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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1527

Fight against TB in Papua New Guinea: 'Embarrassment of riches' moment?

A country like Papua New Guinea (PNG) with 20% projected economic growth rate, still has half of its population at or below the poverty line, and epidemics like TB, are setting off alarm bells - year after year! "Papua New Guinea is a land of the unexpected! 800 languages, overcrowded households, serious environment challenges - are just some issues that make TB control even more complex. 26% of all new TB patients, are children" said Dr Paison Dakulala, Deputy Secretary to Department of Health, Papua New Guinea.

Dr Paison Dakulala, Deputy Secretary to Department of Health, Papua New Guinea
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A Burmese Perspective: Let us Prepare for the Worst as we cannot hope for the Bes

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strike out against the injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million centres of energy and daring, those ripples built a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance,” were the famous words spoken by Robert Kennedy in the University of Cape Town at the height of the Apartheid Regime way back in 1966.

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Report on Sri Lanka to be released on Wednesday - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today while making his opening address at the 30th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva said that he will release his report and recommendations on Sri Lanka on Wednesday.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein
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Repression of foreign Sponsored Resistance in Balochistan

Recently, Dr. Muhammad Taqi has written an article “Repression, resistance, rapprochement” that was published in renowned English daily of Pakistan. In his article, Dr. Taqi twisted the historical facts and tried to link Geronimo movement with Baloch rebels. He stated that Geronimo led a tiny band of the Chircahua Apaches against the colonisers.

Repression of foreign Sponsored Resistance in Balochistan
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USA, China debate on cyber security issues!

The cyber security issue is one of top concerns of the Obama government and Americans blame China for all cyber related security problems USA is facing.

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As a goodwill gesture: Sri Lanka to release Indian fishermen held for poaching in Lankan waters.

The government has decided to release 16 Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody in view of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s official visit to India. This will be the first official overseas trip by Wickremesinghe since he assumed office of Prime Minister. His wife Maithree will accompany him.

 As a goodwill gesture: Sri Lanka to release Indian fishermen held for poaching in Lankan waters.
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Trincomalee: memorable visit to a tourist paradise

With a depreciating rupee on the horizon while exporters feeling the pinch on many fronts, despite the theoretical advantage offered by the former, there is no more crucial time for an island nation like Sri Lanka to get its tourism strategy right – before it is too late.

Trincomalee: memorable visit to a tourist paradise
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Letter from America: Combating bigotry in Europe

I have noted in the past how religious extremism is on the rise around the globe, which is making the lives of most minorities difficult. It needs to be defeated. So, does fascism.

Letter from America: Combating bigotry in Europe
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