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08/01/2015 IRAQ
Baghdad Patriarch calls for prayer of peace one year after Nineveh’s fall
by Louis Raphael I Sako*
Overnight on 6-7 August 2014, Islamic State terrorists seized Christian the villages in the Nineveh Plain and forced out hundreds of thousands of people. A year later, Mar Sako addresses a prayer to the pope and the bishops of the world "to join with us in this sad anniversary."
Baghdad (AsiaNews) - May the Lord give the Christians of Iraq peace and security "before it is too late" and the strength to "stand fast in this violent storm," says the Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans, Mar Raphael...

08/01/2015 CHINA
Li Ka-shing selling everything to invest even more in Europe
Asia’s richest man has been selling billions in commercial assets since 2013 to buy massively in the West.
08/01/2015 CHINA – TIBET – IOC
Awarding Beijing the Winter Games is an “honour” China does not deserve
Chinese and Tibetan human rights groups and activists protest against the decision by the International Olympic Committee. The Chinese government “needs a slap in the face”. The IOC shows that the “Olympics are awarded for only for business.” A former dissident arrested in connection with the 2008 games hopes that others will not pay the price he paid in 2008.
08/01/2015 SRI LANKA
Paanama residents betrayed by the government
by Melani Manel Perera
Despite a new policy adopted last February, villagers have not yet been able to return home. For this reason, they filed a petition with the Human Rights Commission.
08/01/2015 PHILIPPINES
‘From the Vatican to Tacloban – With Love, Pope Francis,’ a play about the pope for typhoon survivors
Five months after Francis’ visit to the Philippines, a group of artists staged a play centred on the pontiff’s “mercy and compassion”. His statements inspired the play. Loved by local Catholics, the Holy Father made “made a lot of difference in the lives of many people” during his visit.

07/31/2015 MYANMAR
Floods kill scores, displace hundreds of thousand
Severe weather has whipped the country since 16 July, especially the north and the west. Villages and mountainous areas are still inaccessible because of landslides and mudslides. The military has been deployed to help the population.
07/31/2015 NEPAL
Petition in favour of the rhino as Nepal’s symbol in lieu of the cow
by Christopher Sharma
Some members of the constituent assembly have come out against the cow as the nation’s symbol as suggested in the draft constitution currently under discussion. The cow is a Hindu symbol of prosperity, and the monetary value of a cow’s life is the same as that of a human being.
07/31/2015 THAILAND
Law banning commercial surrogacy takes effect
The Act to Protect Babies Born through Assisted Reproductive Technologies prohibits commercial surrogacy and the trade of sperm and eggs. The only people entitled to exploit assisted reproductive technology are thai childless, married, heterosexual couples.
07/31/2015 PHILIPPINES
Artists, donors and activists among 2015 Asia’s “Nobel Prize” winners
The winners came from India, Philippines, Laos, and Myanmar. The presentation ceremony for Ramon Magsaysay Award, will take place on August 31 in Manila. President of the Foundation says: “There is one thing this year’s Magsaysay laureates all share in common: a greatness of spirit that infuses their crusade for change.”
07/31/2015 CHINA
Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics
The IOC was faced with two starkly different choices: Beijing offers the experience and some venues from the 2008 Olympics, but lacks natural snow or winter conditions, while lesser-known Almaty boasts a mountain setting with plenty of natural snow.
07/31/2015 INDIA
Following rape, abortion allowed for six-month pregnant girl, but the child “is innocent"
by Dominic Savio Fernandes
The Supreme Court of India will allow a 14-year-old girl to have an abortion, although she is in the 25th week of her pregnancy. As per law, abortion beyond 20 weeks is not allowed. When “rape ends in pregnancy – it is like rubbing salt to injury,” Mumbai’s auxiliary bishop told AsiaNews. However, “A child conceived by rape is innocent.” For him, “The child should be allowed to be born, and then be entrusted to an orphanage.”
07/31/2015 JAPAN
Bishop of Niigata hopes to see Japan build peace through development, not weapons
by Tarcisio Isao Kikuchi
The prelate, who chairs Caritas Asia, reflects on the meaning of peace before the ten days during which the Japanese Church commemorates the carnage of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Whilst civil society groups oppose the abolition of Article 9, the prime minister speaks of urgent requests from the international community. The history of the country and its involvement with developing nations are its real contributions to human dignity and harmony in the world.
07/31/2015 EGYPT – SAUDI ARABIA
Cairo and Riyadh to develop military and economic relations
"The two sides stressed the need to exert all efforts to boost security and stability in the region, and to work together to protect Arab national security," including an Arab military force, the ‘Cairo Declaration’ states.
07/31/2015 TAIWAN – CHINA
Hundreds demonstrate against Education Ministry after student commits suicide
Lin Kuan-hua, 20, took his own life yesterday. He had been charged for breaking into the Education Ministry. The young man’s mother calls on students not to follow her son’s example. Students demand the resignation of Minister Wu Se-hwa.
07/31/2015 NORTH KOREA – CANADA
Pyongyang holds a Protestant missionary for planning a theocracy in North Korea
Local authorities confirmed that they are holding Hyeon-Soo Lim, 60, who heads Toronto’s Light Korean Presbyterian Church. The pastor was detained on charges of planning to overthrow the regime to establish a religious state. North Korea’s official news agency reported his "confession".

