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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2785

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Heart disease and diabetes can be passed on for generations

According to a study conducted by the University of Edinburgh, babies exposed to excess hormones in the womb, are not only at an increased risk of developing heart disease and diabetes later in life, but can also pass these risks to their children also.

Narasimha Rao admitted to hospital, condition serious

Former prime minister P.V. Narasimha Rao is in a serious condition after being admitted to a hospital here, doctors attending on him said Saturday

Six Myanmar migrant workers shot dead

Six Myanmar migrant workers who served as police informants have been shot dead and two others wounded by suspected drug traffickers near the border in Thailand, police said Saturday.

Birthday Message to Aung San Suu Kyi

by Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

June 19th, is a day of historical importance in Texas. Two and a half years after President Lincoln freed the black slaves; the Union general who landed in Galveston, Texas on 19 Jun 1865, informed the black slaves in Texas that President Lincoln had freed them in 1862. The news had been kept secret from the black slaves.

Sri Lanka to conduct elephant survey

Sri Lanka will conduct a nationwide elephant survey to find a lasting solution to the problem of the human-elephant conflict.

Khun Sa death buzz raises flap

Media and intelligence circles in Thailand were rocked yesterday by reports of the death of ex-warlord Khun Sa, causing a furor, according to one Thai intelligence officer, more intense than the death reports of ex-dictator Gen Ne Win which occurred almost once a year until his actual passing in December 2002.

Sri Lanka: A flipside of the story on the peace process

The recent statement issued by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, it was alleged had crossed all the diplomatic norms and is replete with threats and expletives. They were very strong words bordering towards a renewed hostility campaign for another war and mayhem and taking the nation up the garden path.

Financial Crisis in Myanmar

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

For reasons not yet clear, China has refused to provide new loans to Myanmar. It may be due to American pressure. It could also be due to Chinese anger with Myanmar's "Two-China" policy which has permitted three hundred Taiwanese firms to operate in Burma.

MSRTC, Dimapur is symbol of Manipur and it should be protected

By Oken Jeet Sandham - Asian Tribune

The recent report of land encroachment of the existing Manipur State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) complex in Dimapur and the mess perpetrated by its cashier has simply exposed the psyche of the leaderships of the Manipur Government. If one looks the dismal affairs prevalent in the MSRTC complex, it appears that there is none to care or protect these important assets.

UNICEF thanks Italy for €1.8 million donation to end female genital mutilation

Donation from Italy will Help to Protect Millions of Children from Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting mainly in the African continent.

Cyclone Relief in Arakan Denied to Rohingyas.

Though wealthy Rohingyas residing in Rangoon donated a large amount of money for cyclone affected victims in the Arakan State, but the Rohingyas - unfortunately the victims in the State are not provided with any relief.

Al Qaeda Beheads U.S. Hostage in Saudi Arabia

Al Qaeda militants beheaded U.S. engineer Paul Marshall Johnson, who had been held hostage since last week, after the Saudi government failed to meet demands to free jailed militants, an Islamist Web site said Friday.

Disappearance of a human rights defender and disappearance of justice in Thailand

Asian Human Rights Commission had severely reprimanded Government of Thailand and its authorities for adopting devious measures to deflect criticism instead getting to the bottom of the case regarding the disappearance of lawyer Somchai Neelaphaijit.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi spends 59th birthday in isolation

Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi spent her 59th birthday under house arrest on Saturday as supporters held a vigil in the capital Yangon and Western governments pressured the country's military rulers to free her.