Alarm pollution for China’s rivers

13/05/2014 JAPAN
A museum to open in Nagasaki to remember "hidden Christians" who lived through persecution
The new centre will be inaugurated next January to mark the 150th anniversary of the discovery of the Kakure Kirishitan, believers who remained faithful to Catholic teaching for two centuries without any contact with the Church. The museum is located near the epicentre of the atomic explosion, to remember the Catholics who died during World War II.
12/05/2014 CHINA
Flurry of arrests in Xinjiang: over 230 people detained in past 6 weeks
Kunming and Urumqi attacks shake Chinese authorities, who respond by stepping up arrests and repression. The accusation is that of "divulging video material or violent, terrorists". Experts divided over responsibility for attacks, which have not yet been claimed. And increasing restrictions on religion will only make things worse.
12/05/2014 SRI LANKA
Sister Angela's mission among women victims of Sri Lanka's civil war
On Thursday, the Good Shepherd nun will be 80. She spoke to AsiaNews about the last years of her life, which she dedicated "almost by accident" to families in northern Sri Lanka, an area affected by the country's ethnic conflict.
12/05/2014 CHINA
Flurry of arrests in Xinjiang: over 230 people detained in past 6 weeks
Kunming and Urumqi attacks shake Chinese authorities, who respond by stepping up arrests and repression. The accusation is that of "divulging video material or violent, terrorists". Experts divided over responsibility for attacks, which have not yet been claimed. And increasing restrictions on religion will only make things worse.
12/05/2014 IRAN
It is time to end sanctions against Iran because of a pending humanitarian crisis
Milk powder for children, medical drugs and X-ray machines and other medical equipment are in short supply. Pollution caused by the embargo on coal gas causes 22,000 deaths per year in Tehran alone. In little more than ten years, the number of cancer cases increased by 181 per cent. As foreign trade shrunk, unemployment rose. Sanctions help radicals enrich themselves through smuggling. As nuclear talks resume tomorrow in Vienna, hopes rise. This is the first part of a report on Iran.