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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2402

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Vajpayee-Jamali meeting possible as Kashmir truce holds

Even as a Kashmir truce held for the second straight
day Thursday, Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee
held out hopes of a summit meeting in Islamabad with his
Pakistani counterpart early in the new year.

International News Agencies Sensationalize Sri Lankan President's proposals.

Sri Lankan President’s proposals are sensationalized by the international News Agencies. This is done with the view to make the country’s political scenario more delicate and confusing to the hilt, nationally and internationally.

Hillary Clinton arrives in Baghdad hot on heels of Bush

Former US first lady Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in Baghdad hot on the heels of a lightning stealth visit by US President George W. Bush for a Thanksgiving dinner with US troops.

Hillary Clinton tours Afghanistan

U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday promised that America will stand with Afghanistan as it tries to rebuild after a quarter-century of conflict, and warned Taliban rebels they "are fighting a losing battle." But she also said more troops are needed to fulfill the U.S.-led coalition's goals

Indian to head UN Millennium Development Goals campaign

An Indian national will head the Millennium Development Goals Campaign which aims at securing increased participation from government and civil society stakeholders to achieve the goals set by world leaders in 2000 including halving the number of people living in poverty by 2015.

Burmese Wa Army Interpreter is a Drug Fugitive

The person who had been interpreting for Bao Youri, Political Commissar of 171st Military Region, United Wa State Army, and elder brother of Bao Youxiang, supreme leader of the Wa, during the guided tour in Mongyawn and Yawngkha last week, was identified as a former drug trafficker who fled from Thailand.

Trial of JI Suspects: 'Extreme chaos' planned

By Kesinee Tangkhieo

Four Thai Muslims suspected of belonging to the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) terrorist group plotted widespread bomb attacks on embassies and tourist spots on June 6 in order to create "maximum" chaos in Thailand, testified a withess.

Cambodian Fugitive: Sok Yoeun set to be deported

By Marisa Chimprabha

Cambodian fugitive Sok Yoeun lost his appeal in a Thai court yesterday against an extradition order to return him to Cambodia to stand trial for attempting to assassinate Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.

McKinnon won't bow down; Kadir faces NZ challenge

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today she would rally support for Commonwealth Secretary-General Don McKinnon when he seeks a second term at next month's summit meeting.

President moots Joint Peace Council <br>

President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has forwarded a proposal for setting up a Joint Peace Council (JPC) co-chaired by the President and Prime Minister to overcome the impasse in the peace talks.

Thai-Lao FM’s hail success of joint cooperation meeting

Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai and his Laotian counterpart Somsavad Lengsavad hailed the success of the joint Thai-Laotian cooperation (JC) meeting held on the southern resort island of Surat Thani, with pledges to resolve border demarcation disputes and for Laos to cooperate with Thailand in solving drug problems.

Mano - Malik talks progressing satisfactorily - PA

by Rohan Mathes

The PA Spokesman Dr. Sarath Amuniugama said that the on-going Tittawela-Samarawickrema talks concerning the peace process, economic process, electoral process and good governance, were progressing in a satisfactory manner..

Creation of Nagaland State was also unique history of Nagas: SC Jamir<br>

By Oken Jeet Sandham

Former Nagaland chief Minister and President of the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC), SC Jamir said the creation of Nagaland State through a political agreement with the Government of India in 1960 was one of the unique hallmarks of not only the people of Nagaland but also in the history of India

Experts fear orbiter Nozomi will collide with, pollute Mars

Experts are growing anxious that Japan's beleaguered space probe Nozomi may contaminate Mars if it happens to collide with the Red Planet, possibly on Dec. 14.

'DVD Jon' Takes Crack at ITunes

The young Norwegian hacker, notorious for developing a program to
break DVD security codes, turns his talents to iTunes. Jon Lech
Johansen creates a program that circumvents iTunes' anticopying

UN Programmes Threatened By Spread Of HIV/AIDS, Senior UN Official Say.

Senior officials of the United Nations system, preparing for World AIDS day on Monday, today warned that the continuing spread of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and its high cost in social and financial resources are threatening the viability of UN programmes to help poor countries.

<font size = 3><i>The Tragic killing of Little Lungnila Elizabeth: </i></font> Episode ended with emotionally re-bonding of hearts

By Oken Jeet Sandham

The nature of murdering of the kid Lungnila Elizabeth, eight-year-old student of Little Flower School, Imphal, and the daughter of Manipur GAD Minister Francis Ngajokpa, after kidnapping by some unidentified barbarious ruthless gang, has clearly exposed that there is an unseen powerful group of people in the State who are able to dictate things on their own way.