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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2557

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Burma: APEC Leaders Must Send Clear Message to Burma<br>Forum's Agenda on Terrorism Should Not Ignore Rights Abuses

Leaders of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation nations at their meeting in Bangkok on October 20-21 must forge a common position to isolate and pressure the Burmese military government to respect human rights and return Burma to civilian rule.

Businesses-governments are like pair of chopsticks:PM says at ABAC

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra today inaugurated the 4th APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Meeting, at which he pledged to take proposals of the ABAC into practices, saying businesses and governments could be compared to "a pair of chopsticks."

Researchers discover Himalayas' ancestry in Nepal

The snow-clad, mystical Himalayas may be the world's most spectacular mountain system, but they are novices compared to an older chain that existed in their place 500 million years ago, researchers say.

President Bush arrives in Philippines

U.S. President George W. Bush arrived here Saturday amid tight security for an eight-hour visit, widely seen as a move to thank President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for her support in the U.S. war on Iraq.

Sri Lanka Tigers free 13 child soldiers

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels released 13 child soldiers recruited by them in the island's embattled eastern province, the United Nations children's agency, UNICEF said.

Security Measures: City centre sealed off

US agents request the closure of Rajdamri and Ploenchit roads as a precaution for visiting US presidentn

15th APEC Ministerial Meeting inaugurated

Ministers of 21 member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) officially met this morning at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre.

'Powell' arrives in Bangkok

US Secretary of State Colin Powell arrived in Bangkok.

PM seeks new deal with CBK

By Ranga Sirilal

Striking a new note for cohabitation, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has told President Chandrika Kumaratunga that the government would like to have a bi-partisan dialogue and link with her and the PA on the peace process.

\"India for 'homegrown' solution in Sri Lanka\"

by P. K. Balachandran

Indian External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha, has said India wants to see a "homegrown" solution to the Sri Lankan ethnic conflict because only such a solution will be "durable".

LTTE to propose home grown interim rule

by Ranga Jayasuriya

The LTTE in its counter proposals has focused on the conflict resolution process in various parts of the world and emphasised interim arrangements suited to the Sri Lankan context, LTTE Political Chief Thamilselvam has told Norwegian Foreign Minister Jan Petersen.

Mahathir draws fire for Jew remarks

By Reme Ahmad

* Critics say: 'This man is an anti-Semite and doesn't hide it'

* Malaysian PM says: 'Please don't distort and misinterpret me'

Khatami Says Iran Has Right to Use Nuclear Technology for Peaceful Purposes

Iran's President Mohammad Khatami pledged that his country would not build nuclear weapons and has right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. Khatami said Iran would continue to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Bush revives military support for Indonesia

By Marian Wilkinson in Washington & Matthew Moore - in Jakarta

President George Bush has announced he is ready to resume military aid to Indonesia and renew ties with its armed forces, in a statement that has stunned members of the US Congress.

Junta critic's 'Burma's Children' photo show portrays Myanmar plight

By Keiji Hirano - Kyodo News

Munesuke Yamamoto's visa applications to Myanmar have repeatedly been rejected since the freelance photographer conducted an exclusive interview with democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon in September 1998.

China starts scientific research in \"Sea of Death\"

The first team of Chinese scientists has headed for Lop Nur, known as the "Sea of Death", in northwest Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, to study climate change and its effects.