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UCAN News - Sept 10

Indian News
Catholic priest, catechist arrested in Jharkhand
  Church leaders say the arrests in Jharkhand are part of a politically motivated campaign.
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Uncertain future for Assam Muslims in BJP's India
  Nearly two million non-Hindus face jail or deportation if they can't prove citizenship.
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UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet mentions Kashmir, NRC
  The MEA had said the NRC application form does not ask for the religion of the applicant and is "not an executive-driven process".
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Kandanad church closed following stand-off between two factions
  District Collector asks groups to go by Supreme Court verdict.
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World News
Calls ring out for probe into Papua violence deaths
  UN involvement sought in Indonesia's Papua region, uncertainty surrounds actual number of those who have died.
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Pakistan draws pope's attention to Kashmir clampdown
  Pakistan's human rights minister tells Vatican diplomat 'fears of ethnic cleansing'.
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Church rushes to help Vietnam flood victims
  Food, essentials and shelter are provided for thousands of people in five swamped provinces.
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Green groups launch anti-mining drive against 'rogue' firm
  Aim is to protect the environment and the rights of tribal communities from Australian-Canadian company.
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Features
Rising seas, river erosion threaten Bangladeshi villagers
  First-hand accounts of how climate change has wrecked lives and warnings of more to come.
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Opinion & Analysis

Letter from Rome: The pope's detractors are seeing red
  After pope announces new cardinals, he is being accused of 'stacking the deck' with cronies and outsiders.
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