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Reported by\Abeer Almadawy

Port Sudan


Reuters quoted witnesses in Sudan  saying that the security forces had dispersed a demonstration on which had launched on Thursday and was confronted by the Sudanese security forces and fired tear gas to disperse the demonstrators Who were trying to appeal to the city council presidency for complaining.

Eyewitnesses said the demonstration was small, attended by about 200 people, but security forces confronted them before the protesters reached the building.

According to eyewitnesses, the security forces confronted the demonstrators and dispersed them using live ammunition as well as tear gas and sound bombs. They also arrested some protesters and opposition figures.

In other side ,Opposition and professional political forces in Sudan have called on citizens to step up demonstrations in the coming days with the aim of overthrowing the regime "peacefully".

These forces issued a statement calling for a demonstration called "Friday of Freedom and Change" from all the cities of the country, announcing the launch of the "third and fourth convoy" towards the presidential palace in the capital Khartoum, and move towards the National Assembly buildings in Omdurman, The departure of the regime.


This statement was preceded by an expected meeting between President Omar al-Bashir and the Union of Professional Trade Unions and Workers to discuss the developments in the country, for more than two weeks, the deterioration of the economic situation and turned into demands for the departure of the regime.

Source: Agencies

New Delhi

  Indian authorities have deported a family of five Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar ,to become the second group to deport in four months in their campaign  on facing the  illegal immigrants.

The Government of India considers the Rohingyas as illegal immigrants and they threaten the  national security, and has ordered the monitoring and deportation of tens of thousands of people living in small communities and informal neighborhoods.

"Authorities arrested the family, consisting of a husband, wife and three children, and imprisoned them in the northeastern state of Assam in 2014, to enter India without proper documentation," police said.

State police official Haskar Gyoti said the family had been handed over to officials from Myanmar and that they had crossed the border.

Members of the family appeared in a Reuters photograph at the border between India and Myanmar, sitting in front of security officials from both countries.


"There are 20 other Myanmar nationals in the Assam state jails, all of whom have been arrested to enter the country illegally," said the head of the family, Mahantha, but it is not clear whether they were all from the Rohingya minority in Myanmar.

India's deportation of the first group of 7 Rohingyas to Myanmar in October raised fears of further deportations among residents of their refugee camps and the fear of their harsh treatment by the authorities in Myanmar.

Source: Reuters

   Source|America- CGTN

China ,the first foot who landed by spacecraft on the Moon’s far side...

   China achieves historic first landing on far side of the moon...

By these titles all the newspapers who cares with the space news highlighted its big covers for the new discovery in the far side of the moon that we thought it is a dark one ...the chinese mission approved it is not!

Contrary to common belief, the far side of the Moon is not the same as the dark side. The Moon is tidally locked, which means one side is always facing Earth… While the other side always faces away. This is the far side, which we cannot see directly from Earth.

To begin exploring this uncharted area, the first key challenge was to guarantee communication with controllers on Earth.

Since the moon itself blocks direct radio transmission, China launched Chang’e-4’s relay satellite, Queqiao or Magpie Bridge earlier this year. It’s role is to “bounce” the probe’s signal back to Earth. It has since entered Halo orbit around the moon, about 400,000km (250,000 miles) from Earth, where it will serve as a perfect communication link.

People have drawn inspiration from the moon for many millennia, but the reality of this heavenly body have gotten a lot closer.

On Wednesday, China’s Chang’e 4, which launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in early December, became the first ever probe to soft-land on the far side of the moon.

China Central Television reports the lunar explorer Chang’e 4 had touched down at 10:26 a.m., BJT.

Among China’s scientific goals for Chang’e 4 are expanded astronomical observation using low frequency radio; mineral collection and analysis; neutron atom and radiation analysis; and even delivering a mini-ecosystem of potatoes, mustard seeds, and silkworms to the surface of the Moon.

After achieving orbit Sunday morning, Chang’e 4 landed Tuesday in the southern section of the Von Kármán crater, part of the South-Pole Aitken (SPA) basin. Compared to other, more rocky areas of the far side, Von Karman provides relatively flat surfaces for the probe and its package to land.

Theodore Von Kármán, for whom the crater was named, was an instructor and mentor to Qian Xuesen when he studied at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in the 1950s. Qian is considered by many to be the “Father of Chinese Rocketry.”

