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04/25/2015 VATICAN - NEPAL
Pope: Deeply saddened for the earthquake in Nepal, prayers for the victims and the affected
Rises to over 1.300 death toll of the 7.9 magnitude quake that struck the country today. The government declared a state of emergency. The telegram of Vatican Secretary of State to Apostolic vicar of Nepal.
Kathmandu (AsiaNews) - Pope Francis is "deeply saddened to learn of the earthquake and the resultant loss of many hundreds of lives in Nepal, as well as in neighbouring Countries", Secretary of State cardinal Pietro...

04/25/2015 NEPAL – ASIA
Massive earthquake rocks Nepal, killing hundreds, some under collapsed tower
Just before noon, local time, a 7.9 quake hit the Himalayan nation between Kathmandu and Pokhara. Seismic activity was also felt as far as India, Bangladesh and Tibet. In the Himalayas, an avalanche was triggered, hitting a base camp. So far, 150 are confirmed dead, but the number is expected to rise.
04/25/2015 ARMENIA – TURKEY
From Yerevan to Istanbul, Armenians mark 100 years since the genocide by Ottoman Turkey
The presidents of France and Russia attended yesterday’s ceremony in the Armenian capital. A high Vatican official was also present. Armenian President Sargsyan stressed the danger inherent in the denial of the crime. Demonstrations are held in Istanbul. Turkye’s prime minister said his country would “share the pain” felt by Armenians but denies it was genocide.
04/25/2015 NORTH KOREA
Pyongyang Zoo happy for its two new orang-utans
The pair of apes will travel from Jakarta to the North Korean capital. After they breed, they will be brought back to Indonesia. Jakarta governor will ask for something in return.
04/25/2015 CHINA
Most wanted graft suspects in the United States and Canada
The list of 100 names includes 40 who fled to the US and 26 to Canada, most from Guangdong and Zhejiang provinces. Extradition will be difficult because China has few treaties with other countries.

04/25/2015 INDONESIA
After another Sumatran elephant is found dead in Aceh, experts issue warnings about the endangered species
by Mathias Hariyadi
The pachyderm, a 15-year-old bull, had a deep wound to the leg. Unable to move, it was left behind and died from an infection when its pack moved on. Environmentalists warn that if they are not protected, "Sumatran elephants will become extinct."
04/24/2015 CAMBODIA
Cambodians celebrate New Year by forgetting the 40th anniversary of Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime
For PIME missionary Fr Ghezzi, Cambodians prefer to celebrate the Khmer New Year rather than remember the crimes of the Maoist regime. TV too prefers sentimentality in lieu of historical analysis. A British photographer offers one of the few venues to remember.
04/24/2015 PAKISTAN
An "intelligence failure" led to the killing of Lo Porto and Weinstein
by Silent Thinker
A retired Christian Pakistani army brigadier spoke about the drone strike in which an Italian aid worker and a US contractor were killed. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) “condemns every bombing because nothing is certain about the victims, and innocent people can become targets."
04/24/2015 CHINA – ASIA – AFRICA
Xi Jinping calls for a new world order to reflect the newfound influence of Asia and Africa
At the Asia Africa Summit, which marked the 60th anniversary of Bandung Conference, Chinese President called for a fairer international system that reflects the growing influence of the nations of the two continents. He also called on industrialised nations to stop putting political conditions on international aid.
04/24/2015 THAILAND
Thai Prime Minister asks Indonesia for help against illegal fishing
by Weena Kowitwanij
The European Union has threatened to suspend fish imports from Southeast Asia unless Thailand does not move against banned fishing practices. Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-ocha met the Indonesian president to discuss a common strategy against illegal fishing. Thai admiral says, “We shall do it.”
04/24/2015 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh: the family is "the most beautiful place in the world"
by Sumon Corraya
Bablu Gomes, a married Catholic and father of two children, addresses a conference on family sponsored by the Archdiocese of Dhaka. At the rally the laity have shared personal experiences and problems. "Love, patience and respect" the secret to a long and happy married life.
04/24/2015 IRAQ – TURKEY
Bartholomew I’s solidarity to Mar Sako for Iraq’s persecuted Christians
by Joseph Mahmoud
A few days ago, a Chaldean delegation visited Turkey, where they met the faithful and high-ranking religious and political officials. Patriarch Sako stressed the importance of Christian unity, the only source of strength and salvation. He also visited Diyarbakir cathedral and Zafaran Monastery.
04/24/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Never forget your "first encounter" with Jesus, the one that "changed your life"
"He never forgets, but we forget". “Pray and ask for the grace of memory. ‘When, Lord, was that first encounter, that first love?’ – so that we might not hear the complaint the Lord makes in Revelation: ‘I have this against you, that you have forgotten your first love’"
04/24/2015 INDIA
Varanasi: Mafia and pollution "threatens health of Ganges"
by Nirmala Carvalho
The "ecological" mission of Fr. Anand Mathew Ims and his Vishwa Jyoti Communications. Household waste and industrial pollutants that contaminate the sacred river "are a danger to more than 400 million people."
04/24/2015 NEPAL
Nepal: after 18 years, killer of Jesuit missionary arrested
by Christopher Sharma
The murderer of Fr. Thomas Ganfney had been hiding in India. The man had killed the priest to rob him. TheJesuit had founded the first center for social services in the nation, through which he helped the poor and needy.

