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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2557

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Website Owner Nabbed in Porn Scam

Federal agents arrest a Florida man who authorities say operates
thousands of websites that use misspelled Web addresses to direct
minors to porn sites using a maze of pop-up advertising.

Turmoil over hoisting LTTE flag

By Sunimalee Dias

The Vavuniya town was gripped by tension, when several female LTTE cadres hoisted an LTTE flag in a government-controlled area amidst a gathering at a public building.

LTTE has established a circle of camps in Trincomalee-Wimal

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) alleged that the lives of thousands of Navy personnel in Trincomalee were at stake, "as the government was continuing to keep its mouth shut" over the non-stop Ceasefire violations by the LTTE.

LTTE putting up another camp in Anandankulam, claims SU

by Chatura Pamunuwa

The Sihala Urumaya claimed that the LTTE has moved in to the Anandankulam area about four miles west of Trincomalee to establish another camp.

LTTE counter-proposals before September end

by Ranga Jayasuriya

The LTTE constitutional affairs team which returned to the Wanni was expected to brief their chief Velupillai Prabhakaran on the outcome of the week-long discussions an Paris.

BJP to vote against Mulayam's confidence vote

Setting at rest speculation, BJP decided to vote against the confidence motion to be moved by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav on September eight in the 403-member assembly and also not to stake claim to form the government if the motion is defeated.

Tamil Nadu at last finds site for secretariat

The controversy over where the Tamil Nadu government will build the new secretariat it urgently needs is almost settled.

Jayalalitha invited to visit Russia

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalitha has been invited to visit Russia.

Canned tuna export remains promising

Thailand's export of canned tuna fish is likely to continue to grow since more Americans have turned to consume the product in the wake of the economic slowdown in the United States, according to the KASIKORN Research Center.

Ministry rejects hunger strike claim

The Foreign Ministry yesterday dismissed US claims that Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is on a hunger strike.

PM to pay official visit to Singapore and the Philippines

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra would pay official visits to Singapore and the Philippines on 5-8 September, to further strengthen ties and cooperation with the two ASEAN neighbours.

Ancient beads found in Ratchaburi

Beads dating from the 7th century Dvarati period have been discovered during the renovation of a temple in the eastern province of Ratchaburi.

UNESCAP Members Vow To Fight “Terrifying Challenge” of Aids.

The 59th Commission Session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and
the Pacific (UNESCAP) concluded today with firm commitments from members and associate members, to urgently address profound social problems, especially poverty, unemployment, social exclusion and deadly infectious diseases.

First Iraqi government after Saddam's collapse takes oath

Ministers of the first government formed in Iraq after the collapse of the toppled President Saddam Hussein took their constitutional oaths before members of the Interim governing council.

U.S: Full Marriage Rights for Same-Sex Partners

U.S. state governments should extend civil marriage to same-sex partners to ensure the equality of gay and lesbian people, Human Rights Watch said in a briefing paper released today. The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution will hold hearings on the issue today.

BIMST-EC to launch free trade arrangement

Countries of BIMST-EC, an Asian economic grouping, will enter into a free trade arrangement early next year.

Burma Pro-democracy activists protest against in New Delhi

Over 100 hundreds, Burma pro-democracy demonstrators protest against the country's military rulers, at
Jantamanta in New Delhi, capital of India, after the
U.S State Department said that pro-democracy leader
Aung San Suu Kyi had gone on a hunger strike to
protest her detention by the country's rulers.

Norway to revive Sri Lanka peace process

By Amal Jayasinghe

Norway’s top peace brokers are expected to visit Sri Lanka later this month in another attempt to jumpstart the island’s tottering peace process.

British Lords meet Tamil Tigers

British parliamentarians Michael Ancram and John Ashcroft met with two top Tamil Tiger leaders here today as the guerrillas returned to the island after an internal meeting in Paris.

Dalai Lama eyes end to 45-year exile

By Luke Harding in Dharamsala

In an exclusive interview, Tibet's spiritual leader says China must allow his return without conditions