According to the World Bank, Vietnam’s GDP will grow 7.2 per cent this year, compared to 2.8 per cent for China, the lowest since 1990. While most ASEAN countries are also doing better, only Vietnam has the potential to replace China as the “factory of the world”.
At least 100 victims, including 10 children, have been confirmed in the shipwreck of the 'coffin ship' loaded with migrants on 23 September. Volunteer teams are still searching for the missing. There were about 150 people on board, only 20 survivors. The desperate stories of those who managed to save themselves.
Francis at the general audience in St Peter's Square: "The saints teach us to address God with simplicity and familiarity, not by reciting words like a parrot. By being with Him we will recognise what really counts in our lives". Again a thought for the tormented people of Ukraine.
This is the analysis of economist Vladislav Inozemtsev. Those in power view citizens as farm animals. Thousands of families will be left without any income. Retail trade dies in large swathes of the country whihc is heading for -10% GDP growth. About 3-4 million people will disappear from the labour market.
India’s National Investigation Agency carried out two operations in a few days against the group which is accused of "terrorism” and radicalisation in connection with violence in Muslim neighbourhoods of the capital in 2019 and 2020 sparked by protests against changes to the country’s citizenship legislation. Its leader Oma Abdul Salam is among those detained. The Popular Front of India counters that its protests are legitimate and that no evidence exists against them.
Despite recent protests, a 600-metre queue of mourners stood waiting to bid farewell to the former prime minister killed in July. Current Prime Minister Kishida delivered the eulogy. About 4,300 guests took part in the ceremony, including 700 from abroad. The funeral cost taxpayers US$ 11 million.