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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 724

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Athens torch ends Asia leg in India

The Olympic torch completed its final lap in Asia on Thursday by passing through New Delhi, the sixth city to receive the flame on its world tour in the run-up to the Athens Games.

Ray Charles is Dead

The Grammy award winning star passed away in his home in Beverly Hills, according to a spokesperson. It’s reported he was suffering complications of liver disease.

Sri Lanka President to address the nation today.

Sri Lanka President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga is scheduled to address the nation today evening.

Vietnam: Writer charged with espionage

Tran Khue, an elderly writer and former literature professor, was recently formally charged with espionage, after being detained without charge for almost 18 months. Another writer, Pham Que Duong, who was arrested around the same time, has not yet been charged or tried.

Bush joins thousands to honor Reagan at US Capitol

U.S. President George W. Bush joined tens of thousands of people who filed silently by Ronald Reagan's body at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday as Americans paused to honor their 40th president.

Thailand-India to expand cooperation in trade, investment and tourism

Bilateral ties and cooperation between Thailand and India have been further strengthened following a two-day official visit to New Delhi earlier this week by the Foreign Minister Mr. Surakiart Sathirathai.

Sri Lanka President – TNA Parliamentarians meeting continues into the wee hours of the morning.

The talks between the Sri Lanka’s President and the Members of Parliament belonging to Tamil National Alliance were huddled in a meeting at the time when “Asian Tribune” was trying to update the developments.

Oppositions repositioning for a final assault on the Sri Lanka's minority Government

Despite recent claims of having the support of 113 Members of Parliament by Jeyaraj Fernandopulle of the United People’s Front Alliance Government, Opposition parties who met yesterday at the Parliamentary complex claimed that they have the necessary majority and will join hands in the future against the shaky government of Sri Lanka’s President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga.

China: Release Whistleblowing Doctor Year-Long Pattern of Harassment Comes to Light

Chinese authorities should immediately release Dr. Jiang Yanyong, a government critic who exposed the government¡¯s cover-up of last year’s SARS epidemic, Human Rights Watch said today. Dr. Jiang, 72 years old, and his wife Dr. Hua Zhongwei, have been heard from only once since government agents arbitrarily detained them on June 1 while en route to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing to obtain a visa.

Rajya Sabha adjourns after farewell to retiring members

The Rajya Sabha adjourned Thursday till the next session after a fond farewell to its retiring members, some of whom will now be seen in the lower house.

Resettlement Processing Proceeding for Laotian Hmong Refugees in Thailand

Refugees International, working in collaboration with the George Wolf Operating Foundation, recently completed an assessment mission to Thailand to gauge progress on the registration of Laotian Hmong refugees at Wat Tham Krabok, about one hour outside of Bangkok.

Australia boosts aid for Sri Lankan refugees

Australia is to give $10 million to help refugees and displaced people in Sri Lanka.

Asian ministers to issue cooperation declaration

Foreign ministers from 22 Asian countries will issue a declaration on regional cooperation and a document on energy cooperation at a meeting later this month, Xinhua reports.


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