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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2528

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Bunker Sadam built, Stands Tough

According to the German architect of the bunker underneath Saddam's
main presidential palace in Baghdad, the Iraqi leader can withstand
anything save a direct hit with a nuclear bomb -- as long he stays
within its walls.

Interior Minister concerned at news of Muslims signing up to fight in Iraq

Interior Minister Wan Muhamad Nor Mattha yesterday voiced concern at rumours that Muslims from the south were joining up to fight in Iraq, saying that while he could not ban anyone from going, the situation in Iraq was extremely dangerous and that there were better ways to help the Iraqi people.

Fujimori will be brought back "by the ears," says Peru

Peru's President Alejandro Toledo pledged disgraced former president Alberto Fujimori "sooner of later will be brought back by the ears" from Japan to face trial.

Baghdad explosions rock the complex of Saddam son.

By Nadim Ladki

Explosions thudded around the edges of Baghdad at first light on Sunday, after a night of attacks on the Iraqi capital and nearby areas where Republican Guard defenders are based.

U.S. court ruling means potential trial for Unocal over Myanmar project

A California appellate court ruling could lead to a trial against Unocal Corp. over allegations that it shares responsibility for abuses allegedly conducted by troops guarding a pipeline project in Myanmar.

Iraqi civilians feed hungry U.S. Marines

Iraqi civilians fleeing heavy fighting have stunned and delighted hungry US marines in central Iraq by giving them food, as guerrilla attacks continue to disrupt coalition supply lines to the rear.

140 more civilians killed in a day

* Suicide bomber kills four US soldiers, Iraq warns of more attacks

* Allies claim killing 200 Baath members, 50 Republican Guards

* Airstrikes on Baghdad, Mosul and Basra

* Kurds claim advance

* Jazeera shows bodies of coalition soldiers

TULF leader would not bow to LTTE orders: Challenges LTTE claim of sole representative of Tamil

By Shelani Perera

TULF President V. Anandasangaree, at serious odds with the LTTE over the past few months, yesterday challenged the LTTE's position as the sole representative of the Tamil people.

Northern province to be surveyed

By Chandani Kirinde

A re-drawing of survey maps of the northern peninsula will commence shortly with assistance from the Norwegian Agency for Development Co-operation (NORAD), Lands Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne said.

Money and sex for visas: Scandal rocks British High Commission

By Chris Kamalendran

The British High Commission in Colombo has been rocked by a money and sex-for-visa scandal amidst reports that Scotland Yard detectives are probing the alleged racket.

Iraq threatens more suicide bombings on US troops

Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan said on Saturday that there would be more suicide bombings against the US troops in Iraq.

Brother of missing US marine still hopeful

The older brother of a Thai-American marine who went missing in action in southern Iraq is optimistic that his brother was just lost and will return alive.

European monitors: No conclusive evidence Sri Lanka rebels behind attack on Chinese boat

European peace monitors in Sri Lanka said Friday there was no conclusive evidence to show that separatist rebels were behind an attack on a Chinese fishing boat that killed 17 people.

US War: Iran sets up 1,000 tents for Iraqi refugees in Sarvabad

Governor of the city of Sarvabad in this western province said on Saturday that some 1,000 tents have been set up in Dezli and Bahramabad camps for probable Iraqi refugees.

Excavation: 18 articles recovered

A stamp stone, a few pieces of glass bangles, a copper coin and earthern toys were among 18 articles recovered during digging at the acquired land here today.

Saddam appears on television, chairing meeting

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was shown on Iraqi state television on Saturday chairing a meeting of his ministers and senior aides.

Britain allays Kuwaiti fears over Iraqi chemical arms

It is difficult for Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, WMD, to become a threat on Kuwait especially after coalition troops have entered Iraqi territories, deputy commander of the US-British land forces, Maj Gen Albert Whitely said in an interview published yesterday.

Britain probing visa racket in Lanka, suspends official

British High Commission here has suspended one of its officials for his alleged involvement in a visa racket in Sri Lanka, even as a police team from London began probing the case, press reports said here today.