Pope Francis: no to death penalty and to inhuman prison conditions.

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Hong Kong’s chief executive, Leung Chung-ying said during an interview to some western media that it was impossible to met the pro democracy demands in part because that would mean that the poorest would have a dominant voice in politics. And he said so as a negative fact. Not very social for a leader who had announced that he’s backed by the, so-called, People’s Party in Beijing.

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President Pedro Poroshenko announced that Ukraine will have Russian gas for the winter after his meetings with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Milan. Gazprom CEO said that Ukraine has agreed to all terms set by Russia to reach the agreement. The two leaders didn’t make much progress in the peace process in eastern Ukraine. In Donetsk, the rebels have said that they are ready to stop firing if Russia acts as a guarantor of security in the region.

A government health worker at the Kenema Ebola Treatment Centre in Sierra Leone attends to a victim. Photo: IRIN/Tommy Trenchard

There is a lot of information about the few infected with Ebola in the US and Europe, but not so much about the real core of the problem which is the huge outbreak in Africa and the lack of resources to fight against it and avoid the spread of the virus. with 10,000 new cases per week expected by december Africa needs money and resources as soon as possible to avoid the spread of the virus.

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Malala Yousafzai, 17, has been awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize along  with the Indian children’s activist Kailash Satyarthi, 60. She is the youngest laureate ever of a Nobel prize. As is known she was shot in the head by the Taliban in Pakistan in 2012 because of her activism for the rights of girls […]

At least 3,660 people were killed and 8,756 wounded in eastern Ukraine since mid April to 6 October, the UN Human Rights Office sad on Wednesday. According to the last report the office has, there are 375,792 internally displaced people in Ukraine because of the violence.

Hong Kong – betrayed by China. And abandoned by the British | Anson Chan | The Observer.