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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH ASIA

    Chinese project manager accused of abusing Koran in Kashmir

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan Chinese boss accused of desecrating Koran A Chinese man working on an energy project in Pakistan-administered Kashmir was detained yesterday after hundreds of protesters attacked his company offices over the alleged desecration of a Koran, officials said. Lee Ping, administration manager of a Chinese consortium building the Neelum ...

  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia Islam leaders stir row over 'Buddhist' Chinese New Year

    Posted Feb 10th 2013, 12:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta As Indonesia and other countries with Chinese diasporas welcome the Year of the Snake, some Islamic leaders have ignited a religious row by declaring the celebrations “haram” and off limits for Muslims. After decades of repression under the dictatorship of Suharto, who rose to power after a bloody purge of communists and Chinese in the late 1960s, ...

  3. A city that keeps rising from the dead

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by an 'anti-locust' campaign against the influx of mainland tourists and pregnant women. 'Declinism' is suddenly everywhere in Hong Kong. But if this is really a dying city, how come so many ... well in confused times. So it didn't take long for a local Christian church to exploit the malaise for a bit of God promotion. The Chinese Methodist Church in Wan Chai- one of the oldest ...

  4. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Taoist priest spreads ancient wisdom

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... grandfather is a well-known Taoist and fung shui master. Since my childhood, my grandfather has taught me ancient codes and records of traditional Chinese Taoism, which combines Eastern philosophy, ... in modern China? Taoism's influence has been found in everything- including Chinese art, poetry, philosophy, medicine, astronomy, alchemy and chemistry, cuisine, martial arts, and architecture- ...

  5. News - World - IRELAND

    Irish probe death of Indian woman refused abortion

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Dublin

    ... weeks pregnant, repeatedly asked the hospital to terminate her pregnancy because she had severe back pain and was miscarrying, her family said. But staff had told the 31-year-old dentist, ...

  6. Ramadan

    Posted Feb 19th 2010, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... Compiled by Chris King Days without food Most Chinese festivals mean lots of delicious food. But one important Muslim festival involves not eating food at all- or fasting. Ramadan takes ... under 12, pregnant women and those with small babies. People who are sick also do not have to fast. This is because taking medicine is like eating food. But often people who are unwell, so do ...

  7. News - World - IRELAND

    Abortion in Ireland returned to spotlight by death

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Dublin

    ... and held pictures of Savita Halappanavar as they paraded through the city to stage a candlelit vigil outside the office of Prime Minister Enda Kenny. The 31-year-old, who was 17 weeks pregnant ...

  8. Relatives bond with faith over bullet-train crash

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... determination was nothing compared with the reaction of his brother-in-law, Yang Feng, whose pregnant wife and mother-in-law also died in the July 23 crash. Bureaucratic indifference to the importance ... on their list of demands was that they be allowed to hold funerals 'according to our local traditions and beliefs'. 'When Chinese people die in accidents overseas, the state media make ...

  9. Be fair and make Muslims' Eid festival a public holiday, HK's chief imam urges

    Posted Aug 08th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... the occasion by refraining from eating, drinking or smoking from sunrise until sunset. The only people who do not have to fast are children under 12, pregnant women and those with babies. People who ... This is because Muslims have a lunar calendar, which is different from the Chinese one. When Ramadan falls in winter, the days are shorter. This means that people do not have to fast for as long. But when ...

  10. Growing Chinese interest in Islam

    Posted Jul 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Interest in Islam is rising among Hong Kong's Chinese population, with more joining courses about the religion, says the head of a committee charged ... a Muslim,' Ma said. There are about 300,000 Muslims in Hong Kong, with most coming from Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Middle East or Africa. A spokesman for the Hong Kong Chinese Islamic ...




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