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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2619

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Nepal: Maoist rebels attack journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is troubled by the continuing deterioration of press freedom conditions in Nepal, marked by several recent threats and attacks on journalists covering the Maoist rebel insurgency in the western part of the country.

Newcastle scientists get human cloning go-ahead

Scientists at Newcastle University today became the first researchers in the UK to be granted permission to clone human embryos for medical research.

More sexual abuse charges against UNP PC member Duminda Silva.

More charges of sexual abuse have been leveled on UNP Western Provincial Councilor Duminda Silva, who is evading the Police.

Anti Conversion Bill determination will be communicated to the President and the Speaker today.

The determination of the Supreme Court on the Anti Conversion Bill will be communicated to the President and the Speaker today.

Former Minister Abdul Cader under detention.

A former minister of Sri Lanka's previous United National Front Government Abdul Cader has been placed under detention for 14 days on corruption charges.

Iraq's Sadr urges militia to fight even if he dies

Rebel Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada a-Sadr urged his followers on Wednesday to keep fighting U.S. forces even if he was killed or captured.

American Embassy will be closed until further notice.

The American Embassy and the American Centre will be closed until further notice. Spokesman of the Embassy Chris Long said that these steps were taken as the security measure.

Karuna Speaks: I am a Tiger and I will never eat grass even when I am famished.

Prabaharan and his cohorts know very well what sort of a person I am. I never believed in the strength of others. I believe in me and in my cadres. I am a Tiger and I will never eat grass even when I am famished.

Thailand to host regional police meeting

Senior police officers from all 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are to descend on Chiang Mai this month for a meeting which will focus on cross-border crime and human trafficking, the Royal Thai Police announced yesterday.

Former Commissioner of Registration of Persons implicated in the issue of spurious National Identity Card to the women suicide bomber.

CID investigations have directly implicated the former Commissioner of Registrations of Persons Wijeya Ranasinghe in the fraudulent issue of National Identity Cards.

Ahmad Chalabi senses U.S. behind counterfeit charge

Ahmad Chalabi, once tipped to lead Iraq after Saddam Hussein's fall, said on Tuesday his former U.S. allies were pulling strings to end his political career, making him unsure of a fair trial on his return home.

Former chairman refutes allegations of land alienation to the President or her son.

Former Chairman of the Land Reforms Commission, Lakshman Devakumara Ranasinghe says the Commission did not alienate any land to either the President or her son Vimukthi Kumaratunge.

"SPDC Disturbing the National League for Democracy's Signature

Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) has come forward to condemn the Burmese ruling for prohibiting the members of the National League for Democracy (NLD) around the country from requesting people sign the petition for the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the NLD, the NLD vice-chairperson, U Tin Oo, and all political prisoners.

Humanitarian Demining State Department Officials Visit Sri Lanka.

Mr. Richard Kidd, Director
of Weapons Removal and Abatement, U.S. Department of State, and Colonel Stuart C. Harris, Deputy Director of the same office, are visiting Sri Lanka this week.

Student of Colombo school jumps to her death

N.A. Jayashantha, Officer in Charge of the Cinnamon Gardens Police, told the media that the student of the Measues College, Colombo has jumped out of the four storeyed building of the school due to depression.