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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2403

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Georgian supreme court rejects Shevardnadze poll results

Georgia's highest court has officially overturned most of the poll results that gave power to deposed president Eduard Shevardnadze, clearing the way for a new parliamentary election.

Absence of gunshots marks beginning of ceasefire

A widely welcomed ceasefire between India and Pakistan along their Kashmir border went into effect Wednesday, a day after the two South Asian neighbours announced a truce beginning midnight Tuesday.

British Asians welcome Blunkett remarks on immigration

By Prasun Sonwalkar: Indo-Asian News Service

British Home secretary David Blunkett's remarks that immigrants contributed more to the national economy than they consumed have been welcomed within the British Asian community.

<font size = 3> <b>Break the ice:</b> </font> <br> Govt. tells diplomats<br>: <font size = 2>Permanant ceasefire in the offing</font>

By Sunimalee Dias

Daily Mirror, Nov. 26: A reconsideration of the design of the Ceasefire agreement will be discussed at the next round of peace talks between the government and the LTTE.

Prabhakaran’s message via satellite?

By Kalinga Weerakkody

Reports received from the north indicate that the LTTE may transmit Prabhakaran’s LTTE ‘heroes day’ speech internationally via satellite today.

EU supports peace process - Chris Patten

by Ranga Jayasuriya

European Union's External Relations Commissioner Chris Patten here on a two day visit yesterday met President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga for talks on a gamut of issues ranging from the peace process, bilateral relations and trade.

No guidelines given in respect of LTTE - President's Office

President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has not issued any instructions to the State media regarding the coverage of the LTTE.

Hunger Rising Again in Developing Nations

Despite international efforts to reduce poverty, hunger is on the rise again after falling steadily during the first half of the 1990s, according to a report Tuesday by the U.N. food agency.

Millions Ask for Peace During Eid Prayers

Millions of Muslims throughout the Kingdom celebrated Eid Al-Fitr yesterday with prayer leaders urging the faithful to shun extremism and violence and support the government’s efforts to flush out terrorists.

AIDS deaths, infections hit new high

Deaths and new cases of HIV/AIDS have reached unprecedented highs this year and are set to rise further still.

<font size = 3><i>News Analysis:</i></font><br> Bra war

By Roger Mitton

US President George W. Bush has a problem with the brassieres that American women wear: Far too many of them are made in China. Lingerie import curbs to help give Bush a lift at home .

Delhi calls out loud for national Nepal govt

In an unusual move that is the first of its kind, India today publicly suggested the formation of a national government in Nepal to deal with the Maoists and resolve the kingdom's political crisis.

Protests greet EU's Patten in Sri Lanka

Thousands of nationalists have protested against a visit to Sri Lanka by EU External Relations Commissioner Chris Patten, denouncing foreign involvement in the country's efforts to end years of unrest

Chris Patten Talked with Prabakaran - Outcome Questionable?

Chris Patten, the maverick External Relations Commissioner of the European Union, arrived in Kilinochchi by an SLAF helicopter, in the morning for a ceremonious welcome by the Tamil rebel outfit on the Tiger supremo’s birthday.