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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2528

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Hidden Aids Epidemic of India.

By Maxine Frith

Campaigners say a combination of ignorance and huge inequalities between the sexes is allowing HIV to spread quickly, the virus is estimated to infect 25m by 2010.

Gold conquers $400/ounce then retreats with euro

By Alden Bentley

Gold rose above $400 an ounce Wednesday for the first time since 1996, as investors sought sanctuary from a skidding dollar and fears about a trade war with China by diversifying into the safe-haven metal.

Lanka PM offers President Kumaratunga role in peace process

Adopting a conciliatory approach, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today offered his arch rival President Chandrika Kumaratunga a broader role in the peace process with Tamil rebels in a bid to resolve the ongoing power struggle that has crippled the country for the past two weeks.

Nakhon Nayok chosen to host PM’s vision for a dream city

By Piyanart Srivalo

Government anounced, a new two trillion baht “dream city” will be built in Nakhon Nayok.

THAI eyes up domestic investors for low cost airline

Chairman of the board of Thai Airways International Plc. (THAI) yesterday hinted that the national flag carrier could establish a low cost airline with the help of domestic investors, while dismissing concerns that competition from low cost airlines would affect THAI’s business.

Political Prisoners above 65 Yrs Still Under Burmese Junta’s custody.

Assistance Association for Political Prisoners- Burma (APP) - a non-governmental watchdog organization that is involved with the welfare of the Political Prisoners in Burma, has come up with a list of 33 political prisoners, who are above 65 years of age and languishing in the Burmese prisons or in some cases under house arrests, well over a period of 10 long torturous years.

Sangha Council's three proposals to solve national problem

by Rohan Mathes

The "Supreme Sangha Council" will submit three proposals to President Chandrika Kumaratunga with a view to resolving the national problems.

Pandemonium as Opposition challenges the ruling of the speaker

There were scenes of pandemonium in Parliament yesterday as Speaker Joseph Michael Perera made his statement overruling the Presidential prorogation of Parliament.

Executive, Parliament must cooperate - Speaker

" When different parties hold power in the Executive and the Parliament, it is essential for both these branches to act in cooperation if the expectations of the people are to be fulfilled," Speaker Joseph Michael Perera told Parliament.

US resumes night strikes in Iraq

The US occupation forces have continued to pursue resistance fighters in Iraq as part of "Iron Hammer" and "Ivy Cyclone Two" operations.

Is Violence an Equal Opportunity in the North-East of India? – A News Analysis

By Sanjay K. Kaushik

Recently, as part of the ongoing violence against Hindi-speaking people in Assam six members of a Bihari family, including four females, were slaughtered by unidentified people in upper Assam's Dibrugarh district. Violence was triggered by an attack on the Assamese train passengers in Bihar recently, sporadic incidents of arson have been reported from Duliajan, Naharkatia, Namrup, and Chabua.

Burmese National Day, NLD & the Burmese Junta.

A few weeks before the 83rd National Day on 18 November, the "veteran politicians" group invited all "political colleagues" to come to commemorate the event at "No 3, Parami Road in Mayangon Township, Rangoon."

Michael Jackson to face multiple child sex charges

By Dan Whitcomb

Pop superstar Michael Jackson, a self-styled "Peter Pan" whose relationship with children has long been controversial, was ordered on Wednesday to surrender to California authorities to face multiple charges of child molestation.

26 Biharis killed in Assam; Army out, curfew in Tinsukia

In continued backlash to the attack on Assamese train passengers, at least 26 Biharis, including a minor girl, were killed in Assam as the army was today deployed across the state and curfew imposed in worst-hit Tinsukia district and Duliajan town.

Sri Lanka raises salaries as economy suffers political blow

Sri Lanka's crisis-ridden government increased salaries and farm subsidies in its budget for next year and vowed economic stability despite an unprecedented political crisis.

U.S. names Myanmar a money laundering center

The U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday it was taking action to cut Myanmar off from the U.S. financial system by designating it as a center for money laundering.

Election fraud induces political crisis in Georgia

By Simon Whelan - WSWS

Ongoing political unrest in Georgia in the southern Caucasus region is threatening to get out of control.

Explosions rock Istanbul

Two large explosions ripped through British targets in Istanbul today, killing at least 25 people and injuring almost 400 according to initial reports, also British consul reported missing.