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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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Political Prisoner died in custody, though sentence served<br>

Though the prisoner had served the 10 years of prison sentence served on him, unfortunately he died in the prison many months after the completion of the prison terms.

Pakistan sacks \"father\" of nuclear programme<br>

Pakistan sacked top nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan as scientific adviser to the prime minister on Saturday following a probe into the sale of nuclear technology to Iran and Libya.

Fresh carnage in Iraq : Eight Iraqis and three US soldiers killed

At least eight Iraqis and three US occupation soldiers have been killed in separate explosions.

Baghdad, Jan. 31: At least eight Iraqis and three US occupation soldiers have been killed in separate explosions.

Number of poor 'will not exceed 8 million' : PM

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra today forecast that the number of people putting their names on the government’s nationwide poverty register would not exceed 8 million.

Sri Lanka and Russia sign deal on arms and training<br>

Sri Lanka and Russian have signed a defence cooperation deal to allow imports of arms and training for the Indian Ocean island's military, Sri Lanka's defence ministry said in a statement late on Friday.

<font size = 2> <u>TULF Central Committee to meet tomorrow:</u></font><br> LTTE Pistol Group Alerted to Target Sanagree.<br>

Several Central Committee members of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) had complained of the short notice they received for holding the Central Committee meeting, at the Party Headquarters in Colombo, on 01 February and they said that the duration was practically not enough for them to attend and they have urged the meeting be postponed for another convenient date.

Crisis talks face breakdown; snap poll likely<br>

By Keith Noyahr

The proposal by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe for his government's nominee to have some sort of direction and control over the army, navy and airforce while allowing President Chandrika Kumaratunga to retain the defence portfolio was unlikely to receive the nod of the Chief Executive.

UNF Government's disinformation bared <br>

The UNF Government's disinformation campaign to hoodwink the people of this country and the international community by pretending it was willing to end the political impasse through a compromise, when in fact it was covertly insisting, at the consensus talks, popularly known as Mano-Malik talks, that the Defence portfolio with full powers including the Armed Forces should be handed back to the Prime Minister, has been exposed.

Mina Resonates With Talbiyah <br>

By Siraj Wahab - Arab News Staff

The valley of Mina yesterday reverberated with chants of “Labbaik Allahumma Labbaik” (O God, here I am answering your call) as two million pilgrims from around the world converged on the tent city, their first stop on the way to the Plain of Arafat for Haj climax today.

NZ to deport sexually abused Sri Lankan girl<br>

A New Zealand court has ruled that a 16-year-old Sri Lankan girl can be deported back to her homeland where she suffered years of sexual abuse.

Three Sinhalese civilians killed by alleged LTTE laid land mine explosion.<br>

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

A farmer, son and another person were killed instantly on January 27, on the Wilachchiya road, located in the Anuradhapura region, while traveling on a Land Master – a three wheeled mini tractor, due to a land mine explosion, suspected of had been laid by the Tamil rebel outfit - Tigers, police sources said.

DMK finalised seat sharing arrangements with its allies.<br>

The Congress today finalised the seat-sharing agreement with the DMK, heading the Democratic Progressive Alliance in Tamil Nadu, for the coming Lok Sabha elections.