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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2954

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OPEC output ceiling to be raised by 2.5 million bpd by August 1: official

OPEC decided Thursday to raise its oil output ceiling by two million barrels per day on July 1 and by 500,000 bpd on August 1, a cartel official said, reading the final decision of the organisation's extraordinary meeting here.

Tenet resigns as head of CIA

CIA Director George Tenet, who presided over spectacular lapses in U.S. national security, including the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America, has resigned and will leave in July, President George W. Bush announced.

Tenet tenacious to the end

George Tenet has been a tenacious leader of the Central Intelligence Agency through major controversies over allegations of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and missed warnings before the devastating attacks of September 11, 2001.

Recommencement of Peace Talks delayed due to LTTE's demand of ISGA - JVP

Janatha Vimukthi Perumuna, the junior partner of the Sri Lanka's ruling alliance has urged the international community to bring pressure on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the Sri Lankan Tamil rebel outfit to give up its precondition of an Interim Self Governing Authority - Interim self rule as the basis to kick start the stalled peace process.

140 youths break out of detention

Some 140 young inmates last night escaped from a juvenile remand centre in Pak Kret district on Chaeng Wattana Road after breaking through their dormitory doors and the front gates.

Vaiko leaves for United States

Marumalarchi DMK general secretary Vaiko, facing trial under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA), left for the US on Thursday night to hand over his 11-month-old granddaughter to his daughter, following the permission granted by Madras High Court.

PM hints of backtrack on Liverpool lottery

The Prime Minister Mr. Thaksin Shinawatra gave strong indications yesterday that he would bow to public pressure and climb down from his plans to launch a special lottery for the purchase of a stake in Liverpool Football Club, saying that there were hundreds more methods to mobilize the funds.

Somnath: first Communist leader to occupy Speaker's post

A forceful voice of the CPI (M), ten-time Parliamentarian Somnath Chatterjee has been rendered rather 'speechless' as he became the first Communist leader to occupy the coveted post of Speaker of the 14th Lok Sabha.