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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2836

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Sect Claims Second Clone Is Born

Amsterdam, Netherlands, (AP) Jan. 05: Clonaid, the company that claims to have produced the first human clone, said Saturday it has produced a second one, a girl born to a Dutch lesbian.

Sri Lankan government, Tamil Tiger rebels agree to resettle families during peace talks

Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, (AP), Jan. 7: Sri Lanka's government and Tamil Tiger rebels on Tuesday agreed to work to resettle families displaced by the 19-year ethnic war, but sidestepped the contentious issues of disarming the guerrillas and troop withdrawals.

Sri Lanka peace talks side-step disarming issue

By Scott McDonald - Reuters

Nakorn Pathom, Thailand, (Reuters), Jan. 6: The Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tigers on Tuesday side-stepped the divisive issue of disarming the rebels inside military zones during peace talks to end the island's two-decade ethnic war.

BJP fact-finding team visits gangrape victims

Lakhisarai (Bihar),(PTI), Jan. 07: Bihar unit of BJP today demanded arrest within 48 hours of armed desperados who allegedly abducted six women and gangraped two of them at Gopalpur village in Lakhisarai district on New Year's day, besides transfer of the officer-in-charge of the Barahiya police station.

Govt ready to evacuate Thai workers from Middle East

Bangkok, Jan 7 (TNA): The government is prepared to evacuate Thai workers from Israel and other countries in the Middle East if conflicts in the region escalate, according to Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai.

HSZ issue: Ball in LTTE court, says govt.

by Namini Wijedasa

The Island: A solution to the High Security Zones issue can be found if the LTTE allows the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission to verify that their long range weapons are out of range of strategic locations such as Palaly airbase and the Kankesanthurai port, a government official closely connected with the peace process told ‘The Island.'

Resettling IDPs in HSZs lower down in 4th round: Humanitarian issues top talks agenda

by Zacki Jabbar

The Island:The fourth round of government - LTTE peace talks got off to a delayed start at the Rose Garden Golf Resort in Nakhom Pathom,Thailand yesterday after the two sides had to first sort out the agenda in view of the dispute over the process of Internally Displaced Persons(IDP’s) being resettled in the Jaffna High Security Zones.

Suu Kyi not allowed to phone in message

By W. Chandrakanth

Buddhism is the Panacea for curbing terrorism and other sins - Aung San Suu Kyi

Special interview with Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's leader of the Opposition, conducted by South Korea’s "Buddhism" newspaper appeared when the newspaper recently celebrated its 43rd Anniversary.

Sri Lankan government negotiators, Tiger rebels open crucial round of peace talks

Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, (AP), Jan. 6: Sri Lankan government and Tamil rebel negotiators began a new round of peace talks Monday amid tension over disarming the guerrillas and closing army camps in Tamil areas.

Myanmar junta leader departs on visit to China

Yangon, Myanmar, (AP), Jan. 05: The leader of Myanmar's ruling junta left Monday for a six-day state visit to China, a close economic and military ally of a regime that is shunned by the West for suppressing democracy.

Sri Lanka Peace Talks Start on Calm Note

Nakorn Pathom, Thailand, (Reuters), Jan. 06: The Sri Lanka government and Tamil Tiger rebels ended a first day of peace talks Monday by agreeing to speed up rehabilitation projects while pushing back acrimonious military negotiations.

Bahraini women demand unified civil status law

Bahrain, Jan. 06: Scores of Bahraini women yesterday organized a silent sit in, in the courtyard of the ministry of justice in Manama demanding a unified civil status law.

Dalai Lama arrives for Kalchakra Puja

Gaya (Bihar), (PTI), Jan. 07: Amidst tight security, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrived here today to participate in a nine-day long Buddhist festival, Kalchakra Puja.
The Kalchakra Puja is one of the most sacred rituals of Buddhism's Mahayana sect. Over 80,000 devotees from Indian and abroad have already here arrived for the ceremony.