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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2858

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Audiotape attributed to Saddam acknowledges deaths of Oday, Qusay

A new audiotape attributed to Saddam Hussein and broadcast on Arab satellite station Al-Arabiya, acknowledges the death of the ousted dictator's two sons last week. The tape — the third attributed to Saddam this month — begins with a verse from the Quran. The speaker says Uday and Qusay, killed in a gunfight with U.S. forces, would be martyrs in heaven.

War brought recognition to LTTE — Thamilchelvan

by Kalinga Weerakkody

LTTE political wing leader Thamilchelvan addressing LTTE cadres in the east has said that the government and the international community had recognised it as one of the most powerful military organisations in the world as a result of its 19-year war with the Sri Lankan government. He expressed these comments at a meeting held at the Tharavi camp in Kalawanchchikudi in Batticaloa, the largest camp in the East.

US wants Asean to exert more influence

The United States has urged the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to play an active role in solving the political deadlock in Burma and force the junta to meet Asean standards.

Fake Viagra drugs risky, doctor warns

Consumers of anti-impotence drugs risk getting substandard medicines by placing orders via the Internet or unauthorised drugstores, a urologist warned.

Armitage Suggests Killing Saddam, If Capture Too Dangerous

A top U.S. official suggested that ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein should be killed without hesitation, if capturing him alive meant risking the lives of U.S. soldiers.

Cambodia set for coalition rule

Prime Minister Hun Sen's party won Cambodia's general elections , but fell short of the two-thirds majority it needed to govern, setting the stage for tough bargaining with hostile rivals to form a coalition.

Bush signs law to pressure Myanmar govt to release Suu Kyi

US President George W Bush has signed a bill and issued an executive order putting pressure on the Myanmar government to release the democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners.

Sri Lanka reds reject Tamil Tiger power-sharing

Sri Lanka's main Marxist group which staged two failed rebellions that cost thousands of lives, has announced demonstrations against government plans to share power with Tamil rebels.

Indian American lawyer in McDonald's case wins again

Harish Bharti, the lawyer who won a $10 million settlement from McDonald's Corporation, has emerged victorious in yet another landmark case touching the daily lives of consumers.

JVP accuses govt. of move towards division of country

by Rohan Mathes

In the wake of the LTTE openly flouting instructions of the Norwegian facilitators and the SLMM who he claimed were acting partially in support of the rebel cause the General Secretary of the JVP Tilvin Silva accused the UNF Government of conspiring to bring in a so-called peace-keeping force which will eventually evolve into a armed force finally responsible for the demarcation and division of the country.