UCAN Asian News - Jan 13

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Fury over Myanmar military’s Rohingya mass killing
Admission of atrocity sparks call for a full inquiry and for senior officers to be brought to justice read more
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Cambodia jails woman over Hun Sen murder accusation
Hin Van Sreypov handed one-year term for accusing PM of involvement in killing of government critic read more
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Court deals blow to Filipino woman on death row
Manila court bars drug convict Mary Jane Veloso giving testimony against alleged recruiters outside Philippines read more
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Alleged arson attacker of Bangladeshi Santals arrested
Community still doubts justice will be served after 2016 violence that forced 7,000 from their villages read more
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Occupy protesters seek justice in Hong Kong
Pro-democracy leaders and activists fear the worst as they face a tough month with a string of court cases read more
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Indian priest, nun get jail term for defying court order
Pair intend to appeal against sentence for failing to reinstate students expelled from Catholic school in Madhya Pradesh read more
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Filipino senators give death penalty proposal thumbs down
Bill to bring back executions will likely be killed and not even pass committee stage, they say read more
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Features

Netizens adapt to social media censorship in Vietnam
Catholic priests are leading the resistance to the communist country's clampdown on internet freedom read more
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Church group crafts better future for Kashmiri artisans
Women with embroidery skills now get fair pay for their elaborate designs read more
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Provincial polls ahead of Modi’s battle royal
Indian prime minister's aura of invincibility was damaged by losses in Gujarat election as Congress smells blood read more
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Bishop installed in typhoon-ravaged Philippine province
Immediate concern of Bishop Rex Ramirez will be helping victims of recent deadly storm read more
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Video

Sunday Gospel Reflection with Fr Bill Grimm
When the disciples went with Jesus, they entered into a path of healing, forgiveness, and liberation for others. Watch this video
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Gallery

Frenzied display of devotion during Manila's Black Nazarene procession
An estimated six million Filipino Catholics joined the annual procession of the image of the Black Nazarene in Manila that lasted 22 hours this year. View this gallery
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Chinese officials demolish yet another church: in Shanxi
Golden Lampstand Church becomes third church knocked or shut down in just over two weeks as religion crackdown widens read more
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Ban upheld for marriage between Bangladeshis and Rohingya
Mixed response from refugees, locals and rights groups to high court verdict but fears raised over human trafficking read more
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Stay of execution of Filipino woman in Indonesia at risk
Philippine court's testimony decison could send Mary Jane Veloso to firing squad, lawyers say read more
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Religion-based violence escalates in Kashmir
Chief minister condemns "worrisome trend" after 450 die in region's Indian sector in 2017 read more
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Veteran Sri Lankan journalist dies at 85
Welgampola was a man of God who taught and inspired many young people read more
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Commentary
The power of compassion will triumph
In the challenging world of today, it is more important than ever to believe that goodness will overcome evil read more