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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 727

Access to medicines is key to reducing suffering from asthma

Asthma causes disabling symptoms in millions of people who struggle to breathe, making ordinary activities extraordinarily difficulty – things like going to school, working at a job, looking after children or aging parents, running or even walking. About 235 million people in the world suffer from asthma and the number is increasing – asthma is a neglected epidemic.

Access to medicines is key to reducing suffering from asthma
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U.S. Funds Renovation of Children’s Park in Kilinochchi

U.S. Ambassador Michele J. Sison declared open a U.S. Government funded $97,925 (12 million rupees) renovated children's park for residents of Karachchi, Kilinochchi on May 4 alongside the Honorable Child Development and Women's Empowerment Minister, Tissa Karaliyadda.

Ambassador Sison and Minister Karaliyadda explore the renovated children’s park.
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Sri Lanka committed to protecting the elders -Dr. Palitha Kohona

"Sri Lanka’s development strategies have been “people-centric.” Ours has been a more inclusive and socially sustainable approach. We do not view elders as a drain on the national budget.

 Dr. Palitha Kohona
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UN: Force-feeding at Guantanamo 'torture'

The UN human rights office has condemned force-feeding hunger strikers at Guantanamo Bay, calling it ‘torture’ and a breach of international law.

A US military guard stands at Camp Delta detention compound in Guantánamo Bay
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Bangladesh passed a “tough law” banning smoking in public places

The Parliament of Bangladesh has just passed a “tough law” banning smoking in public places, including on transport. According to this new law those who violate the law will be slapped and a fine of 300 TKs will be fined.

Bangladesh  passed a “tough law” banning smoking in public places
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Paramakudi Police Firing:Report to be submitted to Jayalalithaa on 7th May

Justice Sampath Commission, which was appointed by the Tamil Nadu Government to inquire in to the Paramakudi Police Firing incident is likely to submit its Report on May 7.

Justice Sampath (second from left), inspecting the firing place at Five Point Junction at Paramakudi.
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Annual National Rally at Paduwa in 2013

The migrant Sri Lankans living in Italy gathered for the 15th consecutive year at Paduwa recently to take part in their annual national rally organized by Mons. Neville Joe Perera, the national coordinator for the Sri Lankan catholics in Italy.

Annual National Rally at Paduwa in 2013
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Annual National Rally at Paduwa in 2013

The migrant Sri Lankans living in Italy gathered for the 15th consecutive year at Paduwa recently to take part in their annual national rally organized by Mons. Neville Joe Perera, the national coordinator for the Sri Lankan catholics in Italy.

Annual National Rally at Paduwa in 2013
Annual National Rally at Paduwa in 2013
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Bangladesh – A Nation Divided? – Part 5

Crime should never be condoned and criminals need to be punished for their crimes. So, in the context of Bangladesh/East Pakistan of 1971 who should be punished for all those crimes that took the lives of so many – probably anywhere from 50,000 to 3 million, depending on whose version one accepts?

Bangladesh – A Nation Divided? – Part 5
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TAGDV honors veteran stage artist S Ve Shekher

Tamil Association of Greater Delaware Valley (TAGDV) in Philadelphia honored veteran stage and movie artist S Ve Shekher with a Lifetime achievement award for promoting social causes like blood, eye and organ donation through stage plays and for a world record of competing 5800 stage shows.

Julian Krinsky honors S Ve Shekher
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British Prime Minister David Cameron will attend CHOGM in Sri Lanka - Dr. Chris Nonis

British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Foreign Secretary William Hague, will be attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka, Dr Chris Nonis, Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the UK confirmed.

British Prime Minister David Cameron with Dr. Chris Nonis Sri Lanka High Commissioner in UK
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US eased travel ban on Myanmar officials

The United States government lifted a visa ban on Thursday on former Myanmar's military officials, their business partners, and immediate families to support reforms in the country.

Myanmar President Thein Sein
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The Demise of TV: video streaming sites accelerate the endgame

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com and the most innovative, living-technical visionary of our time, is doing what exactly late Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, used to do up until his death: defining our future needs on our behalf and then arranging the landscape for smooth adaptation, while taking the mere mortals by complete surprise.

The Demise of TV: video streaming sites accelerate the endgame
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