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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2672

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India, U.S. close to key agreement on N-tech, space

The U.S. is close to completing an agreement with India that will allow an expansion of trade in high-tech areas, space launch equipment and the nuclear industry, says Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Attack targets Iraqi Shia party

An employee of Iraq's main Shia political group has died after an explosion at the party's offices in the northern city of Kirkuk as resistance attacks continue unabated.

Alfred Nobel and US Nobel laureates honoured in New York

On 14 October, a monument will be inaugurated in New York to commemorate Alfred Nobel and honour all the US Nobel laureates.

A Call to Arrest George W. Bush - American President.

An Artist and also a political activist in Thailand have called for the Thai police to arrest George W. Bush, President of United States of America when he visits the country.

Leaflets galore in Arakan State disturbs Burmese Army generals.

Posters and leaflets were circulated in the towns of Taungoke and Thandwe in the Arakan State of Burma, is causing the authorities to be alarmed.

China: Release Health Official Jailed for AIDS Report

China should immediately release a
health official convicted for circulating a restricted government
report on the Henan blood scandal, Human Rights Watch said today. The
report blamed national authorities for the spread of HIV to villagers
who sold their blood in the province.

Sex experts to draw up reproductive 'road map'

By Piyaporn Wongruang

Nearly 1,000 experts on reproductive health from the Asia-Pacific region are meeting in Bangkok to draw up the area's first reproductive and sexual health "road map".

PM calls for ASEAN to join forces in getting through increasing competition and

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Monday called for member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to join forces collaboratively and to be unity in facing increasing competition and challenges in world market.

Explosion near Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge

The sound of an explosion was heard early this afternoon near the Myanmar immigration checkpoint in the town of Myawaddy, not far from the Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge linking Thailand’s northwestern province of Tak with Myanmar.

Time for a new Indonesian history

Whilst the Association for the South East Asian Nations summit conference takes off in Bali in Indonesia, Asian Human Rights Commission’s call for “a full and complete accounting of past crimes, with a view to the prosecution of those responsible, and the rehabilitation of victims and their families,” is an opportune one.

Asean sets up panel to settle disputes

By Lydia Lim

Set up under a landmark pact, the body will examine economic quarrels in a fixed time-frame and issue a binding decision.

Tamil Tigers Accused of Abducting Children to Fight After demobilization

Tamil Tiger rebels abducted 15 students to boost their ranks a day after freeing 49 child soldiers under a foreign-funded demobilization program.

Schwarzenegger fights media revelations with smile

By Gina Keating and Adam Tanner

Battling perceived villains in the media and the Democratic Party with characteristic testosterone, Arnold Schwarzenegger brushed aside sexual misconduct charges as he began the last stretch of his quest for California's governor's mansion.

Election schedule in five states announced

Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Delhi will be held on December one and Mizoram on November 20.

Hollywood Riffs on Recall Scripts

An action movie hero who becomes governor of California? The Total
Recall scenario is ripe for B-movie plots and silver-screen writers
can't resist imagining how the films would play out.

Youths inside Burma continues to Urge the UN for the Restoration of Democracy.

A memorandum was sent to Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary General, urging the immediate and unconditional release of Aun San Suu Kyi, the democracy icon of Burma and the leaders of the National League for Democracy.

ASEAN leaders decide against tough stand on Burma

Burma's South-East Asian neighbours have stepped back from earlier calls for the immediate release of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.