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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2792

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Vatican warns Catholics against marrying Muslims

The Vatican warned Catholic women on Friday to think hard before marrying a Muslim and urged Muslims to show more respect for human rights, gender equality and democracy.

DMK not to join Congress coalition ministry now

Adopting a wait and watch policy, DMK tonight decided against joining the Sonia Gandhi-led Congress Coalition ministry at the centre for the moment, but authorised its president M Karunanidhi to take a decision "depending on the circumstances."

Sonia Gandhi elected CPP leader

Sonia Gandhi was Saturday elected to head the Congress Parliamentary Party, taking her one step closer to becoming Prime Minister.

Southern committee call police for questioning

Frustrated members of the committee established by Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to investigate the killing of 34 Muslim insurgents by security forces on 28 April yesterday complained that they were making no headway, saying that police called in for questioning had insisted that they had acted 'within reason' to shoot the militants hiding in Krue Se mosque.

Grenade attack by Tigers on Sri Lankan security personnel's

Tamil Tigers attacked with grenade Sri Lankan soldiers and policemen involved in a joint patrol in the Batticaloa city.

Don’t Give Credence to the Generals’ Convention

National League for Democracy (NLD), the Burmese political party led by Aung San Suu Kyi has decided not to participate in the forthcoming, the so called, National Convention, scheduled for 17 May by the army generals of the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC).

DMK likely to join the government

Two days after DMK president M. Karunanidhi voiced his views against participating in a coalition government, he has come under pressure from his allies and party members to reconsider the decision.

Mirror ousts editor over Iraq abuse 'hoax'

Piers Morgan, the editor of London's Daily Mirror newspaper, has been sacked over the publication of pictures of alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners by British troops that proved to be fake.

Big Loser in Indian Elections is the Narco-Dictatorship of Myanmar

Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

The significant event this week is not the sham National Convention. The event that will significantly impact Burma's future is the unexpected defeat of the ruling Bharatya Janata Party (BJP) in India's parliamentary elections.

New Indian leadership will demand for the deportation of Prabakaran or else forceful apprehension.

It is learnt from the Indian Congress sources that the new Indian Government that comes to power under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi would demand the Sri Lankan Government for the deportation of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam leader, or else India would take action would be take to apprehend him making use of all the resources under its command.

Opposition boycott hits Myanmar talks

The party of Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has decided to boycott a constitutional convention after the junta refused to free her, stripping next week's talks of the little credibility they had.

Burma: The Junta's PM is still in a daydream with seven-step road map.

By Zin Linn

The 3rd meeting of Central Body of Myanmar Writers and Journalists Association (MWJA) was held at the Union Hall in Kyaikkasan Compounds in Rangoon, on 11 May 2004, with an address by Prime Minister General Khin Nyunt urging public support for the junta's road map to democracy. It is a three-day meeting went on up to 13 May.

Danish Crown Prince weds Australia's Mary

The Danish royal heir, Crown Prince Frederik, married Tasmania's Mary Donaldson on Friday in a fairy-tale prince-and-commoner wedding that delighted pro-monarchy Danes and Australian republicans alike.

South Africa to stage soccer World Cup

South Africa will host the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament, the first to be held in Africa, football's world governing body announced Saturday.