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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 879

APACT Urges Indonesia To Ratify FCTC And Shun The Tobacco Industry

The 2013 Asia Pacific Association for the Control of Tobacco (APACT) Conference was held in August, 2013 in Chiba, Japan to address the prevention and control of tobacco use worldwide, with a special focus on the Asia Pacific region. One of the important achievements of the conference was the signing of A Declaration on Tobacco Control in Indonesia which was adopted by over 785 delegates from 42 countries assembled at the conference.

APACT Urges Indonesia To Ratify FCTC And Shun The Tobacco Industry
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Angela the great!

The 59-year-old German research scientist who was initially trained as a physical chemist, Angela Merkel, became a highly successful politician and an experienced physician to treat Europe’s all ills, mainly economy. Merkel can be proud of her marvelous achievements.

Angela Merkel
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Latest ILO Reports Find Globally The Fall Of The Number Child Laborers

A new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) has found that the global number of child labourers has declined by one third since 2000, with the largest absolute decline in the Asia Pacific region.

Latest ILO Reports Find Globally The Fall Of The Number Child Laborers
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Sri Lanka has welcomed the Framework Agreement Reached between Russia and USA on Syria

Sri Lanka has welcomed the framework agreement reached between the Russian Federation and the USA on the time bound safeguarding and destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons, stockpiles, thereby seeking to resolve this issue through peaceful means.

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U.S. Ambassador Views Rare Sri Lankan Artifacts Preserved with SLR4 million Grant

U.S. Ambassador Michele Sison visited the Yatala Museum on 23rd to view rare antiquities found during the excavations of Yatala Dagaba, which were preserved with a $30,000 (approximately SLR 4 million) grant from the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation.

U.S. Ambassador Views Rare Sri Lankan Artifacts Preserved with SLR4 million Grant
U.S. Ambassador Views Rare Sri Lankan Artifacts Preserved with SLR4 million Grant
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Miss America crowns first winner of Indian descent

Miss New York Nina Davuluri is the new Miss America, but a barrage of racist tweets quickly greeted the crowning of the first winner of Indian descent.

Davuluri - The 24-year-old aspiring physician
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U.S. Embassy Statement on Provincial Elections

We congratulate the people of Sri Lanka on their historic Provincial Council elections on September 21. The high turn-out and participation in all three of the provinces holding elections is a victory for the democratic process.

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President Arrives in New York; Will Address UN General Assembly Sept. 24

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Wickramasinghe Rajapaksa arrived in New York City on Sunday afternoon. President Rajapaksa will attend the 68th session of theUnited Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and is scheduled to deliver his address Sept. 24.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in New York City Sunday afternoon (New York time) and was welcomed by staff members of the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations.  - Photo by Sudath Silva
President Arrives in New York; Will Address UN General Assembly Sept. 24
President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Wickramasinghe Rajapaksa are seen here being welcomed by two Sri Lankan children as staff members of Sri Lanka’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations look on.
President Arrives in New York; Will Address UN General Assembly Sept. 24
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‘So It Is Christmas’ - A dance show directed by the veteran dance teacher Mrs. Kanthi Ranchigoda

This year 'So it is Christmas?' - Which will go on boards on the 25th, 26th and 27th October 2013 at the Lionel Wendt Theatre. The proceeds of the Show will benefit SUROL, The Society for uplift and Rehabilitation of Leprosy patients.

‘So It Is Christmas’ -   A dance show directed by the veteran dance teacher Mrs. Kanthi Ranchigoda
‘So It Is Christmas’ -   A dance show directed by the veteran dance teacher Mrs. Kanthi Ranchigoda
‘So It Is Christmas’ -   A dance show directed by the veteran dance teacher Mrs. Kanthi Ranchigoda
‘So It Is Christmas’ -   A dance show directed by the veteran dance teacher Mrs. Kanthi Ranchigoda
‘So It Is Christmas’ -   A dance show directed by the veteran dance teacher Mrs. Kanthi Ranchigoda
‘So It Is Christmas’ -   A dance show directed by the veteran dance teacher Mrs. Kanthi Ranchigoda
‘So It Is Christmas’ -   A dance show directed by the veteran dance teacher Mrs. Kanthi Ranchigoda
‘So It Is Christmas’ -   A dance show directed by the veteran dance teacher Mrs. Kanthi Ranchigoda
‘So It Is Christmas’ -   A dance show directed by the veteran dance teacher Mrs. Kanthi Ranchigoda
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Outgoing Thai Ambassador calls on President Rajapksa

The outgoing Ambassador of Royal Thai Embassy in Sri Lanka, Mr. Poldej Worachat made his farewell call on President Rajapaksa this morning at Temple Trees.

Ambassador Poldej Worachat is being welcomed by President Rajapaksa.
First Secretary of Royal Thai Embassy in Sri Lanka, Ms. Sirimit Siripala was also present at this occasion. - Pix Sudath Silva
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BlackBerry: the rise and fall of a tech giant

The announcement by BlackBerry about the looming loss of 40% of its workforce in the coming months, has flustered the entire industry to its core for one simple reason: how the arrival of a single game changer can push a giant unceremoniously down from the crest to trough in a relatively short time, regardless of how impressive it has been in its sphere of dominance in the past.

BlackBerry: the rise and fall of a tech giant
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President leaves for New York to address the United Nations General Assembly

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, along with First Lady Shiranthi Wickramasinghe Rajapaksa, left this morning on a five-day visit to New York during which he will address the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), taking place at the UN headquarters in New York City.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa
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