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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2793

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Violence Creates Huge Economic Cost for Countries – WHO Study

Violence exacts a huge financial toll above and beyond the physical and emotional devastation it causes, with violence-related injuries costing some countries more than 4 per cent of their Gross Domestic Product, a report issued today by the United Nations World Health Organization reveals.

PM denies eying up Everton Football Club

The Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra shrugged off rumours that he was thinking of purchasing a stake in the Everton Football Club, saying only that he would do 'one thing at a time'.

Shyam Saran to be India's next foreign secretary

Shyam Saran, currently India's ambassador to Nepal, was named the next foreign secretary.

Armed and hand grenade carrying LTTE men abduct firewood cutters

Three armed and hand grenade carrying LTTE cadres in combat uniforms had abducted seven Muslim firewood cutters with their bicycles on 09 June 2004 while they were in the general jungle area west of Punanai to collect firewood.

Sri Lanka's striking medicos add to misery of patients

Indefinite strikes by around 80,000 health workers and 1,300 assistant doctors in Sri Lanka are adding to the misery of people reeling under dengue, dysentery and viral flu.

G8 considers inviting China, India, others

Faced with the growing importance of developing countries, the rich club of G8 nations mulled different ideas on Wednesday for holding regular talks with countries like China and India.

After Venus, astronomers getting ready to watch Saturn

After having witnessed dance of the "goddess of love" across the face of the Sun on Tuesday, astronomers are getting ready to watch the unmasking of planet Saturn -- the "lord of the rings" -- beginning tomorrow.

Car company purchase \"is only a thought\" - PM

The Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday confirmed reports that Thailand was thinking of purchasing an international automobile manufacturing company, but stressed that the plan was ‘just an idea’, and that injections of thought from all sides would be welcome.

Solemn pageantry, big crowds greet Reagan body

Ronald Reagan's body rode in solemn procession through the U.S. capital on Wednesday, saluted by thousands of people who came to pay tribute to the former president, transformed by time from partisan political warrior to national hero.

Elle Gunawansa alleges that Nine JHU monks brought shame and insult on 20, 000 other monks in Sri Lanka.

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

Venerable Elle Gunawansa Thero, a leader of the Patriotic National Movement said the activities of nine Buddhist monks of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (National Heritage Party – JHU) brought insults and ridicule to 20,000 other Buddhist monks of the island nation.

A Lady Tamil Radio Journalist cum Broadcaster on Death Threat.

A female Radio Journalist attached to the Thamil Broadcasting Corporation is (TBC) threatened with death. She was given two weeks time duration to leave the Tamil Broadcasting Services or else she would end up receiving the bullet in her forehead.

Malaysia: Detention Center Visits Will Not End Abuse

The Malaysian governments unprecedented opening of its detention facilities to select observers is a welcome gesture, but it will not end abuses under Malaysian security law, Human Rights Watch said today.

Sri Lanka Parliament standoff continues, as pecuniary and portfolio demands were flatly rejected.

When the negotiation collapsed on the demand for ministerial positions and pecuniary arrangements, Arumugam Thondaman, leader of the Ceylon Workers Congress had finally given his word, that along with him the eight members of his party will not support the minority government led by Sri Lanka President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga.

Khaleda tells JS: Problems with neighbours to be resolved peacefully

Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia on Wednesday said in Parliament that since assuming office, her government initiated steps to strengthen relations with India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Myanmar and Afghanistan.

Bush, world leaders open formal G8 summit talks

World leaders, scooting around a luxury resort in golf carts, opened formal talks focusing on the world economy and the Middle East after bridging long-standing differences over Iraq's future.

India to export diesel to Myanmar

India will soon export diesel and other petroleum products to neighbouring Myanmar, besides unveiling plans for laying a pipeline to import gas from that country.

Bangladesh : Journalists attacked by police

The Committee to Protect Journalists, condemns two recent police attacks on journalists covering street demonstrations in connection with a nationwide antigovernment strike, or hartal.

BHB and OFT Reach Agreement on How British Racing Should be Modernized

British Racing's commitment to modernization has taken another major step forward with the announcement by the British Horseracing Board (BHB) today that it will be implementing a wide-ranging series of changes to the financial, administrative and governance structure of racing outlined in a 42 page document entitled "The Modernization of British Racing".