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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2994

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Sri Lanka's UN envoy Dr. Kohona speech to Utah University on Tamil Tigers, reconciliation and more

The United States president Barack Obama in his address to the nation, after his re-election victory at November 6 presidential election emphasized the 'right to dissent', and re-emphasized that even half of the nation did not vote for him that half made their voice heard.

Unless We Breathe Well We Cannot Live

: Millions of people around the world struggle to breathe, and more than 10 million die each year due to lung diseases, including tuberculosis, asthma, pneumonia, influenza, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Still lung health is less well recognized as a key health indicator as compared to blood pressure or weight.

World goes crazy over ‘Gangnam style’!

Cricket fans would have watched how the West Indies cricket team did burst into an instant jubilation, in Colombo, after winning the Cricket T/20 World Cup, and an impromptu dance- ‘Gangnam style’!

Budget 2013: A Step in the Right Direction: Important to Stay the Course

It is commendable that this budget has not succumbed to the temptation of providing large-scale hand-outs that are unaffordable. The government has sought to stick to its medium-term fiscal consolidation program that reduces the budget deficit to expectable level of GDP this year and has projected to continue the trend next year.

Court lifts life ban on ex-captain Azharuddin

Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin has said he always believed in the "almighty Allah" and his conscience was clear as his 12-year-long battle to clear his name of the match-fixing charges ended on Thursday.

US election, World, Economy and Social media

The entire world is always concern about the election of US. This is because of the dominant role play by US in decision making, world politics as well as in world economy. Its nominal Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was estimated to be over $15 trillion in 2011, approximately a quarter of nominal global GDP. And statistics proves that United states as the largest trading nation in the world. Interestingly among the world's 500 largest companies, 133 are headquartered in the United States. In other words this is twice the total of any other country.

India-US ties will get deeper, says envoy Nirupama Rao

India's ambassador Nirupama Rao has said the close India-US relationship would become "even deeper and more rewarding engagement" during President Barack Obama's second term.

Sri Lanka in the October festival in Munich, Germany

During the October festival in Munich, a taxi campaign was launched by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Berlin in collaboration with Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau in Colombo.

Advani turns 85, says he is not keen on PM’s chair

On his 85th birthday, senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani Thursday brushed away suggestions of his wanting to be the party's prime ministerial candidate.

Allama Muhammad Iqbal: The Great Philosopher poet of Pakistan

For a person to be remembered and honoured every year he must be a genius and extraordinary personality. Dr Muhammad Iqbal of Pakistan was one such person who touched the pinnacle of fame.

Party must fulfill promises in manifesto: Sonia Gandhi

At a time when the party and the government are facing tough challenges, Congress president Sonia Gandhi at a meeting held at Surajkund, near Delhi, to take stock of political and economic issues, said, "Those in the government should strive hard to fulfill unfulfilled promises in the 2009 manifesto."