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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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Japan to provide 10 million yen aid to cyclone disaster victims in Myanmar.

Government of Japan has decided to provide 10 million yen worth of aid in kind to the flood cyclone victims of Myanmar.

Sri Lankan army, rebels discuss recent spate of killings that threaten truce

A Sri Lankan army general and Tamil Tiger rebel commanders held "fruitful" talks Wednesday aimed at ending a spate of killings that threaten the shaky truce between the two sides, a spokeswoman for the European cease-fire monitoring group said.

Iraq gets new 'president'

Sunni Muslim tribal chief Ghazi al-Yawir has been sworn in as Iraq's new interim president by the US-appointed Iraqi Governing Council.

Sydney girl crowned Miss Universe

Jennifer Hawkins, a 20-year-old model and cheerleader from Sydney, has won this year's Miss Universe competition in the Ecuadorean capital, Quito.

Tamil journalist gunned down in east of country - Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) today condemned at the murder of Tamil journalist Aiyathurai Nadesan in Batticaloa (220 km east of Colombo) and voiced concern that dissension within the Tamil separatist movement could lead to an escalation of violation against the news media.

Govt called to take serious watch on bird flu

Senators, from northern Nakhon Sawan Province in particular, yesterday called on the government to put in place a clear 'bird flu surveillance system', and to make necessary compensation to villagers having suffered from the recent avian flu outbreak.

Myanmar : UN Rights Expert 'Disappointed' With Government Response.

A United Nations expert tracking the human rights situation in Myanmar today voiced "disappointment" with the lack of cooperation on the part of the country's authorities with his work.

Anandasangaree granted leave to proceed

The Supreme Court on Monday granted leave to proceed with the fundamental rights violation plea filed by V. Anandasangaree of Independent Group I, seeking to void the declared parliamentary election result of the Jaffna District, dated April 2004.

Prabakaran's extradition call on suspended animation.

In the interest of the ongoing peace process in Sri Lanka, India has decided not to press for the extradition of Velupillai Prabakaran, leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

Donors warn Sri Lanka aid at risk without peace

Sri Lanka could lose $4.5 billion in aid pledged for it last year unless it resumes peace talks with Tamil rebels, Western donors warned on Tuesday

Killing is no more a one-way traffic in Sri Lanka.

Killing in Sri Lanka is no more one-way traffic. Earlier it was considered as the exclusive domain of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. But now the exclusiveness has already petered out.

25 killed in explosion as Iraqi president is named

At least 25 people were today killed in an explosion in Baghdad, only minutes after the Iraqi Governing Council had announced the country's new interim government.

Nagaland Chief Minister, Ministers to meet Prime Minister, Ministers, and leaders to urge for dialogue

By Oken Jeet Sandham - Asian Tribune

The Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said his Government would be submitting a memorandum soon to Dr Monmohan Singh, Prime Minister of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government, apprising him the necessity to "immediately resume" political dialogues with the Naga undergrounds to bring early settlement to the vexed Naga political issue.

LTTE's attempt to capitalize on journalist's death foiled

An attempt by the LTTE to turn the funeral of Veerakesari journalist A. Nadeshan into a political event was foiled by his family members .

\"Injuries from New World building collapse remain at seven, no people die\", says BMA

The old building of the New World Department Store, located in Banglumphu area here, collapsed this morning, causing seven injuries, but no people have been found to have died from the incident so far.