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03/05/2015 SRI LANKA
Police charge peaceful protesters, including nuns, who oppose a port city project
by Melani Manel Perera
Christian and Buddhist leaders and clerics, as well environmentalists protest a Chinese project to build a port city in Colombo, which they deem illegal. A day after the crackdown, the government put the project on hold.
Colombo (AsiaNews) - Police and Special Forces on Tuesday charged peaceful protesters in Colombo, including some nuns. The People's Movement against the Port City organised the event. Demonstrators met in front of the Fort Railway Station...

03/05/2015 CHINA
Li Keqiang calls 7 per cent growth the "new normal," pledges fight against pollution and corruption
by Wang Zhicheng
Speaking before the National People's Congress, the prime minister promised to create 10 million new jobs and undertake painful reforms to stabilise an economy too dependent on exports and government investments. China's economy suffers from excess capacity, little innovation, and a weak agriculture. The "war on corruption" and "zero tolerance" will continue, as will support for clean technology.
03/04/2015 SRI LANKA
Sri Lankan president visits warn-torn Northern Province
by Melani Manel Perera
Health, agriculture, education, land and fishing were the main issues discussed with provincial authorities. "The task of bringing together the minds of the people cannot be achieved only through physical development," the president said.
03/04/2015 CHINA
Beijing prepares for NPC with increase of military budget
by Chen Weijun
March 6 the annual session of the National People's Congress begins. It is the "Chinese Parliament" which brings together more than 3 thousand delegates from around the country. Members are banned from checking social networks, smoking in public or falling asleep during meetings. The first move will be to ratify an additional 10% in military spending.
03/03/2015 ISRAEL - UNIETD STATES - IRAN
Netanyahu worried more about elections back home that about Iran's nuclear programme
by Joshua Lapide
The Israeli prime minister wants to stop the "bad deal" with Iran that could "threaten the survival of Israel." Obama retorts that Netanyahu's dark predictions never came true. At home, some believe Netanyahu sought this visit to boost his chances at re-election. For ordinary Israelis, there is too much talk about Iran and nothing about domestic issues and peace with the Palestinians.

03/03/2015 INDONESIA
Indonesian activists promote a bridge between business interests and worker's rights
by Mathias Hariyadi
Civil society and corporate groups as well as international organisations try to reconcile ethics and business interests in order to boost cooperation, and address common problems and interests. In doing so, they can uphold UN standard for business practices.
03/03/2015 CHINA
China sets its sights on economies of Central Asia
Beijing is investing in the manufacturing sector in Kazakhstan. Tajikistan receives $ 200 million from Beijing to for lead extraction. China’s goal is to limit Russian influence in Central Asia. Experts say China wants to infiltrate the vast market of the Eurasian Economic Union and contain the threat of terrorism in Xinjiang.
03/02/2015 INDIA
India's 2015-2016 budget calls for growth, but on the back of children
by Nirmala Carvalho
Lenin Raghuvanshi, director of the People's Vigilance Committee for Human Rights (PVCHR), slams the Finance minister's financial bill. Large infrastructure and energy investments come with heavy cuts in educational and development programmes for the country's children.
03/02/2015 THAILAND
Four Thai fishermen held captive by Somali pirates for five years are freed
by Weena Kowitwanij
A joint collaboration between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations. The fishermen: "It's like coming back to life after being dead”. Thai Prime Minister: "Entrepreneurs in the sector must cooperate with the government to stop this human trafficking."
03/02/2015 RUSSIA
Tens of thousands flood Red Square in memory of Nemtsov
People march under the slogan "I'm not afraid," but no one is hoping for a real revival of civil society. The Church invites people not to exploit the tragedy, but Muscovites still believe those in "power" are behind the incident.
03/01/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Let us not forget those who are suffering in Syria, Iraq and Venezuela; let us pray for them
Francis comments the Gospel of the Transfiguration of Christ. "Jesus reveals himself as the perfect icon of the Father, the irradiation of his glory. It is the fulfilment of revelation. [. . .] Jesus' journey always leads us to happiness [. . .]. Love transfigures everything." The task he leaves for the disciples and the faithful is simple: "Listen to and follow the Saviour." After the Marian prayer, the Holy Father issued an appeal to the peoples of the Middle East, noting that "We are praying insistently for an end to the intolerable brutality of which they are victims."
02/28/2015 VATICAN
Pope encourages the growth of cooperatives as an economic model that serves the common good
Cooperatives are "enterprises based on the principle of solidarity and social relations," that act as "the lever that raises and develops the weakest part of local communities and civil society," and provide "new welfare solutions" that support, facilitate and even encourage family life, because even though money is "the dung of the devil," if it is well managed, "it can be used to promote the common good."
02/27/2015 TAJIKISTAN - CENTRAL ASIA
World Bank investment in Tajikistan to lead the country out of isolation
The international organisation is helping to develop trade between Central Asian countries. The transformative project includes road links between Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Tajikistan's Transport Ministry plans to improve road management. The World Bank has granted so far US$ 978 million.
02/27/2015 CHINA - LATIN AMERICA
China, a record 2014 for loans to Latin America
Beijing has lent $ 22 billion a year to the South American continent and is poised to break the of 2010 record, when the figure touched 37 billion. Analysts warn: "China may tacitly require that Chinese companies have a hand in some projects". "Diplomacy of the yuan" continues to spread from Southeast Asia to Africa.
02/27/2015 HONG KONG
Hong Kong, employer who tortured Indonesia maid jailed for six years
The case of Erwiana Sulistyaningsih rocked the former British colony. The immigrant, without friends or relatives, lived as a domestic worker in the home of Law Wan-tung: the woman abused her in every possible way and then tried to smuggle her home. The judge: "A regrettable story ". The victim: "Not completely satisfied"

