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10/10/2015 NEPAL
Nepal on the brink of civil war as India’s embargo unleashes hatred against Modi
by Christopher Sharma
Members of the Madhese community have attacked and robbed Nepalis and Indians trying to cross the border for the Hindu festival of Dashain. The minority is retaliating for the government’s failure to meet its constitutional demands. Modi is ridiculed in a prayer at Nepal’s most important Hindu temple. Bomb explodes in the Buddha’s birthplace, without victims. An ambulance is set on fire.
Kathmandu (AsiaNews) – Nepal’s Madhese minority, which lives in the Morang district of the southern region of Terai, has turned against outsiders to protest an unofficial Indian embargo on its imports to Nepal. As a result of...

10/10/2015 TAIWAN
2016 Presidential elections: Taiwan’s opposition leader in Japan to seek support
Tsai Ing-wen, who is the Democratic Progressive Party’s presidential candidate, met with Japanese government ministers, Prime Minister Abe’s younger brother as well as other sympathizers. Her victory in the election would pave the way for the resumption of diplomatic ties with Tokyo, analyst says. Taiwanese are dissatisfied with the ruling Kuomintang’s pro-Beijing trade policies.
As attacks and deaths increase, in Gaza Hamas calls for a "third intifada"
by Joshua Lapide
Between yesterday and today, seven Palestinians are killed, including a 15-year-old boy, in attacks in Jerusalem, Hebron, and Kiryat Arba. A 17-year-old Israeli attacks and kills three Palestinians and a Bedouin, describing them as terrorists. Palestinians and the army clash at the Gaza border, as well as in Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Galilee. Political leaders seem powerless.
10/10/2015 PHILIPPINES
For Filipino catechist, the mission in Asia is a task even at home
For Darwin Beceril, "there is a divine reason why we are in this part of the world.” Even non-missionaries are called to the 'missio ad gentes', which “is not just to bring forth the message of Christ, but more importantly, to let others know the actual Person of Christ”. Pope Francis’ intention for evangelisation in October is “That with a missionary spirit the Christian communities of Asia may announce the Gospel to those who are still awaiting it.” The Asia-Pacific region will be home to 381 million Christians.
Transpacific Partnership: a mixed bag for Vietnam’s economy
The TPP will have an uneven impact on economic growth, labour practices and some key sectors of Vietnam’s economy. It might encourage the creation of independent trade unions, a largely remains unchartered territory for most Vietnamese. The animal husbandry sector however is expected to suffer.

10/09/2015 VATICAN
Synod: today’s families are subject to many negative forces, but they also offer many shining examples
No one should expect the Synod on the Family to say anything on “how to change the doctrine,” said Card Tagle; however, everyone can expect to know how the latter “can heal and support families”. The reports of the 13 work groups present their concerns and hopes, calling for a less negative vision and more theological references. The “equal dignity of man and woman has evangelical roots,” one report says. For many, gender theory is ideological in nature. Everyone expresses solidarity for persecuted Christian families.
10/09/2015 TUNISIA – ISLAM
Tunisian Christians and Muslims are excited by the Nobel Prize, a sign that “we are on the right path”
For Carthage’s parish priest, the Nobel given to the Quartet is a recognition of the good results achieved in Tunisia during and after the Arab Spring. It is an encouragement for all Arab and Muslim nations. Muslim lawyer stresses the importance of civil society in the country's transformation. For him, democracy and transparency are lacking in many Arab and Muslim countries, but they "are not Western values; they are for everyone."
10/09/2015 SYRIA
Syrian bishop: Ambiguous US policy favors Islamic state. Fears for kidnapped Christians
Msgr. Hindo reports that Russian raids in recent days have proved effective against Daesh, in retreat in some areas. The US operations are "just window dressing, and really leave jihadists free to act", as confirmed by the kidnapping of Christians. Fears for the fate of the hostages after the execution of three Assyrians. Money is the real engine of the war in Syria.
10/09/2015 INDIA
Mother Teresa's sisters: no to adoptions to single or divorced
by Nirmala Carvalho
From 1 August orphanages run by the Missionaries of Charity have blocked practices. Sister Bressila: "But we will continue to take care of children, following the mission of Mother Teresa." Card. Toppo: "Children are not objects, each of them is a precious gift from God. The sisters want to make sure that children grow up in a good family environment and have a joyful future - just as they would with biological parents."
10/09/2015 TUNISIA
Tunisia's Dialogue Quartet wins 2015 Nobel Peace Prize for pulling the country back from the brink
The organisation, which is made up of four civil society organisations, helped the country’s democratic transition and preserved the gains achieved by the Jasmine Revolution, which ended badly in other countries in the region. The Nobel Committee hopes that the group’s example will inspire the Middle East and North Africa because it has met “wide range of challenges across political and religious divides”.
10/09/2015 INDONESIA
Indonesian Jesuit: Migrants are modern slaves, let us help them regain dignity
by Mathias Hariyadi
Fr. Benedictus Hari Juliawan speaks of the Jesuits’ work with the boat people since 2010. Migration flows affect countries of Southeast Asia. The islands of Eastern Indonesia turned into forced labor camps. "About 700 thousand people a year leave the country to find work. They fall prey to human trafficking mafia ".
10/09/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "caution and discernment", because "the Devil is hidden" and "always tries to deceive"
If "he has been kicked out" he has "patience, and waits to return", “he arrives with his polite friends, knocks on the door, asks permission to come in and come and live with a person and become part of his or her daily life and, drop by drop, gives instructions. " With "this mannerly way" the devil convinces him to "do things with relativism", reassuring consciousness.
10/09/2015 CHINA
China’s sluggish economy boosting strike actions and protests over wages
In a report on the third quarter of 2015, the China Labour Bulletin shows, with figures and tables, the rising tide of labour protest, with almost 600 incidents. Contraction in manufacturing and unscrupulous employers are behind the trend. In some instances, this is taking an extreme turn. In the city of Jiaxing alone, three groups of workers commit suicide over a ten-day period.
10/09/2015 SYNOD
Pope calls on the international community to provide effective help to the Middle East
“We are painfully struck and we follow with great concern what is happening in Syria, in Iraq, in Jerusalem and the West Bank, where we see an escalation of violence that involves innocent civilians and continues to fuel a humanitarian crisis of enormous proportions.”
Saudi employer severs hand of Indian domestic worker. She was often tortured and abused
The Delhi government protests with Riyadh and demands justice for Kasturi Munirathinam , who has hospitalized in serious condition and also has spinal injuries. No official comment from the Saudi government.

