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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2395

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Mortars pound U.S. headquarters in Baghdad <br>

By Luke Baker

Iraqi insurgents bombarded the fortified headquarters of the U.S.-led coalition in Baghdad early on Friday, the first attack on the compound since U.S. forces launched a mass anti-guerrilla offensive a month ago.

Bhutto for Vajpayee-Musharraf meeting <br>

Former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto Saturday welcomed the prospect of a meeting between Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and President Pervez Musharraf in Islamabad next month.

MDMK chief Vaiko moves HC; petition posted for Monday <br>

The Madras High Court held a special sitting to hear MDMK chief and POTA detenu Vaiko's petition seeking permission to attend Parliament for participating in the debate and voting on the POTA Amendment Bill and posted the matter for further hearing on Monday.

Burma: Junta 'waiting for Suu Kyi'<br>

Burma’s Prime Minister General Khin Nyunt said yesterday the junta was waiting for democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s move regarding her party’s possible participation in a planned national convention.

Afghanistan: U.S. Military Should Investigate Civilian Deaths <br>

The U.S. military should increase precautions
and explain intelligence failures after two recent attacks caused the
deaths of numerous civilians in Afghanistan.

Soma Hamuduruwo passes away in Russia <br>

By Pujitha Wijetunge

One of Sri Lanka's best known, most outspoken and controversial monk, the Venerable Gangodawila Soma Thera, better known as Soma Hamuduruwo, died suddenly in Russia yesterday after a heart fa ilure. He was 54.

PA positive President, PM Dec.15 talks will be fruitful <br>

By Rohan Mathes

The Peoples Alliance expressed optimism that President Chandrika Kumaratunga and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe would make a breakthrough prior to the deadline, with regard to the delegation of powers of the Ministry of Defence.

PA-JVP talks end successfully <br>

The People's Alliance yesterday announced that its talks with the JVP concluded very satisfactorily.

Obstetric Fistula - Common In South Asia Amongst Girls And Women.<br>

Hundreds of thousands of women and girls are affected in South Asian with Obstetric fistula. This is said to be very common in South Asia.

<font size = 3> <u>Thailand Resume execution by Lethal Injection: </u></font><br>The resumption of capital Punishment severely criticized.<br>

Four convicts in Thailand who were earlier sentenced to die by the Thai courts of law, yesterday, became the first to be executed by lethal injection dosages. Several human rights organization expressed grave concern for resuming the execution and the use of lethal injection, as the newly chosen method of execution.

<font size = 3> <u>Norway Caught Off-guard:</u></font> <br> Interference in Sri Lankan Affairs confirmed.<br>

Now it has been finally confirmed that Norway continued to interfere in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka – a Sovereign, Independent Republic. Norway’s’ interference in the affairs of Sri Lanka is an action deplorable
and condemnable.

Heat takes toll on Nauru hunger strikers <br>

An asylum seeker on the Pacific island of Nauru, who has been on a hunger strike since Wednesday, has reportedly been taken to hospital this afternoon due to his deteriorating health condition.


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