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Sri Lanka to Explore a New Government

By Amy Waldman

In a development that seems to put even more distance between Sri Lanka and the war that has killed 64,000 of its people, negotiators for its government and Tamil rebels agreed yesterday to explore a federal model for the country.

The passing away of General Ne Win is diplomatically a non-event.

There are no condolence messages forthcoming from head of states, even from any ASEAN countries on the passing away of General Ne Win, the former head of state of Burma. The passing of Ne win is considered an unusual event as the event is so far not officially announced by the Burmese government.

Arab men in Gulf Countries are reduced to hereditary serfdom, for which Saudia is no exception.

By - K.T.Rajasingham

This is fifth part of a six-part article series about the Arab Countries located Gulf region, which falls, within the Asian continent. Hereditary monarchs rule these countries and the ordinary Arab man in these countries are nothing but people reduced to hereditary serfdom by these all-powerful monarchs.

PM: My name should not be brand name of Thai products

Bangkok, Dec 6 (TNA): - Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Friday turned down a proposal to use his name as the brand name of Thai products to be sold in the world market, saying manufacturers' names should be, instead, used to honor their work.

Is That Really You? Check My DNA

By Kristen Philipkoski

Dec. 06:Retinal scans. Fingerprints. Face scans. In the post 9/11 world, these kinds of biometric measures are increasingly used in public places like government offices, airports and rental car kiosks.

Thai Police Arrested Shan Singer

Bangkok, Dec. 06: According to the report of Bangkok Post Friday, Mae Hong Son governor Supoj Laowansiri refused to open the fair after hearing about the band and ordered provincial defense chief to make an inquiry for fear of repercussions on Thai-Myanmar relations

The Moral of the Story: Pay your bills

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

Nick the Dragon Slayer had a long-standing obsession to
nuzzle the beautiful Queen's voluptuous breasts, but he knew
the penalty for this would be death. One day he revealed his
secret desire to his colleague, Horatio the Physician, who
was the King's chief doctor.

India will not allow ‘Eelam’ — Anura

The Island: SLFP Member of Parliament Anura Bandaranaike who returned from New Delhi with MP Dr. Sarath Amunugama yesterday claimed that New Delhi had assured that India would not allow a separate ‘Eelam’ state in Sri Lanka and they would pursue the extradition of LTTE leader V. Prabhakaran wanted for the murder of Rajiv Gandhi.

Japan to handle economic, development issues — Ranil

From Shamindra Ferdinando in Tokyo

The Island:Subsequent to a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi at his office yesterday (5) afternoon, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Japan will handle economic and development issues relating to the Oslo-led peace process.

Poverty alleviation, main goal of SAARC — President

The Island: The following is the full text of the President’s message:

PM asked to set up single drugs agency

Bangkok Dec 7 (TNA) - Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra will be asked to set up a new drugs control agency in which existing drugs bodies will be integrated, according to Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Chavalit Yongchaiyudh.