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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 106

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Men to Shun Cosmetic Extremism of Women

Women, the more gentle kind of the amusingly unpredictable species, Homo sapiens, are again divided into two sub divisions, not by ambitious anthropologists, but by fashion enthusiasts on the basis of their curve

Global Tiger Workshop concludes with 17-point Kathmandu Declaration

The four-day Kathmandu Global Tiger Workshop has ended with issuing Kathmandu Declaration that seeks collective political commitment from all levels of governments to save the endangered species of tigers.

Pakistani PM vows to uproot terrorism, announces aid for IDPs

Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that the entire nation is supporting the Government and the Army and the political and military leadership are united in the fight against terrorists.

New chief of Indian space agency takes charge

Dr K Radhakrishnan, Member of the Indian Space Commission and Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, on Saturday took over as Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) from Mr G Madhavan Nair who retired after a distinguished career.

U.N. to Pursue Conventional Arms Trade Treaty

The United Nations, which is pursuing a proposal for "a world without nuclear weapons", will soon turn its attention to another new goal in the field of disarmament: creating a legally-binding treaty on conventional arms.

Letter from America: American Traveler

Last Friday I returned from a three-week long overseas trip. This has been the third of such trips for me in a year. These days, air travels are no fun for any passenger.

Human Right Violations: Why only Sri Lanka?

After constantly mounting pressure and criticism from international community, Sri Lanka has decided to launch an inquiry about alleged human rights violations in war against LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam).

Bridge-tunnel linking China's third largest island opens to traffic

A bridge-tunnel linking China's third largest island, the Chongming Island, opened to traffic on Saturday.

Bogus Tamil asylum seekers and 'people-smugglers'

'People-smuggling' had been highlighted in the discussions at the formal session of the East Asia Summit held in Thailand last week. The issue came to lime light because of the influx of bogus Tamil asylum seekers from Sri Lanka to Australia and Canada recently.

No nation can afford foreign funded terrorists to run part of the territory, grab large parts of land – Hilary Clinton

There seems to be different standards applied by Obama administration’s foreign minister secretary of state Hilary Clinton when she views and assesses the situation in two South Asian nations confronted with foreign funded and patronized terrorism: Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

Diabetes Leadership Forum 2009 seeks solutions to reduce long-term public healthcare costs

"A recent survey showed that the age-standardized rate of diabetes among adults living in urban areas is up to 9.7% in China," said Prof. Yang Wenying, chairman of Chinese Diabetes Society.

Bulgaria and Sri Lanka to develop bilateral and economic cooperation

Bulgarian and Sri Lankan Presidents acknowledged that there are possibilities for further developing bilateral political dialogue and cooperation in the economic, cultural and other spheres of mutual interest.