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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2862

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Channel 4 leads, Al Jazeera follows

Al Jazeera has gone on to televise some of disturbing photographs to show bodies with twisted limbs piled on the back of the trailer, others show almost naked corpses, blind folded and with hands bound behind their backs, lying in shallow graves.

Forum Asia protests South Korean entry denial for well known human rights defenders

Seven Filipino human rights defenders and other South Asians who came to South Korea (SK) to attend the Seoul G20 International People’s Conference have been denied entry by the SK government, according to FORUM-ASIA. “Though all of them were granted South Korean visas prior to travel, they were prohibited from being admitted to the country since their names were on a blacklist” FORUM-ASIA said.

Deepavali Celebrations at the High Commission in London

For the second successive year, the Sri Lankan High Commission in London successfully held the annual Deepavali celebrations at its premises yesterday. There was a significant number of Tamils who took part in the event – much higher than the crowd attended last year, for obvious reasons; the show managed to create something closer to the authentic atmosphere under which it takes place, back home in Sri Lanka.

Diploma program Buddhist and Pali studies launched in the University of Vienna

The Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka recently launched a diploma programme in Buddhist and Pali studies in Vienna in cooperation with the Department of the Study of Religions of the University of Vienna.

Stop The Child From Turning Blue: Fight Pneumonia

The second World Pneumonia Day is being held on November 12, 2010. World Pneumonia Day was launched in 2009 by a broad coalition of public and non profit organizations, the Global Coalition Against Child Pneumonia, to mobilize efforts to fight a neglected disease. This day seeks to bring focus on pneumonia as a public health issue and to prevent the millions of avoidable deaths that occur each year.

Caretaker govt gears up preparations for new budget amid impending economic crisis

Despite threats from the main opposition party UCPN (Maoist) that it would obstruct the budget, caretaker government led by Madhav Kumar Nepal has geared up preparations to bring new budget for the fiscal year 2010/11.