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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 103

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<font size = 2><i><u>Forgotten people</u></i> - Burmese Rohingyas' : </font> <br><font size = 2> With Uncertain Destiny In Bangladesh Prisons</font> <br>

Some Burmese Rohingyas are being blocked with an uncertain destiny in Bangladesh prisons for many years even long after the expiry of their prison terms.

About 244 Hajj pilgrims killed in stampede at Mina <br>

Some 244 pilgrims have been trampled to death during the "stoning of Satan" ritual at Mina, near Makka, during the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Emotions Swell Hearts on Mount of Mercy <br>

By Saeed Haidern - Arab News Staff

Standing in the plains of Arafat among the believers one is completely devoid of any other feelings but one’s closeness to Allah. Man has never been so close to his Creator! Here the faithful have direct communion with the Almighty.

Pilgrims Pray for Peace <br>

By Siraj Wahab -Arab News Staff

Amidst a ringing denunciation of terrorism by the Kingdom’s top Islamic scholar, more than two million spiritually charged but physically drained pilgrims prayed for peace and security under the searing sun on the vast plain of Arafat.

Time India took interest in Sri Lanka: Kadirgamar (Interview) <br>

By P. Jayaram: Indo-Asian News Service

Sri Lanka's fragile peace process has reached a "dead end" and it is time India took a keen interest in the island nation's affairs, says Lakshman Kadirgamar, senior advisor to President Chandrika Kumaratunga.

Sri Lankan President Kumaratunga seeks direct talks with Tigers <br>

Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga has sought talks with the Tamil Tigers in a bid to revive the Norwegian-led peace process.

Bird-Flu Crisis: Govt comes up with new action plan <br>

By Jintana Panya-arvudh and Nerissa Neaykhieo

After weeks of fumbling over bird flu, the government has finally come up with a systemic, disease-control timetable to bring the epidemic under control.

Give Somsak, Newin the sack: activist <br>

Rosana Tositrakul, secretary-general of the Thai Public Health Foundation, yesterday called on the agriculture minister and his deputy to resign over the "mishandling" of the bird-flu crisis.

LTTE critical of Govt. handling of peace process <br>

by S. Selvakumar

The LTTE delegation headed by Political Wing leader S.P. Thamilchelvan criticised the UNF government's handling of the now stalled peace process during his talks with a high powered Norwegian delegation headed by Foreign Minister Jan Peterson.

Flights cancelled over credible threat<br>

The United States Homeland Security Department says a "credible threat" of terrorist attacks has prompted the cancellation of five US-bound British Airways and Air France flights.

Advani to dine at Jaya's place Sunday<br>

The first campus community radio in the country will be inaugurated by Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani at Anna University here tomorrow.

BBC's film on human rights and chemical weapons testing on the prisoners in North Korea <br>

Christian Solidarity Worldwide welcomes the broadcast of the BBC film 'Access to Evil': This World' to be broadcast on BBC2 at 9pm on February 01, which highlights the severe human rights violations.

\" Struggle relentlessly until victory is achieved\" - President Saw Ba thin Sein

KNU President KNU President Saw Ba thin Sein’s urged the Karens, “Struggle on relentlessly until victory is achieved” in his speech on 55th Anniversary of Karen Revolution Day.

Twin Bombings Kill at Least 57 in Iraq <br>

By Scheherezade Faramarzi - Associated Press Writer

Two suicide bombers struck the offices of two rival Kurdish parties in near simultaneous attacks Sunday as hundreds of Iraqis gathered to celebrate a Muslim holiday. At least 57 people were killed and more than 235 were wounded, officials said. One Kurdish minister said the death toll could rise above 100.