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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2739

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Bruce Haig continues to sell his soul; contends that LTTE terrorism was a figment of imagination

Two statements question the credibility of Bruce Haig’s opinion expressed in the Canberra Times on the 21st July 2012 in an article titled “Sri Lanka's envoy must be recalled”.

Assam clashes toll reaches 14

Violence in lower Assam's Kokrajhar spread to neighbouring Chirang district with two persons shot dead on Sunday as the toll in attacks between Bodos and minority immigrants shot up to 14 in the two districts.

Addressing the Challenges To Transform The HIV-TB Response

The dual HIV-TB epidemic has posed a challenge for both TB and HIV efforts at all levels. Although the number of people living with HIV (PLHIV) screened for TB increased almost 12-fold, (from nearly 200 000 to over 2.3 million people) and testing for HIV among TB patients increased 5-fold (from 470,000 to over 2.2 million) between 2005 and 2010, almost a quarter of all AIDS deaths every year are still caused by TB despite it being preventable.

Indian flag hoisted at Olympic Games village

At an elegant and colourful ceremony Sunday, the Indian contingent was formally welcomed and ushered into the London Olympics' Games Village.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa aiding and abetting poaching in the Sri Lankan waters

Sri Lanka Navy arrested yesterday 23 Tamil Nadu fishermen in 5 boats while poaching near the coast of North Talaimannar.

Power corrupts the mind, absolute power corrupts it absolutely – A scientific point of view

The New Scientist issue of July 2012 gives a scientific opinion that power is the ultimate high and that unfettered power can also trigger narcissism and a mentality along the lines of the "hubris syndrome" that the former British cabinet minister David Owen identified, where power becomes an intoxicating drug for politicians.