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Relocation plan a drag on Komodo islanders

JAKARTA (UCAN): Villagers from Indonesia’s famed Komodo Island are resisting an Indonesian government plan to relocate them as part of a purported effort to conserve the giant reptiles known as Komodo dragons. On July 19, hundreds protested in front of local government offices demanding authorities abort the plan.
 
On July 22, dozens of residents voiced their concerns at a meeting with government representatives at West Manggarai district council in Labuan Bajo, on the island of Flores, the gateway to Komodo National Park.
 

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Conflict rises as United States moves embassy

JERUSALEM (Agencies): “We need to pray more for peace and our conversion and for all,” Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Jerusalem’s Latin Patriarchate said in a statement as the United States of America (US), inaugurated its new embassy in Jerusalem amid violent protests between Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers., La Croix reported. 
 

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Protests highlight Women’s Day in the Philippines

MANILA (UCAN): Women advocates dressed in pink and purple shirts hit the streets of Philippine cities to join protest rallies marking International Women’s Day on March 8.
 
They sang, danced, and chanted slogans as they marched to demand justice for victims of killings, housing for the poor, equal rights, among other issues.
 
The protesters demanded justice and accountability for what they described as the slaughter of women under the 21-month-old administration of the president, Rodrigo Duterte.
 

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