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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2526

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Largest Arctic Ice Shelf Crumbles

The 3,000-year-old Ward Hunt ice shelf, the largest ice shelf in the
Arctic, has broken up, report U.S. and Canadian scientists. The
researchers say local climate warming is to blame, and casualties
include species of plankton and algae.

Prabhakaran meets area commanders

by Ranil Wijayapala

LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran summoned all LTTE area commanders in the North and East to the Wanni for discussions on the final draft of the LTTE's Interim Administration proposals.

LTTE leaves for Ireland to finalise proposals

By Saman Indrajith - reporting from New York

An LTTE delegation will leave the country next week to Ireland to finalise their interim administration proposals based on the recently held Paris talks. They will hand over their proposals on the second week of October.

LTTE publishes weekly, monthly

by Kalinga Weerakkody

The LTTE has launched a weekly newspaper and a monthly magazine to promote propaganda campaign in a bid to set up an Eelam state in the North-East.

LTTE not in EU’s new terror list

The European Union (EU) presented on September 12, a new version of its list comprising individuals and organisations connected with terror activity. The new list includes both the civilian and the military parts of Hamas. Norway lends its support to the EU’s act.

Get back: LTTE orders striking health workers in North East

By Srinath Prasanna Jayasuriya

While hospitals in other parts of the country are crippled by a strike, the LTTE has ordered striking workers in the Jaffna, Batticaloa and Vavuniya General Hospitals to return to work immediately.

The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka expresses his support to President Gayoom

The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, has expressed his support to President Gayoom in a telephone call he made from New York.

Venkaiah Naidu, Rajiv Rudy escape aircraft disaster

BJP President M Venkaiah Naidu, Union Civil Aviation Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy and some MPs escaped a possible aircraft disaster, when an inaugural flight developed a technical snag and a fire broke out, airport sources said

Tigers employ students to clean graveyard: report

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger guerrillas asked some 170 students to skip school and clean a cemetery dedicated to fallen comrades in the northern peninsula of Jaffna.

Myanmar makes no promises on Suu Kyi release

By Aung Hla Tun

An Indonesian envoy ended a visit to Myanmar, having failed to win a promise from its military rulers to free democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi before a regional summit next month.

Three-tonne whale washed up on Trang beach

The body of a giant whale weighing more than three tonnes was found this morning washed up on a beach on the southern island of Koh Muk, probably after colliding with a large boat.

APEC Summit Week: Govt hospitals to shut down

By Arthit Khwankhom

Tens of thousands of people are expected to be affected by an unprecedented shutdown of state-run hospitals during the Apec summit.

Arms Smuggling

Six police officers, a gun dealer and a gun-shop owner wanted in connection with the sale of weapons to Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka surrendered to police and denied the charges.

Belgian court throws out war crimes case against US General Franks

The Belgian court of appeal has thrown out a war crimes lawsuit brought under a controversial Belgian law against retired US general Tommy Franks, who commanded the US-led war on Iraq.

Guantanamo Worker Charged With Espionage

Air Force Airman Who Worked at Cuba Prison for Terror Suspects Is Charged With Espionage

Hizbullah expects to complete Prisoners deal soon; Israel includes 400 detainees

Palestinian and Israeli sources stressed similarly that a nearby deal for exchanging prisoners will be made between the Hizbullah and Israel. It will include releasing 400 detainees including at least 200 Palestinians for Hizbullah and handing over three Israeli soldiers and an intelligence officer held by it.

Government hails asylum ruling

The Government has welcomed a Court of Appeal ruling, it says backs its policy of clamping down on asylum seekers making "late" claims for state-funded food and shelter.

Shan general - stresses the need for a national strategy

"The only way Shans could achieve equal status and dignity like others in the future was through a national strateg," said Maehongson-born Gen Pon Wanakamon, 61, Thailand's one-and-only and retired Shan general.

Indian govt. blocks e-group on Yahoo!

India's Computer Emergency Response Team has issued orders
for blocking an obscure e-group on for "promoting
anti-national news against the government of India and the
state government of Meghalaya".

New Approaches to Asylum in the U.K. Must Respect Rights: Lords Review Human

New approaches to asylum being considered in the United Kingdom and the European Union threaten the fundamental rights of asylum seekers and migrants.