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08/22/2014 INDONESIA
Constitutional Court dismiss appeal, confirm Widodo President. Analysts and civil society satisfied
by Mathias Hariyadi
The Supreme Court yesterday rejected allegations of vote rigging and fraud, confirming the result of the elections on July 9. A judgment based on law and not politics. Political scientist in Jakarta: the people want Jokowi. "Clear and fair" expression of democracy. Formation of the government next step.
Jakarta (AsiaNews) - The July presidential elections "represent what people really thought and wanted" for their national leadership and the victory went to Jokowi because "the people want him"; Now the country must focus on the "big challenges" waiting...

08/22/2014 NEPAL
As famine strikes Nepal's Humla District, non-residents leave the area
by Christopher Sharma
In the northern part of the country, drought has destroyed crops with food in short supply for the past three months. As local authorities get NGO activists to leave so as to limit food consumption, Christians, Hindus and Buddhists work together to help the population.
08/22/2014 UNITED STATES - IRAQ - ISLAM
For the United States, the Islamic State is the "biggest threat" and must be fought in Syria
The US Defence Secretary and the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff make statements to that effect. However, many observers fear that the American public will not support further military action in Iraq and Syria. A growing number of militants are joining the army of the Islamic State from at least 50 countries.
08/22/2014 VIETNAM
Half a million Vietnamese Catholics on pilgrimage to the Marian shrine of La Vang
For the Church in Vietnam, this was a major moment of bearing witness that confirms the devotion of the faithful to the Virgin. The leaders of Vietnam's Bishops Conference and Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli were present at the event. The pilgrimage provided an opportunity to revive the missionary commitment based on the theme "Evangelisation of family life."
08/22/2014 PHILIPPINES
More than 30 churches and chapels re-open in areas affected by typhoon Yolanda
Caritas Manila led the rebuilding project. "The people were really happy and others became emotional that after some months, their churches were rebuilt again".

08/22/2014 JAPAN
Hiroshima, landslides: Number of missing jumps to 51
39 confirmed deaths in the disaster, but dozens of people still missing. An entire months rainfall in just three hours as government admits having delayed evacuation order. About 3 thousand people engaged in rescue operations, but more landslides feared.
08/22/2014 INDIA
Kerala: Syro-Malabar bishops to allow Catholic cremation
The decision is partly due to shrinking burial space. The Synod calls on the faithful to continue "offering" prayers for the dearly departed, whilst using public crematoriums for the last rites.
08/22/2014 MONGOLIA - CHINA
Xi Jinping in Mongolia to boost (China's control of) of local economy
China's president will remain until tomorrow. Several agreements have been signed during meetings with Mongolian officials, boosting China's presence in the landlocked nation. Still, "Mongolia is seeking to diversify its export partners to reduce China's overwhelming control of its economy," expert says.
08/22/2014 CHINA - USA - JAPAN
China's atomic "super-missile" worries the United States and Japan
Beijing is testing a system capable of releasing nuclear missiles (at immense speed to evade defence systems) over American and Japanese territory. According to the Land of the Dragon it is a "necessary" technology to counter Washingtons presence, but experts fear a new hike in tensions in the area.
08/22/2014 MALAYSIA
Kuala Lumpur, nation mourns over victims of Flight MH17 shot down in Ukraine
Today, the first 20 bodies arrived at the airport in the capital. 43 Malaysians died in the air disaster, 15 of them crew members. Highest authorities present, flags at half-mast and for the first time a national day of mourning declared for civilian casualties. Malaysia Airlines' condolence to family members.
08/22/2014 INDIA
India, film on assassination of Indira Gandhi barred from release
According to the critics the film "glorifies" the murderers of the renowned Indian Prime Minister and could trigger a "law and order situation". The film tells the story of Gandhi's Sikh bodyguards, who apparently killed her in 1984 to avenge the massacre of Sikhs in the Golden Temple of Amritsar.
08/21/2014 CHINA
Churches and crosses demolished: lawyers challenge Zhejiang government in defense of religious freedom
The faithful of the Salvation Church in Pingyang (Wenzhou) were violently harassed by police and thugs in an attempt to defend the cross of their church. Lawyers say this violates the Chinese Constitution. The government of Wenzhou defends itself: only a tiny fraction of the buildings were destroyed churches. But Protestant pastors accuse it of persecution.
08/21/2014 LEBANON - IRAQ
For Eastern Churches, the use of force is legitimate to defend Iraq's Christians
The leaders of Eastern Churches call for the ouster of the Islamic state from Mosul and the Nineveh Plains. For Syriac Catholic Patriarch Yousef II Younan, the international community must have the "courage" to live up "to its principles." Mar Sako says Eastern Churches, when together are "big and strong".
08/21/2014 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Greek Catholics warn the time of martyrdom is upon their Church in Eastern Ukraine
The archbishop of Kyiv sounds the alarm, calling for prayers. Local bishops report ongoing persecution. Separatists are seizing churches and monasteries in Donetsk and Luhansk.
08/21/2014 INDIA
India's infertility clinics, the other side of surrogacy in India
In three years, the number of facilities rose 20 per cent. Although infertility has not increased in the country, a high number of people (64 per cent) prefer artificial insemination or surrogate mothers. Surrogacy is thus spreading among Indian couples.

