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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 862

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Internet traffic broadly affected by electronic attack

By - Ted Bridis, Associated Press Writer

Washington, Jan. 25:Traffic on the many parts of the Internet slowed dramatically for hours early Saturday, the apparent effects of a fast-spreading, virus-like infection that overwhelmed the world's digital pipelines and interfered with Web browsing and delivery of e-mail.

Washington warns against attacks by Islamist cells in Kuwait

Kuwait, Jan. 25: The US warned yesterday that the Islamist cells have been active in Kuwait and might launch new attacks as an apparent al-Qaida network sympathizer was arrested.

PM:Thailand to be first country to set up FTA with China

Bangkok, Jan 25 (TNA): - The government is accelerating steps and procedures so that Thailand will become the first country to set up free trade area with China, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

List of Padma award recipients

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The following is the list of recipients of the Padma awards on the occasion of Republic Day.

CBK set to diss­olve parliament

The Sunday Leader: President Chandrika Kumaratunga is considering the dissolution of parliament and going for a snap general election before the donor conference scheduled for June in Japan, it is reliably learnt.

Anandasangari slams Mangala

The Sunday Leaders: Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) President, V.Anandasangari has said that People's Alliance (PA) Member Mangala Samaraweera's claim that the TULF and its members are becoming or has already become human hostages of the LTTE is "baseless."

Virus-like attack cripples Internet in Asia

Bangkok, (AP), Jan. 25: A virus-like computer infection quickly spreading through the world's digital networks interrupted Internet service in parts of Asia on Saturday, slowing Web browsing and e-mail services in several countries, including India.

Global pressure is on LTTE

Chennai Jan. 25. "There are compelling factors for the LTTE to realise that a separate state is not achievable. The international community will not allow that to happen. Similarly, the Sri Lankan Government has also realised that there can be no solution without the LTTE and if they give up the separate state demand, the just entitlements of the minority Tamils will have to be met," the leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF), R. Sampanthan, said here today.

Thai Govt to develop Phuket Airport as new aviation hub

Phuket, Jan 25 (TNA) - The government has planned to develop a regional airport in this southern resort island of Phuket as a new aviation hub in the South, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Nambiar’s Dec. report takes realistic view of HSZ dilemma

The Island: Any review of the scope and content of the High Security Zones will only come about if the LTTE deposits its weapons to neutral supervision and initiates measures to withdraw from front-line positions into nominated areas, says a report released in December by Lt. Gen. Satish Nambiar, retired chief-of-staff of the Indian army.

Sihala Urumaya asks government if LTTE could have its own army

The Island: The Sihala Urumaya yesterday asked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Defence Minister Tilak Marapana why they still haven’t declared that the LTTE won’t be permitted to maintain their own army in any future power-sharing arrangement.

Sri Lanka to hold referendum before signing peace deal with Tamil Tiger rebels, says report

Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Jan. 26: Sri Lanka's government plans to hold a referendum before signing a final peace deal with Tamil Tiger rebels, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was quoted as saying by a state-run newspaper Sunday.

Nepal anti-rebel police chief shot dead

By Gopal Sharma

Kathmandu (Reuters), Jan. 26: - Suspected Maoist rebels shot dead the chief of Nepal's anti-rebel police force and his wife on the outskirts of Kathmandu early on Sunday, police and officials said.

Internet traffic broadly affected by electronic attack

By - Ted Bridis, Associated Press Writer

Washington, Jan. 25:Traffic on the many parts of the Internet slowed dramatically for hours early Saturday, the apparent effects of a fast-spreading, virus-like infection that overwhelmed the world's digital pipelines and interfered with Web browsing and delivery of e-mail.

Security forces on alert as India celebrates Republic Day amid fears of terrorist attacks

By Nirmala George, Associated Press Writer

New Delhi, India, (AP), Jan. 26: - Tens of thousands of troops and police patrolled the streets of the Indian capital as India showed off its military might Sunday at the annual Republic Day parade amid fears of terrorist attacks.

Washington warns against attacks by Islamist cells in Kuwait

Kuwait, Jan. 25: The US warned yesterday that the Islamist cells have been active in Kuwait and might launch new attacks as an apparent al-Qaida network sympathizer was arrested.

PM:Thailand to be first country to set up FTA with China

Bangkok, Jan 25 (TNA): - The government is accelerating steps and procedures so that Thailand will become the first country to set up free trade area with China, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

List of Padma award recipients

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The following is the list of recipients of the Padma awards on the occasion of Republic Day.

CBK set to diss­olve parliament

The Sunday Leader: President Chandrika Kumaratunga is considering the dissolution of parliament and going for a snap general election before the donor conference scheduled for June in Japan, it is reliably learnt.

Anandasangari slams Mangala

The Sunday Leaders: Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) President, V.Anandasangari has said that People's Alliance (PA) Member Mangala Samaraweera's claim that the TULF and its members are becoming or has already become human hostages of the LTTE is "baseless."


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