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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2792

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U.N. chopper crashes in Sierra Leone jungle - 24 dead.

Twenty-four United Nations staff and others were killed when a helicopter crashed into a hillside in thick jungle in Sierra Leone on Tuesday, U.N. officials said.

Crisisn In The UNP

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

In its entire history the UNP has produced four great leaders: 1) D. S. Senanayake, 2) Dudley Senanayake, 3) Ranasinghe Premadasa ? all of whom were people-oriented leaders. The people and the UNPers are still looking for the fourth one.

Holding the Tiger by its Tail - an unenviable mission for Erik Solheim

Erik SolheimNorwegian Special Envoy for Peace, will visit Kilinochchi today,to meet the leadership of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam with an unenviable mission to tame, ease them from their hostile stance and to bring them to the negotiation table to square off things with the Government of Sri Lanka.

Saddam set to appear before Iraqi judges

Saddam Hussein will be handed over to Iraqi justice on Wednesday to be charged with crimes against humanity, but U.S. soldiers will still guard him to ensure he does not escape.

Imkong says people losing hopes in DAN Government

By Oken Jeet Sandham ? Asian Tribune

Leader of the Opposition I Imkong has today said people of the State are fast losing their hopes in the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) Government in the State and many people including powerful civil society like Naga Council (NC) publicly declared that it would approach the NSCN (IM) to contain unauthorized price hikes in the State's commercial hub, Dimapur.

Sri Lanka: No Progress Expected In Restarting Peace Talks

By Neville de Silva - Diplomatic Editor,, Asian Tribune

Prospects of resuming the stalled Sri Lankan peace process in the near future appear dim, despite the continuing efforts of the Norwegian
facilitators, diplomatic sources said in Colombo.

Thai troops likely to remain in Iraq until September

Thai troops are likely to remain in Iraq until the end of September, unless there is any major incident which seriously affected the safety of the troops .

Global warming will affect rice harvest

Field studies conducted at the Philippines-based International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have confirmed predictions that global warming will make rice crops less productive, scientists have announced.