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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2553

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NASA Gets a 'Woof' From Rover <br>

NASA received data from the Spirit rover Friday morning for the first time in two days, easing scientists' anxiety that the Mars mission had come to a calamitous halt.

Opportunity probe lands on Mars<br>

Opportunity, the second of two US probes sent to explore the surface of Mars, has landed safely on the planet, the US space agency NASA said.

PM pledges shake-up of foreign team <br>

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has pledged a new line-up for his ‘Team Thailand’, promising that sweeping changes are on the cards to boost the efficiency of Thailand’s foreign operations.

Burma : Releasing U Tin Oo is a Matter of Suicide for the Military Junta <br>

By Zin Linn

The National Coalition Government of Union of Burma (NCGUB) put out a press release yesterday as a confirmation, that U Tin Oo, Vice- Chairman of the National League for Democracy (NLD), is on a hunger strike started since from 18 January 2004, to protest against his illegal detention by the military regime.

<font size = 2>After three-month deadlock :</font><br>President-PM compromise in the offing <br>

by S. Selvakumar

After a near three-month confrontation between the President and Prime Minister, commencing November 4 following the take over of the ministries of Defence, Interior and Media by the President, a compromise between the Presidency and the Government seems to be certain within the next few days.

Wa leader sacks brother from key post <br>

By Don Pathan

The leader of the United Wa State Army (UWSA), Bao Yu-xiang, has dismissed his youngest brother from a key command position in his 20,000-strong army over alleged involvement in drug abuse and trafficking.

66 Pilgrims Injured in Makkah Flash Floods <br>

P.K. Abdul Ghafour - Arab News Staff

At least 66 pilgrims were injured, five of them seriously, when flash floods hit parts of Makkah on Friday, hampering traffic on Umm Al-Joud, Al-Mansour and Al-Haj Streets.

Arafat Day on Jan. 31 <br>

Riyadh, Jan. 25: Next Saturday (Jan. 31) is Arafat Day, the climax of the Haj, the Supreme Judiciary Council announced yesterday.

U.N. says bird flu spreading, as death toll hits six <br>

By Vissuta Pothong and Christina Toh-Pantin

Asia's deadly bird flu that has jumped to humans in Vietnam and Thailand is spreading, U.N. and other officials said on Saturday, a warning grimly underlined by confirmation of a sixth death from the disease.

<font size = 2 > <u>Minister Chandrasekaran left off the hook by Ranil:</u></font> Anounces to form an alliance of Tamil parties under the auspicious of the LTTE<br>

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

Immediately after declaring that the Tamils were ready for a war at a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) propaganda rally in Eastern Sri Lanka, the United National Front government’s cabinet minister Periyasamy Chandrasekaran said that he had discussed with the LTTE the possibility of forming a political party alliance consisting of all the minority political parties.

Twelve dead in Iraq resistance attacks<br>

Five US occupation soldiers and seven Iraqis were killed in a series of bombings and shootings in Iraq on Saturday.