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) in Beijing had to alter the probe’s orbit twice since Sunday, while they also tested communications between the probe and the Queqiao satellite. According to CNSA, the lunar rover’s imaging and GPS tools are prepared for operation.

With Chang’e 3 in 2013, China became the first nation to land a probe on the moon since 1976. Unfortunately, the Yutu, or Jade Rabbit rover lost mobility within two months after landing. The CNSA stated that lessons learned from that first probe drastically improved technology designed for Chang’e 4.

Chang’e 4 marks the completion of stage two in the Chinese Lunar Exploration Plan (CLEP).

In 2020, China plans to complete a third and final phase with Chang’e 5. In that mission, the lunar lander and rover will return to Earth after collecting samples and completing its scientific mission on the moon.

Vatican

The Roman Congregation of the Congregation has classified removal of the uterus to prevent pregnancy under certain conditions as morally permissible.

If the uterus is irreversibly in a state in which reproduction is no longer possible, and if there is one pregnancy, from a medical point of view would certainly lead to a miscarriage, the removal of the organ is allowed. In this case, it is not an impermissible sterilization, according to a statement of the Vatican on Thursday by Kathpress.

Pope explicitly agreed 

The statement of the faith authority signed by Prefect Luis Ladaria with the express consent of Pope Francis the date 10 December 2018. It complements a previous decision of 1993. This had declared the prevention of possible high-risk pregnancies by removal of the uterus (hysterectomy) or a separation of the fallopian tubes (tubal ligation) inadmissible. This is a form of "direct sterilization."

The same letter from 1993, which continues to maintain its "full validity," states that removal of the womb is morally permissible only if "a serious current danger to the uterus." Life or the Health of the Mother "

A commentary on the new report states that the difference in the situation is that it is not" more or less difficulties or risks "of pregnancy, but rather" reversion. " a couple for whom reproduction is not possible ". Since "the birth of a living fetus is not biologically possible", the operative intervention "can not be considered as anti-procreative", ie not as a form of contraception.

Sterilization remains inadmissible

"The inadmissibility of sterilization lies in the No to the child, "said the Congregation for the Faith. On the other hand, the removal of reproductive organs which are incapable of delivering a pregnancy can not be described as direct sterilization; sterilization in itself remains "inadmissible as a goal and as a means".

The Congregation's response to the question submitted does not mean that removal of the uterus in such a case is "always the best possible" solution, but only that it is a morally permissible decision. Other options, such as resorting to barren periods or total austerity, are not excluded.

Source| (APA)

 

Paris

French police arrested a yellow jackets spokesman on Wednesday evening. The truck driver Eric Drouet is accused of organizing an unannounced demonstration. As the French newspaper reports Le Monde imprisonment threatens him up to six months or a fine of 7,500 euros.

The 33-year-old had won tens of thousands of followers with Facebook posts in November 2018 and repeatedly called for protests against the French government. In addition, he came through television appearances to notoriety. For Wednesday evening Drouet had called by video on his Facebook page again to a demonstration in which
Near the Triumphal Arch on the Paris Champs-Elysées. Several dozen demonstrators had already been waiting for him. On the
Way there, Drouet was arrested and has since been in police custody. Footage shows how several special forces force him into a police car.

In France the arrest caused indignation. The arrest was "completely unjustified and arbitrary," said Drouet's lawyer Kheops Lara. His offense consisted in "candles in memory of the
deceased yellow-veined victim at the Place de la Concorde in Paris "
 to have. Lara demanded Drouet's immediate release.

The left-wing opposition politician Jean-Luc Mélenchon spoke of one
"Abuse of power". A "political police" are now going against the followers
 the "yellow vests" in front. Marine Le Pen of the far-right party Rassemblement National criticized
a "systematic violation of political rights" of
Opposition.

The government defended the action against Drouet. economy Minister
Bruno Le Maire said at Sender France Inter that Drouet got through the
Organization of an unregistered demo "not the rule of law
respected ".

On Thursday afternoon, Drouet was released from police custody
dismiss. "Everything that happens here is political," he told journalists. He only actually had on Wednesday evening
wanted with other yellow vests in the restaurant. Drouet needs to be informed
the prosecutor in February for alleged unannounced
Responsible for demonstration in court.

Already on December 22, 2018, Drouet was arrested for "carrying a prohibited weapon". He had a stick with him. The process is scheduled to take place on 5 June 2019. In addition, he had to attend a police hearing after he had called on television to "go in" in the presidential palace.

