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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2553

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Monkey Thinks, Makes His Moves

Hope for paralysis victims comes from monkeys playing computer games.
They've learned to control the moves of the game with their thoughts,
indicating people with paralyzed limbs might be able to use brain
signals to make devices act as limbs.

President Hu hails successful launch of Shenzhou V

President Hu Jintao hailed China'ssuccess in hurling its first manned spacecraft into the orbit Wednesday, describing it as "an honor for our great motherland, anindicator for the initial victory of the country's first manned space flight and for a historic step taken by the Chinese people in their endeavor to surmount the peak of the world's science and technology."

'Bush' to send 'Powell' to attend APEC CEO summit

United States President George W. Bush will not be in Thailand to attend the upcoming Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO summit, but will send Secretary of State Colin Powell in his place.

Sihala Urumaya march halted

by Ranil Wijayapala

Sihala Urumaya activists returned without reaching the controversial Wan Ela camp in Manirasakulam, Trincomalee as they were stopped by the Security Forces and Police at the Surangal Army detachment last afternoon.

A Simple Ceremony to Commemorate the E-work of a Great Sri Lankan Novelist

The first electronic novel from Asia, posted on the web, from Sri Lanka, five years ago, on this day 15 October 1998. This was acclaimed as the pioneer E-novel venture in the whole of Asia using the newly emerged electronic internet device in this part of the region.

APEC Blacklist: 700 groups now banned

Most organisations blacklisted by the Thai government for the Apec summit were nominated by foreign governments.

US Campaign For Burma: Crackdown slammed

A leading US activist group called for a halt to the massive crackdown on Thailand-based supporters of Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and the movement for human rights and democracy in Burma.

Peruvian leader to be govt guest prior to APEC summit

Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo will pay an official visit to Thailand as the guest of the government prior to the upcoming summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.

Political Motivations Influence Selection Process for Nobel Peace Prizes: Khatami

President Mohammad Khatami on Tuesday said that political motivations usually influence the selection process for Nobel peace prizes.

China launches rocket on historic mission

By Brian Rhoads

China launched its first manned space flight on Wednesday and became only the third country to put a man into orbit.

Canadian FM visits Sri Lanka to push peace bid

Canada's Foreign Minister Bill Graham began a three-day visit to Sri Lanka to explore ways of kick-starting the island's stalled peace bid.

Nepal/ Bhutan: Donors Must Push for Resolution to Refugee - International Conference Needed; UNHCR Proposal Inadequate

Donor countries to Bhutan and
Nepal should convene an international conference to resolve
the long-standing Bhutanese refugee crisis, six leading
nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) said in a joint letter.

Proposal for simplified procedures for imports from developing countries

A report - Open Trade Gate Sweden, was presented to the Minister for Industry and Trade, Leif Pagrotsky, on making procedures for imports from developing countries easier.

BSNL plans direct link between Tamil Nadu - Mannar.

India's telecom major Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL)
will set up an 80-metre-high tower in Tamil Nadu for a
direct phone link with northern Sri Lanka.

Malaysia: Migrant Rights Advocate Should Be Acquitted

Malaysian human rights advocate Irene
Fernandez should be cleared of all charges of maliciously publishing
false news in a report that exposed abusive conditions in the
country's immigration detention camps.

OIC to give meritorious award to Malaysian PM

The Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) will give a meritorious award to Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mahathir Mohamad for his contribution to the Islamic community.