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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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Vajpayee's address to Indian community marked by humour

Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's interaction
with members of the Indian community here Wednesday was
marked by several lighter moments, as he cracked jokes.
and even took a dig at himself.

Elation as India wins Commonwealth Games bid

By Qaiser Mohammad Ali: Indo-Asian News Service

The Commonwealth Games will travel to India for the first time in 2010 after New Delhi resoundingly beat Hamilton of Canada in a bid to host the event, sparking jubilation among the sporting fraternity.

Peace Received Beating as Norway Temporarily Withdraws from the Process

The Peace process in Sri Lanka received a severe beating when the last hope for peace – Norway indicated that in Sri Lanka at present there is no political clarity as to who is holding the real power and authority. Until there is such clarity, there is no space for further efforts by the Government of Norway.

Deal with JVP, dissolution likely

The JVP and the SLFP are close to finalising a no-contest pact and may sign it before November 19 enabling President Chandrika Kumaratunga to dissolve Parliament and call a snap poll early next year.

Destiny of the people cannot be left solely in hands of Govt., LTTE - EPRLF

The Eelam People's Revolutionary Liberation Front believes that the destiny of the people of the North - East as well as the people of Sri Lanka cannot be left solely in the hands of the Government and the LTTE.

Traitors mislead Maha Nayaka Theras - alleges Ven. Medhananda

by Asela Kuruluwansa and Indika Polkotuwa

Certain unpatriotic traitors who are subservient to the influence of money are attempting today to misguide the Venerable Mahanayaka Theras and use a single word out of their statements to distort and exaggerate facts.

US launches new Iraq offensive

In Baghdad the sound of heavy gunfire and explosions echoed across the Iraqi capital for a second night on Thursday as US forces stepped up a crackdown against suspected guerrillas.

Son tipped for key military position

By Ching Cheong

Chinese leader Jiang Zemin appears to be grooming his elder son, Mianheng, for a key post in China's military. Jiang Zemin's grip on power in China looks set to pass to next generation.

World's oldest person dies, aged 114

Mitoyo Kawate, the world's oldest person according to the Guinness Book of Records, died Thursday in the city of Hiroshima, aged 114, according to local government officials.

The average Russian soldier is sick and hungry

Conscript soldiers in Russia performing their first year of compulsory military service are routinely denied adequate food and access to medical care.

Security Beef-Ups: US to scan visitors' fingerprints

By Supalak Ganjanakhundee

As Washington tightens its security rules, people applying in Bangkok for visas to the US will be required to have their fingerprints electronically scanned.

Breasts offend Anurak

Anurak Jureemas, the new culture minister, yesterday criticised models who bare their breasts in the name of fashion.

Thailand-Myanmar to expand communication links

Thailand and Myanmar are now ready to develop and expand communication links between the two neighbouring countries, which will benefit trade, investment and tourism between the two neighbours, according to Transport Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit.

Sri Lanka: Merger of North and Eastern Provinces would continue.

North and Eastern Provinces would remain merged yet for another year.

Why Norwegians Backed Off from the Peace Process?

Lack of so many things pointed out by Vidar Helgesen cannot be the only valid reason that contributed behind Norway’s decision to back off, but it is said that there should be some compelling reasons behind that decision of “escapism” by Norway.