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Ten stories to watch in 2017

A guide to the stories that will be making headlines in 2017 Last year proved beyond all doubt that journalists are terrible at predicting the future. Few commentators foresaw Brexit, the emergence of François Fillon in France or Donald Trump’s presidency. With that in mind, we offer this guide to 10 topics that are likely










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India has one of the biggest armies, but doesn’t use it — Why?

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Neighboring war torn countries have engaged in three wars since 1947 – but while one attacks relentlessly, the other maintains diplomatic restraint. Pakistan soldiers raided an Indian army base in Kashmir, killing 18 Indian soldiers. One member of the governing Bharatiya Janata Party suggested India take a “jaw for a tooth,” but Prime Minister Narendra










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Pope Francis’ response to Indian temple explosion

An explosion was started by firework crackers in a Hindu Temple in Kerala, India. At least 100 people lost their lives and over 200 injured. The major victims of the explosion were worshipers who visited the Puttingal temple in the coastal town of Paravur on Saturday to celebrate a new year festival. A building at the temple










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Brother of Kidnapped Indian Priest in an Extraordinary act for his kid-brother’s Safe return

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The 73-years-old Mathew Uzhunnalil, elder brother of the Indian kidnapped priest (Fr. Tom  Uzhunnalil) has gone on exile from his occupation and family to cry-out to God in an unceasing prayer for the safety of his kid-brother Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil who was kidnapped by ISIS in Aden, Yemen, in early March. Mr. Mathew Uzhunnalil with a painful heart retreated










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Three militants arrested after attacking church during Holy Mass

A Catholic Church was attacked yesterday in India by a group of around 40 to 50 masked militants, in the middle of a Holy Mass. The Church is  Kachna village near Raipur, the state capital of Chhattisgarh. A witness narrated to AFP that the militants matched into the church during mass, chanting loudly some slogans,










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Indian Christians brutalized to death in 2008 to be canonized Saints

Though it has been almost a decade since nearly 100 Christians were murdered in the Indian state of Odisha for refusing to convert to Hinduism, it’s been officially approved to open the cause for sainthood for the murdered Christians. According to CNA, Archbishop John Barwa, speaking on the issue said that the opening of the










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