China, Pakistan ink $2 billion deal to build power plant in Sindh

BEIJING: China and Pakistan today signed a $2 billion agreement to jointly build a massive coal- fired power station in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province.
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The Chinese Communist Party cracks down on religion: All party members must be atheist

If members have practiced religion in the past they must ‘rectify’ their beliefs

By Emma Finamore

Applicants to the Communist Party of China (CPC) will be rejected in future if they are found to embrace any religion, and existing members forced to denounce their beliefs.

Party authorities in Zhejiang province said that the pre-examination system for recruiting CPC members should be improved and stricter rules on religion should be implemented.

Li Yunlong, a professor at the Party School of the CPC Central Committee told The Global Times: “Party members are banned from joining religions. Believing in communism and atheism is a basic requirement to become a Party member.”

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KENYA: Muslims protect Christians from Islamist massacre on Kenyan bus

Muslims on a bus stopped by suspected al-Shabab militants helped disguise Christians in an effort to spare them from a massacre. The al-Qaeda affiliate executed 28 non-Muslims on a bus in the same area last year.

Al-Shabab militants from Somalia on Monday sprayed a bus with gunfire in northeast Kenya before boarding and demanding Muslims separate from non-Muslims, but Muslims refused the order and helped disguise Christian passengers.

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