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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2522

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US Drone Attack Civilian Killings: UN in early 2013 to set up team to probe

United Nations special rapporteur who monitors counter-terrorism Ben Emmerson declared on American soil in a lecture at Harvard Law School on Thursday October 25 that the UN will be launching an investigation unit within the special procedures of the [UN] Human Rights Council in Geneva early next year to inquire into individual drone attacks launched by the United States.

From 31st October, Sri Lanka Navy to begin salvaging underwater wreckage of Lionair flight

Sri Lanka Navy to begin on 31st of this month, the salvaging operation of the underwater wreckage of Lionair flight, that was found near the Iranativu island, north of Mannar.

Last reshuffle before Lok Sabha polls; More ministers quit Manmohan Singh Cabinet

Ahead of Sunday's reshuffle of the Union Council of Ministers, three Cabinet Ministers and a Minister of State resigned on Saturday, saying they want to work for the party.

Two Questions before the Supreme Court on the Divineguma Bill

The matter before the Supreme Court in Sri Lanka as the sole legal authority in interpreting the Constitution, and its democratic procedure, in respect of the Divineguma Bill, in my opinion, is:

Kejriwal’s IAC barred from holding rally against Salman Khurshid

Anti-graft activist Arvind Kejriwal-led India Against Corruption (IAC) has been denied permission by UttarPadesh's Housing Development department to hold a rally in Farrukhabad on Saturday.

Tamil Nadu political mafias owning fishing trawlers up to some long term mischief

The majority of the fishing trawlers operating out of Ramanathapuram belongs to Tamil Nadu political mafias and it is learnt that they are up to some long term mischief by making the fishermen come up with fabricated stories against Sri Lankan Navy.

Top leaders stand by BJP chief Gadkari, say no need to quit

BJP president Nitin Gadkari, who has been under pressure following charges of corruption, was reported to have offered to resign on Friday evening.

Election down to the wire, hinges on swing states

US electoral math is almost like a jigsaw puzzle. Predicting the Electoral College is anybody’s guess. Five swing states would determine who the next president of United States would be.