Vatican secretary of state addresses the UN. Climate change "raises not only scientific, environmental and socio-economic considerations, but also and above all ethical and moral ones." For the prelate, "we must implement a collective response based on a culture of solidarity, encounter and dialogue". What is more, "The ethical motivations behind every complex political decision must be clear. At present, this means consolidating a profound and far-sighted revision of models of development and lifestyles".
09/24/2014 SRI LANKA - UN
Forest cover and coastal protection: Sri Lanka’s pledges for climate
by Melani Manel Perera
President Mahinda Rajapaksa was speaking at the UN summit on climate change. The world is facing a "current emergency that must be addressed in a collective and multi-dimensional way."
09/24/2014 KOREA
North Korea, people forced to live with 250 grams of food per day
July and August see historic lows for the population of the Kim regime, caused by last spring’s drought and the sanctions imposed because of the nuclear program. The World Food Programme warns that: "The majority of the population is at risk of acute malnutrition."
09/24/2014 INDIA
Indian probe enters Mars orbit and history books
The India mission is the first in the world to be successful at the first attempt. The Mangalyaan ("Martian ship") satellite will study the red planet’s atmosphere. Delhi overtakes China, Japan and South Korea.
09/23/2014 INDIA
Modi-Xi deals to provide a "lesson in democracy"
The director of the People's Vigilance Committee for Human Rights views positively the new Beijing-Delhi relationship. Xi Jinping pledged investments worth US$ 20 billion over five years.

Altri articoli
09/23/2014 VATICAN
Pope: tolerance towards migrants is not enough, they need welcome and solidarity
09/23/2014 CHINA
China, world leader in exporting tools of torture
09/23/2014 SYRIA-IRAQ-US
US launches air strikes in Syria. Damascus was informed
09/22/2014 TURKEY - SYRIA
Turkey closes its border with Syria. Thousands of Kurdish refugees wait behind barbed wire
09/21/2014 ALBANIA - VATICAN
Pope tells representatives of religions that religious freedom is bulwark against all forms of totalitarianism
09/21/2014 ALBANIA - VATICAN
"Today we touched martyrs," a moved Pope Francis said in front of two who witnessed persecution
09/20/2014 VATICAN - CHINA
Pope wishes Chinese bishops "were here", tells them they are not alone, that they have his solidarity and that of the Church
09/20/2014 ASIA - ITALY
Mission congress: nine missionaries to follow PIME founder Angelo Ramazzotti by Bernardo Cervellera
09/20/2014 TURKEY - IRAQ - SYRIA
Islamic State releases Turkish hostages seized in Mosul
09/19/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Evangelii gaudium, many "tired and haggard" people wait for the Church
09/19/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
The challenge of winter in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict by Vladimir Rozanskij
09/18/2014 CHINA - VATICAN
Chinese Church: confidence and caution in Pope Francis' invitation to Xi Jinping to meet at the Vatican by Bernardo Cervellera
09/18/2014 CHINA - SCOTLAND
For Beijing, Scottish independence "threatens unity and stability"
09/18/2014 INDIA - CHINA
Xi Jinping in India to "create a better tomorrow" for Asia and humanity
Editor's choices
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.
PALESTINE - ISRAEL
Palestinian leader says Gaza war will end only when peace talks start
by Bernardo CervelleraFor Prof Bernard Sabella, this war that has lasted for 25 days is bound to continue indefinitely if leaders do not agree to open talks on "two peoples-two states." Gaza's youth (75 per cent of the population) has no economic and social prospects. Fundamentalism is growing even among Israelis. A ruthless war, in which both Hamas and Israel use civilians as a shield.
Dossier
Top 10
09/30/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Prepare and pray: the "things" to do ahead of our "dark times”
09/29/2014 VATICAN
Pope: Satan is cunning, presenting things as if they were good, but they go against man, against humanity and against God
09/26/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Dalai Lama: A Conclave to choose my successor
09/25/2014 PAKISTAN - ISLAM
Rawalpindi, Christian leader accused of blasphemy murdered in prison
by Jibran Khan
09/27/2014 VATICAN
Pope says Jesuits must be expert rowers because today, even the boat of Peter can be tossed about
09/25/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA - TAIWAN
Occupy Central issues 'manual of disobedience" to avoid provoking authorities in Hong Kong
09/25/2014 ISLAM
Relying on the Koran, 120 Muslim scholars refute Islamic State ideology
09/25/2014 INDIA
Radical Hindus against Muslims participating in traditional dances to seduce Hindu women
by Nirmala Carvalho
09/27/2014 SAUDI ARABIA
Video of a female rider reignites debate on the status of Saudi women
09/29/2014 HONG KONG - CHINA
Card. Tong: Enough violence in Central, government must put the people first

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