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UCAN News - Oct 8

Indian News
Seven Christians languish in jail for 10 years
  Oct. 4 marked 10th anniversary of the arrest of the four of the seven people accused of murdering Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati.
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Militants threaten Kashmir polls with acid attacks
  Not even the names of candidates are being announced in advance amid fears of Islamist violence.
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Jury remains out over judgments made by India's top court
  Supreme Court judgements spur debate on sexual freedoms and traditional practices.
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Tripura will go in for NRC if exercise successful in Assam: CM Deb
  The Supreme Court-monitored update of the NRC is an exercise to identify genuine Indian nationals living in the state of Assam.
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World News
Hebei priest still missing despite China-Vatican deal
  Relatives say Vatican should have asked Beijing to release underground clerics before signing provisional deal.
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Myanmar bishop calls for united peace effort
  Bishop Pyone Cho says foreigners should help find solutions to Rohingya crisis as well as pursuing rights violations.
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Sri Lankan film festival accused of censorship
  Pressure from unknown group resulted in civil war documentary being pulled from program, says director.
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Indonesia gets new Isamic anti-terror agency
  Muslim youth to be warned about dangers of hoaxes and fake news to promote extremism.
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Mixed reaction as Bangladesh ends civil service quota
  Women, indigenous people and the disabled are among groups who no longer have a civil service job set aside for them.
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Bishop regrets Duterte decision to sack labor leader
  Manila prelate says Joel Maglunsod is the 'hope of many organized labor groups to defend their cause'.
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