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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2647

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Diana letters overshadow Charles' India visit

On the eve of Prince Charles' visit to India next week,
Buckingham Palace was said to be in turmoil as extracts
from intimate letters written by Prince Philip to Diana
during the break-up of her marriage were published by
her former butler, Paul Burrell.

CBK rebukes envoy again

By Poorna Rodrigo

President Chandrika Kumaratunga in a letter to UN Permanent Representative Charlie Mahendran has alleged his conduct as being "reprehensible" and unworthy of the office he holds in addition to a warning of further action in due course.

India, China hold talks on boundary problem

India and China today held the first round of crucial talks aimed at giving a political push for an early solution of the lingering boundary problem.

Indian officials dusted old records to produce peace proposals

Indian officials dug up and dusted old records and documents and held a series of brainstorming sessions before coming up with the "dozen steps to peace" that New Delhi has now offered to Pakistan.

I never wanted divorce: Diana

As more details emerge from Diana's former butler in the tabloid press, lawyers have reportedly told Buckingham Palace that there is little it can do since the butler's publishers have adhered to copyright laws.

Sweden to contribute SEK 250 million for Iraq reconstruction.

An international two-day donor conference for the reconstruction of Iraq is being held in Madrid from 23 to 24 October. The purpose is to collect and coordinate economic contributions to the reconstruction of Iraq.

Pakistan to respond positively to India's proposal

Pakistan Wednesday said it would respond positively to proposals unveiled by India to improve relations with Islamabad.

Sri Lanka asks for more Thai soldiers for landmine clearance

Sri Lanka has requested more Thai landmine clearance experts to train its troops, following the huge success of a recent collaborative training programme, the director of the National Landmine Operations Centre revealed.

UN chief stresses key factors to ensure success in Iraq reconstruction

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said that success in rebuilding Iraq depends not only on the availability of resources, but also on a number of other factors.

Charity says Iraqi billions missing

A leading British charity has accused American and British administrators in Iraq of failing to account for $4 billion in oil revenue.

Demo against LTTE land grab

The Muslim community in the North which was forced to flee its villages by the LTTE in October 1990, will hold a protest campaign near the Fort Railway station, demanding the return of their lands and will urge the national and international community to facilitate the resolution of the long-standing issue.

Norwegian peace envoy here next month to revive talks

by Ranga Jayasuriya

Norwegian peace envoy Erik Solheim will arrive in Colombo early next month to prepare arrangements for a preliminary meeting aimed at reviving the stalled peace talks.

United States: Mentally Ill Mistreated in Prison: More Mentally Ill in Prison Than in Hospitals

Human Rights Watch charged in a report released that mentally ill offenders face mistreatment and neglect in many U.S. prisons.

President Bush begins Australian visit

The United States President George W. Bush has begun his day of engagements in Australia with a visit to Government House in Canberra.

Diana's brother says her death was not planned

The brother of Princess Diana on Wednesday dismissed conspiracy theories about her death and called a letter showing she had predicted her own demise in a car crash a "bizarre coincidence."

Tamil twins reject terror law salve

By By M.R. Venkatesh

The Centre's new proposal to curb misuse of the anti-terrorism law has failed to mollify the NDA's main Tamil Nadu allies, the DMK and the MDMK.

\"Cannibal Islands\" Confront Dark Past With Apology for Eaten Missionary

Fiji, once called the "Cannibal Islands", will next month confront its dark past when chiefs of a remote village perform a traditional ceremony of apology for killing and eating an English missionary.

Mahathir slams 'democratic terror'

In an apparent swipe at US, he accuses the 'great exponents of democracy' of launching 'vicious, massive retaliation'

Thailand benefits from APEC: Poll

A survey of Bangkok residents indicates that the majority of Bangkokians feel that Thailand will receive enormous benefits from hosting this year’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Meetings, while questioning the huge amount of funding ploughed into it.

Putin ends his visit with Royal banquet

By Supalak Ganjanakhundee

Russian President Vladimir Putin ended his state visit to Thailand with a banquet hosted by His Majesty the King and an agreement to forge closer cultural and military links.