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Armed forces, religions enhance mutual understanding

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S.Korean president hopes for great progress in denuke from 2nd DPRK-U.S. summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday expressed his hope that great progress would be made in the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula during the upcoming second summit between the Democratic People's Republic Korea (DPRK) and the United States.

2 Islam teachers killed after grenade thrown into mosque in Philippines

Authorities say a grenade was thrown into a mosque in the southern Philippines where Muslim teachers were sleeping, killing two and injuring four.

Nearly 80 dead, wounded in Philippine bombings

At least 19 people were killed and 48 others wounded in two bomb attacks at a Catholic cathedral in Jolo city, the southern Philippine province of Sulu in the morning of January 27. 

Three arrested at US airport, charged with supporting IS

Three American citizens of Kenyan descent have been charged with conspiring to support the Islamic State group after an arrest at a Michigan airport foiled their alleged plot, authorities announced Tuesday. 

Here's how Muslim women just made history in America

There were emotional scenes in Washington DC when the balance of power finally shifted in favour of females in US Congress.

Putin sends greetings on Orthodox Christmas

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday congratulated all Orthodox Christians and Russian citizens celebrating Christmas by the old Julian calendar, the Kremlin said.

Kumbh Mela 2019: UP government allotted Rs 4,300 crore for infrastructure

"The UP government is making efforts to familiarise the world with high-quality life, conduct and thoughts of Indian culture through the Kumbh Mela"

5 million women form massive human chain for gender equality

Some 5 million women in the Indian southern state of Kerala formed a 620-kilometer (385-mile) human chain on Tuesday to demand equal gender rights, the India Today reported.

Indonesia tsunami survivors remain jittery as deaths hit 429

SUMUR, Indonesia — Panicked residents, police and soldiers in this remote fishing village clobbered by a devastating weekend tsunami ran to higher ground Tuesday, shouting “Water is coming! Water is coming!” and reciting verses from the Quran as emergency messages were broadcast over mosque speakers.

Pope announces establishment of new diocese and appointments of bishops in Vietnam

Pope Francis on December 22 announced the establishment of Ha Tinh diocese from part of Vinh diocese and the appointment of Bishop Paul Nguyễn Thái Hợp and Bishop Alfonso Nguyễn Hữu Long prelates of Ha Tinh and Vinh dioceses.

Pope Francis to visit the United Arab Emirates in February

The Vatican announced that Pope Francis is scheduled to travel to the United Arab Emirates in February to participate in an interfaith meeting.

Bulgarian national sentenced to 7 years in prison in Austria

A Bulgarian national was sentenced to 7 years in prison in Austria after plans for terrorist attack were discovered, France Press informs, referring to the Prosecutor’s Office.

Sri Lanka hosts 5th International Conference of Theravada Buddhist Universities

The inauguration ceremony of the 5th International Conference of the International Association of Theravada Buddhist Universities (IATBU) was commenced under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo, on Tuesday (27).

Mumbai attacks anniversary draws solemn tributes and new pressure on Pakistan

India marked the 10th anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks Monday with ceremonies at sites across the city that became battlegrounds in the wave of violence that killed scores and dealt a critical blow to relations with neighbouring Pakistan.

Japanese, Korean bishops pledge to listen to youth

Bishops from Japan and South Korea put their heads together to debate what youngsters want from the church.

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