Voters care called to pick 128 representatives, 64 Christians and 64 Muslims/Druze. Some 3.5 million eligible voters can choose among more than 600 candidates running on 77 tickets under a new proportional system that replaces the old ‘winner-take-all’. The economy and the refugee crisis have been the main issues of the campaign. Meanwhile, Iran and Saudi Arabia still cast their long shadow over the vote.
The famous Pakistani blogger was strangled by her younger brother in the name of family “honour”. Her easy-going ways were disliked by orthodox Muslims. “Justice for many other women killed or burnt for ‘honour' waits for years.”
According to the well-known priest-blogger, the organ of the Holy See is assuming styles and tones similar to those of Chinese newspapers. In the China-Vatican dialogue, press campaigns have inflamed the topic, but nobody knows the results.
The image came to the Philippines from Mexico. The celebrations began with a river procession at 5 am and continued with a Mass. At 8 am the transfer of the image began, leading faithful in procession to San Sebastian Basilica. Participants in the celebrations will receive plenary indulgence.
"The true shepherd holds vigil, is involved in the life of his flock, defends all the sheep, defends each one, confirms each one and if the stray or get lost, he goes to look for them and brings them back. He is so involved that he will not let even one go".
Rev Gyan Singh and fellow Pentecostal Rambhajan will be released this afternoon without charges. Villagers were "instigated to falsely accuse them of forced conversions." For Christian leader, the Constitution "consecrates the rights [of all confessions] and allows people to announce their faith”.
The inter-Korean summit between Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un opens up prospects for peace and unity for the entire Korean people. Families divided by the war meet. Opportunity for the Korean Church to offer a greater commitment to aid and interpersonal relations with the North. Seoul has never forgotten to pray for the North and its martyrs. An interview with the archbishop of Seoul and apostolic administrator of Pyongyang.
The White House does not confirm, but defines the step "a sign of good will" ahead of the summit. North Korea is preparing to meet Trump and seek support from its Chinese ally. Wang Yi in Pyongyang: "strategic" alliance and economic support.
Winds reach 100 km / h. The most affected states are Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, where the administration has already announced compensation. Most of the victims died in the collapse of homes. Crops destroyed, cattle dead.
The World Health Organisation released a report on the world’s most polluted cities on 1 May. In 2016, pollution killed seven million people, mostly in the developing world. Overall, nine out of ten humans breathe poisoned air.