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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2401

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Armstrong drops a bombshell!

In an interview with the French newspaper ‘Le Monde’ on the eve of 100th Tour de France, Lance Armstrong has impelled that all recent winners of the race, including last year’s winner, Britain’s Sir Bradley Wiggins, must have taken some form of dope.

Lance Armstrong
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Tanzania reaffirms support to CHOGM 2013

President of Tanzania Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete while reaffirming his country's fullest support to Sri Lanka to host 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) pledged that he would persuade other Commonwealth members of Africa to participate.

 Tanzania reaffirms support to CHOGM 2013
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Burma: Kachin civilians killed despite agreement to end hostilities

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has learned that a Kachin civilian named Zahkung Lum Hkawng was tortured, beaten and shot dead by the Burmese Army in Northern Shan State on 14 June.

Fighting took place between Burmese troops and the KIA
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Advisory - Civil Security Committees for police stations

Secretary, Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa has directed Inspector General of Police to appoint Advisory Committees and Civil Security Committees covering all police stations in the Island with immediate effect.

 NK Illangakoon  - Inspector General of Police
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Nelson Mandela showing "great improvement," says ex-wife Winnie Mandela

The former wife of critically ill Nelson Mandela says he is showing "great improvement" compared to a few days ago.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela - Ex-wife of Nelson Mandela
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India-Sri Lanka Official Talks on Economic Cooperation

Official talks between the Governments of Sri Lanka and India on Trade, Investment and Economic Cooperation were held on 24-25 June 2013 in Colombo, co-chaired by Dr PB Jayasundera, Secretary of the Ministries of Finance and Planning and Economic Development and Shri SR Rao, Commerce Secretary of India.

Sri S R Rao, Secretary of Commerce of the Government of India. and  Dr. P.B. Jayasundera, Secretary of Finance and Planning of the Government of Sri Lanka
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Berlusconi convicted in sex trial

Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's hyperactive former premier, was sentenced to seven years imprisonment and banned from politics for life on Monday, after having been found guilty of paying an underage prostitute for sex during so-called "bunga bunga" parties – and later, allegedly forcing public officials to cover it up.

Berlusconi convicted in sex trial
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