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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2705

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'Cyber Sweep' Nets 125 Arrests

An international crackdown targets hackers, software pirates,
perpetrators of credit card fraud and other cybercriminals. Authorities
say they found 125,000 victims who lost more than $100 million in
Internet scams.

Sri Lankan PM to take charge of peace process: report

The Committee of National Consensus appointed by Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has agreed that the latter should take charge of the peace process and that the peace talks should proceed without any further delay, the official Sunday Observer reported.

Georgian defense chief: no order received to use force

Georgian Defense Minister David Tevzadze said on Sunday that he had received no order from President Eduard Shevardnadze to use force against opposition after the opposition took control of the parliament building.

Senior citizen and business tycoon appointed as advisors for poverty eradication: PM

Senior citizen Praves Vasi and a leading business tycoon Tanin Chiaravanont have been appointed as the government's advisors for poverty eradication, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Dallas remembers 40th anniversary of JFK killing

By Jon Herskovitz

Conspiracy theorists flocked to the infamous grassy knoll and parents pointed toward a sixth-floor window as thousands gathered in Dealey Plaza on Saturday to mark the day 40 years ago when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on a trip through Dallas.

No criticism of LTTE: CBK to state media

Chris Kamalendran

President Chandrika Kumaratunga has issued instructions for the state media to refrain from criticising the Tamil guerrillas as the guerrillas started commemorating the 'Mahaveera' week.

TULF conflict takes new twist

by P. Krishnaswamy

The internal conflict within the Tamil United Liberation Front over the presidentship of V. Anandasangaree, MP, has taken a new twist with hard-worded letters being exchanged between him and other senior parliamentarians of the party, demanding his resignation as president. Senior Vice President of the party and MP for Batticaloa, Joseph Pararajasingham had initiated action recently to oust Anandasangaree as president and submitted to the Secretary General of the party, R. Sampanthan MP, a resolution of their Batticaloa District Committee insisting on it.

Prabha to reveal stance in 'Martyrs Day' address

LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran will deliver his annual 'Martyrs Week' address highlighting his stance on the current political situation on Thursday, Nov. 27.

<font size = 2> <i>CBK holds fast to Defence:</i></font>Mano-Malik talks identify common ground

by Shamindra Ferdinando

The on-going PA-UNF talks aren’t restricted to a way out of the political crisis triggered by President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s disputed decision to take over three key ministries resulting in Norway’s temporary withdrawal from the peace process.

Mission In Iraq: Troops in good spirits after attack

Morale is high among Thai soldiers in Iraq despite a mortar attack on their camp on Thursday, a senior Thai Army officer with the troops.

Students furious about drug-test fee

Students at Prachin Buri Technical College yesterday signed a petition in protest against the college’s decision to make them pay for drug tests as part of a campaign to declare the college a drug-free compound.

Millions Pray at Holy Mosques

By P.K. Abdul Ghafour: Arab News Staff

Millions of Muslim faithful are thronging the two holy Mosques as Ramadan draws to a close, seeking the forgiveness of God and the blessings of the Lailat Al-Qader (the night of power).

State of emergency in Georgia

Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze has declared a state of emergency after Opposition protesters proclaiming a "velvet revolution" stormed parliament, forcing the veteran leader to flee.

Myanmar junta in contact with Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s military government has reportedly claimed it is in regular contact with detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and that the contacts are positive.

Taking the pledge

By Tan Tarn How

Six thousand youths have sworn off pre-marital sex to 'save themselves for marriage.'

Tansi case back to haunt Jaya

By R. Venkataraman

The case hanging as Damocles' sword over Jayalalithaa's head is making a comeback. The Supreme Court will pronounce its final verdict in the Tamil Nadu Small Industries (Tansi) land purchase scam case, which had unseated the chief minister in 2001, on Monday.

Chris Patten to meet Prabakaran for a piece of cake, <I>vadai</I> and banana.

External Relations Commissioner Chris Patten’s forthcoming two-day visit to Sri Lanka does not portent well, as it signals the European Union’s tacit admission of the existence of two political independent entities in the country.