Terrorism in South-East Asia on the rise

04/02/2015 CHINA
Chinese New Year: some 2.5 billion domestic trips expected
Over the next 40 days, migrants will go home to celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Goat, which begins on 19 February, enjoying their government authorised break. The huge army of migrants travelling home for the holiday is expected to strain the country's transport system. Police and security forces are also set to work over time in the big cities.
04/02/2015 INDIA
Swine flu hits new peak in India: 191 dead out of more than 2,000 cases in January
The central government has not declared a state of emergency, but is supplying hospitals with medicines and gear. Telangana is the worst hit with 629 cases and 34 deaths. The capital Delhi follows with 488 cases and 5 dead. In 2014, only 238 people died out of 937 cases.
04/02/2015 INDIA - NEW SLAVES
Prema and Reema, a dream about a new life that turned into the nightmare of prostitution
The story of two young women illustrates what the Asian Movement of Women Religious against Human Trafficking (AMRAT) is doing. The group represents the combined efforts of female religious orders in South Asia. In 2013, India had 15 million slaves, with 4,566 reported cases the same year, mostly children and girls.
04/02/2015 NEPAL - INDIA
Female foeticides and selective abortions drop in Nepal
The Indian Supreme Court bans Internet giants from carrying pre-natal sex selection ads. As a first consequence, under the influence of its big neighbour, the number of selective abortions in Nepal has dropped. Doctors working at clinics on the border have confirmed the decline by as much as 50 per cent. Every day, some 50,000 people cross the border for health-related visits, treatments and medical drugs.
04/02/2015 MIDDLE EAST - ISLAM
Al Azhar calls for the killing, crucifixion and chopping of the limbs of Islamic State terrorists
The Grand Imam of the prestigious and influential Islamic centre comes out against those who burnt alive the Jordanian pilot. Across the Arab and Muslim world, Islamist terrorists are now reviled by those who until recently supported them. UAE pulls its planes from the coalition. In Jordan, all the churches ring the bells of mourning.
04/02/2015 VATICAN
Pope: a good father knows how to chastise without belittling, knows how to forgive and tirelessly protect
Another appeal for Ukraine, a scandalous "fratricidal war" among Christians." "Let us all pray, because prayer is our reaching out to God in time of war." "Being present is not the same as being an inspector! Because fathers who control their children, do not allow them to flourish". “Once at a marriage course I heard a father say, 'Sometimes I have to smack my children ... but never in the face, I don’t want to belittle them'... He sensed their dignity ...'".
04/02/2015 KOREA - NEW SLAVES
In Korea, work can kill migrants but can also give new life
The stories of Mario, Federico and Bo Eun have different endings, but they all show the need for greater integration and better care for people in Korean society. The third and final part of the analysis by an Oblate missionary involved in caring for migrants in the country.
04/02/2015 KOREA - NEW SLAVES
In Korea, work can kill migrants but can also give new life
The stories of Mario, Federico and Bo Eun have different endings, but they all show the need for greater integration and better care for people in Korean society. The third and final part of the analysis by an Oblate missionary involved in caring for migrants in the country.