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29 August 2014

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08/29/2014 SYRIA - UNITED NATIONS

UN warns of 3 million Syrian refugees, "the world's largest humanitarian emergency"


UN warns of 3 million Syrian refugees,
Almost half of the people forced to leave their homes since the conflict began in March 201. Lebanon is hosting the largest number of refugees, more than 1.1 million; other 6.5 million are internally displaced. The Islamic State has brought violence against civilians "to a new level" and hinders the distribution of aid.



08/28/2014 THAILAND

Thai court drops murder charges against former Prime Minister Abhisit and deputy Suthep


Thai court drops murder charges against former Prime Minister Abhisit and deputy Suthep
The two leaders were on trial for the bloodshed caused by the crackdown against protests in the spring of 2010. At the time, Thai security forces killed scores of 'red-shirt' protesters. For the court, only the Supreme Court has jurisdiction in the matter. Lawyers for victims' families will appeal.



08/28/2014 NEPAL

Religious festival discriminates against the poor, Hindus should learn from Pope Francis

by Christopher Sharma
Religious festival discriminates against the poor, Hindus should learn from Pope Francis
The festival of Teej is dedicated to women and is currently underway across the country. However, people continue to struggle against hunger and poverty as well as the effects of floods and landslides in the poorest districts of the country. Activists slam waste and selfishness among the rich. An expert on Hinduism warns that this way religion is emptied of its beliefs.



08/28/2014 PAKISTAN

Islamabad: despite opposition in the streets, prime minister unwilling to quit


Islamabad: despite opposition in the streets, prime minister unwilling to quit
Former cricket champion Imran Khan is leading the protest. He wants the prime minister to step back, slams his election in May 2013 as rigged. Nawaz Sharif rules out resignation, but seeks dialogue with the opposition. Rumors continue about a possible military move.



08/28/2014 IRAQ - ISLAM

The barbaric cruelty of the Caliphate puts Islam to the test

by Samir Khalil Samir
The barbaric cruelty of the Caliphate puts Islam to the test
The bloodthirsty and dramatic violence of the Islamic State has met with lukewarm condemnation but above all the silence of the Muslim world. The causes: an education system that rejects critical thought in preference of memorization; a religion that paralyzes reason and intelligence (as Muslims themselves state). The hideous cruelty of the former Isis goes against the Koran and the life of Muhammad. But are the humus in which the violence "in the name of God" appears justified. Islam needs to be profoundly renewed through a radical transformation of the educational method.



08/28/2014 INDIA

Uttar Pradesh: Hindu radicals "reconvert" Christians, turn church into a temple dedicated to Shiva

by Nirmala Carvalho
Uttar Pradesh: Hindu radicals
Fundamentalists tore down the building's cross. Celebrating a "purification" ceremony, they put up a large portrait of Shiva. Tribals had converted to Christianity in 1995. For local Hindu leader, "It is not about conversion. They realised their mistake, came back and we welcomed them." A saddened Card Gracias reiterates the Christian mission in favour of the marginalised, whilst Sajan George warns, "violence against minorities goes unpunished in the state".



08/28/2014 ISRAEL - PALESTINE

Netanyahu declares Gaza war a "victory” as criticism mounts in Israel


Netanyahu declares Gaza war a
The Prime Minister hails the seven week conflict a success, because Hamas was "hit hard" and their requests have been denied. Analysts and members of the extreme right disavow government proclamations. No victory, tourism industry at its knees, risk of recession and reduced security.



08/28/2014 LEBANON - SYRIA

Islamic militants carry out attack in Lebanon and the Golan


Islamic militants carry out attack in Lebanon and the Golan
Overnight, the Lebanese army repelled Islamist groups from Arsal. Yesterday, Al Nusra seized a border crossing with Israel.



08/28/2014 CHINA

Beijing, the Supreme Court announces: Foreigners will be able to attend trials


Beijing, the Supreme Court announces: Foreigners will be able to attend trials
Until now, trials involving non-residents were almost always closed to the public. The diplomatic complaints and the fear of losing financial capital have prompted the government to back down. The president of the highest court: "The things need to be improved, we will involve the embassies”.



08/28/2014 VIETNAM

In Binh Thuan, even the Party paid tribute to Mgr Nguyễn Thanh Hoan, the 'bishop of the poor'

by Trung Tin
In Binh Thuan, even the Party paid tribute to Mgr Nguyễn Thanh Hoan, the 'bishop of the poor'
Bishop emeritus of Phan Thiet, he spent a lifetime in the service of the neediest. The prelate promoted the values ​​of "unity, mutual love, and care for the poor," not only in words but also through "concrete actions". In a country divided by the war, he always promoted peace. The authorities and party paid tribute to his remains.





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