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06/03/2015 CHINA
Tiananmen’s legacy: after 26 years, participants still in prison for human rights
Some 30 activists, writers, and journalists – some famous like Liu Xiaobo, others unknown workers – remain committed to what they began in Tiananmen Square. For this reason, the Chinese government continues to subdue them through imprisonment, torture, dismissal, and internment in psychiatric hospitals. Despite the passage of time, Tiananmen’s wounds and ideals are still alive.
Beijing (AsiaNews) – Twenty-six years ago, during the night between 3 and 4 June 1989, the People’s “Liberation” Army terminated a movement of about a million students and workers who occupied Tiananmen Square for over a...

06/03/2015 PAKISTAN
Karachi: armed drug dealers threaten Pentecostal clergyman in order to get church land
by Shafique Khokhar
The attackers belong to the local mafia that sells drugs and alcohol, known for grabbing land belonging to religious minorities. A member of the parish’s executive committee complains about corrupt local police. The National Commission for Justice and Peace organised a meeting seeking an agreement with all parties.
06/03/2015 IRAQ
Anti-IS coalition determined to win, but Iraqi prime minister speaks of "failure"
For US undersecretary of State, the coalition had made "real gains," noting that the Islamic State (IS) group has lost 25 of the territory it controlled at the start of the air campaign. However, Iraqi PM Al-Abadi pointed out that foreign fighters outnumber Iraqis in IS ranks. Iran’s president said that some countries that supported IS miscalculated.
06/03/2015 LEBANON – ISLAM
Lebanese Muslim leaders slam anti-Christian attacks and violence perpetrated in the name of Islam
by Fady Noun
In Beirut, Lebanon’s highest Muslim authorities meet for the first time since the appointment of the country’s new chief mufti. In a joint statement, they denounced the threats to the unity, security and stability of the Arab world. They slammed Israel for its alleged plans to divide Muslims. They also came to the defence of Christians and other minorities in the Middle East.
06/03/2015 RUSSIA
Jehovah's Witnesses allowed to register as a religious organisation in Moscow
After years of problems, the religious group scores a rare legal victory. A Moscow court had banned them in 2004.

06/03/2015 VATICAN
Pope: we need a new "civil ethics" that will not yield "to the blackmail of Caesar and Mammon, violence and money"
"The family is put to the test by so many problems " and "one of these tests is poverty", aggravated by the pseudo-models "spread by a consumer society and the" exploitation "of the family by" politics and economics”, which then substantially disassociate themselves with it. Closeness to Chinese people following Yangtze disaster.
06/03/2015 VIETNAM
Bishop of Kontum calls for patience and dialogue to stem attacks on religious freedom
by Paul N. Hung
Msgr. Hoàng Duc Oanh stresses that for the faithful in Vietnam difficulties are a "constant daily". Among the unresolved issues permits related to places of worship and government approvals for pastoral activity. The prelate calls for the cancellation of procedures that are a source of "problems and red tape."
06/03/2015 CHINA
Hopes vanish of finding survivors of the sunken cruiser amid mounting protests
There are only 14 survivors. The Transport Minister Yang Chuantang says "as long as there's even a little hope, we will give it 100% and will absolutely not give up " search of sunken ship. Relatives of the missing accused the shipping company and the Shanghai authorities of having abandoned them without giving any information.
06/03/2015 AFGHANISTAN
The war in Afghanistan has already claimed more than 100 thousand deaths
A study says that along with Pakistan, almost 149,000 civilians and military have been killed and 162,000 seriously injured. The number of civilian casualties up by 16 percent in the first four months of 2015, with 974 deaths and 1,963 injured. Last night nine people working for a Czech humanitarian organization killed.
06/03/2015 SOUTH KOREA
Seoul, 200 schools closed. 30 confirmed cases and two deaths from Mers respiratory syndrome
Government will not give information regarding victims or those infected, but confirms the figure that places the nation third place in the ranking of countries most affected by Middle East respiratory syndrome.
06/03/2015 UZBEKISTAN
Tashkent, noted activist investigating forced labor in cotton fields tortured by police
The woman had collected interviews and photos on the exploitation of labor in the cotton fields. The police threatened to post pictures of her naked, taken during detention, online. She was also subjected to threats against her family and colleagues activists. Uzbek-German Forum denounces the death of 17 people forced to pick cotton.
06/02/2015 VATICAN
Pope coming to Sarajevo to support interfaith dialogue and peaceful coexistence
In a video message, Francis stresses "Peace be with you" as the motto for his 6 June visit. "I encourage Catholics to be witnesses to their fellow citizens of the faith and love of God, working for a society that makes ways towards peace in brotherhood and in mutual cooperation.”
06/02/2015 CHINA
Passenger ship sinks in the Yangtze with more than 440 people missing
The Dongfangzhixing left Nanjing for Chongqing. Near the Jianli section (Hubei Province), it capsized for reasons still unknown, perhaps a tornado. Out of 458 people on board, only 13 have been rescued, including the ship’s captain and chief engineer who were detained by the police for questioning.
06/02/2015 LEBANON – VATICAN
For Card Mamberti, the pope remains hopeful that the Lebanese will continue to work together
The papal envoy is set to meet with the country’s civil and religious and discuss the presidential election and the situation of Christians in general.
06/02/2015 TURKMENISTAN
Turkmenistan's parliament to approve changes that would allow president for life
President Berdymukhamedov chaired constitutional commission that is deciding whether to extend presidential term and lifting 70-year age limit for presidential election. The reforms would be implemented because they enjoy nationwide support.

