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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2786

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Congress to form new Indian govt, Singh to be PM

India's president on Wednesday asked the Congress party's Manmohan Singh to form a government, ending days of crisis that paralysed the nation and panicked financial markets.

Thai Govt prepares website for Liverpool share offer

Despite last-minute glitches in Thailand's attempt to purchase a 30 percent stake in Liverpool Football Club, the Ministry of Finance announced yesterday that it was preparing a website through which the public would be able to reserve shares.

Wedding party massacre: Iraqis claim more than 40 killed in US helicopter attack

Iraqi officials last night said an American helicopter fired on a wedding party in western Iraq killing more than 40 people, including many children, in another damaging setback for the US occupation.

Young Rahul says mum Sonia is his hero

The head of India's Congress party, Sonia Gandhi, won praise from one of her biggest fans -- her son, Rahul -- after she renounced her claim to become the country's prime minister.

LTTE Commanders from the East recalled - lock ,stock and barrel

The leadership of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam – the top echelon, has decided to sweep away the dirty mess in the Eastern region with the view to introduce sweeping changes in the region and to take once and for all some concrete measures to bring the East under control, despite endless continuous disruption caused by the enigmatic former commander Colonel Karuna Amman.

RI Report Raises Alarm about Forced Return of Refugees and Asylum Seekers

The right of asylum, a fundamental human rights protection, is under assault.

Akashi leaves on positive note regarding resumption of Talks in summer.

Yasushi Akashi, Japanese special envoy to Sri Lanka’s peace process dangles the carrot – US$4.5 billion for the success of the peace negotiation to settle the decade long ethnic conflict, between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

U.S. soldier gets year jail term for prisoner abuse

A tearful U.S. soldier was sentenced to a year in jail on Wednesday after confessing he and colleagues abused Iraqi prisoners in a scandal that threatens to undermine President George W. Bush's re-election chances.

Bodies fill Gaza farm fridge after morgue overflows

Doctors hastily stowed 22 Palestinian corpses in a grimy farm refrigerator on Wednesday after the Rafah refugee camp morgue overflowed with casualties from a massive Israeli army raid.

New government to be sworn in after Friday

The Manmohan Singh-led coalition government is likely to be sworn in only after May 21, the death anniversary of former prime minister and Congress leader Rajiv Gandhi.

India's new PM designate seeks friendly relations with neighbors

Indian Prime Minister-designate Manmohan Singh Thursday said that India seeks most friendly relations with its neighbors, including Pakistan