Altri articoli
South China Sea: Manila accuses Beijing of "armed robbery"
The largest canonization in history: 1.5 million Armenians massacred by the Ottoman Empire
04/23/2015 TURKEY – ARMENIA
The forced Islamisation of Armenians was also genocide by NAT da Polis
04/23/2015 IRAQ
Chaldean Patriarchate and Caritas help Muslim families, displaced from Tikrit and Anbar by Joseph Mahmoud
04/23/2015 SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi Arabia: "I converted a genie to Islam", claims healer
04/23/2015 LAOS
Laotian government pressures activists not to raise human rights issue at ASEAN meeting
04/23/2015 BANGLADESH
Cricket: Bangladeshi fans delirious after resounding defeat of Pakistan by Sumon Corraya
EU accuses Gazprom of "abuse of dominant position," but everyone needs a compromise
The “extremism of dialogue" can defeat the "religion of war,” says Maria Voce at the UN
04/23/2015 NORTH KOREA
Pyongyang seeks English teachers to "revive tourism"
04/23/2015 INDIA
New Delhi, farmer commits suicide during anti-corruption demonstration by Nirmala Carvalho
04/23/2015 YEMEN
Yemen, more Saudi air raids. Houthi rebels: stop all attacks
04/23/2015 JAPAN-CHINA
Yasukuni visit, a few hours after meeting between Shinzo Abe and Xi Jinping
Patriarch Bechara al-Rahi in Armenia to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the genocide by Paul Dakiki
Editor's choices
Pope remembers and prays for "latest tragedy" of migrants, "our brothers and sisters" who "are seeking happiness"At the Regina Caeli, Pope Francis says he is praying for the hundreds of victims in a sinking off the coast of Libya. An appeal to the international community to "act decisively and promptly." "Every baptized person is called to witness in word and deed, that Jesus is risen, He is alive and present in our midst." The Christian message "is not a theory, an ideology or a complex system of precepts and prohibitions, or moralism, but a message of salvation, a concrete event, even a person: the Risen Christ, the living and only Savior of all" . The Pope will be in Turin on June 21 to honor the Shroud, the exposition of which begins today.
Saudi war in Yemen masks widening domestic tensions
by Afshin ShahiSaudi Arabia is using the conflict in Yemen to control domestic problems, especially social inequalities and religious sectarianism. However, whilst the royal family flaunts its wealth, some 20 per cent of the population lives in poverty. Many disgruntled young Saudis end up becoming "foreign fighters" for the Islamic state (IS). Some 15 per cent of the Saudi population is Shia, under the heavy thumb of the Sunni-dominated state. Afshin Shahi, director of the Centre for the Study of Political Islam and lecturer in International Relations and Middle East Politics at University of Bradford, provides the following lucid analysis.
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04/19/2015 VATICAN
Pope remembers and prays for "latest tragedy" of migrants, "our brothers and sisters" who "are seeking happiness"
South China Sea: Vietnam offers the Philippines a deal to contain China
04/20/2015 TAIWAN - CHINA
More than 360 million viewers for premiere of film on imperial painter Jesuit Giuseppe Castiglione,
by Xin Yage
04/20/2015 LIBYA- ISLAM
Ethiopian Christians shot, beheaded and filmed by Islamic State
by Paul Dakiki
04/21/2015 UN-EU
UN: 800 dead in the worst Mediterranean migrant tragedy
04/20/2015 VATICAN
Buddhists and Christians together against modern slavery and human trafficking
04/22/2015 INDIA
Jharkhand, Hindu radicals demand immediate closure of Catholic school
by Nirmala Carvalho
04/22/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "men and women are the same substance and are complementary", a woman is not inferior or subordinate
In the "spirit of Bandung", Asia and Africa to boost global south cooperation
by Mathias Hariyadi
04/21/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Church of today is a "Church of martyrs", many whose throats are cut, who are burnt alive or thrown into the sea "because they are Christians"


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