Altri articoli
06/02/2015 SOUTH KOREA – CHINA
Seoul and Beijing sign "historic" free trade agreement
06/01/2015 INDIA
After claiming 1,700 victims deadly heat wave ends in India by Nirmala Carvalho
06/01/2015 KYRGYZSTAN
Government plans to test imams on Islam to fight terrorism
06/01/2015 INDIA
Narendra Modi will be the first Prime Minister of India to visit Israel
06/01/2015 LAOS
Young woman arrested for taking “damaging” picture posted on Facebook showing police extorting money
06/01/2015 CHINA
Beijing bans smoking in public places
06/01/2015 TURKEY
Erdogan’s campaign centred on Islam and nationalism
06/01/2015 HONG KONG – CHINA
Hong Kong’s pan-democrats united against Beijing’s reforms
06/01/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "The path of our redemption is a road of many failures," but in the end love conquers all
06/01/2015 VIETNAM - US - CHINA
Washington showers millions on Hanoi to buy military vessels and counter China
06/01/2015 MYANMAR - CHINA
Ethnic violence in Myanmar, Chinese army plans military exercises along the border
06/01/2015 NEPAL
School bells ring once again for Nepal’s children
05/31/2015 VATICAN
Pope: In the Trinity lies the ultimate goal of our earthly pilgrimage
05/30/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Euthanasia and abortion, attacks on human life equal to war and terrorism
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ASIA
Vigil for persecuted Christians, our teachers in the mission in the West
by Bernardo CervelleraThe "wall of indifference and cynicism" and the silence and apathy so often denounced by Pope Francis have become almost a fortress. Such persecution reflects confessional manipulation, which slams Islam as such, and ideological manipulation, which forgets what is happening in North Korea or China. An increasingly post-Christian Europe seems disinterested in Christians.
RUSSIA – CHINA
Moscow Patriarchate: China authorises the ordination of Chinese Orthodox priests on its territory
by Marta AllevatoMetropolitan Hilarion, the Moscow Patriarchate’s ‘foreign minister’, made the announcement after a visit to China where he met the leaders of the State Administration for Religious Affairs. The first priest should serve in Harbin. Two more ordinations are expected. With a new Cold War as the background, the Moscow-Beijing strategic alliance also has a Church connection with the People's Republic recognising the latter’s 'political' role in Russia.
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05/30/2015 ASIA
More and bloodier wars in world: 180 thousand victims in 2014
05/31/2015 VATICAN
Pope: In the Trinity lies the ultimate goal of our earthly pilgrimage
05/29/2015 VATICAN
Pope: New Evangelization, address the "great challenges" of our time with a "renewed" language and bearing witness to the faith
05/30/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Euthanasia and abortion, attacks on human life equal to war and terrorism
05/28/2015 IRAQ - IRAN
Patriarch of Baghdad: Iran’s Chaldeans, "light, salt and leaven" in the Church of Persia
by Louis Raphael I Sako*
05/27/2015 CHINA – VATICAN
As the parish priest at Baoding’s Mary Queen of China Church is arrested, another Catholic altar is demolished
05/28/2015 CHINA - RUSSIA
Moscow wants to "restore" Russian sites and monuments in Northeast China
by Nina Achmatova
05/29/2015 VATICAN
Pope: God help us not to be selfish or profiteers, but to have a "life of faith" that "works wonders"
05/28/2015 TIBET - CHINA
Tibet, mother of two dies after setting herself on fire to protest Chinese repression
05/27/2015 HONG KONG
The Missionaries of Charity see the poor as benefactors, thanks to them they can serve Jesus

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