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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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TRS joins Congress government in AP

Telangana Rashtra Samithi, a pre-poll ally of the Congress, today joined Chief Minister Y S Rajaskara Reddy's ministry heralding the first coalition government in Andhra Pradesh.

Karuna in one of UNP's safe-houses?

Media Minister and cabinet spokesman Mangala Samaraweera says the dual approach of the opposition United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremasinghe now become clear to the country following the resignation of UNP National list parliamentarian Ali Zahir Moulana.

Clinton memoir sets record for first day sales

Bill Clinton's memoir "My Life" set a record for first day non-fiction sales with 400,000 copies bought in the United States, the former president's publishe said (on) Wednesday.

U.S. abandons U.N. resolution on criminal court

The United States withdrew on Wednesday its U.N. resolution to shield American soldiers from prosecution abroad because of strong opposition fueled by the Iraqi prisoners abuse scandal.

Sri Lankan navy rescues Tamil refugees returning from India

Sri Lankan navy has rescued 26 Tamil refugees stranded on a sand bank while returning from India to their homes in the island's north following easing of tensions between LTTE rebels and the government.

America Assures Continuous Trade Process And Allays Fears Of Any Cancellation

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

The United States trade representative Robert B. Zoellick assured Sri Lanka’s visiting Minister of Trade, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Jeyaraj Fernandopulle, that the process of Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) US signed with the former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe would continue with President Kumaratunga’s government also to its fullest extent.

Myanmar to join international beauty pageant after 40 years

Nearly four decades after it took part in an international beauty pageant, Myanmar is now coming out of its social isolation to join another one.

Foreign nurses exploited in visa scandal

The Government was yesterday accused of ignoring a scam that brings in foreign nurses on rock-bottom wages. Britain's biggest union yesterday urged the Government to stop agencies importing qualified staff to work illegally in private care homes for salaries more than 40 per cent lower than their British colleagues.

Obituary - SIDA Confirms The Premature Demise Of "North East Herald"

Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) confirms of the premature demise of "North East Herald"which was brought as a Sri Lankan English language weekly promoted by Sweden to bring about "a diversity of opinion in Sri Lanka."

Manipur insurgent group Zomi Re-unification says of split in organization

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

The Manipur insurgent group Zomi Re-unification (also called Revolutionary) Organization/Army(ZRO/ZRA) said there had been a split in their organization and that the smaller faction has been the cause of
the trouble in the state.

ISGA Proposal is something aimed to \"create a de facto separate state\" – US State Dept Official.

United States State Department official Christiana Rocca described the Interim Self Governing authority Proposal of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam as something aimed to "create a de facto separate state."

Sri Lanka Tigers raise the stakes in stand off with military

Sri Lanka's Tiger rebels have withdrawn from talks with security forces amid growing tension and the resignation of a lawmaker who had backed a renegade guerrilla leader.

Governor inaugurates HIV prevention program in Nagaland

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

The Nagaland Governor Shyamal Datta has today inaugurated the Nagaland efforts of "Project ORCHID," an HIV prevention project supported by Avahan (call of action), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's India AIDS initiative here at Zonal Council Hall.

Nepal's security forces threaten to re-arrest 7 in rights group's shelter

Nepal's security forces have surrounded the office of a human rights group in Nepalgunji, threatening to re-arrest seven people who were just freed by a court order after having been detained illegally in prison for months, the Asian Human Rights Commission, said on Wednesday.

About 75 die in rebel attacks in five Iraq cities

Rebels bent on disrupting a handover to Iraqi rule bloodied five cities on Thursday with coordinated assaults on local security forces in which about 75 people, including three U.S. soldiers, were killed.