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07/30/2015 MALAYSIA
Wreckage washed up on Reunion Island might belong to missing MH370 plane
The piece found is likely from the airliner that went missing more than a year ago. Search covering millions of kilometres yielded nothing. Bereaved families are still waiting for answers.
Kuala Lumpur (AsiaNews/Agencies) – Wreckage from a plane found on the island of Reunion will be flown to France for examination to determine whether it belongs to the airliner MH370, which went missing more than a...

07/30/2015 SRI LANKA
The civil war did not stop Dilakshini’s yearning to study
by Melani Manel Perera
The 18-year-old Tamil woman talks about the horrors and consequences of ethnic conflict, including the loss of family, work, and home. Jobless parents cannot pay for their children’s education. Dilakshini dreams of becoming “a great woman and work for this society."
07/30/2015 CHINA
Zhejiang: 16 Protestants opposed to cross demolition detained
Believers and clergymen are held “on suspicion of ‘running an illegal business,’ ‘obstructing official duty,’ and ‘running secret accounting procedures’”. For their lawyer, the charges are “random stuff” when the real reason is “they refused to allow the cross to be taken down”.
07/30/2015 MYANMAR
Myanmar government releases 7,000 prisoners, but very few political prisoners
Announced today, the amnesty is the latest in a series of steps taken by Myanmar’s semi-civilian pro-reform government. Those released include 210 foreigners, 155 from China. For political activist, “around 40 or 50 political prisoners” will probably benefit.
07/30/2015 PAKISTAN
Faisalabad diocese celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Parish of St Pius X
by Skafique Khokhar
Fr Pius Corbelini inaugurated the church in 1940. The current bishop, who led the anniversary celebrations, explained the role he and his priests play, as well as the religious path the faithful must follow, and the importance of children education. He also talked about spreading the Gospel and helping the local community.

07/30/2015 JAPAN
Pop singers against the Abe government: no to war and nuclear energy
The group's name is Seifuku Kojo Iinkai, girl group idol of young girls. Compared to Bob Dylan for their committed lyrics, the girls were stopped at a concert in which chanting for the overthrow of the current government.
07/30/2015 TURKEY – SYRIA – IRAQ
Erdogan’s ambiguous policy and the beginning of the Turkish (and Kurdish) tragedy
by NAT da Polis
Air strikes against IS in Syria and PKK targets in northern Iraq are a last ditch attempt to save Erdogan’s neo-Ottoman policies. A great game is being played out in the Middle East to redesign the borders between Turkey, Syria, and Iraq. The United States also seems to be using IS. The Incirlik air bases is part of the bargaining between Washington and Ankara.
07/30/2015 ISRAEL - VATICAN
Two young Jewish extremists arrested over Church of Loaves and fishes arson in Tabgha
by Joshua Lapide
Yinon Reuveni, 20, carried out the arson attack with the help of Yehuda Asraf, 19. Reuveni "sees Christians as idol worshippers and their destruction as a mitzvah”. Christian churches ask for changes to teaching curricula, which are often laden with racist content and intolerance.
07/29/2015 INDIA
Alarm waste in Mumbai: garbage overwhelms the metropolis
The occupied area could accomodate houses worth $4.4 billions and give shelter to the 6.5 million slum dwellers. Trash mountain of Deonar dump site (the ancientest) is twice taller than the White House.
07/29/2015 NEPAL
Animal slaughter banned at Hindu feast of Gadhimai, goddess of power
The Gadhimai Festival is held every five years and brings in millions of pilgrims from India and Nepal. In 2009, 500,000 buffaloes, goats and chickens were killed. In 2014, the number dropped after a ruling by the Indian Supreme Court banning livestock movement between the two countries.
07/29/2015 VIETNAM
Countless deaths in the ‘cancer villages’ around Ho Chi Minh City
by Thanh Thuy
The towns and villages around southern Vietnam’s largest city are full of landfills and dumps, where large companies unload materials full of mercury, iron and chemicals. The pollution causes damage to the ground and in people, provoking a cancer epidemic.
07/29/2015 KAZAKHSTAN
Nuclear fuel bank in Kazakh site under international control
Located in eastern Kazakhstan, the IAEA LEU Bank will be under the control of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Its goal is to prevent nuclear proliferation by countries like Iran. The facility will be a physical reserve of up to 90 tonnes of LEU. Members requesting LEU will have to respect tight rules.
07/29/2015 MYANMAR
Mouth cancer-causing betel use sets off alarm bells in Myanmar
The international medical community warns of the side effects of this stimulant. Although it is traditionally used to suppress hunger, it can cause cancer to the mouth, which accounts for a fifth of all of cancer cases.
07/29/2015 TURKEY – IRAQ – UNITED STATES
Ankara using anti-Jihadi campaign to fight Kurdish autonomist desires
Erdogan is really worried about the possible declaration of a Kurdish state. The president, who is probably thinking about early elections, claims that some lawmakers from the Kurdish-based HDP party have links to Kurdish terrorists in the PKK. The HDP’s success at the polls in June prevented the ruling party from having an absolute majority. Turkey and the United States confirmed their intention of creating a 90-km long "IS-free zone" inside Syria.
07/29/2015 BANGLADESH
Bangladesh: more women forced to migrate to support their families
Total migration has declined by 30 percent from 2012 to 2014. However, female migration has redoubled: from 37,304 to 76,007. First destinations are UAE and Lebanon. Saudi Arabia stays as first choice for all Bangladeshi migrants.

