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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2558

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Tomatoes can see in the dark and they will blush.

Compiled by - V.Rajeny

A woman's garden is growing beautifully but the darn tomatoes
won't ripen. There's a limit to the number of uses for green
tomatoes and she's getting tired of it. So she goes to her
neighbor and says, "Your tomatoes are ripe, mine are green.
What can I do about it?"

Thai Muslims Urge Boycott at U.S. Embassy Rally

Bangkok (Reuters), Feb. 06: - Hundreds of Thai Muslims rallied outside the U.S. embassy in Bangkok Thursday, accusing Washington of unfairly vilifying Iraq and calling for a boycott of American products. Some 300 protesters blocked one lane of a busy six-lane street in front of the embassy, waving anti-American placards and shouting slogans against President Bush.

Railroad closed after train crash

Bangkok, Feb 6 (TNA): - The Bangkok-Nong Khai railroute has been temporarily closed since last night followng a train crash in Lop Buri province, which killed five passengers and injured about 45 others, according to a T.V. news report.

Bangladesh takes back immigrants

Kolkata, Feb 6: Bangladesh on Thursday took back 213 migrants, mostly snake-charmers, who had been stranded at the Indo-Bangladesh border after being denied entry by Indian authorities, an official said.

Tamil Nadu Government should stop Indian Fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters.

Mannar, Feb. 06: Indian fishermen continue to poach in the Sri Lankan waters in the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Strait regions. Unfortunately the Tamil Nadu Government closes its eyes to the breach of law by its fishermen

Donors see foreign aid to Sri Lanka doubling

TOKYO, Wednesday (Reuters): International donors said today economic aid to Sri Lanka could double in the next few years to support a delicate peace process to end two decades of conflict that had devastated the South Asian nation.

Narcotics Crackdown: FDA drug warehouse nearly full

Bangkok, Feb. 06: The Food and Drug Administration's warehouse for storing seized narcotics pending disposal is nearly full, creating bad smells in the neighbourhood, in the wake of the government's stepped-up crackdown on illicit drugs, FDA officials said yesterday.

SSA seizes ya ba haul bound for Thailand

By - Wiwatchai Somkam

Bangkok, Feb. 06: A Shan rebel leader said yesterday that his troops have seized 280,000 methamphetamine pills destined for the streets of Thailand's major cities after a major clash with drug traffickers on the Thai-Burmese border.

Thailand joins the world in following up US report to UN on Iraq weapon case

Bangkok, Feb 6 (TNA): Thailand on Wednesday joined the world in closely following up the United States' report to the United Nations on evidences of Iraq's possession of weapons of mass destruction.

Human rights to take center stage at Sri Lanka peace talks

By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer

Berlin, (AP) Feb> 05: - Human rights are expected to take center stage during this week's talks between Sri Lanka's government and Tamil Tigers rebels, officials said Wednesday.

India plans test of long-range missile this year

Bangalore (Reuters), Feb. 06: - India plans to test this year a long-range version of its nuclear-capable Agni missile that will be able to strike deep into China.

Powell demands UN action over Iraq

By Guy Dinmore - at the United Nations

United Nations, Feb. 06:Colin Powell, secretary of state, on Wednesday demanded that the United Nations Security Council respond "effectively and immediately" to a catalogue of defiance by Iraq.

Yaseen Malik arrested in Srinagar

Srinagar, Feb 6 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leader Yasin Malik was put under preventive detention here on Thursday. He was leading a protest march demanding the return of the remains of a separatist leader hanged and buried in Tihar jail 19 years ago.