 

The yellow-jacket movement is decentralized and has no clear leadership. Nationwide there were numerous anti-government, partly violent demonstrations in November and December. Just before Christmas, the protests have subsided. A commentator of the station BFM said that with the arrest of Drouet risked the government to make him a martyr.

Source|NEWS BEEZE

London 

The Henry Jackson Society's second Audit of Geopolitical Capability report, which assesses the geopolitical capability of the Group of 20 nations plus Nigeria, ranked Australia as the eighth most capable in the world, ahead of India and Russia.

According to the report said that Russia was kicked out of the elite club, which comprises the world's most powerful nations including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, France, Germany and Italy, after President Vladmir Putin annexed Crimea in 2014.So the prominent London think tank said Australia  became so influential on the world stage, as  it  can to replace Russia and restore the G7 to the G8.

Australia is a member of the G20 which has been meeting annually, including in Australia, since the financial crisis in 2008. But the think tank said there was a case for Australia to enter a more elite club, with Russia, "once seen as a global superpower" being overtaken by Australia in the their new survey.

“In global affairs, large barks often hide small dogs and this seems to be the case with Russia. Once a major geopolitical player, in capability terms it now sits behind Canada, Australia and India," said the report's chief analyst James Rogers.

"In fact, Russia’s decline and Australia’s rise are now so pronounced that there is a prima facie case for Australia to join the G8, taking the seat that Russia has lost."

One of the major factors driving Australia up the index was the Coalition's $80 billion defence spend on new submarines and warships and its ability to project itself in the Indo-Pacific region.

"The purchase of the new Type 26 frigates is only likely to boost Australia’s standing still further," said Mr Brown.

"Australia has profited from its links to the so-called Anglosphere and further investment in institutions like the Five Eyes could help Australia rise higher still," he said

 

China still has plenty of catching up to do

China shot up the index, leapfrogging France to become the third most capable country behind the US and United Kingdom.

The report said while there had been much made of the "decline" of the West, particularly the US following the election of the more isolationist Donald Trump, the data showed Western democracies "still hold a substantial lead over their emerging competitors".

"The US remains by some margin the world’s only superpower: it maintains the largest national base, the most extensive national structure, and has access to overwhelming national instruments, not least awe-inspiring military might," the report said.

"With the exception of China, the other “BRICS” nations – the “BRIS” [Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa) – rank among the bottom half of the major powers, suggesting that 'declinist' narratives in the West are rather inflated," it concluded.

 

The Henry Jackson Society's global audit rankings by nation are:

  1. USA
  2. UK
  3. China
  4. France
  5. Germany
  6. Japan
  7. Canada
  8. Australia
  9. India
  10. Russia
  11. South Korea
  12. Italy
  13. Brazil
  14. South Africa
  15. Argentina
  16. Indonesia
  17. Turkey
  18. Mexico
  19. Saudi Arabia
  20. Nigeria

It is know that  The Group of Seven (G7) is a group consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. These countries, with the seven largest advanced economies in the world, represent 58% of the global net wealth ($317 trillion). The G7 countries also represent more than 46% of the global gross domestic product (GDP) based on nominal values, and more than 32% of the global GDP based on purchasing power parity. The European Union is also represented at the G7 summit.

'Source| Sydney morning Herlad

Thursday, 03 January 2019 23:57

Sex abuse, cover-ups undermined Church

(ANSA) - Vatican City, January 3 -

Clerical sex abuse of minors and cover-ups have seriously undermined the credibility of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis said in a letter to US bishops on Thursday.


    "The credibility of the Church has been strongly called into question and debilitated by these sins and crimes, but especially by the desire to dissimulate and hide, which has generated a greater feeling of insecurity, mistrust and lack of protection in the faithful," he said.


    "The attitude of covering up, as we know, far from helping to resolve the conflicts, has allowed them to perpetuate themselves and to wound more deeply the fabric of relations which today we are called to treat and mend."

Francis said that the fight against abusement "demands a conversion in our minds", in the way "we pray, manage power and money, live authority, and relate between the world and ourselves".
    He aid "the fight against the culture of abuse, the wound of credibility, and the dismay, confusion and discredit in our mission demand, and demand from us, a new and decisive attitude to resolve the conflict".

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