Altri articoli
07/29/2015 RUSSIA
The dispute between Russia and Ukraine also involves the prince who Christianised Rus by Nina Achmatova
07/29/2015 CHINA
Gao Yu’s health deteriorates; 'I don’t want to die here',
07/29/2015 ISRAEL-USA
Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard will be released by the US in November by Joshua Lapide
07/28/2015 SRI LANKA
Injustice is still the lot of many of Sri Lanka’s war widows by Melani Manel Perera
07/28/2015 INDONESIA
Christians and Buddhists celebrate the end of Ramadan to fight violence with peace
07/28/2015 INDIA
India mourns Abdul Kalam, the "people's president" who opposed the death penalty
07/28/2015 PHILIPPINES
Climate advocates hit Aquino for ‘dirty’ energy dependence
07/28/2015 SAUDI ARABIA
Second Saudi execution after Ramadan
07/28/2015 PAKISTAN
Court convicts five in attack against vigil honouring Taseer, killed because he had defended Asia Bibi
07/28/2015 CAMBODIA
Cambodia’s new NGO law is an opportunity to “promote clarity”
07/28/2015 INDIA
The cold-blooded killing of a Christian “Maoist” couple brings back fears of pogrom in Kandhamal by Nirmala Carvalho
07/28/2015 LIBYA
Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam sentenced to death in absentia
07/28/2015 CHINA
Christians respond to demolitions in Zhejiang with a ‘Make and carry the cross" campaign
07/28/2015 CHINA-HONG KONG
China shares continue to fall, despite the assurances of the government
Editor's choices
ISRAEL - IRAN
After nuclear deal, Israel ought to become Iran’s best ally
by Uri AvneryThis is the thesis of Uri Avnery, leader of Gush Shalom, a major supporter of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. According to the great statesman and peace activist, Iran only wants to be a regional power in the Islamic world, able to trade with everyone, inspired by a sophisticated experience that goes back thousands of years. Iran, which faces backward-looking Gulf monarchies and emirates, could be a great ally against Daesh. Meanwhile in Israel Netanyahu, politicians and the media continue to blunder.
ASIA
PIME in China: new men in new facilities
by Piero GheddoThe mission in China is possible. It should focus more on educational facilities. Old and new martyrs offer a role model. Here is a commented review of a letter the PIME superior general sent out to his confreres after a trip to China.
Dossier
Top 10
07/24/2015 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – ISLAM
A new anti-discrimination law is a step forward in terms of religious freedom
by Samir Khalil Samir
07/26/2015 VATICAN-SYRIA
Pope: urgent appeal for the release of Fr. Dall'Oglio, kidnapped two years ago in Syria
07/25/2015 THAILAND
Thai surrogate mother refuses to entrust newborn to homosexual couple
07/28/2015 CHINA
Christians respond to demolitions in Zhejiang with a ‘Make and carry the cross" campaign
07/24/2015 CHINA
Wenzhou: 90-year-old bishop and 26 priests protest against cross demolitions
by Joseph Yuan
07/24/2015 VATICAN - GREAT BRITAIN
For the pope, euthanasia is what “mafiosi do. There is a problem: we get rid of this guy . . .”
07/25/2015 BANGLADESH
Mymensingh: Christian and Muslim students mourn Fr. Bakul, a missionary and "life master"
by Sumon Corraya
07/24/2015 TAIWAN
Thirty students arrested in Taipei for protesting China-centric education
07/24/2015 IRAQ
Baghdad’s auxiliary bishop praises children’s prayers for peace in an Iraq engulfed in blood and violence
07/28/2015 SRI LANKA
Injustice is still the lot of many of Sri Lanka’s war widows
by Melani Manel Perera

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