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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2556

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Political Thriller Staged in Parliament Eended With <br> Victory for UNP Candidate in the Speaker's Election.

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles)

In an action packed thrilling political drama, United National Party sponsored W.J.M. Lokubandara won the prestigious position of the speaker of the 13th. Parliament of Sri Lanka, defeating the Government nominee by one vote.

Thousands dead or injured in North Korea rail blast

Up to 3,000 people were killed or injured when two trains loaded with fuel collided and exploded at a North Korean station on Thursday, hours after leader Kim Jong-il had passed through, South Korea's YTN television said.

Tripura votes in second round, Sonia confident

Hundreds of thousands of people defied separatist threats to vote in Tripura on Thursday in the second phase of the national election expected to return to power a coalition led by the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Global Buddhist outrage over firm's swim suit products

Ondademar swim suit manufactures from Malaysia has ignited global Buddhist indignation over their callous and tasteless effort to produce scanty two-piece swimsuits with images of the Buddha and Bodhisattvas located at "strategic places".

Myanmar’s Axis of Evil.

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

The threat to the security of the South Eastern Asian region is posed by Myanmar’s partner North Korea described as Axis of Evil.

UK launches crackdown on bogus marriages and students

Britain announced Thursday a major crackdown on bogus immigration, unveiling a series of measures to prevent people entering the country through fake marriages or illicit student visas.

Sri Lankan Government to Kick Start the Peace Talks with Tamil Rebels.

Sri Lankan Government is taking necessary steps to kick start the peace process and already it had initiated measures to explore the possibilities of launching the talks as early as possible.