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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2902

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Infosys settles sexual harassment lawsuit

Infosys Technologies Limited Monday announced that it has entered into a settlement with Reka Maximovitch in connection with a sexual harassment lawsuit she filed against Phaneesh Murthy, a former member of the Board and the company.

Vitamin C -- effective treatment of SARS: Australian doctors

Two Australian doctors believed massive doses of injected vitamin C could effectively treat severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

Riyadh bombing attacks: Powell says at least 10 Americans killed

Hours before a visit by the US secretary of state, attackers shot their way into three gated compounds housing Westerners and others and set off car bombs in Saudi Arabia's capital city. At least 10 people were killed and 60 were injured, hospital and security officials said.

Sri Lanka aid meeting to go on despite LTTE boycott

By Lindsay Beck

Sri Lanka said on Tuesday it was still preparing for a donor conference in Tokyo despite no sign from Tamil Tiger rebels they will attend the meeting, which it is hoped will raise billions for rebuilding after 20 years of war.

Govt to send diplomatic team to clear up EU prawn problems

The government is preparing to send a diplomatic team to Europe in a bid to win concessions from the European Union (EU) concerning the inspection of Thai prawn exports; while hoping to win a breakthrough in the standoff surrounding the export of Thai chicken products, a senior government advisor announced yesterday.

Lotteries Board standoff: Goon squad sent by three ministers attacked Govt. Press, charges P.A.

by Rohan Mathes

In defiance of the take-over of the functions of the Development Lotteries Board (DLB), by the President, a ‘goon squad’ had carried out the attack on the Government Press, to unconstitutionally and unethically impede the printing of the Extraordinary Gazette notification ordered by the President, for the first time in Sri Lanka’s history of printing Gazette notifications, PA spokesman Sarath Amunugama said yesterday at a press briefing at the Opposition Leader’s office.

Thai PM arrives on 14 for Vesak observances here

Prime Minister of Thailand Thaksin Shinawatra will arrive in the country on May 14 to participate in the vesak observances.

LTTE — TNA pow-wow today

MPs of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) are expected to meet the LTTE today.

Lotteries Board crisis: Govt. Printer awaits decision of the Attorney General.

by Dilanthi Jayamanne

The crisis on the Development Lotteries Board (DLB) loomed large with government Printer Neville Nanayakkara awaiting a decision by the Attorney General whether to print or not the Gazette notification bringing the DLB under the President.

Bombs Rock Riyadh

By Raid Qusti & Mohammed Alkhereiji

Four explosions rocked the national capital last night, and witnesses told Arab News that many people were wounded.

Tourist tower at historic Myanmar site throws preservation into question

The awe-inspiring temples and stupas of Myanmar's ancient city Pagan are to be joined by a 60-meter high viewing tower that could help boost tourism revenue, but the plans are rekindling concern over commitment to cultural heritage preservation.

Figures show couples wait longer to marry In Myanmar.

By Nwe Nwe Aye

Couples are marrying about four years later than 10 years ago and more women are choosing to remain single, according to figures compiled by the Maternal and Child Health Division.

Norwegian FM to meet Prabhakaran

Norwegian Foreign Minister Dan Petersen is arriving here on Wednesday to try to persuade Tamil Tiger chief Velupillai Prabhakaran to rejoin the peace process from which he pulled out last month.

Funds for Thai eateries overseas

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has promised to lend funds to Thais living overseas who want to open Thai restaurants in their adopted lands.

Turmeric could spice up trade

Turmeric, or kamin chan, has the potential to be a serious earner of foreign currency, the public health minister said.

"Dr. Germ," military leader of Iraq, in U.S. custody

By Will Dunham

U.S. forces have taken into custody two more key figures from Iraq's toppled government, the British-educated microbiologist dubbed "Dr. Germ" and the former armed forces chief of staff, officials said on Monday.

Burmese Refugee on the rise: Unfortunately Thailand does not recognise Shans as Refugees.

Despite recent measures taken by Rangoon to check the flow of migrants into Thailand, aid workers in Thailand are witnessing a significant increase in the number of refugees coming to the border, according to an informed source in Chiangmai.

Vajpayee leaves for Manali on holiday

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Tuesday took off for the hills of Himachal Pradesh on a weeklong holiday that some officials say will give him time to ponder over his peace moves with Pakistan.