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07/31/2014 CHINA
Xinjiang in lock down following riots
The catalyst that sparked the violence in the province, which killed dozens of people, is still unknown. Military patrol streets and authorities shut down communications with the outside world. Formal charges of "separatism" against Ilham Tohti, a scholar who defends the Uyghur minority.
Urumqi (AsiaNews / Agencies) - China's central government has ordered the authorities of Xinjiang "to secure" the province after the violence on July 28, which resulted in dozens of deaths and injuries. The streets of Kashgar and...

07/31/2014 ASIA
Alarm over malaria in Southeast Asia: drug-resistant parasites found
This was revealed by a British study, which urges "radical action" to prevent further spread. The parasites do not respond to artemisinins, the most powerful active ingredient used in treatment. The area most at risk is at the border between Cambodia and Thailand.
07/30/2014 JAPAN
Japan's factory output falls to lowest point since 2011 tsunami
After Abe government raised sales tax from 5 to 8 per cent, factory output dropped by 3.3 per cent between May and June. Although "pent-up demand ahead of the sales tax hike was bigger than expected," consumers will come back, analyst expects.
After another UN school hit, UNRWA spokesman says "no place is safe in Gaza"
For Peres, the military operation in Gaza had "exhausted itself". He hopes that "at the end of the day, the other side will also reach the conclusion that the biggest victory is to end the war." Hamas official hopes for Hizbollah intervention. Vatican getting involved diplomatically.
07/30/2014 NEPAL
Nepal, Christians alone rush to aid of flood victims
by Christopher Sharma
The population denounce government's inaction and praise help from Church and NGOs. The authorities speak of "limited resources". 100 thousand displaced people, dozens of deaths and 10 thousand houses damaged.

07/30/2014 SYRIA - ISLAM
Gregory III: "Christians and Muslims, we are each other's best guarantors"
In his message for the end of Ramadan, the Greek-Melkite Catholic patriarch of Antioch notes that Christians and Muslims built the Arab civilisation together and pleads with "our Arab brothers to come together to save Islam" from the extremist currents that are invading it. "We must, can and want to stay together, Muslims and Christians, to build together a better world for our future generations and our common future."
07/30/2014 VIETNAM
Vietnam, "educational challenge" at heart of great pilgrimage to Our Lady of La Vang
by JB. Vu
30th Marian Congress will be held at the shrine, one of the most popular in all of Asia, attended by tens of thousands of pilgrims from all over the country. The meeting focuses on the Year of Evangelization of Family Life, proclaimed in 2014, and the problems that plague the family in an era of economic development and urbanization.
07/30/2014 CAMBODIA
Cambodia's last living Khmer Rouge start second trial
In order to speed up procedures, the UN Special Court has decided to split proceedings against Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea, the last two leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime still alive. The crimes date back to the period 1975-1979. The verdict for the trial of crimes against humanity is expected next 7 August.
07/30/2014 CHINA
Official probe of former security chief Zhou Yongkang underway
by Wang Zhicheng
The investigation is in the hands of the Party Disciplinary Committee. For the first time since the days of Mao a member of the Politburo is being charged. Aids, secretaries and Zhou family members also under investigation. When he was minister of security, he strengthened police powers and fast-tracked arrests of dissidents, religious personalities, farmers, workers. If Xi Jinping’s fight against corruption aims to establish "rule of law", he should release those who been denouncing corruption for years and deliver justice to those who have been victims of Zhou’s violence and corruption.
Pope Francis' visit to the Philippines to be a "typhoon of spiritual renewal"
Manila Archbishop Card Tagle and Apostolic Nuncio Pinto talk about the confirmation of the Pope's trip to the country, 20 years after the historic World Youth Day in Manila. "Mercy and compassion" are the visit's themes. Let us show Pope Francis who we really are as Filipinos; let us get ready for God's word."
07/30/2014 INDIA
St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body a "treasure" for Indian society
by Nirmala Carvalho
The Mumbai diocese Human Life Committee headed by Msgr. Agnelo Gracias, organized a seminar to celebrate the canonization of Pope John Paul II. The testimony of a Catholic couple, for whom this theology "is an encouragement to live according to God's plan for the human body, which has a purpose and dignity".
07/30/2014 INDIA - USA
John Kerry in India, to "plan" first meeting between Obama and Modi
The U.S. Secretary of State visit is the first high-level summit between his administration and the new Indian government. Narendra Modi's visit to Washington will be in September. Until three months ago he could not enter the United States for "severe violations of religious freedom."
07/30/2014 CHINA
More violence in Xinjiang: police shoot and kill "dozens of terrorists"
The clash took place in Shache county, but the details are unclear. According to the government, a group of "terrorists" attacked local government offices and police station; another reported to have attacked the inhabitants of Huangdi. Authorities respond immediatly: dozens of dead, wounded and arrested.
Gaza: as airstrikes and rocket attack resume, Netanyahu "ready for a long operation"
Death toll reaches 1,113. Gaza's only power plant is hit. Diplomatic efforts continue. French presidency says Western leaders agree "to redouble their efforts". According to Al-Arabiya, a delegation of various Palestinian factions arrived today in Cairo for talks on Egyptian cease-fire proposal.
Pope's apostolic visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines confirmed
Francis will travel to the former Ceylon on 12-15 January and the Philippines on 15-19 January 2015. Last May, the bishop of Mannar had already told AsiaNews that the visit was "more than a hope." In June the Archbishop of Manila, Card Tagle, stressed "Pope Francis' great love for Asia and the Philippines."

