THREE-YEAR-OLD TO BE WORSHIPED AS “LIVING GODDESS”

29th September 2017 . by incontext_adm

29 SEPTEMBER 2017 – A three-year-old girl has been named Kathmandu’s next “living goddess” after her predecessor retired. Trishna Shakya has been named the new Kumari of Nepal’s capital, continuing an ancient tradition that sees young girls worshipped as the living embodiment of the Hindu goddess Taleju. She was selected ahead of three other candidates after a 21-day…

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ISSUE 181 | 28 SEPTEMBER 2017

28th September 2017 . by incontext_adm

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SAUDI ARABIA TO ALLOW WOMAN TO DRIVE

28th September 2017 . by incontext_adm

28 SEPTEMBER 2017 – Women will be allowed to drive for the first time next summer in Saudi Arabia, the ultra-conservative kingdom announced on Tuesday, marking a significant expansion of women’s rights in the only the country that barred them from getting behind the wheel. While women in other Muslim countries drove freely, the kingdom’s…

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“WE ARE TOTALLY PREPARED” TRUMP RESPONDS TO NORTH KOREAN THREAT

27th September 2017 . by incontext_adm

27 SEPTEMBER 2017 – President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Tuesday that any U.S. military option would be “devastating” for Pyongyang, but said the use of force was not Washington’s first option to deal with the country’s ballistic and nuclear weapons program. “We are totally prepared for the second option, not a preferred option,” Trump…

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IRAQ’S KURDS VOTE ON INDEPENDENCE

26th September 2017 . by incontext_adm

26 SEPTEMBER 2017 – Iraqi Kurds voted Monday in a landmark referendum on supporting independence, a move billed by the Kurdish leadership as an exercise in self-determination but viewed as a hostile act by Iraq’s central government. Neighboring Turkey even threatened a military response. To Baghdad, the vote threatens a redrawing Iraq’s borders, taking a…

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WEEK 1: What’s in Your Hands?

25th September 2017 . by incontext_adm

“On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ When He had said this, He showed them His hands and his side… Jesus said to them again, ‘… As the Father has…

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MERKEL WINS FOURTH TERM

25th September 2017 . by incontext_adm

25 SEPTEMBER 2017 – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term while nationalists have made a historic surge in federal elections. Her conservative CDU/CSU bloc has seen its worst result in almost 70 years but will remain the largest in parliament. Its current coalition partner, the social democratic SPD, says it…

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FILIPINOS MARK 45 YEARS OF MARTIAL LAW

21st September 2017 . by incontext_adm

22 SEPTEMBER 2017 – Thousands of people have protested in the Philippines on the 45th anniversary of the declaration of martial law in the country, while denouncing what they say are President Rodrigo Duterte’s authoritarian tendencies and his bloody crackdown on illegal drugs. Hundreds of riot police on Thursday were deployed in the capital, Manila,…

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INFOGRAPHICS

20th September 2017 . by incontext_adm

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