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"War never again!" Pope Francis has
urged Bosnians as he celebrated mass in
Sarajevo in front of 65,000 people.
The Pope travelled to Bosnia yesterday
to encourage peace and reconciliation
across the country, which was devastated
by the 1990s war.
He was visibly moved by the testimony
of two priests and a nun about their
experiences of torture during the war.
The Pope also met members of the
Muslim, Orthodox Christian and Jewish
communities during his one-day trip.
Bosnia remains divided along religious
and ethnic lines, 20 years after the fighting.
"War means children, women and the
elderly in refugee camps; it means forced
displacement, destroyed houses, streets
and factories. Above all countless
shattered lives," the Pope Francis said in
his homily at Sarajevo's Kosevo stadium.
"You know this well having experienced
it here," he added in reference to the 1992-
95 conflict, which left some 100,000 dead
and two million displaced.
The Pontiff also warned that the world
faced "a kind of third world war being
fought piecemeal and, in the context of
global communications, we sense an
atmosphere of war."
The war between Christian Orthodox
Serbs and Muslim Bosniaks in the early
90s resulted in deep ethnic divisions.
Pope Francis calls for peace
MAN AND BEAST BATTLE
Saudi Arabia has shot down a
Scud missile fired from across
the border by Yemen s Houthi
rebels and its allies, the state
Saudi Press Agency says.
It was intercepted by a Patriot
missile battery near the south-
western city of Khamis Mushait.
On Friday, four Saudi soldiers
and many Yemeni rebels died in
fighting on the border, the Saudi-
led coalition says.
It says forces loyal to Yemen s
former president, backed by the
Houthis, attacked several Saudi
In a separate development, the
Houthis have agreed to attend
peace talks in Geneva.
The UN-brokered meeting on
June 14, in Switzerland, is aimed
at ending weeks of war that has
claimed more than 2,000 lives.
"We accepted the invitation of
the United Nations to go to the
negotiating table in Geneva with-
out preconditions," Daifallah al-
Shami, a senior member of the
rebels political wing said.
Yemen s government, which is
operating from Riyadh, also said
it would attend.
A Saudi-led coalition has been
bombing rebel positions in Yemen
for ten weeks, in support of the
country s exiled president Abdrab-
buh Mansour Hadi.
The Houthis overran the capital
Sanaa last September and have
gone on to seize most of the coun-
try.Although there have been pre-
vious border skirmishes and dead-
ly rebel fire against Saudi Arabia,
last Friday s battle is only the sec-
ond major ground attack reported
against Saudi territory.
The rebels "aimed to penetrate
our borders", and were eventually
repelled, the Saudi statement
The humanitarian crisis in
Yemen has been described as
"catastrophic" by the UN with
20 million civilians---80 per cent
of the population---in need of
At least 21 people have died
during violence since Thursday in
the Aden area, while there were
intense coalition air raids against
Daleh and Shabwa provinces.
Saudi Arabia 'shoots
down' Yemeni missile
Bullfighter Manuel Jesus "El Cid" performs with a Victorino Martin ranch fighting bull during a
bullfight at Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, Spain, last Friday. Bullfighting is a traditional spectacle in
Spain and the season runs from March to October. AP PHOTO
BEIJING---Chinese soldiers and para-
military police officers have recovered
nearly 300 more bodies from the
cruise ship that capsized last week,
and officials said yesterday that they
would continue searching the muddy
waters of the Yangtze for the more
than 40 people who remained miss-
A day after enormous cranes righted
the overturned Oriental Star and lifted
its four decks above the water line, offi-
cials said they had completed recovery
work in the vessel and started DNA
testing to identify the nearly 400 bodies
that had been taken to mortuaries in
Jianli, the riverside city in central Hubei
Province that is the focus of the recov-
With recovery work complete, the
state broadcaster, China Central Tel-
evision, said investigators would begin
examining the ship in an effort to deter-
mine the cause of the accident, one of
Asia s worst maritime disasters in
The boat, carrying 456 passengers
and crew members, capsised last Mon-
day night in a storm, and officials say
the ship may have been hit by a tor-
nado. Only 14 people survived, includ-
ing the ship s captain, who remains in
Many family members have ques-
tioned why the captain pushed forward
in heavy winds and rain when other
vessels in the area dropped anchor to
wait out the storm.
Most of the passengers on the 11-
day cruise were retirees, and survivors
said there was little warning before the
ship flipped over. Among the bodies
recovered yesterday was that of a three-
year-old girl, found in a fourth-floor
cabin, who had been travelling with
her grandparents, said Liu Xiaowu, a
military commander leading the search
efforts. (New York Times)
300 more bodies found
in China ship disaster
Thick plumes of volcanic ash and
flowing lava are spewing from Mount
Sinabung. About 2,700 people have
been evacuated from the Indonesian
island of Sumatra because of the
increased volcanic activity in the
region during the past two weeks.
Those who have been evacuated are
from four villages south and southeast
of the volcano s crater.
BNPB, the national disaster man-
agement agency for Indonesia, raised
the alert status level for the volcano
Earlier in the week, Mount
Sinabung s lava dome, rounded mounds
built by thick magma, had increased
volume and was unstable, BNPB report-
ed.Photography student Ahmad Zikri
Mohamad Zuki, 23, has been capturing
the eruption for the past week on Insta-
For the past week, he said pyroclastic
flows---avalanche-like hot ash, rocks
and gas---have been rushing down the
sides of Mount Sinabung. These pyro-
clastic flows can cascade down a vol-
cano as fast as 60 miles per hour. And
temperatures can soar above 932
degrees Fahrenheit, according to the
US Geological Survey (USGS). (CNN)
Volcano erupts in Indonesia,
Thick ash, rock fragments and volcanic gases pour from Mount Sinabung in
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