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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2610

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People's Indictment for War Crimes: Anti-Drone protests in the United States

Forty concerned citizens created a blockade in the morning hours of Thursday, 25 October of Hancock Air National Guard Base outside Syracuse, New York on a slogan "People's Indictment of War Crimes" declaring that the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) attack in other countries are intentional, premeditated, and deliberate use of lethal force to commit murder in violation of US and International law.

“Clean chit” to Robert Vadra in land deals

There has been no undervaluation of properties sold or bought by RobertVadra or his companies in four Haryana districts, a probe ordered by whisteblower IAS officer AshokKhemka is understood to have found amid a row over deals between Congress chief's son-in-law and DLF.

Fortune 500 car manufacturer enters Sri Lanka for the first time

Geely, the Fortune 500 Chinese automotive multinational that now owns 100% of Sweden’s Volvo and part produces the famed London’s black taxi cabs, is entering Sri Lanka. “We warmly welcome Geely to Sri Lanka.

Hajj – The Muslim Pilgrimage

Millions of Muslims from outside Saudi Arabia have already arrived in the holy city of Makkah (Mecca) in Arabia for performing their hajj or pilgrimage -- the world's largest annual gathering event. And many more will come within the next few days to follow the footsteps of billions of others that have had arrived in this ancient city to renew their faith in Islam.

Mahatma Gandhi cannot be conferred the title “Father of nation”, says Govt

The government cannot confer to Mahatma Gandhi the title of 'Father of the Nation', as the Constitution allows to accord only educational and military titles, the Ministry of Home Affairs has answered to an RTI application.

U.S. Coast Guard Support for Sri Lanka

Ambassador Michele J. Sison spoke at the closing ceremony of the Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program in Trincomalee. This initiative was developed to strengthen bilateral efforts to promote greater maritime security and featured four US Coast Guard trainers and 14 Sri Lankan Coast Guard officers and 10 enlisted trainees.

First snow hits Stockholm

The first snow of the season started falling over Stockholm on Thursday evening, causing icy roads, snarling traffic and prompting warnings from forecasters of more to come.

Norwegian Embassy cautions public against private agents charging fees for assisting with visa

The Norwegian Embassy in Colombo advises against private agents charging fees for assistance with visa applications to Norway.

Celebrating two decades of excellence in literary creativity

In 2013 the Gratiaen Prize will celebrate two decades of recognizing and awarding the country’s top creative writing talent.

Berlusconi Verdict: prison term immediately reduced from four years to just one year

Silvio Berluscon, the former Italian Prime Minister, who repeatedly classified himself as a ‘Superman’ for his magnetic ability to attract young women, was sentenced to prison for 4 years by a court in Milan. His sentence, however, was reduced to just one year thanks to vague amnesty law, which had been brought in to keep the prison-over-crowding at bay.