Altri articoli
10/09/2015 SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka, trade unions and activists defend domestic workers by Melani Manel Perera
Four stabbings in Tel Aviv, one in Jerusalem; "terrorist" killed, another injured and arrested by Joshua Lapide
10/08/2015 CHINA
Crackdown on lawyers continues as the party seeks to maintain its grip on power.
10/08/2015 VATICAN
Synod: the West must “not forget the Christians in the Middle East,” says Patriarch Younan
10/08/2015 INDIA
Intellectuals condemn beef lynching as Modi boosts Hindutva
10/08/2015 INDONESIA
Family planning is a good thing, not abortion and contraceptives by Mathias Hariyadi
10/08/2015 VIETNAM
Following Francis, the Vietnamese Church promises help and hospitality to migrants by Paul N. Hung
10/08/2015 VATICAN
Pope: God never abandons the just, while the wicked "in the Book of God's memory, have no name"
10/08/2015 PAKISTAN
Pakistan’s Supreme Court confirms death sentence for murderer of Salman Taseer by Skafique Khokhar
10/08/2015 PHILIPPINES
Del Torchio kidnapping: "May not be Islamist groups"
Yemen air strike hits wedding party: at least 15 dead and 25 wounded
10/08/2015 RUSSIA - VATICAN
The Russian edition Laudato sì encyclical, opportunity for ecumenical dialogue in Moscow by Marta Allevato
Rolando Del Torchio, a former PIME missionary, abducted in Dipolog City
10/07/2015 EGYPT
Egypt is changing: burqa ban, Qur’anic exegesis, equal rights for Muslims and Christians
Editor's choices
Pope: In “extremely difficult social and marital context”, Church called to carry out mission in fidelity, truth and charity.The opening Mass of the Synod on "The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and in the contemporary world," Pope Francis speaks of the paradoxes of global society: "power" accompanied by loneliness and helplessness." Today's man "ridicules" the family and love, but thirsts for it. The Church bears witness to indissoluble love, but must not forget to care and sustain "the man who falls or who errs." "A Church with closed doors betrays itself and its mission, and instead of being a bridge it becomes a barrier."
Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong in the top ten of the world economyWorld Economic Forum on competitiveness ranking published. Top three unchanged since last year: Switzerland, Singapore and the United States. Japan sixth, followed by Hong Kong. The world economy is slowing down compared to the previous decade, only exception- addition to China - India, which gains 16 positions.
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10/07/2015 LEBANON-ISLAM
Muslim toddler cured by a miracle of St. Charbel (Video)
Rolando Del Torchio, a former PIME missionary, abducted in Dipolog City
10/04/2015 VATICAN
Pope: In “extremely difficult social and marital context”, Church called to carry out mission in fidelity, truth and charity.
10/03/2015 ASIA
Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong in the top ten of the world economy
10/05/2015 BANGLADESH
Protestant clergyman in stabbing by three, possibly Muslim attackers
by Sumon Corraya
10/05/2015 SYRIA
For the bishop of Aleppo, the destruction in Palmyra is a warning from the Islamic State to the West
10/05/2015 VATICAN
Synod: Facing the challenges of today’s world against family as Christians
10/05/2015 NEPAL
Women sold as sex slaves in Tanzania and Qatar
by Christopher Sharma
10/03/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Every family is always a light in the darkness of the world, may synod set out once more from Nazareth
10/07/2015 EGYPT
Egypt is changing: burqa ban, Qur’anic exegesis, equal rights for Muslims and Christians


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