Altri articoli
02/26/2015 JAPAN
Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology against freezing eggs because of harm on health
02/26/2015 BANGLADESH
Prostitution and forced labour: trafficking in human beings in Bangladesh by Sumon Corraya
02/26/2015 TAIWAN
Lent in Taiwan: proclaiming the Gospel by defending migrants by Xin Yage
02/26/2015 INDIA
Swine flu, more than 900 deaths in India since the beginning of the year
02/25/2015 MACAO - CHINA
Beijing's anti-corruption drive sinks Macau casinos
02/25/2015 EGYPT
As Egypt's tourist sector takes a hit, few people take part in the ceremony honouring Ramses II by André Azzam
02/25/2015 SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka, the government returns Paanama village to its inhabitants by Melani Manel Perera
02/25/2015 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh, arrest warrant for opposition leader Khaleda Zia
02/23/2015 EGYPT-LIBYA
Escape from Libyan hell: Egyptian migrants tell of ordeal and Islamic State torture by André Azzam
02/22/2015 VATICAN
Pope gifts "Guard your heart" booklet as an aid to conversion in Lent
02/21/2015 CHINA
Year of the Goat: Forecasts for trade the lowest in 8 years
02/21/2015 INDONESIA - BRAZIL
Drug trafficking and diplomacy: Jakarta recalls its ambassador to Brazil by Mathias Hariyadi
02/21/2015 BANGLADESH
Benetton backtracks and agrees to compensate Rana Plaza collapse victims
02/20/2015 SOUTH KOREA
Rising number of migrant children abandoned by their parents and the government
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IRAQ - VATICAN
As 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' continues, Mosul bishop notes that Jesus is born amid refugee containers
by Amel NonaPersecuted by the Islamic state, refugees have lost everything: belongings, home, jobs, school, and their future. Yet, their faith and mission remain strong. For them, almost 900,000 euros have been raised and sent. Pope Francis sends a message of closeness. The campaign continues according to the Patriarch of Baghdad's proposal of fasting and moderation at Christmas and New Year, with the money saved offered to the Christians of Mosul.
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03/02/2015 SYRIA - ISLAM
Islamic State group frees 19 Syrian Christians in Syria after a ransom is paid
03/01/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Let us not forget those who are suffering in Syria, Iraq and Venezuela; let us pray for them
02/27/2015 CAMBODIA - VIETNAM
Montagnard Christians continue to flee to Cambodia, but are running out of food and supplies
03/04/2015 INDONESIA
Civil society groups in protest against new anti-corruption commission leaders
by Mathias Hariyadi
02/28/2015 VATICAN
Pope encourages the growth of cooperatives as an economic model that serves the common good
02/27/2015 EGYPT - LIBYA - ISLAM
The Lent of the 21 Egyptian Copts martyred in Libya
by Bernardo Cervellera
03/02/2015 RUSSIA
Tens of thousands flood Red Square in memory of Nemtsov
03/03/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "a thousand times Jesus preferred sinners" to hypocrites
02/27/2015 MYANMAR - ASIA
WHO sounds alarm over spread of Bird flu after massive cull in Myanmar
02/27/2015 SYRIA
Despite their uncertain fate, Mgr Audo denies rumours that 15 Christians have been killed

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