ASIA



MONDAY 12 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Indian Catholic Church opposes euthanasia

India’s Supreme Court issued a ruling allowing the right to die with dignity and allowing passive euthanasia

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Euthanasia
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ruling by the nation’s Supreme Court that allows euthanasia for the terminally ill has been criticized by India’s Catholic Church that says that the mark of good society is its ability and willingness to care for the most vulnerable of society. "The Church rejects any proposal concerning active euthanasia as well as passive euthanasia,” read a note signed by Father Stephen Fernandes, national secretary of the Office for Justice, Peace and Development of the...
FRIDAY 09 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

24 Hours for the Lord: Chinese Catholics join the Pope

In mainland China is crowded with faithful of all ages since this morning

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Chinese Catholics
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espite being a working day, the parish of the Holy Trinity, in the city of Jiu Jiang, Jiang Xi province, in mainland China, is crowded with faithful of all ages since this morning, March 9th: not only for the morning mass, but also to celebrate the Way of the Cross, to approach the sacrament of Confession and for the Eucharistic Adoration. In this way the local community participates in the 24 Hours initiative for the Lord, in communion with the Pope and the universal Church. As Agenzia Fides...

TUESDAY 06 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Child marriages decline in South Asia

U.N. children’s agency on the number of child marriages in South Asia

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Child marriages
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significant fall in the number of child marriages in South Asia has helped reduced the rate of marriage for girls globally, the U.N. children’s agency said Tuesday. More educational opportunities for young girls, government investments in adolescent girls and strong advocacy about the illegality of child marriage saw 25 million fewer child marriages in the last decade. UNICEF says progress in India helped reduced the risk of a girl in South Asia marrying before her 18th birthday to...
TUESDAY 06 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Seoul: Koreas agree to hold summit talks in April

Kim Jong Un has agreed to meet with South Korea’s president next month

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Kim Jong Un meets South Korean delegation
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orth Korean leader Kim Jong Un has agreed to meet with South Korea’s president next month and impose a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests if his country holds talks with the United States, a senior South Korean official said Tuesday after returning from the North. The agreements, which follow a flurry of cooperative steps taken by the Koreas during last month’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, brightened prospects for a dialogue between North Korea and the U.S. over the...

MONDAY 05 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

China targets robust growth as Xi bids to rule indefinitely

Government pledged Monday to deliver growth while urging the public to embrace President’s rule

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President Xi Jinping
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hina’s government pledged Monday to deliver robust growth, pursue advanced technology and boost military spending while urging the public to embrace President Xi Jinping’s rule as its ceremonial legislature prepared for changes to allow Xi to stay in power indefinitely. The plan to end constitutional limits on Xi’s term as president has overshadowed the meeting of the National People’s Congress, which usually is used to showcase economic initiatives and plans for...
SATURDAY 23 DECEMBER 2017, IN TERRIS

Storm leaves 75 dead, dozens missing

Philippines Tropical Storm Tembin kills almost 100 on Mindanao

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 tropical storm in the southern Philippines unleashed flash floods that swept away people and houses and set off landslides, leaving at least 75 people dead and 58 others missing, officials said Saturday. Most of the deaths from Tropical Storm Tembin were in the hard-hit provinces of Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur and on the Zamboanga Peninsula, said Romina Marasigan of the government’s disaster-response agency. Officials were getting more details to confirm the reported...

FRIDAY 01 DECEMBER 2017, IN TERRIS

Pakistan attack: Gunmen storm Peshawar training college wounding 11

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Pakistan attack: Gunmen storm Peshawar training college wounding 11
Pakistani police say gunmen have stormed a government complex in the northwestern city of Peshawar, wounding 11 people. Police chief Salahuddin Mahsud of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province says attackers opened fire early Friday on the main gate of a provincial Agricultural Department complex, wounding two guards and two students. Mahsud said three attackers clad in women’s burqas then reached the gate in a rickshaw and opened fire to clear their way to the building. Seven others were wounded...
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Kate Brown, Governor dell'Oregon
USA

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Donald Trump
USA

Trump: new tariffs for Canada and Mexico to NAFTA talks

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