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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2992

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Cassini Slips Into Saturn Orbit

Like thread through a buttonhole, the Cassini space probe successfully slipped through a gap in the rings surrounding Saturn -- not once, but twice -- on Wednesday night, kicking off a four-year mission to study the second largest planet in our solar system.

Salman Haider considered for U.N. envoy to Iraq

The former Indian foreign secretary, Salman Haider, was the front-runner to head the new U.N. mission in Iraq, diplomats said on Friday.

Asean and EU thrash out Myanmar problem

Efforts are being made to work out a compromise regarding Yangon's participation in the Asem summit .

Seven years imprisonment for visiting the house of Aung San Suu Kyi.

It has been reported that the Burmese military regime arrested and
imprisoned a Burmese citizen Ko Thet Lwin, age 46, who is
working at the Ivanhoe Co., a Canada-based company that has
invested in Burma.

AHRC condemns intimidation of human rights officers in Sri Lanka

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) expressed grave concern on Friday about reports of police intimidation and harassment of human rights officers in Sri Lanka.

Israel will ignore World Court barrier ruling

Israel's foreign minister said on Friday his government would not accept a World Court ruling on the legality of its West Bank barrier and pressed for U.S. support to block any U.N. action against the Jewish state.

Hollywood legend Marlon Brando dead

Hollywood legend and two-time Oscar winner Marlon Brando is dead. He was 80.

Sri Lanka hopes accord will cover manufacturing, construction workers

Sri Lanka on Friday expressed hope that the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Malaysia on domestic helpers and plantation workers will be expanded soon to include manufacturing and construction workers.

UN global tobacco-control treaty may become law by end of theyear

Current projection shows that tobacco related death would be on the rise and would be 10 million a year for the next 22 year period.

Sri Lanka: Conspiracy to bring down UPFA Government bared

A conspiracy to bring down the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Government by United National Party (UNP) and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Combine’s clandestine operation has been recently bared.