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| ASIA TODAY

Today's news: over 243 million children in East and Southeast Asia at risk from heat waves:; Beijing denies top management access to two US companies for selling arms to Taiwan; The Taliban want to black out Facebook (and social media) by blocking the few sources of information; Islamabad negotiates the renewal of the rescue plan with the International Monetary Fund; Over 98,000 people evacuated in Kazakhstan due to flooding.

 


Today's news: Record gold seizure at Hong Kong customs worth more than million; For the Thai premier, it is time for talks with the coup junta in Myanmar, which is starting to 'lose strength'; Beijing blocked a popular Tibetan-language blog; Meeting between the foreign ministries of Russia and China, Putin's visit to Xi Jinping on the agenda. 

| 09/04/2024
| ASIA TODAY

Today's news: reports of workplace abuse have doubled in South Korea in five years; Baghdad will send 10 million liters of fuel to the Gaza Strip; Public apology from a company in Malaysia for a shoe logo that resembles the word "Allah"; The Taliban have built a wall around the Eidgah mosque in Kandahar for fear of ISIS attacks: Moscow has slowed issuing work permits to migrants from Central Asia.

| 08/04/2024
| ASIA TODAY
by Vladimir Rozansky

Over the past 20 years, the inhabitants of Siberia have decreased by 7%, and those of the Far East by 10.4%. Depopulation no longer only affects agricultural areas, but also involves medium-sized and large cities. And by 2050, the effects of climate change could further accentuate it.

| 08/04/2024
| RUSSIA
by Stefano Caprio

The reflections of the Moscow attack overshadow proclamations of victory in Ukraine. A text by the Sobordella of the Orthodox Church goes beyond the ideological motivations of the war and defends the 'purity' of the Russian people from 'invading migrants'. The fight against foreign 'ghettos' in the cities and the 'return' to the 'traditional' division between population and productive forces in the territory. 

 

| 06/04/2024
| RUSSIAN WORLD

Today's news: Three  killed overnight in Gaza as Israeli police arrest dozens after al-Aqsa prayer; In Taiwan over 600 earthquake victims still waiting to be rescued; In India, consumer confidence is at its highest level since 2019; Hundreds of arrests in a joint police operation against child pornography in Singapore, South Korea and Hong Kong. 

 

| 06/04/2024
| ASIA TODAY
by Vladimir Rozanskij

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, invocations and spells have multiplied in the regions of Buryatia, Tuva, Irkutsk and Altaj where shamanism is widespread. And according to their own account, there are currently 17 shamans participating in the war actions, either as volunteers or conscripts.

| 04/04/2024
| RUSSIA
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by card. Anthony Poola *
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| 11/04/2024
| INDIA
 
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| 11/04/2024
| VIETNAM
 
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| 06/04/2024
| HOLY LAND
 
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| TAIWAN
 
by sr. Regina *
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| 28/03/2024
| MYANMAR
 
by Dario Salvi
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| 28/03/2024
| ISRAEL - PALESTINE
 
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| 27/03/2024
| INDIA – MYANMAR
 
by Giorgio Bernardelli
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| 21/03/2024
| RED LANTERNS
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