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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2402

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5 years survival after lung cancer treatment remains low

Lung cancer is lurking around along with known risk factors such as tobacco smoke. Although with recent advancements in medical science 5 years survival rate for other forms of cancer has increased considerably yet the same remains as low as 14% for lung cancer patients since past two decades. Professor (Dr) Rajendra Prasad, Director of Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute (VPCI) was speaking to Citizen News Service - CNS before a lung cancer update in Delhi.

Professor (Dr) Rajendra Prasad
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Outgoing Chief of Defence Staff Promoted

Outgoing Chief of Defence Staff Air Marshall Roshan Gunathilake paid a courtesy call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees on Friday.

Air Chief Marshal Roshan Gunathilaka, Chief of Defence Staff, met President Mahinda Rajapaksa prior to retirement at Temple Trees yesterday (25).(Pix by:Nalin Hewapathirana).
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Today: Japan’s Minister for Internal Affairs & Communications to Arrive In Sri Lanka

Japan’s Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications, Yoshitaka Shindo, will be arriving in Sri Lanka today - on Sunday 28th July 2013 as a follow-up to the visit of President Mahinda Rajapaksa to Tokyo in March and the visit of Deputy Prime Minister of Japan and Parliamentary Senior Vice Minister of Finance, Mr. Taro Aso in May this year.

Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications, Yoshitaka Shindo,
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Looking through two different windows!

I think it is an opportune moment for us to glance through some important parts of the speech Queen Rania of Jordan made at Harvard University, sometimes ago, while we are being surrounded by turmoil everywhere.

Rania Al Abdullah is the Queen of Jordan
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Prolonged Heat Wave Shows its Tail-end In Britain

At last, the long dry spell, under which we have been suffering for more than two weeks in Britain, seems to be coming to an end – with a familiar bang, though. Violent thunderstorms and heavy rains have collectively replaced the hot weather, while bringing about a welcome respite to a majority of Britons, who have been resorting to many desperate methods to keep themselves cool.

Prolonged Heat Wave Shows its Tail-end In Britain
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Letter from America: Why Buddhism Declined? – Part 4

When Chinese Buddhist pilgrims toured India in the 5th and 7th century, they found that Buddhism had virtually disappeared in its Gangetic homeland, under the imperial force of Brahmanism, though it still thrived in Afghanistan and Central Asia.

Letter from America: Why Buddhism Declined? – Part 4
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