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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2555

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Kennedy Calls Case For War A \"Fraud\": Senator also accuses Bush of bribing foreign leaders

The case for going to war against Iraq was a fraud “made up in Texas” to give Republicans a political boost, Sen. Edward Kennedy said.

Ban on drinks adverts looms

The government will introduce new restrictions on advertising for alcohol, energy drinks and caffeine-laced beverages on October 1.

Interim administration proposals will be discussed with other parties: PM

by Rashomi Silva

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the government will discuss the proposals on the interim administration with the other political parties before arriving at a final conclusion.

LTTE area leaders deny construction of camps in Govt. controlled areas

by Ranil Wijayapala and Trincomalee correspondent

The LTTE Trincomalee area leaders told a press conference that they have not constructed a single camp in government controlled areas in Trincomalee violating the Ceasefire Agreement as accused by some political parties in the South.

Britain reiterates full support for peace process

Britain reiterated it was ready to offer political and practical support to Sri Lanka in resolving the ethnic conflict and in economic development.

Facilitators meet PM for talks

By Ranga Sirilal

The Norwegian facilitators met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees to officially inform him that the LTTE would submit its counter proposals on the Interim Administration by the middle of next month.

Member of Iraq's Governing Council shot as clashes reported in Fallujah

Akila al-Hashemi, a member of Iraq's Governing Council was shot. She was seriously wounded.

Advani describes his feelings on court judgement as 'mixed'

Asking HRD minister not to quit, Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani described his feelings on the Rae Bareli court judgement exonerating him as "mixed" and said it could have been one of "elation" had the remaining seven accused also been freed.

Japan PM re-elected party leader, focus on cabinet

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi was re-elected for a three-year term as head of his party on Saturday, enabling him to keep the premiership and lead his coalition into a general election as early as November.

Back to school for teacher Thaksin

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is to dust off his teaching skills while visiting a Bangkok school.

PM:Construction of new dam to be last alternative of measures to solve flood problems

The government is studying measures to address flood problems in the North and Northeast, with the construction of the Kang Sue Teng Dam to be the last alternative, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

UN votes overwhelmingly to spare Arafat

The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to adopt a resolution demanding that Israel not carry out its threat to 'remove' Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat.

Israeli telescope will ride on Indian satellite

An Israeli telescope is expected to ride into space on an Indian geo-synchronous satellite launch rocket in 2005.

House Of Lords Delegation Returns From Six-Day Visit To North Korea

Two members of the British House of Lords - Baroness Cox, a Deputy Speaker of the House and Lord Alton, returned to Beijing after a six-day fact finding mission to North Korea, accompanied by James Mawdsley, a human rights advocate.

Dubai:: Migrant Workers At Risk - World Bank Should Promote Treaty to Protect Migrants

The World Bank should help end the
exploitation and abuse of migrant workers in the Persian Gulf and beyond, Human Rights Watch said as the international financial institution
prepares to hold its annual meetings in Dubai.

New fire in Karkouk pipeline

The commander of the American (US) forces in Iraq Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez said yesterday that a fire erupted in an oil pipeline to the north of Baghdad near Beji where an oil refinery exists, not knowing if the explosion was intentional.

Sri Lanka opposition warns Tamil Tigers preparing suicide attacks

Sri Lanka President Chandrika Kumaratunga's party warned that Tamil Tiger rebels had sent 840 suicide bombers to unleash a wave of attacks if and when the peace process breaks down.

Ally DMK fires Hindutva gun at BJP

By M.R. Venkatesh

Amid hints of a generational change in the DMK leadership, the party set the tone for its three-day conference that began here today by slamming the "Hindutva" of its ally, the BJP.

Iranian Scientists to Fulfill Country’s Nuclear Energy Demands Completely: Rafsanjani

Chairman of Expediency Council, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani elaborated on some current political issues in the region.

Rajaratnam out of hospital

Former Cabinet minister S. Rajaratnam, 88, has been discharged from hospital and is resting at home.