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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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Songkran Casualties: Deaths reach a new high

Toll climbs to 199 in first two days, 51 more than in same period last year

"Nababarsho" celebrated in Bangladesh with fanfare

People all over Bangladesh today lebrated the first day of Bengali 'Nababarsho', or New Year with numerous cultural functions and open-air programmes.

Govt told to turn to China and India to reduce blow from Iraq and SARS

The government should refocus its attention towards trade with China and India to compensate for adverse affects of the Iraq war and Asia’s new killer pneumonia, according to a leading research centre.

Attacks on Cameramen: Burmese Junta blames NLD Youth.

People trying to photograph Aung San Suu Kyi have been roughed up by young members of her party, generals say.

Half Brother of Saddam Captured Near Syrian Border

Watban Ibrahim Hasan al-Tikriti, Saddam's half brother, has been captured by British troops near the Syrian border, and handed over to U.S. forces.

Yangonites joyfully celebrate Thingyan Festival

People in Yangon merrily celebrated Akyo day, the first day of Myanmar Water Festival Thingyan 1364 ME today.

US troops battle Iraqis at Tikrit

* US says 5 Iraqi tanks destroyed, 15 killed in crossfire

* 8 killed in Arab-Kurd clashes

* US soldier killed, 4 wounded in Baghdad

* 7 US POWs rescued

* Tension in Najaf

* Saddam’s half brother captured

Shan and Karen conclude Euro lobby trip To Consider Common Position on Burma.

Just as the European Union (EU) is warming up to consider the next six-month common position on Burma on Monday (14 April), Shan and Karen delegates have completed their meetings with some of its key policy-makers, according to a report that came in yesterday (12 April).

US forces push into Tikrit

US troops have launched their battle for Saddam Hussein's last stronghold of Tikrit, with hundreds of tanks said to be attacking the northern city despite a surrender offer by tribal leaders.

US to step into Sri Lanka peace process with conference

The United States will join the search for peace in Sri Lanka, hoping to bolster a painstaking drive to end a searing separatist struggle by Tamil Tiger rebels which has claimed 60,000 lives.

Scientists complete human genome sequence

By Patricia Reaney

Scientists have completed the finished sequence of the human genome, or genetic blueprint of life, which holds the keys to transforming medicine and understanding

India appoints new lobbying firm in US

Keeping in view the fast-changing global scenario, India has appointed a top-ranking new lobbying firm in the US on a monthly remuneration of 50,000 dollars to present its position in proper perspective.

Opposition parties to discuss anti-democratic stand of AIADMK

DMK Chief M Karunanidhi today said a meeting of all opposition parties would be held by the month end to discuss the ruling AIADMK's "anti-democratic" approach in Tamil Nadu assembly and arrest of DMK partymen and workers.

Sri Lanka government bans cloning

The Sri Lankan government will not allow any one to set up cloning base in the country and cloning is banned here, the official Sunday Observer said.

Chinese premier urges controlling SARS

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Sunday urged intensifying efforts to fight against severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, and to bring it under control.

Its difficult being in the family of Saddam Hussein, says son

It is difficult being in the family of Hussein. People want to kill us," Uday, son of Saddam Hussein, wrote to an uncle in 1990 in a letter which a weekly says was found in Uday's palace in Baghdad.