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Dec 14, 2017
Rahul Gandhi visits cyclone-hit areas in Kerala, calls for better system of warning for fishermenCongress President-elect Rahul Gandhi on Thursday visited some places hit by the Cyclone Ockhi in southern Kerala that has claimed 66 lives, most of them fishermen, and pitched for a better warning system to prevent recurrence of such tragedies.
Dec 13, 2017
Cyclone Ockhi: Death toll climbs to 58 in Kerala; Centre continues search operations in high seas to locate missing fishermenPinarayi Vijayan said the Centre has agreed to continue search operations for the missing fishermen in Cyclone Ockhi that hit the state's coast on 29 and 30 November
Dec 03, 2017
Pope Francis uses 'Rohingya' word in Bangladesh, faces backlash in Myanmar on social mediaPope Francis's embrace of the Rohingya during a trip to Bangladesh has sparked some angry comment on social media in Myanmar, where just days earlier he chose not to publicly air their plight.
Nov 30, 2017
Pope Francis' moral authority undiminished despite failure to address Rohingya crisis, says VaticanThe "moral authority" of Pope Francis is undiminished despite his failure to address the Rohingya crisis head-on during a visit to Myanmar, the Vatican said on Wednesday, defending a papal trip framed by the plight of the Muslim minority.
Nov 28, 2017
Pope Francis meets Myanmar religious leaders, does not mention Rohingya crisis, stresses on 'unity in diversity'Pope Francis met leaders of several faiths in majority-Buddhist Myanmar on Tuesday, stressing the importance of “unity in diversity” but making no mention the Muslim Rohingya who have fled en masse to Bangladesh after a military crackdown.
Nov 28, 2017
Pope Francis to meet Aung San Suu Kyi today after meeting Myanmar general in charge of Rohingya crackdownPope Francis begins his first full day in Myanmar traveling to the country's capital on Tuesday to meet with the civilian leader, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, a day after hosting the military general in charge of the crackdown on the country's Muslim Rohingya minority.
Nov 23, 2017
Pope Francis prepares to visit Myanmar amid Rohingya crisis; to lead historic mass in YangonFather William's 16-strong flock on Myanmar's eastern border will join a tide of 2,00,000 faithful in Yangon for a historic mass led by Pope Francis next week.
Oct 12, 2017
Pope Francis to visit Myanmar as anti-Rohingya hatred seethesMyanmar and the Vatican only established full diplomatic relations in May, shortly after de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi met Pope Francis during a European tour.
Oct 01, 2017
Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte says he will not cooperate with anti-corruption probeManila: Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has said he would not cooperate with a special anti-corruption prosecutor's investigation into allegations he acquired ill- gotten wealth, vowing he would "not submit" to its authority.
Sep 27, 2017
Pope Francis launches awareness campaign about migrants' plight, urges Catholics to share their journeyHe urged individuals and governments to welcome migrants with similarly open arms and share in their plight, as Jesus did.