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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2787

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Numbers of refugees and internally displaced lowest in 10 years - UN agency

The number of refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and others helped by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) last year fell 18 per cent to 17.1 million – the lowest annual total in a decade.

Phuket to hold first Asian seminar on AIDS

The first seminar on AIDS in Asia will be held in the southern resort island of Phuket between 6-10 July.

Indo-Myanmar security talks at Dimapur

A delegation of the Myanmar Military Junta will arrive at Dimapur tomorrow for talks with the army officials.

Sri Lanka President’s responses to LTTE only through Norway.

If any response warrants to the media statements and interviews given by leaders of the Liberation Tigers as well as by the Members of Parliament belonging to the Tamil National Alliance regarding the peace process, then it will only be done through Norwegian facilitators, said Eric Fernando of the Sri Lanka President’s Office.

Saudi friend pleads for Johnson's release

A Saudi calling himself "the believer" uses the Internet to make an Islamic plea for the release of US hostage Paul Johnson.

'We have some planes': Sept 11 tapes revealed

Officials investigating the September 11 terrorist attacks have revealed radio transmissions of the hijackers addressing passengers and authorities scrambling to decide on a response.

I had an affair with Lewinsky because I could, says Clinton

Former US president Bill Clinton has finally spilled beans on his affair with Monica Lewinsky. In an interview to the American CBS television network, Clinton admitted that he conducted his affair with Monica Lewinsky simply "because he could".

'Women should realise their power, identity'

Interview with Kanchan Chaudhary - India's first woman ro become Director General of Police (DGP) in a state.

Eelam website lambaste Sri Lanka Government alleging to tarnish internationally image of Tamil Tigers

A pro-Eelam website lambaste the Sri Lanka Government as it was involved in an evil design to implicate the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam after the so called detection of claymore bombs and suicide jacket yesterday in the Grandpass police division, Colombo.

Philippines: Radio journalist killed

Eliseo ("Ely") Binoya, a radio commentator with Radyo Natin, was gunned down by unidentified assailants today outside of the port city General Santos, on the southern island of Mindanao, according to international news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is investigating whether the murder was related to Binoya's journalistic work.

New Maha Nayaka of Malwatte to be Elected Soon

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

Anunayaka Thero of the Malwatte Chapter, the Most Venerable Thibbatuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala is the most likely candidate to succeed the office of the late Malwatte Maha Nayaka the Most Venerable Rambukwelle Sri Vipassi.

Suu Kyi admirer has shop in her name

Free Information Group, one of the newest news agencies set up by exiles, reported on Monday of a noodle shop chain in Bangkok that carries the name of Burma's "Iron Lady" currently under house arrest.

EU monitors accuse Tigers of rigging Sri Lanka vote by violence

European election monitors accused Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels of using violence to manipulate the results of April 2 parliamentary elections in favour of their proxies.

Protests call for Bhopal clean-up

Campaigners are putting pressure on the Indian government to allow Union Carbide to carry out a cleanup at its infamous abandoned factory at Bhopal in India, the scene of the world’s worst industrial disaster, following a ruling in the US.

Tamil refugees dropped in mid-sea

Sri Lankan Naval troops on duty in the general area west of Urumalai, Mannar arrested twenty one Sri Lankan Tamil refugees after they were found dropped near the first sandbank on 16 June, around 6.30 a.m.

Asia coast guards agree to coordinate terror fight

Coast guards from 16 Asian countries and Hong Kong will work closely to combat possible terror attacks at sea in the region, including information sharing, Japanese officials said Friday after two days of talks