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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2395

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Italy anger at return of Marines

A decision to return two Italian marines accused of murdering fishermen to stand trial in India stirred anger in Italy on Friday and calls for foreign minister Giulio Terzi to resign.

 Return two Italian marines to India
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Will Burma agree with ethnic rebels for flawless peace?

Government of Burma has released a number of statements indicating its willingness to reach agreement with ethnic armed-groups and political opponents, domestic and exile. Unfortunately, those offers have been considered contradictory.

Aung San Suu Kyi supports all equal rights for the ethnic nationalities
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President Rajapakse must act now!

No matter in which country it is, a minority community is always envied or hated and targeted with baseless allegations, except in developed countries in the West.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa
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Plot to strike terror in Delhi foiled

The special cell of Delhi police foiled a plot to strike terror in the national capital after apprehending a Mujahideen operative from Gorakhpur.

Plot to strike terror in Delhi foiled
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“Our women are no lesser than our males”: Phukayi

Naga women have all the qualities, intellect and wisdom and they are not lacking anything comparing to their male counterparts. What they are lacking may be physical prowess comparing to their counterparts. But the whole idea that they could not compete with their male counterparts is not correct proposition, said Phukayi, Parliamentary Secretary for Women Development, Cooperation and Sericulture, said here on Friday.

 Phukayi - Parliamentary Secretary for Women Development, Cooperation and Sericulture. ( Photo: Oken Jeet Sandham)
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CSW, CHRO In Major Push For Ethnic Rights In Burma

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) and the Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) today called on the international community to push ethnic and religious minority rights higher up the reforms agenda for Burma, while wrapping up a week of advocacy in both Brussels and Washington DC.

CSW, CHRO In Major Push For Ethnic Rights In Burma
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Breaking the Silence Finally on Child Sexual Abuse

Child Sexual Abuse is a topic few are ready to discuss much less address. Thus it came as a welcome surprise when in May 2012 the Indian Parliament enacted its first law specifically outlawing child sexual abuse.

Breaking the Silence Finally on Child Sexual Abuse
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Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative thanks countries that stood by Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha noted that Thursdays vote on Sri Lanka in the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), had provided a rare moment of solidarity for countries that continued to believe in principle, to stand up and be counted, at a time the composition of the HRC is heavily weighted in favour of Western powers.

Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha
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Rights gone wrong-do human rights really exist? Human Rights Industry & Western Hypocracy

Oscar Wilde, perhaps the wittiest man to come from British Isles once said that England was the native land of the hypocrite. Oxford educated playwright Journalist and a poet Oscar Wild may have had his own reasons to say so - but it often seems to me that 113 years on of his death, hypocrisy may have been the British and the Western leaders’ most successful export, in terms of their foreign policy orientation based on ‘Human Rights Regime’ which I prefer to call as Human Rights Enterprise.

Jinadasa Bamunuarachchi
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