Day: March 22, 2013

Pope urges dialogue with Islam

Source: Reuters, by Philip Pullella. (Reuters) – Pope Francis urged the West on Friday to intensify dialogue with Islam and appealed to the world to do more to combat poverty and protect the environment. Speaking in Italian, the new pontiff said richer countries should fight what he called “the spiritual […]

China to create home-grown operating system

Source: BBC China is working with software firm Canonical on an open-source operating system customised for Chinese users. The collaboration will produce a version of Canonical’s Ubuntu operating system called Kylin which will be released in April. The deal is part of a five-year plan by China to get more people using […]

Bekasi church bulldozed over permit issue

The Jakarta Post: After years of struggle to obtain a building permit for their house of worship, the congregation of the Batak Protestant Church (HKBP) in Taman Sari, Setu district in Bekasi regency, watched the local administration demolish their unfinished church building. “It’s over. The church building was demolished at […]