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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 73

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World's fastest PC now in India

Apple Computers on Wednesday unveiled here the Power Mac G5 with a 64-bit desktop processor with a memory expansion capability of up to eight gigabyte.

Night curfew in two areas

A Police curfew was imposed yesterday evening in Kalmunai and Samanthurai to defuse tension that had arisen after two Muslim youths were abducted allegedly by the LTTE at Saindamarudhu.

Govt. dismisses CBK threat

By Shakuntala Perera

The government responded calmly to claims from President's House that President Chandrika Kumaratunga would de-merge the Northern and Eastern provinces if the government failed to provide adequate security to the Muslim community in the East.

EPDP organiser attacked near ICRC office

The LTTEmade an abortive bid to kill EPDP Mannar district organiser Elayathamby Harischandra near the ICRC office.

Hindu Prelate to visit Sri Lanka August 22-29

His Holiness Maha Sannithanam Sivapragasa Thesiga Paramachcharya Swamigal, Head/Thiruvavaduthurai Aadheenam of South India will undertake a visit to Sri Lanka under the auspices of the Ministry of Hindu Religious Affairs.

Solheim to join LTTE experts in Paris

by Manjula Fernando and Rajmi Manatunga

Norwegian special envoy Eric Solheim will travel to France towards the end of next week to join the LTTE constitutional experts in Paris to get a briefing on the outcome of their discussion.

Sri Lankan PM on India visit

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe left on a three-day visit to India.

Study sheds new light on African migration to Asia

By Prasun Sonwalkar, Indo-Asian News Service

Research by Oxford University and its collaborators has shed light on the last 100,000 years of human migration from Africa into Asia.

PM believes in Myanmar's sincerity in cooperation with Thailand on drgs suppression

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra expressed confidence in Myanmar’s sincerity in cooperating with Thailand to cope with the narcotics trade along the common border.

Chinese president meets Myanmar visitor

Chinese President Hu Jintao said that China will work with the Myanmar side to push forward bilateral relations in line with the principle of "treating neighboring countries as friends and partners."

Palestinians flock to Hamas figure's funeral

By Middle East correspondent Mark Willacy

Thousands of Palestinians have turned out for the funeral of a senior Hamas official and his two bodyguards, who were killed in an Israeli missile strike.<

Israel pledges to strike more Palestinian activists as factions set to resume attacks

The Palestinian groups Islamic Jihad and Hamas issued a joint statement formally ending their truce following an Israeli air strike that killed a top Hamas political leader.

India requests for extradition of Union Carbide chief

India has forwarded an extradition request against the former Chairman of the Union Carbide Warren Anderson to US State and Justice Departments.

US Central Command confirms Iraq's - Chemical Ali in custody.

US Central Command confirmed on Thursday that Ali Hassan al-Majid, also known as Iraq's "Chemical Ali", is in the custody of US forces.

UK holds Iran ex-envoy over Buenos Aires Jewish centre bombing

By Gideon Long

Iran's former ambassador to Argentina was arrested by British police in connection with the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish centre which killed 85 people.

Israel Kills Hamas Official

By Nazir Majally • Asharq Al-Awsat

Israel killed senior Hamas official Ismail Abu Shanab in a missile strike, prompting the Palestinian resistance group to abandon a truce it declared eight weeks ago.

Rebel commander: Thai curbs on friends weaken curbs on drugs

A casualty of increased pressure on armed resistance groups along the border by the Thai government happens to be the rupture in the monitoring of drugs across the border, according to a Karen commander.

Two Deals with Burma in the Process of Implementation

Two deals with Burma are in the
process of implementation, said Bangladesh Commerce Minister Amir
Khosoru Mohmud Chowdhury.

Report on extrajudicial killings in Thailand released

The extrajudical killings of over 2000 alleged drug dealers in Thailand earlier this year are the subject of a new report released by the Asian Legal Resource Centre.

Australian PM's China Comments Undermine Bid to Lead U.N. Body: Pressure Needed on China's Rights Record

Prime Minister John Howard's failure to tackle human rights issues in China undermines Australia's bid to lead the U.N. Commission on Human Rights.