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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2702

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Integrating TB/HIV Services in Zimbabwe: A Key Public Health Priority

In Zimbabwe, there is a wide recognition of the need to integrate TB and HIV services but for people living with HIV (PLHIV), it is not evident, said Martha Tholanah, Coordinator of the International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW) Zimbabwe Chapter.

Syrian senior most defense officials killed in bomb attack

The Syrian Army said Defense Minister Gen. Dawoud Rajha and his deputy, Asef Shawkat, were both killed in the explosion. Shawkat, Assad's brother-in-law, also held the title of deputy chief of staff.

Stunned Bollywood mourns death of Rajesh Khanna

Legendary Hindi film star Rajesh Khanna passed away on Wednesday morning at his residence in Mumbai. He was 69.

UK Government to give places for 1000 exceptionally talented migrants

The British High Commission in Colombo in a press release revealed that between August 2011 and April 2013, there will be 1000 places available, of which 500 will be available from 6 April 2012 to 30 September 2012.

HSBC Indian staff under scanner for money laundering

HSBC's staff in India have come under the scanner for deficiencies in their role as "offshore reviewers" of the global banking giant's compliance to safety mechanism against money laundering and terrorist financing.

Sectarian Problem : Killing two birds with a stone or a Win, Win Situation

As an ethnic survivor of the 7th July massacre, I was rather sad and confused at the success of hardliners of the quasi civilian government in orchestrating and implementing their policy of “Let the minority fights the minority,” in Western Burma.

Visit of Ms. Namita Gokhale, Writer, Publisher and Festival Director

Ms. Namita Gokhale, Writer, Publisher and Festival Director will visit Sri Lanka from 22-27 July, 2012 to deliver lectures under Distinguished Visitors’ Programme of the India-Sri Lanka Foundation.

WikiLeaks and Milinda Moragoda

Sometime in 2009, in what was to become a defining moment in the new Digital Age, Bradley Manning, a 24-year old army private based at an outpost in Iraq began to download a veritable trove of classified cables dispatched by U.S. missions around the world onto a thumb drive. Whether Manning stepped into a minefield driven by his runaway personal curiosity, or with an ulterior motive, is something we may come to know in the future.

Sri Lanka’s Education Crisis : Need for Natural Teachers

Is Sri Lanka’s education crisis due to our children not studying or is it because our teachers cannot teach? Students would list out why they are lethargic to study, why they can’t understand their teachers, why nothing makes sense while teachers when asked would say students are not interested in studies, they lack concentration and they lack motivation to teach because they are poorly paid.

SLMCC to contest alone in the Eastern PC

Sri Lanka’s leading Muslim Party – Sri Lanka Muslim Congress has announced that it has decided to go all alone in the Eastern Provincial Council election in their party symbol, dropping the earlier arrangement to face the hustings in the United Peoples Freedom Alliance ticket.