UCAN News - Nov 9

Indian News
'Lost tribe of Israel' could help BJP in election
  Mizo Jews welcome Indian PM Narendra Modi's friendship with Israel and the US
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SC ban on firecrackers flouted, air pollution rose six times
  Despite stringent rules, the people managed to buy firecrackers illegally from the sellers in neighbourhood markets.
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50 injured during Diwali celebrations in Hyderabad
  According to doctors, at least eight of them sustained critical injuries in their eyes. The remaining had minor injuries and they were sent home after treatment
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Opposition attacks Modi over demonetisation
  On the second anniversary of the ban, the Congress called it a "black day" for the democracy and national economy
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World News
Benedictines resist unwelcome temple construction in Vietnam
  Superior at Thien An Monastery demands local government withdraw what he says are builder’s false ownership papers
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Indonesia presents award to Catholic women
  Mass organization wins recognition for efforts in promoting and preserving diversity
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People unable to give are slaves to possessions, pope says
  True purpose of wealth is to 'serve others, promote human dignity'
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Pakistan rejects claims Asia Bibi has fled country
  Catholic mother released from jail after eight years on death row on blasphemy charges
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Features

A tale of three missionaries
  They were different people and times but all went to the Philippines and faced the same challenges, issues and obstacles
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