Altri articoli
07/29/2014 CHINA
Beijing: Xi Jinping "almost as popular as Mao," but only in party press
07/29/2014 RUSSIA - UKRAINE
As US and EU prepare sanctions against Russia, Moscow gets ready to respond
07/29/2014 IRAQ
Patriarch Sako: In the end, peace, not war, will win in Mosul
07/29/2014 PAKISTAN
Pakistan, Ahmadi neighborhood torched over 'blasphemy' charge: Grandmother and grandchildren die
07/29/2014 NEPAL
Kathmandu, interfaith prayer "to close Ramadan in harmony" by Christopher Sharma
07/29/2014 VIETNAM
Fried cat and cold beer, Vietnam's favourite new snack
07/29/2014 CHINA
Wenzhou, more crosses torn down. Ningbo Cathedral burned
07/29/2014 SOUTH KOREA
Korea, Sewol survivors: Crew and Coast Guard abandoned us
07/29/2014 INDIA - LIBYA
Libya, 65 Indian nurses caught up in Tripoli inferno: Bring us home
07/28/2014 VATICAN - ITALY
Pope: for Pentecostals Holy Spirit produces Church diversity but also unity
07/28/2014 JAPAN
Shock in Nagasaki after 15-year-old student kills and dismembers best friend
07/28/2014 BANGLADESH
Bangladeshi Christians celebrate the end of Ramadan with "Muslim brothers" by Sumon Corraya
07/28/2014 LEBANON
Maronite Patriarch and Grand Mufti ask politicians to overcome divisions and elect new president
07/28/2014 INDIA
Andhra Pradesh, a study of Evangelii Gaudium for the Year of Consecrated Life by Benigna Menezes*
Editor's choices
"Stop! I am asking you with all my heart. Stop!" says pope as he speaks out on the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine He mentions children, victims of war, "from whom we take away the hope for a decent life," urging the parties to address "every diatribe with the tenacity of dialogue and negotiation and the power of reconciliation". As tomorrow marks 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, "a day of mourning," we should learn the lessons of history. The Gospel makes us know the true Jesus, the living Jesus, who speaks to the heart and is a life changer as he was for Saint Francis of Assisi. "The joy of finding the treasure of the Kingdom of God comes through, can be seen. Christians cannot hide their faith."
Saddened by "the timidity of the civilised world," Baghdad patriarch's heart bleeding "for the innocent in Iraq, Syria and Gaza" "Forget us not!" says Mar Louis Sako in a message to Card Barbarin on the occasion of the march of solidarity with Iraqi Christians, held today in Lyon.
Top 10
07/27/2014 VATICAN
"Stop! I am asking you with all my heart. Stop!" says pope as he speaks out on the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine
07/26/2014 IRAQ - VATICAN
Saddened by "the timidity of the civilised world," Baghdad patriarch's heart bleeding "for the innocent in Iraq, Syria and Gaza"
07/25/2014 KYRGYZSTAN
Bishkek: Supreme Court outlaws Ahmadis
07/28/2014 TAIWAN
Filming begins’ on Martin Scorsese epic on Christian mission in Japan
by Xin Yage
07/28/2014 TIBET - CHINA - NEPAL
Nepali government ready to allow the funeral of 14th Shamar Rinpoche
by Christopher Sharma
Filipino priest warns that the lives of 13,000 Filipinos in Libya are in danger
07/28/2014 JAPAN
Shock in Nagasaki after 15-year-old student kills and dismembers best friend
07/24/2014 LEBANON - IRAQ
For Syriac Orthodox patriarch, "Mosul must be retaken"
by Fady Noun
07/26/2014 CHINA
American Benedictine nuns help women's religious congregations in Jiangsu and Beijing
07/24/2014 SRI LANKA
Bishop of Mannar: Pope Francis’ visit, a consolation for victims of war


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