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Threat of renewed fighting sparks fresh flood of refugees in Myanmar

MYITKYINA (SE): “When the fighting starts again, it will be the ordinary people who suffer the most,” Nhkum Gam, told the Sunday Examiner from the Myitkyina, the capital of the Kachin state in the north of the Union of Myanmar, where violence flared in early July between the State Peace and Development Council (former name for the national government of Myanmar) and the Kachin Independent Army (KIA), an extremely strong separatist movement.

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World Youth Day is a microcosm of today’s Catholicism amidst the secular

HONG KONG (SE): Although World Youth Day has become a repetitive event and, even though it stretches over a whole week and still hangs onto the misnomer of day, which derived from the initial single-day celebration launched by Pope John Paul II in Rome in 1985, it remains a call to young Catholics the world over to carry their Catholic identity with pride.

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