Today’s news: Chinese planes fly over the median line of the Taiwan Strait. Although the Philippine Church condemns these events, people are still being crucified in Pampanga on Good Friday. In Cambodia, 19 Japanese have been arrested on charges of organizing phone scams. Nuclear cooperation agreement between Russia and Vietnam.
An Italian tourist – Alessandro Parini, a 35-year-old native of Rome – died and seven other people were injured in a terrorist attack carried out by a Palestinian on the Tel Aviv waterfront. The attack follows another that occurred yesterday morning, in the north of the Jordan Valley: two sisters who lived in a settlement died when the car they were traveling in was shot; the mother fights for her life. The events extend the tragic trail of blood in these days in which the celebrations of the Christian Easter, the Jewish holiday of Pesaj and the Islamic Ramadan are interspersed with clashes, rocket launches and incursions by the Israeli Air Force.
Forty-two Chinese fighter jets briefly crossed the Taiwan Strait dividing line. The event occurred at the start of some military exercises that Beijing decided to organize in response to President Tsai Ing-wen’s meeting with the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, in Los Angeles.
Eight people were nailed to a cross to recreate the sufferings of Jesus Christ in a bloody good friday tradition which attracts thousands of devotees and tourists in the Philippines, despite the fact that the Catholic Church opposes these practices. Crucifixions in the farming town of San Pedro Cutud in Pampanga province (north of Manila) have resumed after a three-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Nineteen Japanese citizens were arrested in Cambodia for his alleged involvement in phone scams in Japan, as part of an offensive by the Tokyo authorities against organized crime groups based outside the country. In January, police investigated a hotel in the southern province of Sihanoukville after the Japanese embassy reported a suspected group of scammers operating there.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the state of Telangana today for the inauguration of the high-speed rail line Secunderabad-Tirupati. The train connects Hyderabad, India’s information technology capital, with Tirupati’s Venkateswara temple, a major Hindu place of worship. It is the second high-speed train to open in Telangana in just three months.
The Russian company Rosatom signed a contract with the Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute in the Vietnamese province of Dongai. The details of the agreement will be defined in June, in the presence of the Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Dmitry Černisenko, after a tender that will open in the coming days in the field of nuclear science and technology, and which will be entrusted to the Russians.
The Russian region of Khabarovsk, in the Far East, where citizens have been demanding the release of former governor Sergei Furgal for three years, has been recognized as the “most troubled” region of the entire country. The facilities of the Roskomnadzor, the censorship institute, highlighted that in the last year there were more than 800 arrests for protests.