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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2557

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U.N. Cites Child Recruiters But Omits Leading Offenders

New York, Dec. 16: A landmark report to the U.N. Security
Council brings needed scrutiny to governments and armed groups using
children as soldiers, but omits some of the world's worst offenders,
Human Rights Watch said today.

Govt. officials dumb over suspected LTTE weapons ship

The Island: Government officials were unable to comment regarding a suspected mystery weapons ship spotted over 100 nautical miles north-east of Mullaitivu on Friday.

N-E solution only after safeguarding rights of East Muslims — Ranil

by Cyril Wimalasurendre, Kandy Staff Corr.

The Island: Any solution with regard to the problem in the North-East will be decided only after ensuring the rights of Muslim community in the East, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told a largely attended meeting held at Madawala to celebrate the National Meelad Un-Nabi festival on Sunday.

Father irked over son’s orders not being followed: Minister sacks security staff

by Divaina Corr. Hemantha Randunu

The Island: A powerful Minister from the Southern province had got rid of 11 security personnel given for his protection saying that if they cannot work according to his orders, they should leave.

The answer must be Jesus...but sounds like a squirrel.

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

A pastor was giving the children's message during church. For
this part of the service, he would gather all the children
around him and give a brief lesson before dismissing them for
children's church. On this particular Sunday, he was using
squirrels for an object lesson on industry and preparation.
He started out by saying, "I'm going to describe something,
and I want you to raise your hand when you know what it is."
The children nodded eagerly.

Myanmar gets low-calibre Indian artillery

New Delhi: In line with its new policy of doing business with the military junta in Myanmar, India has begun shipping low-calibre artillery pieces, ammunition and pyrotechnic signalling devices to Yangon.

Word Hindu not linked to any religion: Sudarshan

Ratlam,(PTI) Dec. 16: RSS chief K S Sudarshan has said the word 'Hindu' was not linked with any religion and maintained that it stood for all those who considered India as their motherland.

Four convicted for Dec 13 Indian Parliament attack

New Delhi,(PTI) Dec. 16 : A year after the suicide terrorist attack on Parliament, a Delhi court today convicted four persons finding three of them guilty of waging war against India in conspiracy with Pakistani militants and attempting to assassinate the Prime Minister, Home Minister and other VVIPS.

Myanmar to follow Doi Tung Royal Project

Bangkok, Dec 16 (TNA): Myanmar will use a royal project on the development of Doi Tung as an example for addressing its narcotic problem, according to a T.V. news report.

Villagers unearth dinosaur

By Sirinart Sirisunthorn

The Nation: Dec. 17 - Villagers have unearthed the first dinosaur fossils to be discovered in the North, Environment Minister Prapat Panyachatraksa revealed yesterday