Altri articoli
08/21/2014 CHINA-VATICAN
Chinese experts: cautious openings in relations with Vatican by Wang Zhicheng
08/21/2014 IRAQ - LEBANON
Erbil: patriarch tells refugees fleeing Islamists "Today, we are all the Chaldeans" by Fady Noun 

08/21/2014 IRAQ - SYRIA - UNITED STATES
James Foley, a journalist who had to make "sense" of war
08/21/2014 INDONESIA - ISLAM
Borobudur, Islamists target Indonesia’s most important Buddhist temple by Mathias Hariyadi
08/21/2014 THAILAND
Army leader Prayuth Chan-ocha is new Prime Minister of Thailand
08/21/2014 CHINA
Trial opens against members of the cult "of Almighty God"
08/21/2014 TIBET - CHINA
Tibet, three more deaths in prison: Medical care denied
08/20/2014 CHINA
Human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang could get ten years in prison by Wang Zhicheng
08/20/2014 EGYPT
Attacks on Egyptian churches a year later by Nirmala Carvalho
08/20/2014 NEPAL
Floods leave 200 people dead and 10,000 families homeless by Christopher Sharma
08/20/2014 MALAYSIA
Kuala Lumpur: ready to hit pubs, discos and breweries dreaming of the Islamic Caliphate
08/20/2014 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
Violence resumes in Gaza. Israel "is not defending itself, its defending its occupation”
08/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope asks Church to unite in prayer for persecuted Christians and minorities worldwide, particularly in Iraq
08/20/2014 LEBANON - IRAQ
Patriarch al-Rahi in Kurdistan for the future of Christians and the fight against Islamists by Fady Noun
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.
ITALY - IRAQ
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul" to respond directly to Iraq's emergencyAsiaNews is launching a fundraiser to support Christians targeted by the Islamic State, thus responding to a request by the Patriarch of Baghdad and Pope Francis's urgent appeal "to guarantee all necessary assistance - especially the most urgently needed aid - to the great multitude of people who have been driven from their homes, whose fate depends entirely on the solidarity of others." More than 100,000 people have been forced to flee their homes leaving everything behind and now have nothing to live on. To help them, five euros a day are enough. The funds raised will be sent to the Patriarchate of Baghdad, which will distribute them according to the needs of each family.
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08/20/2014 VATICAN
Pope asks Church to unite in prayer for persecuted Christians and minorities worldwide, particularly in Iraq
08/20/2014 MALAYSIA
Kuala Lumpur: ready to hit pubs, discos and breweries dreaming of the Islamic Caliphate
08/16/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Disabled, men and women religious and lay people in the pope's "ministry of compassion"
08/20/2014 NEPAL
Floods leave 200 people dead and 10,000 families homeless
by Christopher Sharma
08/17/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Pope tells Asia's young people to wake up and not to be afraid to bring faith to society
08/16/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Pope beatifies Korean martyrs who encourage us to ask ourselves if we are ready to die for the faith
08/19/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
The Pope, example of compassion and consolation for Korean society
by Vincenzo Faccioli Pintozzi
08/17/2014 KOREA - VATICAN - AYD
Pope ready to talk to countries that do not have diplomatic relations with Vatican
08/21/2014 UKRAINE - RUSSIA
Greek Catholics warn the time of martyrdom is upon their Church in Eastern Ukraine
08/16/2014 KOREA - CHINA - VATICAN - AYD
Luca Chang, from Nanjing to Seoul to say "thank you" to the Pope, and that the Chinese Church "loves you"
by Vincenzo Faccioli Pintozzi

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