Altri articoli
07/31/2015 ISRAEL-PALESTINE
Nablus: Palestinian child burnt alive after Israeli settlers set fire to home by Joshua Lapide
07/30/2015 MALAYSIA
Wreckage washed up on Reunion Island might belong to missing MH370 plane
07/30/2015 SRI LANKA
The civil war did not stop Dilakshini’s yearning to study by Melani Manel Perera
07/30/2015 CHINA
Zhejiang: 16 Protestants opposed to cross demolition detained
07/30/2015 MYANMAR
Myanmar government releases 7,000 prisoners, but very few political prisoners
07/30/2015 PAKISTAN
Faisalabad diocese celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Parish of St Pius X by Shafique Khokhar
07/30/2015 INDIA
India executes Yakub Memom, plotter of the 1993 Mumbai bomb attacks by Nirmala Carvalho
07/30/2015 JAPAN
Pop singers against the Abe government: no to war and nuclear energy
07/30/2015 TURKEY – SYRIA – IRAQ
Erdogan’s ambiguous policy and the beginning of the Turkish (and Kurdish) tragedy by NAT da Polis
07/30/2015 CHINA
Unofficial catholic community of Wenzhou speak out against forced demolition of Crosses, whole diocese fasting by Joseph Yuan
07/30/2015 ISRAEL - VATICAN
Two young Jewish extremists arrested over Church of Loaves and fishes arson in Tabgha by Joshua Lapide
07/29/2015 INDIA
Alarm waste in Mumbai: garbage overwhelms the metropolis
07/29/2015 NEPAL
Animal slaughter banned at Hindu feast of Gadhimai, goddess of power
07/29/2015 VIETNAM
Countless deaths in the ‘cancer villages’ around Ho Chi Minh City by Thanh Thuy
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CHINA
Unofficial catholic community of Wenzhou speak out against forced demolition of Crosses, whole diocese fasting
by Joseph YuanAfter 90-year-old Bishop Vincent Zhu Weifang of Wenzhou led 26 priests of the open Church community to protest against the government’s act to demolish Crosses, Coadjutor Bishop James Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou also led his priests to issue an open statement “Strongly demand a halt to demolish Crosses on all churches.
CHINA
Wenzhou: 90-year-old bishop and 26 priests protest against cross demolitions
by Joseph YuanThis is not the first time that the old bishop and his priests speak out against the demolition campaign against crosses and churches, which has touched more than 400 buildings. During the protest, police tried to disperse the group, which sought to submit a petition. The faithful recite a Crown of the Divine Mercy is in support of the Chinese Church. In Lishui, churches are expected to be torn down by 31 August.
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07/26/2015 VATICAN-SYRIA
Pope: urgent appeal for the release of Fr. Dall'Oglio, kidnapped two years ago in Syria
07/28/2015 CHINA
Christians respond to demolitions in Zhejiang with a ‘Make and carry the cross" campaign
07/28/2015 CAMBODIA
Cambodia’s new NGO law is an opportunity to “promote clarity”
07/31/2015 PHILIPPINES
Artists, donors and activists among 2015 Asia’s “Nobel Prize” winners
07/28/2015 SRI LANKA
Injustice is still the lot of many of Sri Lanka’s war widows
by Melani Manel Perera
07/29/2015 RUSSIA
The dispute between Russia and Ukraine also involves the prince who Christianised Rus
by Nina Achmatova
07/28/2015 INDIA
The cold-blooded killing of a Christian “Maoist” couple brings back fears of pogrom in Kandhamal
by Nirmala Carvalho
07/27/2015 INDIA
Karnataka: thousands of pupils join Pope Francis’ ‘Green crusade"
by Nirmala Carvalho
07/30/2015 ISRAEL - VATICAN
Two young Jewish extremists arrested over Church of Loaves and fishes arson in Tabgha
by Joshua Lapide
07/29/2015 KAZAKHSTAN
Nuclear fuel bank in Kazakh site under international control

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