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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2556

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Global Warming Deaths on the Rise

About 160,000 people die each year from malaria, malnutrition and
other maladies caused by global warming, a new study says. Researchers estimate the number could almost double by 2020.

LTTE flag in govt. areas violates MoU — SLMM

Hoisting of the LTTE flag on public buildings and in public places in government-controlled areas in the North-East is a violation of the ceasefire agreement.

Foreign policy: Who speaks for Lanka?

By Poorna Rodrigo

Apparent contradictions have surfaced between the statements made by President Chandrika Kumaratunga and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe regarding the US invasion of Iraq which, according to diplomatic sources, reflect badly on the country, raising the question as to who really represents the country at the international level.

Tamil leaders tell CBK: Don't demerge

By S.S.Selvanayagam

A delegation from four Tamil parties who met President Chandrika Kumaratunga on Tuesday asked her not to demerge the north-east.

U.N. envoy meets Myanmar leader, no word on Suu Kyi

By Aung Hla Tun

U.N. special envoy Razali Ismail held ''useful'' talks with Myanmar's top military leader, but gave no indication whether he was able to persuade the junta to free opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Injured AP CM brought to Hyderabad, taken home

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who escaped with minor injuries in a naxalite attack in Tirupati yesterday, was brought here by a special aircraft this morning.

U.S. business body announces Sri Lanka working group

The United States Chamber of Commerce has announced the creation of a new Sri Lanka working group.

Three leaders to make state visits to Thailand during APEC summit:DPM

Three world leaders will make their state visits to Thailand during the upcoming summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, according to Deputy Prime Minister Korn Dabbaransi.

Thai PM dismisses surface-to-air missile threat to APEC summit

Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra called as "rumors" the reports that said six shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles may have been smuggled into the country for terrorist attacks during the APEC summit, scheduled tobe held later this month.

U.S. troops arrest suspected senior Ba'ath official as Iraqi man killed in Fallujah

U.S. forces arrested a suspected former senior official in Saddam's Ba'ath party in northern Iraq.

Israel to expand West Bank settlements

According to the Israeli housing ministry, over 550 new homes in Jewish settlements are to be built in the West Bank.

LTTE team Dublin bound

by Ranil Wijayapala

An LTTE delegation led by its Political Wing leader S.P. Thamilselvan will leave for the Irish capital on a seven- day visit to finalise the Interim Administration (IA) proposals.

Biological Resources: National germ bank demanded

By Pennapa Hongthong

The government has been urged to establish a national germ bank and to regulate international transfer of germplasm in a bid to protect the Kingdom's biological resources.

PM reopens war on drug traffickers

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday kicked off what he called the second round of the war on illicit drugs, vowing to leave no stone unturned in the search for traffickers and users.

Women lose frozen embryo battle

Two women lost a high court battle to have children from frozen embryos they had created with their former partners

Iran: Stop Punishing Student Activists

Iranian authorities should stop using university disciplinary committees as a means to punish students for participating in political protests.

Call centres forced to shut shop: Report

US 'Do-Not-Call' lists-which include names of Americans
who don't want to receive telemarketing calls-have put
many Indian call centres in a spot, forcing some to shut
down, according to a report published in Hindustan Times,
a leading English daily in India.

Cambodia denies connection to smuggled missiles in Thailand

Cambodia has rejected Thai claims that it is the source of surface-to-air missiles being hunted by Thai authorities amid fears they may be used during this month's APEC summit.

Sri Lanka reds march to capital against Norway peace bid

Thousands of nationalists led by Sri Lanka's main opposition were marching to the capital Colombo to protest the government's Norwegian-backed peace bid, organisers said.

U.N. envoy meets with detained Myanmar democracy leader amid new calls for free elections

A special United Nations envoy met separately Wednesday with Myanmar's detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the country's prime minister, following the world body's call for free elections in the Southeast Asian nation.